50 Times People Just Had To Take A Screenshot Of Americans Being Unbelievably Clueless
We all make fools out of ourselves every now and then. Nobody is safe from that unwelcome sense of anxiety once you realized the thing you just said makes zero sense. But things that leave your mouth, whether IRL or online, do stay there, oftentimes forever.
And there’s a whole corner of Reddit, r/S***AmericansSay, dedicated entirely to the mission of collecting the stupidest, funniest, and sometimes embarrassing cases of people being so convinced they know better when they couldn’t be further away from the truth.
So let’s ready ourselves for the ensued hilarity, ‘cause we are about to have a fair share of it, trust me.
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“I Get That Native Americans Are Upset, I Get It”
“Who Was The First Country On Planet Earth To Ban Slavery? That’s Right, America”
There’s an abundance of scientific evidence that shows humans are poor judges of their own abilities, whether it’s their sense of humor or grammar. In fact, psychologists believe that we are more blind to our own failings than we realize. This idea comes from the 1999 study in which David Dunning and Justin Kruger from Cornell University, New York, tested if people who lack skills and abilities are also more likely to lack awareness of their lack of ability.
You're On The Internet, Which Is American
America Is The Reason You Have Cars
The results of the tests led the authors to the interpretation that accurately assessing one's skill level relies on some of the same core abilities as actually performing that skill. It led them to the conclusion that the least competent maybe suffering a double deficit.
Should Ask Them If Jews Matter Too
Well Allocated Funds
“Not only are they incompetent, but they lack the mental tools to judge their own incompetence,” Kruger and Dunning thought. During the course of four individual tests run on participants, the scientists discovered that “People who scored in the lowest percentiles on tests of grammar, humor, and logic also tended to dramatically overestimate how well they had performed (their actual test scores placed them in the 12th percentile, but they estimated that their performance placed them in the 62nd percentile).”
Homosexuality is illegal in Liberia. Maybe it was deliberate? *reaching*
'People Who Leave Their Phones Set To Military Time Are War Criminals'
Dunning shared his impressions in an article for Pacific Standard: "In many cases, incompetence does not leave people disoriented, perplexed, or cautious. Instead, the incompetent are often blessed with an inappropriate confidence, buoyed by something that feels to them like knowledge." The phenomenon is known as the Dunning-Kruger Effect and most of us have surely encountered numerous cases of it in real life.
Go To Panama, This Is America
How Do You Prevent People From Jumping Off Like Idiots?
“More People Use Imperial Than Metric”
“He Is (Your President)”
People Engaging Me In German Because I Look German
The Ambulance Is Not Your Taxi To The Hospital
Where Does It Say In The Constitution Or Any Of The Amendments That Eating Is A Human Right?
"More People Know About Our Smallest State Vermont Then The Amsterdam"
"SHUT UP ! DON'T PROVE ME WRONG YOU FILTHY INFERIOR FOREIGNER!!!!!"
“We Will Never Rewrite The Constitution”
Your Haircuts Are Un-American
Wishing "Evil" On A Country Is Pretty Mean
Why Is Munich Spelled "München" On Signs In Germany?
“...your Hip Would Break Because Their Medical Staff Is Garage...”
I know people who have travelled to other countries to get medical/dental care because the air fair and other expenses plus cost of treatment were cheaper than in US. It is literally true.
Do You Guys Have Refrigerators?
"Offended By Our Patriotism, Wattpad Girl?"
The Titanic Is Just A Movie, Right?
Can’t Compare Those Other Cities To The Us
“I Am In Rhode Island”. “Nice, Ever Been To The USA Before”?
"At Least American Toilets Aren't Just Holes In The Ground"
Doesn't Angel Merkel just pee in the Spree ? Doesn't the queen's butler empty her chamber pot in the Thames every morning ?
What Does He Care? He's Not A Us Citizen, He's Not Effected
I didn’t realise that the US was global, oh wait, they do have the World Series which only the US plays in. so I guess it makes sense lol.
Would Love To See Some Of These Countries Try To F With Us
“The White House Is Bigger Than All The Countries You Named”
"I'd Rather Receive False Information..."
Being Broke In American Is 100% On You
(Sad) Mistake A North Korean Flag For A Texan Flag
But We Can Pock Whatever Doctor Or Healthcare Insurer We Want! We Win
We can pick whatever doctor or hospital we want to be in debt to for the rest of our lives!
“They Started Faking An Accent”
Some people believe that the Earth is 2000 years old. This one thinks it's 200 yo apparently
"[...]although My Ancestry Dna Gives Me Zero Italian Dna On My Dad's Side, I'll Stick With Being 1/4 Italian!"
"It's Amazing To See How Few Countries Know That "Soccer" Is The Correct Term"
“We Savez Nations Not Destroy Them”
Is Mediterranean A Slur To Italians?
Are We Acting Like That's Not Possible?
New studies found that the Sun actually revolves around the US :/
"American Deaths Are Worth More"
European Countries Don't Have Elections As They Are Too Poor To Pay For The Patent Rights
Wait Other Countries Didn't Have To Sing Their National Anthem Everyday At School For 12 Years???
The Real Heros Are The Ones Who Served The Us Military
My Ancestors Are American And They Came From America
Maybe they are a 100% pure native american with a French surname and the Quebec province is a myth ? No. Definitely not. They are just an ignorant idiot.
Europe Is A Country
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I know it is popular to take the mickey out of the US coz there is just a lot of fair game but I would like to see some posts like this of other countries, including Australia. Every country has their issues and idiots, so let’s share it around. Can’t have the US always hogging the spotlight lol.
same. it's always the same hot take of what Americans fought about or found interesting.
People don't realise how much Australia is like a mini America. We even have our own Trump at the moment. I wouldn't mind seeing a post like this showing how rampant our antivaxxers, racists, anti-health care, anti-nature, etc., crowd is. Beyond the tourism, the human side of Australia can be very cringe.
I (American) once told an Australian I thought our countries were very similar: born of English colonists, destroying the native populations, "rough and rugged" personalities. She was HIGHLY insulted.
Probably because they know their history