1 America – a country that has leapt from barbarism to decadence without touching civilization. John O'Hara and he was an American.
2 America has progressed from barbarism to decadence without the intervening stage of civilization. George Bernard Shaw
3 America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilisation in between. Oscar Wilde.
Numerous other people have been credited with expressing that sentiment or something similar including Henry James, another American. However, in all probability the phrase originates with Georges Clemenceau when he was President of France.
America, so many people seem to dislike you.
by AKACroatalin April 17, 2015
First of all, all of us Americans understand that there are continents called North and South America. However, our country is named The United States of America, so all of you brilliant people please tell us what you think the world should call people from the USA, seems to me that Americans is the most appropriate.

Anyway, those point aside, the USA is the most powerful country the world has ever seen (the world knows that we're the only super power.) We have the most powerful military the world has ever seen, we have the best troops and the best military technology in the world.
We also have the best and most effective legal system in the world (despite some points I personally disagree with such as capitol punishment.)

So what if there's a lot of fatties here, who cares? We all live happier, more fulfilled lives than any other people in the world.

People around the world have negative views of us based on misinformation and from listening the mad non-sense rambling of hate mongers. Typical Americans don't hate the rest of the world it's just the few crazy blindly patriotic rednecks who do.

The rest of the world can hate us for our freedom, our hard working, optimistic outlooks, or really any reason, but it all comes down the this: In America we think free, speak free, live free, work hard and sleep soundly.
I'm a meat eating, beer drinking red blooded American, and I'll stop waving my flag and beating my chest when i'm blue and cold.
by Wrathgarr March 27, 2010
A country with several pros and cons, often bashed by pseudo-intellectual teenagers on urbandictionary.com not realizing that urbandictionary is American. While the usa certainly has many flaws and shortcomings, presenting the country in black and white (eg:fat stupid lazy, etc) is nothing more than the ravings of dumbass teenager. The truth is that all countries have there upsides and downsides however being the most influential often means being the most bashed. It's funny how idiots claim that Americans stereotype when they themselves stereotype Americans.

Common sense: If you hate America so much why do you watch AMerican movies, Tv, listen to American music and buy AMerican products. .......... AND WHY DO YOU USE AMERICAN WEBSITES?
by truthoversensitve September 11, 2011
The Greatest Fuckin' Country in the World.
by True American 1776 June 15, 2010
Possibly the most hypocritical country in the world. Examples of this are:
1. Saying: All men are created equal, and yet continuing to enslave and persecute others.
2. You have the right to religious freedom: exept for everything but christianity.
3. You have the right to remain silent. Now would you rather i beat the living shit out of you or are you going to talk.
4. Police shall not discriminate: Look that black guy is coming out of that huge house, and he has pictures of him and his family all over: search the premises for a hog tied white family.
5. Freedom of speech= if you disagree with any of my policicies your a comunist.
6. Freedom to life liberty and the pursuit of happyness: all of you japanese get the hell out.
7. Freedom of expression: exept for you gays: no gay sex no marriaige.
8. Freedom in general: we will now institute a random bag check, now here is a list of names: what it somehow isn't random if there are 14 arabs and a blonde on the list.

Makes you really apreciate the value of the american dream doesn't it.
America: bringing democracy to the world, whether they like it or not
by Iceberg1031 May 17, 2007
A place located in Southern North America, not South America, by the way. A place where the average American says 'America rules, and is better than everyone else', and if you said something bad about the government, you would be hurt, tortured, and eventually killed. Logically, there are plenty of Countries in the World with more Freedom than America.

Here are some Examples of what the average American would say in Alphabetical order:

A. USA is a contenent

B. America is the largest country in the world.

C. America is the only country with electricity.

D. America should beat up countries who think differently than them.

E. You would be be-headed in England for saying "I hate the Queen!"

F. America "beats Canada's fat ass".

G. America "RULES, DUDE!!!"

And that's as far as I can go before all the Anti-Immigrants give me all their criticism rubbish.

Everyone else: Why be so obnoxious!?!?!?
by Sad-Canadian August 29, 2008
1. An Indo-European language speaking nation that seems to believe that it is the centre of the known universe, the supreme deity installed to rule over all other nations.

2. Nation considered to be full of arseholes.

3. Nation proven to be full of arseholes.

4. Source of all stupid TV shows, sports, food and people.

5. Fattest nation in the world.

6. Only country with money to burn.

7. Nation which attempts to be different by spelling and pronouncing perfectly normal English words in a strange, annoying, frustrating, and maniacal manner.

8. Great Britain's greatest regret.
"What was God thinking when he created America?"
by flamin99 January 10, 2008

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