A pretty cool country once you get past the pompous douchebags, rednecks, hipsters, gangsters, extremists, and so on. Unfortunately the people of my country are often stereotyped as ignorant, racist, and self-loving. This is true in some cases, but don't worry, we hate them too. Contrary to people's thoughts, we don't attempt to take credit for many of the world's inventions, nor do we believe we are "OMG NUMBAR ONE!!!1!!11!" in every single category. If you aren't a prejudging asshole, you'll actually find America to be a humble, successful nation, though sometimes detached. Even if you still hate us, we do have cool stuff. Like New York City, the Grand Canyon, space shuttles, mountains with past presidents' faces on them, (American) football, and fairly good equal rights. Unfortunately my nation is home to several undesirable things, like bigotry, obesity, irrational suspicion of nearly all brown people (even our own President for God's sake), popular "musicians", idiots, and so on. But again, we are a generally neat country, and we appreciate the rest of the earth as much as you do.
Prejudicial European: Those Americans pay no respects to the people that they have built upon! And all 310,000,000 of them are morbidly obese!
Average citizen of the United States of America: Most of us are actually fit to some extent, fairly educated, and pursue useful careers! Also, we acknowledge the great history of Europe, and their involvement with us over the past 240 years!
The World's Scapegoat
America's a pretty big place, and its full of all different kinds of people everywhere you go.
We're just a bunch of normal people living in a counrty with a messed up reputation and a mighty big spotlight for a mighty small man.
People will be people, wherever they live.
A piece of land below Canada and above Mexico. Leave all the political bullshite out of it and that is just what it is, a piece o' land.
Jane: uh, what's that place above Mexico called again???
Carl: the united states of america
The second largest nation on the North American continent, situated between Canada to the north and Mexico to the south.
The only political and military superpower left on earth, it is held in contempt and jealousy by others, albeit sometimes not without merit.
Home to the oldest written constitution still in effect, it has benefited from almost 230 years of political stability. Because of this, and it's many natural resources, it has been blessed to have the largest economy in the world.
Sometimes confused with their government, the citizenry is generous and truly believes in the "American Dream", i.e., that if you work hard enough, and long enough, you can succeed in your endeavors.
It is a country of immigrants, not ethnicity; anyone can become an American, but not all can be a Japanese, or a German, or a Russian, etc.
It's government, such as all governments, has in the past, (and some argue now) let it's people down by not living up to it's expectations. In America however, that government can be removed not by bullets, but by ballots.
I live in the United States of America.
a thing nerds attack on urban dictionary. gimme a thumbs down, but you know it!!!
Felipe- I typed united states of america on urbadictionary and there's mad trolling.
Reggie- just nerds under the age of 16 who have nothing better to do.
FTR Canada is actually the best friend of the United States of America as opposed to that "great piece of crap" up north. And also for the most part Canadians and Americans do like each other so this "bitching" you so talk about doesn't really apply except to minority groups.
Person 1: What's that great piece of crap up north?
Person 2: That's no piece of crap at all loser, that's Canada the best friend of the United States of America.
Person 1: OK
Canada's best friend. Who can kick some serious ass. Who has delicious foods, sexy women and is stereotyped. Like really, c'mon guys every country has their asses, not all Americans are stupid, dumb or mean. There is some pretty decent people in that country. And thats coming from a Canadian!
Tim: United States of America sucks.
Hortons: Tim your a dumb-ass, USA rocks!
Let me describe the USA (the country I live in) from an unbiased viewpoint. Yes, many of us are ignorant, stupid, lazy, and racist. Yes, our government and job market is shit. Much of the accusations are true. However, as an American, I don't appreciate predominantly European people generalizing everybody in my country. I am ashamed at many of the things my countrymen have done throughout history, but it is also a country of equality, where anybody can make something of themself if they work hard enough. Home to some of the greatest musicians, inventors, and scientists of all time. And not to be an ignorant American, but we did help greatly in World War Two. Trying to "hog some glory"? More like winning essential battles, including Normandy (perhaps the most important battle of WWII) with the help of the British and Canadians, of course. Even though Europe was in an enormous state of turmoil, and we helped the Allies greatly, they cannot show gratitude, they can only judge us even more. And let me be perhaps the first in a long while to say: France, thank you for your tremendous help during the Revolution, we wouldn't have won it without you. I write this with the utmost respect for European countries, please respect us a little more, and don't just recognize the bad things about the USA, but the good things as well, as I do.
Englishman: The United States of America is full of ignorant, fat assholes!
Americans: Our country is the best and the Europeans are pessimistic retards!
See? Every country is full of ignorant, moronic people! Find the good in each country and their people, and acknowledge the bad, but don't generalize and discriminate.