All Americans Do This, But Other Countries Find It Disgusting (I Had No Idea!)

Fair or not, Americans are far more heavily scrutinized than many other tourists. Here are 10 American habits that, for whatever reason, foreigners find offensive.

1We refer to the United States as America.

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South American countries, in particular, take offense to how the U.S. has laid claim to the phrase “America,” as if the rest of the countries in North and South America don’t matter. It’s kind of like how the rest of Bon Jovi should be mad that their whole band is named after their singer.