America Explained To Non-Americans

Brilliant cartoonist Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal) has created a funny, easy-to-understand guide for non-Americans that will help you to understand USA better. You’re welcome!

America explained to others.

This symbolizes freedom.

Bald eagle.

Thanksgiving turkey.

Uncle Sam.

Confederate flag.

Fireworks.

Amendments.

Hot dogs.

Hamburgers.

French fries.

4th of July.

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  1. The person July 2, 2021

    Upon closer inspection, turns out America is actually not perfect.

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  2. H.R.H. 3rd July 3, 2021

    I want to go to there

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  3. El Dee July 3, 2021

    Good explainer..

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  4. 😈 July 3, 2021

    Deez

  5. Anonymous July 3, 2021

    I don’t want to go there.

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  6. Toothless Joe July 3, 2021

    The United States is, without a doubt, the worst country in the world. Except for all the other countries.

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  7. Hans July 3, 2021

    the worst best country in the world.

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  8. An American July 3, 2021

    America has its good and its bad. People who work, live, and build a future here are good, honest, descent people. The Eagle, a symbol in many countries including the UK, Uruguay, and Venezuela focus on the soaring majesty. The Turkey was an abundant food source. A symbol of our immigration and celebration with the indigenous people, not as a symbol to supplant them. I have worked and lived around the world, and it is so easy to find fault. In fact, I have discovered that Finding Fault is one of the easiest things to do. The hardest is compassion. Each country I have lived in has been both great and difficult. That does not make the country bad.

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  9. John Wilkes Booth July 3, 2021

    And let’s not forget the right to bare arms.

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  10. Anonymous July 3, 2021

    I wear short sleeves so my arms are always bare.

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  11. Anonymous July 3, 2021

    Typical woke drivel…

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  12. Poor Lazlo July 4, 2021

    America is not perfect, but we have the tools and the wherewithal to work on that.

  13. Anonymous July 5, 2021

    Still better than Canada

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  14. Trump for Prison 2022 July 5, 2021

    Much of the bullshit started when Ronnie Raygun invaded the White House in 1981. Bullshit was perfected when the Grifter in Chief was installed in 2017. We are currently re-booting the Nation for the next 8 years. Check back then. In the meantime, YAY CANADA!

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  15. Name July 5, 2021

    Haha, McDonalds Jesus Chesse. Trump, Coalcar, Beerpiss. Welfare. Murrica.

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  16. Anonymous July 5, 2021

    I’m a proud American who supports the right to arm bears. All else on here is absolutely correct, but too kind.

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  17. Gene Dryer-Bivins July 5, 2021

    Any time I feel lousy about America I go to a page like this and see the vitriol some people are only half-kidding about and I realize I still like it more than most of you do. America ain’t perfect, but its aspirations at least balance its failings. As a people we want to be better, and that keeps the struggle going. Go ahead and disagree with me. I’m a vet and have done my part. I’m 74, and I keep on doing my part. I challenge you to do the same.

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  18. Anonymous July 5, 2021

    Post a link to the OC you stole this from!

  19. Anonymous July 5, 2021

    hilarious

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  20. Anonymous July 6, 2021

    FFS. Some people just don’t get satire 😞

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  21. Lallo July 6, 2021

    Remember, always, please, America is a hole continent. USA is United States of America, but of NORTH America. Canada, Mexico are part o North America too, but they are a lot different from yankees. And there are many other coutries in the american continent.

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  22. Anonymous July 6, 2021

    From South America, Central America and North America, we are ALL AMERICANS. Citizens of the USA should be identified as United Statesmen. How, when and who identified the US citizens as only Americans?

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  23. Mimimi July 6, 2021

    “an American” is wrong…
    Murica: weapons for everyone, healthcare only for those who can afford, ridiculous laws anywhere, and if you don’t like something, you can sue it for the strangest reasons.
    One of the last countries I would be interested to live in

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  24. Anonymous July 6, 2021

    Cheap shots and nay-saying do not make one a satirist. Neither does correcting people’s spelling. The first thing needed is logic.

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  25. Luvitorleaveit July 6, 2021

    Always easier to tear down than to build. These ‘Murica-haters can go live in Venezuela, where all your leftist dreams came true.

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  26. Anonymous July 6, 2021

    I am neither impressed nor amused.

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  27. Anonymous July 7, 2021

    There’s also something about the ‘right to arm bears’, which seems like game changer to me…

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  28. Marsha July 7, 2021

    Is a long sleeved shirt considered concealed carry?

  29. Name July 9, 2021

    As someone who has actually lived in the USA and other countries I have frequently seen these types of comments. Until you have experienced life in multiple separate countries in the world you will never understand what and how a a great country should be defined. It saddens me that people base options on stereotypes pushed by internet memes written by bitter people living bitter lives.

    What makes America great has multiple reasons, while there are other countries great in the world and no place is perfect, there is a reason large masses of people from most of the rest of the world have immigrated here in the past and are still trying to today. Not so much with other countries. Ironically the majority of the people who leave America for other countries are rich and can live well in the other countries. Thank you Portugal for taking Madonna off our hands. Sorry about that for you.

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  30. Stephanie Harris July 12, 2021

    Kid named adian:

  31. Anonymous July 27, 2021

    Don’t wanna look at comments, wanna look at the pics.

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  32. Cat in a shitty toilet August 6, 2021

    Me eating French fries as a Scottish person:

  33. Keith August 22, 2021

    I think we call ourselves “Americans” because America is in our name, The United States of America. I don’t recall any other countries with “America” in their name. Just saying… And, no country is without faults, but if America wasn’t so great, why are so many trying to come here?

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