Wanna know what people from other countries really think of Americans? (No, you don't)

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Don't get us wrong; it's not all bad. 

But in an amusing YouTube video posted on June 9 (and which now has nearly 2.2 million views), a number of "foreigners" weigh in with the answer to the question: "How do you distinguish Americans?"

One way to tell, according to many of the young adults interviewed, is their "accent," which is weird since we actually have many diverse accents in the U.S. Generalize much, people of other lands?

Another way to tell, according to one German woman, is that we are "fat," though her blonde companion characterizes it more diplomatically: "Well, let's say they usually have a bit more weight on their hips."

And why wouldn't they-- that is, we? Because apparently when you see someone in another country eating McDonald's food, "it's probably an American."

Another sobering fact about Americans that will make you reconsider the whole "exceptionalism" thing: "They do not carry around umbrellas when it's raining."

Seriously, what's up with that?

On the plus side, one giggly Japanese woman who goes to the gym often reports that Americans "have impressive muscular development."

Watch the video if you want to learn more about what people from other countries think of Americans.

This story, "Wanna know what people from other countries really think of Americans? (No, you don't)" was originally published by Fritterati.

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