I Am Not American

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    I Live In the Us

    But I'm Ghanaian and very proud of it. Even though I've lived here for 8 years I still think it takes a certain type of person to live in this country. It's just not for me I guess. My home is elsewhere I guess.
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    2 Responses Mar 31, 2009

    Americans are so serious,

    dramatic and a sense of humour has not been passed to them. This place is full of kick off always involving a dramatic American. Can you not just chill and learn what a dry sense of humour is.
    CurvyRach CurvyRach
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Dec 6, 2013
    incognito888 incognito888
    70+, T
    1 Response Sep 10, 2014
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    Nov 9, 2015

    Sometimes people comment

    or answer my questions with american slang/pop culture expecting that I will understand and when I don't some of them think I'm being difficult or acting dumb. I'm not from america and yes I can google, but don't assume I think or act or speak the same way as an american.
    LonePony LonePony
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 30, 2014

    I Am Not American

     You will be surprised when you know about me... For sure...1, Why I come to this EP?One day, few month ago, I was very sad because of a broken heart. And my job got stuck , also my study did not improve. I found somewhere to ask and get advice.So, I am here now. :P2, What...
    vicky83 vicky83
    26-30, F
    Jan 21, 2010

    Much As...

    Much as I have a lot of very dear American friends here who I love dearly I am not American, do not live in America and have a very Irish accent and extremely pale skin to prove it. In a number of my stories it is automatically assumed I live in America, or when I write an...
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    5 Responses Mar 16, 2009

    True enough! English.

    Born in Hertfordshire in the south-east. Half an hour from London.
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 10, 2015

    Seems like majority of the members here are.

    I'm the product of a British - Polynesian hybridisation.
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    5 Responses Dec 22, 2015
    asexuwhale asexuwhale
    18-21, F
    Nov 10, 2015

    ... But We Share the Same Continent, and Weather ...

    Canada is probably one of the best countries to be in these days ...  as I look around the globe, I can't reaaly see anything that I'm lacking, and know how lucky I am to be experiencing life from such a good perspective :) ...
    gottaBhappy gottaBhappy
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Jun 10, 2009

    Real Mericans are good,

    clean, proper, God - fearing, conservative, white folk. I am not a good, clean, proper, God - fearing, conservative I am un - nah - Merican If I am un - nah - Merican then I am either a commie spy, a pinko socialist, a terrorist or a messican
    Chirieleison Chirieleison
    22-25, M
    Dec 3, 2014

    Yea I'm not American

    and I don't live in the US. I love it tho. Mexican and proud of it :)
    Majin1712 Majin1712
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2015

    I Sometimes Wish the Internet Was a Bit Less Us-centric

    I suppose it is unavoidable when the internet was created by Americans! I'm grateful that they created it, but I would also like to meet more people from other areas of the world. Also, like other members, I don't always want people to assume I am American. Too many times...
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    2 Responses Mar 24, 2009

    When I went to the Philippines,

    several people assumed I was from America (I'm Canadian). I had to explain to some kids that Canada was the country above the US and they were just confused. Can't say I blame them, though.
    almaera almaera
    22-25, F
    Apr 12, 2014

    I'm very English am pleased to have lots of

    friends in America. I find the difference between your English and PROPER English very interesting. One thing that is very noticeable on both sides of our Atlantic Ocean is the apparent ignorance about the correct use of "learnt" and "learned". Used correctly, learnt is...
    bilnic bilnic
    70+, M
    Mar 16, 2015

    The Home Of This Wonderful Site The Usa.

    No,I am not American but European. I guess Europe is trying its hardest to emulate the USA and create an United Europe.Wow what a feat that would be however I can not see it happening in my lifetime.There are far too many obstacles in the way and so many countries do not want to...
    garvan garvan
    51-55, M
    Jun 28, 2010

    I'm Canadian, not American.

    But I do want to visit a lot of different places in the states.
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    2 Responses Nov 16, 2015

    As a white guy living in China a lot of Chinese

    people assume I'm American. They seem to think white people only live in the USA. Some people do actually take the time to ask me where I'm from rather than just assuming but they're the minority. I'm not surprised they can't tell the difference though to be fair. The British...
    EarthWalkerMan EarthWalkerMan
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 9, 2015

    I Think Most People Are!

    Is EP international or more like American website? Most of the people i see here are American... or maybe it's just me? :D Not that I have anything against that... just wondering. Other big part of people might be from UK, mhmm...   Thanks for EP for being here for us, it...
    AwakingDreamer AwakingDreamer
    22-25, M
    7 Responses Mar 22, 2009

    I've Lived In the Us of a

    but I'm not American, I'm a 'pure' Icelandic viking and proud of it even though I've heard people say that they are scared to admit it when they go abroad, apparently people have been almost attacked when they said they were Icelandic. All because Gordon Brown put us on the...
    Spiritsinger Spiritsinger
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Apr 19, 2009

    I Am

    And I used to be proud of it. But not recently.
    EBunbury EBunbury
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Mar 16, 2009

    So please don't ask me

    why i'm 'up at this hour'. I get asked this so often. Not everyone is in the same timezone! Not everyone on the internet is American! And yes, if i say I am at school during the week, it's actually winter in some parts of the world!
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    3 Responses Jun 21, 2014
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