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Old 04-19-2012, 01:31 AM
 
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Usually the teeth are a giveaway

ok, dumb joke, reading the thread I can see it has been made before.

Anyways...Americans are mutts, usually a mix of mostly European and maybe Native ancestry. Maybe less of a distinct look in general. Australians are more pure British heritage but they come from the criminal class so they are built less delicately, in terms of body and face and mannerisms maybe. British are kind of bony I guess, or else like round faced-shaved head look. Just my impressions, probably not all that accurate...

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Old 04-19-2012, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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I will chime in in this regard: one of my exes who was Taiwanese-American told me once, "you don't look American." I asked her what she meant and she said, "I dunno, you just have a very... uh, European face."

An African coworker said the same thing to me: "You look like you're from Germany or Sweden. You don't look 'American.'"

And, an Armenian coworker, when we all were out drinking: "Your family is what, German? Russian? You look like you can handle alcohol." *pours me another beer*

Went out to dinner with another Taiwanese-American friend and her dad when he visited the US (she lied and said I was her BF; she'd been telling him this so that he would leave her alone about needing to get married). He said in broken English, "you have a very... CLASSIC face! Like... NAPOLEON!"

And, another ex who was Japanese-American: "Your face makes you look like a knight or something. You don't look very 'American.'"

I share these because they're observations that were made by people from other racial/ethnic/national backgrounds. I think that for the most part, in the US, people tend to view "white" people as "white," "black" people as "black" and "Asians" as "Asian," etc. For whatever reason, a lot of Americans don't really pay as much attention to general facial features as much as they do skin color.
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:15 AM
 
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The average American is pudgy in comparison. They don't dress well either.
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:18 AM
 
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usually the teeth are a giveaway

qft
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:48 AM
 
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The average American is pudgy in comparison. They don't dress well either.
As an American I will agree with this. In fact, just the other day a group of friends of mine were discussing how poorly Americans dress...
-wind-breaker suits... usually matching in color, ew
-basketball shorts and then socks with sandals......really?
-loose fitting hoodies and jeans---- walmart called...
- ill-fitting clothing in general- either too loose and baggy or inappropriately tight and revealing--
- Americans tend to all where whats comfortable...

of course there are many many exceptions, but ur average american looks like crap for the most part
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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As an American I will agree with this. In fact, just the other day a group of friends of mine were discussing how poorly Americans dress...
-wind-breaker suits... usually matching in color, ew
-basketball shorts and then socks with sandals......really?
-loose fitting hoodies and jeans---- walmart called...
- ill-fitting clothing in general- either too loose and baggy or inappropriately tight and revealing--
- Americans tend to all where whats comfortable...

of course there are many many exceptions, but ur average american looks like crap for the most part
I always shake my head and roll my eyes at these statements.

Like there's no shortage of people who dress like crap anywhere else in the world... such ignorance.

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Old 04-19-2012, 10:45 AM
 
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I always shake my head and roll my eyes at these statements.

Like there's no shortage of people who dress like crap anywhere else in the world... such ignorance.
well, continue shaking ur head and rolling ur eyes....
just dont let me see if u with socks and sandals on.....or worse stone-washed jeans.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:47 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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I live in a tourist town and from my experience european men seem so skinny and scrawny compared to american men (I often mistake euro men as gay..oops!). I don't mean that american men are fatter, but the men here just seem to have broader shoulders, squarer jaws..etc. American men seem more masculine I suppose. This is just from MY experiences...

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I felt just the opposite; I thought British men were sized better. American men often look excessively large and muscular and/or fatter. Well same observation, but different judgement.

And why should Americans look British? Where I grew up the largest ancestry was Italian-American. There, the better question would be do Americans look Italian!
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Paris
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I've been living in Paris for the past several years and I visit London often; I've also spent a summer in Australia. I'm not sure you could look at a random collection of people from the three and say with certainty where they are all from, but I do here often here in France that I do not look "American," which bothers me... to follow this, the bulk of tourist do dress bad, but this is just stereotyping... None of the countries get very high points for dress in Paris, and as far as physical appearances go, good luck.
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:54 AM
 
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well, continue shaking ur head and rolling ur eyes....
just dont let me see if u with socks and sandals on.....or worse stone-washed jeans.
Heh. I probably spend more on clothing per year than most of the people here do on housing per year. Believe me... I have no use for tight-and-high Wranglers from Wal Mart. I've never owned a pair of sandals, and shorts? Please, I'm not twelve anymore.

No, what about all those super-cool mullets that cool guys in France and Germany sport?





STYLIN' They look like free spirits...

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