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Old 11-02-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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Americans are one of the few countries that literally wear their nationalism. (The Brits come to mind, but their flag is really cool and made even more popular by bands such as the Whom Def Leppard and the Sex Pistols).

That being said, I think Americans tend to project how they think Canadians would act. Americans are simply replacing the American Flag with a Maple Leaf.
The English like the Union Jack but you won't see it often in Scotland unless it's someone English who moved here. The Scots (who are also British) fly the St. Andrews flag. Some are still annoyed at being rejoined to England 300 years ago.
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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I don't know.

To me all you white people look the same.
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:19 AM
 
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I don't know.

To me all you white people look the same.
Americans aren't necessarily white...
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:02 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I don't know.

To me all you white people look the same.
Nice!


Oh yeah... we don't all look alike! (That is about as good as I get on the dance floor though)
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:54 PM
 
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I agree, I think there is a physical difference. Maybe thinner faces, definitely "pointier" facial features, more boney I guess, while Americans kind of have block heads and puffier faces. Americans tend to look more like Native Americans, obviously, and I think you can kinda see something similar going on with Australians.

But again, they aren't so different. You'll see a lot of English who have that more round look and Americans that have the other one. The difference is majority, I guess.

By the way, I have noticed throughout my life sorts of "groups" of looks that people have, multiple different ones within the same race.
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:07 AM
 
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Brits tend to be pale, their skin is the actual color white. Not beige or peach tone like white Americans. They are WAY better dressers than Americans, unless they are dressed casual(soccer jerseys.) They are also fit, and would be considered skinny by American standards. And I've never seen any truth to the bad teeth stereotype.
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:14 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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The influence of Native American genetics in the Euro-American gene pool is way over-exaggerated.

That is not to say that perhaps one-in-five Americans is one-sixteenth Native American but many Europeans have as much Central-Asian, Semitic or Moorish blood.

Anyway, I think the main reason that many white Americans don't look especially British is that the plurality of white Americans have more German or Irish heritage than British. And if white Americans are a hybrid of anything, it is German-British with other European genes coming in after that, and in some locales, mostly the deep south, a bit of Native American or African blood.

The great exception to all of this is the much higher rates of half-White and half-Black people that have become more common since the Civil Rights era.


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Old 01-13-2010, 11:58 AM
 
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When I lived in London, people often asked if I was Australian (before they heard me speak, of course). I was told it that it was because I was in-shape and I was more tanned than most British folks...but they definitely could tell that I wasn't British. I always took it as a compliment, as it was usually in a bar or club where this happened.
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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How mixed do you all think Americans really are?
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Murrayville, Georgia
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I don't know.

To me all you white people look the same.

Funny......

But, Yeah I think that us Americans do look different than Europeans...

Not that there is anything wrong with that...
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