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Old 01-15-2010, 08:01 AM
 
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The answer is no. I have friends who live in Australia, and when they have visited, aside from obvious accents, they look like your average American. I cannot vouch for British, but I'd imagine its a similar case.
British people look very different from Australians and Americans IMO. Australians are much more American-like and can easily blend in here.
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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You can't tell if you are looking by race.. because England, Australia, and US are all multiracial societies now.

However, if you look by clothing, you can probably tell.
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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British people look very different from Australians and Americans IMO. Australians are much more American-like and can easily blend in here.
I agree. Britts look very different. While you most likely wont be able to tell the difference from a Canadian/American/Australian. (well besides there tans and accents)
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:39 PM
 
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I don't think anybody has mentioned facial expressions / postures yet.
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:26 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I worked in the hospitality industry while in college and I got very good at picking out the major nationalities of Europe. I could pretty easily spot the British, German, French or Italian group of tourists just by their clothing, hair styles and general features (I'm speaking of white people from those countries). We had a long, busy line at the front desk of this hotel and I would size up a person or couple before they walked up to the desk.

Where Aussies or Kiwis were concern (again, the white ones), they would fool me almost every time. I never had an idea that they were foreign until they opened their mouths. Their general look was so like white people in California I couldn't tell.

Something else I noticed, the older the person, the more easy it was to differentiate. The younger people from those European countries would sometimes have American styles down so pat they were hard to spot.
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:28 AM
 
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Americans are much fatter than Brits or Aussies.
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:42 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Americans are much fatter than Brits or Aussies.
Not any more, but thanks for the tired old stereotype. Obesity is a problem in many developed countries. I read that Australia actually took the "most obese" crown from the US a year or two ago.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/health...770886872.html
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:47 AM
 
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Not any more, but thanks for the tired old stereotype. Obesity is a problem in many developed countries. I read that Australia actually took the "most obese" crown from the US a year or two ago.

Health - Life & Style Home - theage.com.au
Thanks for correcting me. I feel more trim already...
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:25 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Very broad question. First of all, when you speak of "Americans" are you speaking of people within the United States of America or in the "Americas" in general? Remember, there is a South America.
This is stupid.

We are "The United States of America."

We actually have the word "America" in the official name of our nation. THAT is why we are called "America" for short. It has nothing to do with being self-centered or thinking that South America, Canada, and Mexico don't exist. Our nation has a long name, and it needs to be abbreviated for everyday conversation. "America" is one of the options for doing this, along with USA, the states, etc.
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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To people who have spent time in these countries, is there a clear difference between how Americans and Brits and Australians look and dress? Just curious what people think.


Until they open their mouths (to speak) I wouldn't recognize a Brit/Australian from an American. They're about as "varied-looking" as we are. Unless, of course, an Aussie has a little Aborigine in his lineage (and Aborigines have a unique look of their own).

In fact, our NBA team has player from Australia who obviously has that mix.
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