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Old 02-01-2013, 09:19 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:57 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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But when I think of an American I think of someone who is white not Jewish from NYC. e.g Heidi Montag.

Heidi Montag - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

She is pretty much the same colour as a British person.

I didnt realise that British people were all the same colour!
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:59 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Err not her!
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:20 AM
 
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When I'm travelling internationally I always meet other people--either locals or other foreign travelers--who are always surprised I'm American-because I apparently don't look like what they perceive an American to be. I'm short and stocky with fairly olive colored skin that tans easily, black hair, blue eyes, somewhat bad teeth, and a sort of Roman nose and sharp jaw line. I dress fairly well when I travel I actually dress better to fit in as most nations aren't as casual as the US, rather than dressing down and wearing shorts and flip-flops(unless I'm at the beach) as many younger Americans do when they travel. I'm also fairly quiet and polite--so I guess the combination of short, quiet, sort of unassuming Mediterranean-looking guy doesn't spell out American. The only places where people assume I'm American seemed to be in Asia.

I've met one French girl who described Americans as just having a sort of "Wonderbread" look to them--they just seemed a little more wide-eyed and innocent-lookin than the more worldy Europeans she said. I can see that stereotype, and while it doesn't fit many Americans--I can see even with increased diversity in America, that sort of idea persisting for a lot of countries.

Also Americans do often seem to have better teeth.

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Old 02-01-2013, 10:20 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Native brits are white.

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Old 02-01-2013, 10:30 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Native brits are white.

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Yea, native brits are swarthy spaniards. It's pretty cool.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:40 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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No...
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Also Americans do often seem to have better teeth.
America has a dental fetish. It's actually somewhat stupid, IMHO.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:17 PM
 
Location: 406
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America has a dental fetish. It's actually somewhat stupid, IMHO.
I happen to be quite proud of my almost perfectly straight, slightly off-white teeth.

They're actually quite an asset.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:38 PM
 
Location: A cold & gloomy place
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Yes, Americans love veneers.
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