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Every country has their own idioms and sayings that are a bit confusing to anyone who isn’t a native speaker. That said, people love making fun of Americans, and sometimes (many times) we even deserve it.

If you’re up for laughing at yourself, here are 13 things Americans say that no one else in the world gets at all.

13. I mean. We say that too.

I think both things work?

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12. I’m sitting here thinking about this for way too long.

…I think they might be right?

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11. We like to emphasize.

Even when it’s unnecessary.

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10. What do other people say?

Not bye?

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9. It’s just a greeting.

We don’t really want to know.

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8. I guess it depends on your preferences.

My toddler definitely doesn’t do it out of love.

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7. …it’s a block.

Is that not a unit of measurement?

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6. It is a bit redundant.

We really excel at redundancy.

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5. I think you know the answer to that.

We are incredibly self-centered.

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4. Normal people don’t.

Unless they’re talking to five-year-olds.

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3. We’re working on that.

We know it’s not gender neutral.

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2. I’m going to have to look this up.

I have no idea why we say that.

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1. I can see why that would be confusing.

It is weird.

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Some of these are weird, but other ones I feel like make sense?

What do you think? Sound off in the comments!


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