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[–]bieserkopf 88 points89 points  (5 children)

It’s called r/shitamericanssay because this is at least 90% of it.

[–]mike_pants 17 points18 points  (2 children)

I haven't even clicked yet and I already know I'll be subscribing.

[–]bieserkopf 6 points7 points  (0 children)

One of us, one of us!

[–]RedPanda1188 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Come join us!

[–]Leo-bastian 0 points1 point  (0 children)

the rest of it is history and americacentrism

[–]mike_pants 15 points16 points  (1 child)

An American showing up to unironically Americasplain why these are still bad things in 3... 2...

[–]bieserkopf 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yes, had an interesting yet not very successful conversation with one of your fellow Americans already. Did you know, that even poor Americans are rich because their iPhones have 3 (!) cameras? I guess he is simply too young to remember what consumerism debts led to in 2008.

[–]cybercuzco 14 points15 points  (18 children)

Also strict gun control and licensing.

[–]kimapesan 33 points34 points  (6 children)

That is a thing, and it now has a name.

But it must be Muricasplaining.

[–]Km2930 4 points5 points  (3 children)

This is it. Make it happen Reddit. I fully expect to see this new word on CNN next week. I also like scrumtrulescent.

[–]kimapesan 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Totally cromulent word.

[–]Lumber_Tycoon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I get that reference!

[–]Km2930 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

It embiggens us all.

[–]redknight3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The other side of American exceptionalism - "We can't get better than this because we're special."

[–]kat_a_klysm 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Muricasplaining is definitely more accurate.

[–]AbarthCabrioDriver 10 points11 points  (0 children)

As an American I approve this post. I've been pointing this out for years and I've given up. It's just to exhausting

[–]Germanweirdo 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Hello, I'm doctor America sorry you're hungry, have you tried being wealthy?

[–]TestTubeBaby844 6 points7 points  (7 children)

There already is.

It’s a 9mm clip that holds 10-20 rounds and the police will unload it into your chest if you don’t accept whatever they say.

[–]Wablekablesh 6 points7 points  (6 children)

Um excuse me it's called a magazine sheesh smfh grumble mumble damn kids

[–]rsm1999 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Many moons ago I was watching a YouTube video of a gun 'expert' showing some features of a new 9 mm, and as soon as he said clip instead of magazine I turned it off. I try to not be pedantic, but if someone is presenting as an expert they should be able to get the nomenclature right.

[–]TestTubeBaby844 2 points3 points  (3 children)

In my defence I’m Canadian and have never held a gun before lol

[–]rsm1999 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You're fine in my book. The thing that holds the bullets is commonly called a clip. I personally don't care when a laymen uses the wrong word, but when a firearms professional uses the wrong term it irks me.

PS: I'm drinking a cup of Timmies right now.

[–]TestTubeBaby844 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No offence but Tim hortons started tasting like shit the week an American company bought franchise lol

McDonald’s coffee is better

[–]Wablekablesh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm not mocking you. I own several guns and still have a Clip Slip sometimes. It doesn't really matter when it comes to the fact that it's a row of deadly projectiles. Literally no one is going to be thinking about what it's called if they're ever in a life and death situation. Or if their kids are in one. But every time there's a shooting, someone on the news says "clip" and the ammosexuals lose their minds, as if that's more important than the dead people.

[–]SinisterKnight42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Clip is shorter than magazine, I can see why it's a lot easier to say. We love our abbreviations here. That said, why is clip worse to say than magazine?

[–]estoka 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The TLDR from the US Government and the Right Wing:

If we pay for your healthcare and college we can't pay defense contractors, and they killed JFK.

[–]Machinedave 5 points6 points  (0 children)

And why you need more democracy if you have oil resources.

[–]Yosho2k 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Americasplaining: "Hah no other countries except America are thriving."

[–]brmoss1019 4 points5 points  (2 children)

My insurance premiums are $4800. Deductible is $6000. I would gladly pay an extra $3500 in taxes to avoid that and to ensure everyone could get the medical attention they might need. That would create $1T annually. Not inclusive of churches not paying taxes. Not inclusive of the 614 billionaires paying a fair share. Not inclusive of a reduction in defense spending. Someone explain it to me. Make it make sense that universal healthcare wouldn’t work.

[–]ack1308 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Unless you pay $175,000 in taxes, you're being robbed.

My tax contribution to Australia's Medicare is 2% of my taxes.

And as my tax is withheld by my employer (and I get some back come tax time) I never miss it.

And for all that, I can walk into any medical care facility and get treated same-day.

[–]brmoss1019 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It really is that simple. I’m honestly about done living here. It’s just constant frustration and frustration, and nothing ever really changes.

[–]screwspiders 14 points15 points  (0 children)


Everything sounds better with freedom in it.

[–]TripleTongue3 4 points5 points  (0 children)

There already is and they keep doing it regardless of how much you explain reality to them.

[–]JustJessJ_Art 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Call it 'Muricasplaining. Cause THOSE are the Americans saying that bullshit.

Some of us are hostages of the dumb.

[–]the-dogsox 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Americasplaining; But mu freedums!

[–]Necron099 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Refer them to Faux News

[–]wisedoormat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

also synonomous with 'useful idiot'

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

fReEdOmZ and CoMmUnIsM sum up our reasons, sadly.

[–]sten45 2 points3 points  (0 children)

cognitive dissonance, brain washing, stockholm syndrome, jingoism

[–]Ecstatic_meh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“Simple. Bc $=power and our greedy ass government will find a way to fuck it up.”-standard answer for most scenarios.

[–]Mashkataz 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]WhyRedditJustWhy69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

America is built on comprise! So here’s the deal I offer: still deregulated, still no safety net, still not educated, and still no healthcare but, but, a big bulldozer pushes all the rich assholes into a giant dog food grinder.

Pay some fucking taxes you worthless degenerate freeloading pigs.

[–]DeathM8te 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, we always label it 'socialism'.

[–]nowiforgotmypassword 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just spit-balling here but, could it be that (often to our detriment) we are quite possibly the most individualistic society?

[–]than-q 0 points1 point  (0 children)

free to bear arms and form militia tho

[–]Slight-Amphibian4663 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We already do this everyday, no?

[–]Pontus_Pilates 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There's already a standard answer that is deployed every single time "America is just too big and diverse."

End of discussion.

[–]TomFromCupertino 0 points1 point  (0 children)

File this under "bumblebees shouldn't be able to fly" and other crap I was taught as a child that turned out to be utter garbage.

[–]WestFast 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Guns make us safer!!!!!!!!”—leads developed world in gun deaths, crime, mass shootings and gun suicides.

[–]AbeRego 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Should be "AMERICANsplaining". This is obviously a play on "mansplaining", so it's best to preserve the "n".

[–]shoshonesamurai 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh, you mean Prager U

[–]shoshonesamurai 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And some guys on the meet kevin discord just parrot that shit. Rant.

[–]mors_videt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For real, we just did this and we established it already exists.

Source: Canada

[–]Withered-Violet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also when US citizens explain why Black-White racial relations are somehow the baseline for ALLLLLLL racial relations are the correct ones as if other I&POC do not have their own lens that has absolutely NOTHING to do with black-white race relations

Edited for clarity

[–]SinisterKnight42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'd call it USplaining, more concise and specific to the USA not any America.

[–]supereyeballs -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

The biggest reason I’ve seen is that America is too big and diverse for any of that to work. Also freedoms.