I was reading another thread, and one of the posters replied, Typical American.
It got me thinking.
What IS a Typical American?
I am an American, and I really wonder how American's are truly perceived by others, especially non Americans, but by ourselves, how do we Americans
ourselves define, Typical American?
I took to google, and simply typed in, Typical American. I figured it was a good place to start.
Of course, the first image that came up was of a fat kid eating McDonald's.
Here are a few other images that came up from the google search, Typical American.
Typical American family.
Typical American Breakfast.
And this was just from page one.
So anyone who is not from America, and wants to learn about the Typical American, gets this visual education from Google.
Are the stereotypes correct? Is the above what jumps to mind when one hears Typical American?
If you are American, do you identify with these pictoral stereotypes? If not, what IS a Typical American, from your American POV?
If you are NOT American, do the pictoral stereotypes returned by Google bring to life your vision of the Typical American? If not, what IS the Typical
American, from your non American POV?
I am very curious to hear the responses. As I surf this board, I come across Anti American rhetoric daily. If you are one who is anti American, how do
you envision the Typical American?
I can predict of course, no American posters on THIS website will identify with these stereotypes (fat lazy eats McDonalds, gun nut), so I wonder why
the stereotype of the fat lazy American is so strong?