I don't ask for this information, mind you, but somehow it comes up over and over again whenever the topic of America comes into play. From a German's perspective, it's meant to be a sincere compliment to me I'm sure (and I thank you), but from an American's POV, it's a back-handed compliment at best because what you're assuming is that all my countrymen are overweight slobs.
So, just a word of advice, please think twice before saying this to your next Ami friend.
American does not equal fat person. Thank you.
(This has been a public service announcement.)
|They don't have to be American.|
|While many Europeans I know are smart and beautiful, so are many Americans I know. Don't believe the lies.|