Every country has things they don't like to talk about, questions that are just too emotional for them.
So today, we join a young couple on their second date. As they try to get to know each other, let's see if we can identify some of these rude topics in America.
Rude Topics in America
You look nice tonight. So how old are you anyways?
Let's stop there. In some countries, the older you are, the more respected you are. America doesn't always work like that, though. So, if you ask a person their age, especially a woman, it kinda feels like you're asking, "How much longer will you be useful to me?" So, unless you're with people who are all in the same situation, like at college, and more likely to be the same age, it's probably best not to ask. So, let's see how the couple's doing now.
Oh, so you're an auto mechanic. So, how much do you make?
Money is a sensitive subject in America. We don't wanna seem like we're bragging about how much we have—well, some of us don't. And we don't wanna be asking for help if we don't have enough. So, we really just don't talk about it at all.
Did you see the news about the president? I hate that guy!
In some countries, politics isn't a big deal; in other countries, it's like a national sport debate. But in America, it's not really either...or both. Here, people's opinions can be really different, and they can be really passionate about it. It's probably best if you get to know your friend and then ask them their opinion. Let's check in with our couple, see how they're doing.
So, then she says an angel tells her to buy the Lotto ticket. Can you believe that people still believe in that stuff?
Oh, boy! Another bad topic. One of the reasons the first settlers came to America was so that they could worship their god however they wanted to. And to this day, religion and spirituality is still very important to a lot of people in America. So, like politics, asking questions is great. Get to know the person better by asking questions, and then create a dialogue where you can share your own opinion.
Wow, that guy was really rude.
Yeah, so was she.
Do you think they'll last?
Well, thanks for watching this video about what not to say in America. Let us know in the comments below what you think about our customs and what's rude in your country to say so that, you know, we don't mess up like those two did. And also, make sure you subscribe for more videos about American culture and check out the blog for extra details. Bye!
I have to pee.
Yup, also rude. Now we know.