• There was a 1958 political novel titled "The Ugly American" about the battle against communism in southeast Asia. The term has come to refer to the way Americans behave -- or are perceived to behave -- as loud and arrogant when traveling abroad.
  • i have heard it but don't know of its origin. but i do know that americans weren't loved before Iraq
    • mushroom
      At Heathrow customs, there are prominent signs reading "EU passports only" and "All other countries INCLUDING United States of America." If you don't get it, then you're one of them.
  • Americans are famous for invading other people's countries and then showing up in wild vacation attire to buy out the entire country. Iraq, Guatemala, Iran, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Panama, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Hawaii.
  • I haven't heard of it. Not everyone loved us before Iraq.
  • *** 1 *** Has anyone heard the term "Ugly American"? - Yes. Namely: anyone who has ever heard someone talking about an ugly American. *** 2 *** To what does it refer? - Presumably: to an ugly American. *** 3 *** If everyone loved us before Iraq why was this term coined, etc.? - It's most certainly NOT true that "everyone loved us before Iraq". The question is moot.

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