• 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.

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