What the French find weird about Americans

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For this week's guest blog, American online writer Diane Wargnier, who lives near the town of Angers, western France, looks at the quirky cultural differences between France and the US or more to the point what exactly the French find weird about Americans.


Americans aren’t weird… are we? Maybe we are. Many times I’ve been going about my business, doing normal American things and a French person will be weirded out by something I’m doing. That person is usually Tom (my French husband). 

What do French people find weird about Americans? I’m about to tell you.

When two cultures collide, like in a marriage, there’s bound to be a lot of laughs and OMGs over things that are seemingly normal for one half of the equation. The other half will be appalled and shocked and utterly confused by the other culture’s norms. And today, that weirdo culture is my own…. good old American. This is a general list and I can assure you all of them are absolutely true. My husband was weirded out by ALL of them. I used to think that maybe he was the weird one but other French people seem to share the same sentiments.


 So here’s my attempt at a list of what French people find weird about American culture. (CLICK BELOW) 


What the French find weird about Americans

Can you think of any more things the French find weird about the Americans? Let us know in the comments section below.

Diane Wargnier, originally from New Jersey, has been living in France for two years and writes for the highly entertaining blog Oui In France. Like many expats she ended up in France because she married a French partner, in her case it was her husband Tom.

"It was easier for me to move here. I had always wanted a new experience," she tells The Local. 

"Originally, I started blogging as a way to keep in touch with people from home and to let them know what I was up to. I always enjoyed writing and I love the nuances between cultures and writing about them is an outlet for me.

To read more from the US blogger visit OuiinFrance by clicking on the image below.

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