American Stereotypes

American Stereotypes: Americans are fat

11 Oct 2011

This is the second installment in a new series of articles called "American Stereotypes," which explores stereotypes about Americans. Today's topic is: Americans are fat.

"Americans are fat" is a pretty common stereotype. Often, the view isn't that Americans are just slightly overweight, but rather that most Americans are downright morbidly obese! Just do a Google image search for fat American if you don't believe me. ;-)

As with many stereotypes, there is some truth behind it.

Read more to learn about this stereotype!

American Stereotypes: Americans are workaholics

13 Sep 2011

This is the first installment in a new series of articles called "American Stereotypes," which explores stereotypes about Americans. Today's topic is: Americans are workaholics.

A workaholic is a person so obsessed with working and earning money that they often forget to enjoy life. Are Americans workaholics?

More often than we'd like to admit, there's some truth to many stereotypes. In this case, there are even statistics to back it up! But I think the reality of the situation often falls somewhere between the stereotype and the true human experience.

Read more to find out about this common stereotype!

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