What Is Your Stereotypical American Name, According to a British Person?

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By: Zoe Samuel

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To Americans, Great Britain is a magical kingdom. To the British, America is a magical land of space rockets, gunslingers and Elon Musk. To the British, the U.K. isn't very exciting. They are no more astounded by their landscape, their castles, or their accents than a native New Yorker is by Times Square. America, however, is a promise of more, a place of fantastic successes, wild excesses, the biggest mountains, the biggest lakes, cowboys, Silicon Valley and the NBA.

Just imagine if the only way you knew of America was from its prolific film and television industry. Imagine living in a place where American sports and American teams' popularity rival local teams in local sports. Imagine America is a place you've learned about only through the myths and legends of popular culture and social media. This is where much of Britain's impression of America comes from, and just as Americans think of the British having names like Basil Nobbington-Plibbington and Archibald Cromsworthy D'ashford, the British have their own, mostly erroneous ideas about what America and Americans are like.

Of course, even these mad ideas of the British have to be based on some reality. To that end, we have a series of questions for you that will illuminate your American-ness and help us to decide on the name the British would assume you possess.

America is a big place! What quarter of it are you from?

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Americans work longer hours than Brits. What do you do on a Saturday night to cut loose?

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What type of vehicle do you own and like best?

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If you were to go on a beach vacation, in which activity would you most want to engage?

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How do you like to adjust your look to be cool?

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Everyone has a sartorial quirk. What is yours?

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Let's turn the tables for a moment. What is your impression of people from the U.K.?

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Time outside has an effect on the body and mind. How much sun do you get on an average day?

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America is a culinary adventure. Which of these foods would you order in a restaurant?

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Most Americans haven't traveled abroad. Pretend that you haven't, and answer this: Where would you go first?

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American politics are very different than those in the UK. Leaving aside the two major parties, what are your political party leanings?

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Sports are huge in 'murica. Which one are you into?

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Americans often define themselves by their jobs. Which of these best describes your job?

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Having a special skill seems like something all Americans are entitled to. What's yours?

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"University" as Brits would call "college," shapes us from a young age. Which best describes the college you attended?

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Pets are massively popular in America. Assuming you have one, which one of these is closest to describing your pet?

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Everyone in America has a crew. What's the name of yours?

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Which of these British actors do you appreciate the most?

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When meeting someone new, people often latch onto a prominent physical feature. What is your most memorable feature?

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Americans are huge on healthy living, at least in theory. How do you stay fit?

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Which of these is your idea of a great domestic vacation destination?

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The American government is a fascinating force in the world. If you were to work a government job, what sort of job would you want?

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British food has a bit of a reputation. What do you think about it?

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When you kick it with your friends, what music do you rock out to?

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In which of these all-American forms of "sports entertainment" have you dabbled?

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Which of these products are you surprised to discover is actually British?

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Everyone is fascinated by celebrities. What celebrity would a British person think you must know because all Americans know each other?

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While Brits haven't embraced self-help so much, Americans love it! What self-help method have you tried?

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What Euro-centric activity would you consider trying?

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British people think all Americans are badass. What badass tattoo do you have?

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