It pisses me off that people say America has no culture. First of all, it’s no one’s fault—-in fact, it’s beautiful that America is so diverse that a distinct culture is hard to pinpoint. Second, America is a young nation, when people think “culture”, they’re looking for things that have stood for thousands of years. A 238 year old country doesn’t have things like that. And third, America does have culture, a culture so complex that I can barely explain it in this post. Historically, America’s greatest writers, artists, architects and musicians—-culture. Little things like the fact that most Americans shower every day, the way Americans greet each other, our view that husbands and wives should be equal in the home the thought that a group of friends should equally split expenses when together ,our etiquette at weddings, funerals and other gatherings and our etiquette and mannerisms in general and everything we consider to be socially acceptable—-all examples of culture. Go travel the world and you’ll see that things aren’t the same everywhere you go. It’s easy not to realize what your own culture is when you’re living it. And don’t even get me started on regional culture; etiquette, architecture, foods, an so on in the Southeast, New England, Southwest, etc are all different. Think about these things when you try to make a joke that American culture is nothing burgers and football.