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7-20-2011 @ 11:48AM
I know English can be a difficult language for non-native speakers, but it should be noted that when someone says something long the lines of "this is something we Americans do", it implies nothing more than that the speaker is American, and that what he does is something not unique only to him or her, but common among his or her countrymen as well. Whether the person being spoken to (or the reader, in this case) is included depends on whether they are also American or not. The statement itself neither implies that the reader is or isn't American. Acting like it does makes you sound a bit defensive.
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