Quoting a foreign born friend: Handicapped access.
Reserved parking spaces, sidewalk ramps at streets instead of curbs, wide doors with electronic openers, accessible hotel rooms, wheelchair lifts on public transportation, braille in elevators, etc..
As an Indian it always amaze me how quickly USA converted their mortal enemies into good friends even after destroying them in devastating wars. I am talking about Japan and Germany. Hey, even Vietnam is an American ally now.
Edit: I know USA didn't do it for charity. It was profitable for them. That model is more interesting because of that. They have proved that it is more profitable to treat your vanquished enemy with dignity rather than just killing and raping their citizens.
The US gave the world GPS. For free mind you.
As an Australian, I have mad respect for your bbq/grill culture
Edit: Half the thread is about Mexican food now ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Turning right at a red light. I really do believe that's a usefull thing
Free refills for coffee and soft drinks
I challenge anyone to try and out corn us.
In the South, at least.
Edit: I seem to have set off the bbq version of a race war
As a brit, i really only want to go to america just to try all the food!
I am Polish but lived in the US for a good period of time. I would say you guys are just in-general pretty efficient at doing things. But your pierogi is absolutely fucking terrible.
As strange as it may seem, I have got to say you are actually quite honest about the more unsavoury parts of your history compared to say Turkey or Russia or even Western European countries such as France.
The sheer selection of things available to buy. As an Australian trying to get in to cosplay, I can never find the materials I need. I couldnt even find dark grey fleece. And a 4" button seems like something you'd be able to find in cheap craft shops, you know. But nope. But all tutorials I find online, always suggesting such a wide range of specific materials, and Australia says to me "get fucked and make do with suboptimal materials"
Currently I am seriously considering to make a 6 week trip through the USA to see with my own eyes how it is over there. I'm not talking about seeing all the tourist things, no, just rent a car and drive through the country and meeting people, talking to them, getting to know them.
I never been there, and all my knowledge comes from books, movies and TV. I would like to see the entire spectrum of life in the USA
Computer parts prices.
I'm trying to buy a used server and here in Brazil they're expensive as hell. Then I started thinking about importing (ebay, natex), but I'd have to pay almost 100% in importing taxes.
It's kinda depressing.
Musical note duration naming convention.
While we're stuck with (breves and) semibreves, minims, crochets, quavers, semi-quavers, demi-semi-quavers, hemi-demi-semi-quavers etc...
They use whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes, sixteenth notes, thirty second notes, sixty fourth notes, etc
American grocery stores are top-notch. Canadians literally drive to the US sometimes to go grocery shopping, because you guys have all kinds of crazy and wonderful foods we don't have up here.
Also, NYC. Keep that shit, it's awesome. No matter what people say, Toronto AIN'T the same thing.