Here's some further points any tourist should know.
Yes, we Americans love our guns, but even so when we say 'shoot' we're just using slang. It means 'go ahead'. You can quit ducking and looking around for a gunman in panic. Rest assured that if we really want to shoot you then we won't give any warning which means you'll be blissful in your ignorance of danger right up to the point when your brains get splattered all over the wall.
Speaking of getting shot, make sure you have all your medical needs taken care of before entering the US cause god knows you won't get your medical needs taken care while you're here.
Don't talk to Americans about politics. We don't care and might think you're one of those worthless fancy ass college educated intellectual bastards. The only reason we know there are other countries besides the US is that all our products are stamped 'Made in (some shithole of a country here)'. So don't even try mentioning the UN, Darfur, Israel, Iran, North Korea, etc; we just don't give a damn. As for US politics, well, there's a reason less than 50% of us bother to vote.
A fag is not a cigarette. Don't bother asking anyone to lend you one. There's a slim but very disturbing chance someone might actually lend a fag.
It's pronouced 'z' not 'zed'. On a similar note, when writing just delete about half the of the letter Us in your words. It doesn't matter which U's you delete, even if you don't end up with the right spelling for American English you'll still probably be closer to correct than American high school students spelling.
If you aren't in New York City then don't ask about public transit. It doesn't exist. Sure, we pretend there's some elsewhere but trust me, it doesn't fucking exist.
Despite what our media shows, 'What's up nigger' is not a proper greeting unless you yourself happen to be a nigger.
The Dukes of Hazard lies, our police are nothing like that. They have much better aim for one thing. Go rewatch the Rodney King beating if you want an accurate representation of our police.
- An egotist is someone who thinks they're almost as good as I am.