U.S.Cultures © 2012 Rey Ty             © 2012 Rey Ty
U.S.Cultures © 2012 Rey Ty             © 2012 Rey Ty
Culture     © 2012 Rey Ty
CulturalShock!© 2012 Rey Ty
© 2012 Rey Ty
V-Curve      © 2012 Rey Ty
W-Curve      © 2012 Rey Ty
Acceptance &Honeymoon          Re-Integration       Adjustment                Reverse     Cultural                Cultural...
Subjective• We are used to  our mom’s  cooking & to  our country’s  food & think  they are the  best.            © 2012 Re...
Why Are CulturesDifferent?        © 2012 Rey Ty
Why        AreCultures   Different?                © 2012 Rey Ty
Differences                      GlobePast   Present                   Future                    Continent                ...
Why Are Cultures Different?•Eachsociety isunique.                      © 2012 Rey Ty
Why Are Cultures Different?•Each societyhas differenthistoricalexperiences.                      © 2012 Rey Ty
Why Are Cultures Different?•Eachsociety hasdifferentsocialcontext.                      © 2012 Rey Ty
Why Are Cultures Different?•Thereare rich& poorpeople.                      © 2012 Rey Ty
Why Are Cultures Different?•There aredifferentreligions.                      © 2012 Rey Ty
© 2012 Rey Ty
© 2012 Rey Ty
© 2012 Rey Ty
Why Are Cultures Different?•Eachsociety hasdifferenteconomicsystem.                      © 2012 Rey Ty
Why Are Cultures Different?•There areprimitivesocieties.                      © 2012 Rey Ty
Why Are Cultures Different?•There are slave-owning societies.                      © 2012 Rey Ty
Why Are Cultures Different?•There are feudalsocieties.                      © 2012 Rey Ty
Why Are Cultures Different?•There areindustrialcapitalistsocieties.                      © 2012 Rey Ty
Why Are Cultures Different?•There arepost-industrialcapitalistsocieties.            © 2012 Rey Ty
Why Are Cultures Different?•There are socialistsocieties.                      © 2012 Rey Ty
Why Are Cultures Different?•There’s a dominantculture.                      © 2012 Rey Ty
Why Are Cultures Different?•Thereareminoritycultures.                      © 2012 Rey Ty
Why Are Cultures Different?•There arealternative cultures.                      © 2012 Rey Ty
Diversity•Native Americans                © 2012 Rey Ty
Diversity•Latin@s                © 2012 Rey Ty
Diversity•African American                © 2012 Rey Ty
Diversity•Asian American                © 2012 Rey Ty
Diversity•Asian American                © 2012 Rey Ty
Diversity• European Americans                  © 2012 Rey Ty
Diversity•Jews                © 2012 Rey Ty
Diversity•Muslims                © 2012 Rey Ty
Diversity•Buddhists                © 2012 Rey Ty
Diversity•Hindu                © 2012 Rey Ty
Preppy Subculture              © 2012 Rey Ty
Jock Subculture             © 2012 Rey Ty
Punk Subculture            © 2012 Rey Ty
Goth Subculture            © 2012 Rey Ty
Hip-Hop & Reggaeton     Subculture              © 2012 Rey Ty
Skater Subculture              © 2012 Rey Ty
Guidette & Guido   Subculture             © 2012 Rey Ty
Skank Subculture             © 2012 Rey Ty
Traditional Nuclear Family                    © 2012 Rey Ty
Single-Parent Family               © 2012 Rey Ty
1/1000 Are Gay Couples                 © 2012 Rey Ty
1/3 Are Never-Married Singles                      © 2012 Rey Ty
1.9 Million Are 90+ Years Old                      © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census•Do you know that: U.S. flags are everywhere!                    © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you  know that:  no  bargaining  in the U.S.                    © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you  know that:  people  actually go  to church!                    © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you  know that:  so much  junk food,  if you can  call it food!     © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you  know that:  convenience  culture—  24/7 stores,  fast food…        © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you  know that:  there’s  poverty in  the U.S. too!                    © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you  know  that:  people  obey the  traffic rules!    © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you  know that:  people  don’t  honk!                    © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you  know that:  what you  see on T.V.  & movies  are not true!     © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you  know that:  15% of  Americans  have x>1  tattoo!           © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Americans  on average  eat 18 acres  of pizza a  day.                    © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: #1 Reason  for Americans  for traveling:  visit friends &  relatives.      ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: #1  Destination to  which Americans  travel: Times  Square, New  York City ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 25%  Americans say  their pet is a  better listener  than their  spouse!   ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know that:  Average American  family spends x>  $600 per child on  back-to-school  clot...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 10%  Americans  eat donuts  for breakfast.                    © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that:  Americans  leave an  average of  18% tip.          © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 3  Million  Americans go  dancing x >  2x/month          © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 5  states have the highest  rates of participation  in volunteer work:   – U...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that:  Americans  spend $1  Billion on  online dating  services.         © 2012 R...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 25% of  marriages of  x > 10 years  end in  divorce.          © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 97%  Americans say  they are  heterosexuals.                    © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 13  Million  families are  1-Parent  households.       © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 16% of  Americans live  in a household  with x > 2 adult  generations.     ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 14.6% of  married people  have a spouse  from a  different color  or ethnic...
Not in the Official Census• Do you  know that:  marriage is  now over-  rated.            © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: Only  17% of single  adults are  looking for a  relationship.     © 2012 Re...
Not in the Official Census• Do you  know that:  10%  Americans  live alone.       © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 26% of  Americans say  they are  currently in a  school of some  type.     ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you  know that:  Average  credit card  debt is  $15,788.00.       © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 45%  Americans (x >  16 years old)  are employed.• Others are  students or ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 85%  Americans  (x > 18 years  old) have a  cell phone.       © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you  know that:  23%  Americans  own x > 1  firearm.          © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 45%  Americans  participate in  a retirement  savings plan.                ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that:  Americans  spend an  average of 55  minutes in  the car daily.    © 2012 R...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 6%  Americans leave  the house for  work between  midnight & 6  A.M.       ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: Average  American  donates $1000  yearly to  charity.                    © ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 60%  Americans have  high-speed  broadband  Internet access.               ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you  know that:  x > 43%  Americans  are on  Facebook.         © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 26%  Americans  use the  Internet for  online banking.                    ©...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: #1 key  word search  for how-to  advice is how  to kiss!          © 2012 Re...
Not in the Official Census• Do you  know that:  20% of  homes use a  cell phone  only.             © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 17%  homes only  use a  traditional  land line.        © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: California  is #1 state for  jobs in the  video game  industry.            ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that:  Americans  send or receive  1.5 trillion text  messages a  year.          ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you  know that:  43%  Americans  read news  online.           © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you  know that:  average  height of  American  men is 5’9”.      © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: average  height of  American  women is  5’4”.             © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 26%  Americans  have  cardiovascular  disease.                    © 2012 Re...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: X > 5  million  Americans  have  Alzheimer’s  disease.          © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you  know that:  22% adults  have  arthritis.        © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: average  American eats  60 pounds of  chicken  yearly.                    ©...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: average  American  eats 14  pounds of ice  cream yearly.                   ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 3%  Americans  are  vegetarians  (of all types).   © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that:  Americans  sleep just 6.7  hours on  week nights.                    © 201...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: Heart  disease is the  most likely  cause of death  for Americans.         ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you  know that:  75% of  Americans  arrested are  male.             © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 3%  Americans are  in jail or prison  or on  probation or  parole.         ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 75%  high school  students  cheated on  tests.            © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: only 39%  Americans  claimed they  never have lied  or cheated.            ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 16  million  Americans (x >  12 years old)  use marijuana.                 ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that:  Americans  spend $230  billion on  prescription  drugs yearly.     © 2012 ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 70 million  Americans (x >  12 years old)  smoke  regularly.               ...
Not in the Official Census• Smokers by color:   – Whites : 22.1%   – African Americans :     21.3%   – Hispanics : 14.5%  ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you  know that:  42%  Americans  drink  alcohol.          © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 10 – 33%  married  Americans  have cheated  with another  sexual partner.  ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 24%  Americans  believe extra-  terrestrials  have visited  Earth.         ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 21%  Americans  believe the  living can  communicate  with the dead.    © 2...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 7%  Americans  have social  anxiety  disorder.         © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 1/5000 who  take the SAT get  a perfect score:• Two one-  hundredths of  1%...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 43%  Americans go  to a place of  worship x >  1x/ month.                  ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 11%  Americans are  willing to have a  brain-implanted  device that would  ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know that:  – 37% wear traditional    business attire.  – 41% wear casual    clothes.  ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: –Americans eat  more take-out  meals in their  cars than at  work.         ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know that:  favorite  restaurant food  – Hamburger  – French fries  – Pizza  – Mexican ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know that:  top U.S. volunteer  activities  – General labor  – Coach or referee  – Fund...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: top  sports participation  – Football  – Basketball  – Track & field  – Base...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: x > 11  million  Americans  own a digital  reader.           © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know that:  – People who read    e-books buy 3 e-    books a month.  – People who    re...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: top  men’s complaints  about dating women:   – Partners with     baggage   –...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: top  women’s complaints  about dating men:   – Partners with     baggage   –...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: Asian  households  have the  highest  median  income.           © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that:  households I  the West &  Northeast had  the highest  incomes.          © ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know that:  women who  worked full-time  still earned only  77% of what men  earned in ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know that:  14.3% are in  poverty = 43  million Americans  (more poor  people now since...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know that:  poorest give more  to charity  – Low-income folks    give 4.5%  – Middle-in...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know that:  obesity facts   – 34% Americans (x > 20     years old) are obese   – 34% ad...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know that:  cardiovascular disease  in the U.S.   – High blood pressure   – Coronary he...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 37%  Americans  think that  houses can be  haunted.                    © 20...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 25%  Americans  think astrology  can affect  people’s lives.               ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 24%  Americans  believe  extraterrestrials  have visited  Earth.           ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: 21%  Americans  believe witches  exist.                    © 2012 Rey Ty
Not in the Official Census• Do you know  that: American  men will not  date women  who –Litter –Don’t recycle.    © 2012 R...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know that:  – Americans in general    think it is better to    be rich (than    thinner...
Not in the Official Census•   Do you know that: Americans have    more confidence in soldiers than    Congress (in order):...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know that:  countries with top  life expectancy  – Macau 84.36 years  – Andorra 82.51  ...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know that:  countries with top  GDP/capita   – Liechtenstein     $122,100   – Qatar $11...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know that:  countries with top  percentage of  Internet users  – U.K. 82%  – South Kore...
Not in the Official Census• Do you know that:  countries with most  number of motor  vehicles / 1000 persons   – U.S.A. 76...
Verbal Cues© 2012 Rey Ty
Direct Verbal Cues• “Yes!” means “Yes!”                   © 2012 Rey Ty
Direct Verbal Cues•“No!” means “No!”                 © 2012 Rey Ty
Indirect Verbal Cues• “Really?”   • Translation:               “Of               course               not!                ...
Indirect Verbal Cues• “Good job!”   • Translation:                 “It’s                 ok.”    © 2012 Rey Ty
Indirect Verbal Cues• “Awesome!”   • Translation:                “That’s                alright.”                        ©...
Indirect Verbal Cues• “That’s         • Translation:  interesting.”                   “Not!”                           © 2...
Indirect Verbal Cues• “I welcome     • Translation:  challenges.”                  “This job                  sucks big   ...
Indirect Verbal Cues• “You could    • Translation:  attend some    “You don’t  training  programs.”     know what         ...
Indirect Verbal Cues• “Maybe I can   • Translation:  work late.”     “What? Do                  you think I               ...
Indirect Verbal Cues• “I was not      • Translation:  involved in that “That’s  project.”         your                    ...
Indirect Verbal Cues• “I’ll try to   • Translation:  do my           “Why  best to fit  that task       didn’t you  into m...
Indirect Verbal Cues• “I have too   • Translation:  much work      “I’m only  today.”                 paid                ...
Conclusion       © 2012 Rey Ty
Attitude1. My culture is best.                 © 2012 Rey Ty
Attitude2. Your culture is best.                  © 2012 Rey Ty
Attitude3. There are good & bad things in your & my cultures.                       © 2012 Rey Ty
Do not…1. go on & on.           © 2012 Rey Ty
Do not…2. pretend you areAmerican.              © 2012 Rey Ty
Do not…3. think you are better than others.                    © 2012 Rey Ty
Do not…4. be arrogant.            © 2012 Rey Ty
Do not…4. have a blanket hatred of the U.S.    © 2012 Rey Ty
That’s All Folks!              © 2012 Rey Ty
That’s All Folks!              © 2012 Rey Ty
Reference• Les Krantz & Chris Smith. (2011). The Unofficial  U.S. Census. New York: Skyhorse Publishing.• Max Fisher. (Aug...
U.S.Cultures © 2012 Rey Ty             © 2012 Rey Ty
U.S.Cultures © 2012 Rey Ty             © 2012 Rey Ty
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2012 Rey Ty Intercultural Orientation: Unofficial Census. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University.

  1. 1. U.S.Cultures © 2012 Rey Ty © 2012 Rey Ty
  2. 2. U.S.Cultures © 2012 Rey Ty © 2012 Rey Ty
  3. 3. Culture © 2012 Rey Ty
  4. 4. CulturalShock!© 2012 Rey Ty
  5. 5. © 2012 Rey Ty
  6. 6. V-Curve © 2012 Rey Ty
  7. 7. W-Curve © 2012 Rey Ty
  8. 8. Acceptance &Honeymoon Re-Integration Adjustment Reverse Cultural Cultural Shock Shock © 2012 Rey Ty
  9. 9. Subjective• We are used to our mom’s cooking & to our country’s food & think they are the best. © 2012 Rey Ty
  10. 10. Why Are CulturesDifferent? © 2012 Rey Ty
  11. 11. Why AreCultures Different? © 2012 Rey Ty
  12. 12. Differences GlobePast Present Future Continent Country Region Group (Gender, clan, tribe, ethnicity, …) Individual © 2012 Rey Ty
  13. 13. Why Are Cultures Different?•Eachsociety isunique. © 2012 Rey Ty
  14. 14. Why Are Cultures Different?•Each societyhas differenthistoricalexperiences. © 2012 Rey Ty
  15. 15. Why Are Cultures Different?•Eachsociety hasdifferentsocialcontext. © 2012 Rey Ty
  16. 16. Why Are Cultures Different?•Thereare rich& poorpeople. © 2012 Rey Ty
  17. 17. Why Are Cultures Different?•There aredifferentreligions. © 2012 Rey Ty
  18. 18. © 2012 Rey Ty
  19. 19. © 2012 Rey Ty
  20. 20. © 2012 Rey Ty
  21. 21. Why Are Cultures Different?•Eachsociety hasdifferenteconomicsystem. © 2012 Rey Ty
  22. 22. Why Are Cultures Different?•There areprimitivesocieties. © 2012 Rey Ty
  23. 23. Why Are Cultures Different?•There are slave-owning societies. © 2012 Rey Ty
  24. 24. Why Are Cultures Different?•There are feudalsocieties. © 2012 Rey Ty
  25. 25. Why Are Cultures Different?•There areindustrialcapitalistsocieties. © 2012 Rey Ty
  26. 26. Why Are Cultures Different?•There arepost-industrialcapitalistsocieties. © 2012 Rey Ty
  27. 27. Why Are Cultures Different?•There are socialistsocieties. © 2012 Rey Ty
  28. 28. Why Are Cultures Different?•There’s a dominantculture. © 2012 Rey Ty
  29. 29. Why Are Cultures Different?•Thereareminoritycultures. © 2012 Rey Ty
  30. 30. Why Are Cultures Different?•There arealternative cultures. © 2012 Rey Ty
  31. 31. Diversity•Native Americans © 2012 Rey Ty
  32. 32. Diversity•Latin@s © 2012 Rey Ty
  33. 33. Diversity•African American © 2012 Rey Ty
  34. 34. Diversity•Asian American © 2012 Rey Ty
  35. 35. Diversity•Asian American © 2012 Rey Ty
  36. 36. Diversity• European Americans © 2012 Rey Ty
  37. 37. Diversity•Jews © 2012 Rey Ty
  38. 38. Diversity•Muslims © 2012 Rey Ty
  39. 39. Diversity•Buddhists © 2012 Rey Ty
  40. 40. Diversity•Hindu © 2012 Rey Ty
  41. 41. Preppy Subculture © 2012 Rey Ty
  42. 42. Jock Subculture © 2012 Rey Ty
  43. 43. Punk Subculture © 2012 Rey Ty
  44. 44. Goth Subculture © 2012 Rey Ty
  45. 45. Hip-Hop & Reggaeton Subculture © 2012 Rey Ty
  46. 46. Skater Subculture © 2012 Rey Ty
  47. 47. Guidette & Guido Subculture © 2012 Rey Ty
  48. 48. Skank Subculture © 2012 Rey Ty
  49. 49. Traditional Nuclear Family © 2012 Rey Ty
  50. 50. Single-Parent Family © 2012 Rey Ty
  51. 51. 1/1000 Are Gay Couples © 2012 Rey Ty
  52. 52. 1/3 Are Never-Married Singles © 2012 Rey Ty
  53. 53. 1.9 Million Are 90+ Years Old © 2012 Rey Ty
  54. 54. Not in the Official Census•Do you know that: U.S. flags are everywhere! © 2012 Rey Ty
  55. 55. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: no bargaining in the U.S. © 2012 Rey Ty
  56. 56. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: people actually go to church! © 2012 Rey Ty
  57. 57. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: so much junk food, if you can call it food! © 2012 Rey Ty
  58. 58. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: convenience culture— 24/7 stores, fast food… © 2012 Rey Ty
  59. 59. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: there’s poverty in the U.S. too! © 2012 Rey Ty
  60. 60. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: people obey the traffic rules! © 2012 Rey Ty
  61. 61. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: people don’t honk! © 2012 Rey Ty
  62. 62. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: what you see on T.V. & movies are not true! © 2012 Rey Ty
  63. 63. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 15% of Americans have x>1 tattoo! © 2012 Rey Ty
  64. 64. Not in the Official Census• Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza a day. © 2012 Rey Ty
  65. 65. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: #1 Reason for Americans for traveling: visit friends & relatives. © 2012 Rey Ty
  66. 66. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: #1 Destination to which Americans travel: Times Square, New York City © 2012 Rey Ty
  67. 67. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 25% Americans say their pet is a better listener than their spouse! © 2012 Rey Ty
  68. 68. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: Average American family spends x> $600 per child on back-to-school clothes, shoes, school supplies & equipment © 2012 Rey Ty
  69. 69. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 10% Americans eat donuts for breakfast. © 2012 Rey Ty
  70. 70. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: Americans leave an average of 18% tip. © 2012 Rey Ty
  71. 71. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 3 Million Americans go dancing x > 2x/month © 2012 Rey Ty
  72. 72. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 5 states have the highest rates of participation in volunteer work: – Utah – Iowa – Minnesota – Nebraska – Alaska © 2012 Rey Ty
  73. 73. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: Americans spend $1 Billion on online dating services. © 2012 Rey Ty
  74. 74. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 25% of marriages of x > 10 years end in divorce. © 2012 Rey Ty
  75. 75. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 97% Americans say they are heterosexuals. © 2012 Rey Ty
  76. 76. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 13 Million families are 1-Parent households. © 2012 Rey Ty
  77. 77. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 16% of Americans live in a household with x > 2 adult generations. © 2012 Rey Ty
  78. 78. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 14.6% of married people have a spouse from a different color or ethnicity. © 2012 Rey Ty
  79. 79. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: marriage is now over- rated. © 2012 Rey Ty
  80. 80. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: Only 17% of single adults are looking for a relationship. © 2012 Rey Ty
  81. 81. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 10% Americans live alone. © 2012 Rey Ty
  82. 82. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 26% of Americans say they are currently in a school of some type. © 2012 Rey Ty
  83. 83. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: Average credit card debt is $15,788.00. © 2012 Rey Ty
  84. 84. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 45% Americans (x > 16 years old) are employed.• Others are students or not working. © 2012 Rey Ty
  85. 85. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 85% Americans (x > 18 years old) have a cell phone. © 2012 Rey Ty
  86. 86. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 23% Americans own x > 1 firearm. © 2012 Rey Ty
  87. 87. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 45% Americans participate in a retirement savings plan. © 2012 Rey Ty
  88. 88. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: Americans spend an average of 55 minutes in the car daily. © 2012 Rey Ty
  89. 89. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 6% Americans leave the house for work between midnight & 6 A.M. © 2012 Rey Ty
  90. 90. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: Average American donates $1000 yearly to charity. © 2012 Rey Ty
  91. 91. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 60% Americans have high-speed broadband Internet access. © 2012 Rey Ty
  92. 92. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: x > 43% Americans are on Facebook. © 2012 Rey Ty
  93. 93. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 26% Americans use the Internet for online banking. © 2012 Rey Ty
  94. 94. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: #1 key word search for how-to advice is how to kiss! © 2012 Rey Ty
  95. 95. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 20% of homes use a cell phone only. © 2012 Rey Ty
  96. 96. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 17% homes only use a traditional land line. © 2012 Rey Ty
  97. 97. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: California is #1 state for jobs in the video game industry. © 2012 Rey Ty
  98. 98. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: Americans send or receive 1.5 trillion text messages a year. © 2012 Rey Ty
  99. 99. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 43% Americans read news online. © 2012 Rey Ty
  100. 100. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: average height of American men is 5’9”. © 2012 Rey Ty
  101. 101. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: average height of American women is 5’4”. © 2012 Rey Ty
  102. 102. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 26% Americans have cardiovascular disease. © 2012 Rey Ty
  103. 103. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: X > 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. © 2012 Rey Ty
  104. 104. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 22% adults have arthritis. © 2012 Rey Ty
  105. 105. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: average American eats 60 pounds of chicken yearly. © 2012 Rey Ty
  106. 106. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: average American eats 14 pounds of ice cream yearly. © 2012 Rey Ty
  107. 107. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 3% Americans are vegetarians (of all types). © 2012 Rey Ty
  108. 108. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: Americans sleep just 6.7 hours on week nights. © 2012 Rey Ty
  109. 109. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: Heart disease is the most likely cause of death for Americans. © 2012 Rey Ty
  110. 110. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 75% of Americans arrested are male. © 2012 Rey Ty
  111. 111. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 3% Americans are in jail or prison or on probation or parole. © 2012 Rey Ty
  112. 112. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 75% high school students cheated on tests. © 2012 Rey Ty
  113. 113. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: only 39% Americans claimed they never have lied or cheated. © 2012 Rey Ty
  114. 114. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 16 million Americans (x > 12 years old) use marijuana. © 2012 Rey Ty
  115. 115. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: Americans spend $230 billion on prescription drugs yearly. © 2012 Rey Ty
  116. 116. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 70 million Americans (x > 12 years old) smoke regularly. © 2012 Rey Ty
  117. 117. Not in the Official Census• Smokers by color: – Whites : 22.1% – African Americans : 21.3% – Hispanics : 14.5% – American Indians/Alaska Natives : 23.2% © 2012 Rey Ty
  118. 118. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 42% Americans drink alcohol. © 2012 Rey Ty
  119. 119. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 10 – 33% married Americans have cheated with another sexual partner. © 2012 Rey Ty
  120. 120. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 24% Americans believe extra- terrestrials have visited Earth. © 2012 Rey Ty
  121. 121. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 21% Americans believe the living can communicate with the dead. © 2012 Rey Ty
  122. 122. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 7% Americans have social anxiety disorder. © 2012 Rey Ty
  123. 123. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 1/5000 who take the SAT get a perfect score:• Two one- hundredths of 1%! © 2012 Rey Ty
  124. 124. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 43% Americans go to a place of worship x > 1x/ month. © 2012 Rey Ty
  125. 125. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 11% Americans are willing to have a brain-implanted device that would let them access the Internet. © 2012 Rey Ty
  126. 126. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: – 37% wear traditional business attire. – 41% wear casual clothes. – 39% women wear high heels daily. – During recession, young New Yorkers wear long dresses. © 2012 Rey Ty
  127. 127. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: –Americans eat more take-out meals in their cars than at work. © 2012 Rey Ty
  128. 128. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: favorite restaurant food – Hamburger – French fries – Pizza – Mexican food – Chicken sandwich © 2012 Rey Ty
  129. 129. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: top U.S. volunteer activities – General labor – Coach or referee – Fundraising – Food service – Tutor or teacher © 2012 Rey Ty
  130. 130. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: top sports participation – Football – Basketball – Track & field – Baseball – Softball – Golf – Tennis – Swimming & diving © 2012 Rey Ty
  131. 131. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: x > 11 million Americans own a digital reader. © 2012 Rey Ty
  132. 132. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: – People who read e-books buy 3 e- books a month. – People who regularly buy hard-copy books buy 2 books a month. © 2012 Rey Ty
  133. 133. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: top men’s complaints about dating women: – Partners with baggage – Difficult to get along with after a few dates – Women who get serious too fast. © 2012 Rey Ty
  134. 134. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: top women’s complaints about dating men: – Partners with baggage – Not enough men & not knowing how to find them – Men who get serious too fast © 2012 Rey Ty
  135. 135. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: Asian households have the highest median income. © 2012 Rey Ty
  136. 136. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: households I the West & Northeast had the highest incomes. © 2012 Rey Ty
  137. 137. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: women who worked full-time still earned only 77% of what men earned in similar jobs. © 2012 Rey Ty
  138. 138. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 14.3% are in poverty = 43 million Americans (more poor people now since poverty was tracked in 1959). © 2012 Rey Ty
  139. 139. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: poorest give more to charity – Low-income folks give 4.5% – Middle-income give 2.5% – High-income 3% © 2012 Rey Ty
  140. 140. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: obesity facts – 34% Americans (x > 20 years old) are obese – 34% adults (x > 20 years old) are overweight but not obese – 18% children 12-19 are obese – 20% children 6-11 are obese © 2012 Rey Ty
  141. 141. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: cardiovascular disease in the U.S. – High blood pressure – Coronary heart disease – Heart failure – Stroke – Congenital defects © 2012 Rey Ty
  142. 142. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 37% Americans think that houses can be haunted. © 2012 Rey Ty
  143. 143. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 25% Americans think astrology can affect people’s lives. © 2012 Rey Ty
  144. 144. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 24% Americans believe extraterrestrials have visited Earth. © 2012 Rey Ty
  145. 145. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: 21% Americans believe witches exist. © 2012 Rey Ty
  146. 146. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: American men will not date women who –Litter –Don’t recycle. © 2012 Rey Ty
  147. 147. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: – Americans in general think it is better to be rich (than thinner, younger or smarter) – 29% women (14% men) think it’s better to be thinner. © 2012 Rey Ty
  148. 148. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: Americans have more confidence in soldiers than Congress (in order): – Military – Small business – Police – Religion – Supreme Court – President – Public schools – Criminal justice system – Newspapers – Banks – TV news – Organized labor – Big business – HMOs – Congress © 2012 Rey Ty
  149. 149. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: countries with top life expectancy – Macau 84.36 years – Andorra 82.51 – Japan 82.12 – Singapore 81.98 – Hong Kong 81.86 – U.S.A. 78.11 © 2012 Rey Ty
  150. 150. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: countries with top GDP/capita – Liechtenstein $122,100 – Qatar $119,500 – Luxembourg $79,600 – Bermuda $69,900 – Norway $57,400 – U.S.A. $46,000 © 2012 Rey Ty
  151. 151. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: countries with top percentage of Internet users – U.K. 82% – South Korea 81% – Germany 79% – Japan 78% – U.S.A. 77% © 2012 Rey Ty
  152. 152. Not in the Official Census• Do you know that: countries with most number of motor vehicles / 1000 persons – U.S.A. 765 – Luxembourg 686 – Malaysia 641 – Australia 619 – Malta 607 © 2012 Rey Ty
  153. 153. Verbal Cues© 2012 Rey Ty
  154. 154. Direct Verbal Cues• “Yes!” means “Yes!” © 2012 Rey Ty
  155. 155. Direct Verbal Cues•“No!” means “No!” © 2012 Rey Ty
  156. 156. Indirect Verbal Cues• “Really?” • Translation: “Of course not! © 2012 Rey Ty
  157. 157. Indirect Verbal Cues• “Good job!” • Translation: “It’s ok.” © 2012 Rey Ty
  158. 158. Indirect Verbal Cues• “Awesome!” • Translation: “That’s alright.” © 2012 Rey Ty
  159. 159. Indirect Verbal Cues• “That’s • Translation: interesting.” “Not!” © 2012 Rey Ty
  160. 160. Indirect Verbal Cues• “I welcome • Translation: challenges.” “This job sucks big time.” © 2012 Rey Ty
  161. 161. Indirect Verbal Cues• “You could • Translation: attend some “You don’t training programs.” know what you are doing!” © 2012 Rey Ty
  162. 162. Indirect Verbal Cues• “Maybe I can • Translation: work late.” “What? Do you think I don’t have a life?” © 2012 Rey Ty
  163. 163. Indirect Verbal Cues• “I was not • Translation: involved in that “That’s project.” your problem— deal with it!” © 2012 Rey Ty
  164. 164. Indirect Verbal Cues• “I’ll try to • Translation: do my “Why best to fit that task didn’t you into my tell me schedule.” sooner?” © 2012 Rey Ty
  165. 165. Indirect Verbal Cues• “I have too • Translation: much work “I’m only today.” paid minimum wage!” © 2012 Rey Ty
  166. 166. Conclusion © 2012 Rey Ty
  167. 167. Attitude1. My culture is best. © 2012 Rey Ty
  168. 168. Attitude2. Your culture is best. © 2012 Rey Ty
  169. 169. Attitude3. There are good & bad things in your & my cultures. © 2012 Rey Ty
  170. 170. Do not…1. go on & on. © 2012 Rey Ty
  171. 171. Do not…2. pretend you areAmerican. © 2012 Rey Ty
  172. 172. Do not…3. think you are better than others. © 2012 Rey Ty
  173. 173. Do not…4. be arrogant. © 2012 Rey Ty
  174. 174. Do not…4. have a blanket hatred of the U.S. © 2012 Rey Ty
  175. 175. That’s All Folks! © 2012 Rey Ty
  176. 176. That’s All Folks! © 2012 Rey Ty
  177. 177. Reference• Les Krantz & Chris Smith. (2011). The Unofficial U.S. Census. New York: Skyhorse Publishing.• Max Fisher. (August 1, 2012). The Land of Big Groceries, Big God, and Smooth Traffic: What Surprises First-Time Visitors to America. http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/ © 2012 Rey Ty
  178. 178. U.S.Cultures © 2012 Rey Ty © 2012 Rey Ty
  179. 179. U.S.Cultures © 2012 Rey Ty © 2012 Rey Ty
  180. 180. Thanks for Visiting•Subscribeto reyty2 © 2012 Rey Ty

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