The Whole World Is Wondering Why Americans Say This On The 4th Of July

I thought I had an encyclopedic knowledge of things people think are weird about Americans.

The red cups, the lockers in schools, the bathroom stalls with large gaps! There are approximately 9,828 BuzzFeed posts about “American things.”

I mean, I. AM. THE. PROBLEM.

Buuuut, because we don’t give up, I found another “weird thing” and this time I was like: “Wait, what? That’s actually kind of weird.”

It involves the 4th of July.

It’s this basic concept:

Technically or not-so-technically, we should be saying “Happy July 4th,” not “Happy 4th of July.”

It’s one of the few times Americans use “European style” dating.

And one of the few dates we pronounce differently in comparison to how we write it.

I know this is a really small thing and I know there is probably some explanation.

But many people agree.

It’s weird.

But that’s not all.

There’s the whole “Independence Day” concept.

It’s this:

I mean, some people say “Happy Independence Day” but that’s not really *so* much a thing. I feel like I see that written in store advertisements, but as a whole, we say “Happy 4th of July.”

So, there you have it, See y’all in the comments arguing about it!

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