Ugly American (pejorative)
Ugly American is a pejorative term used to refer to perceptions of loud, arrogant, demeaning, thoughtless and ethnocentric behavior of American citizens mainly abroad, but also at home. Although the term is usually associated with or applied to travelers and tourists, it also applies to US corporate businesses in the international arena.
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“The Green-Eyed Monster causes much woe, but the absence of this ugly serpent argues the presence of a corpse whose name is Eros.”
—Minna Antrim (b. 1861)
“Alex Sebastian: Mother, mother.
Mrs. Sebastian: Why are you up so early?
Alex: I need your help.
Mrs. Sebastian: Something is wrong?
Alex: A great deal.... I am married to an American agent.”
—Ben Hecht (18931964)