I rewatched Mean Girls, and the most unbearable bit to me was how Cady kept referring to how she lived in “Africa”.
Like, wouldn’t someone refer to being from a specific country, not the whole damn continent? “I lived in Tanzania.” “I grew up in Namibia.” That’s how people talk. Not “Well, back in Africa…” Could the writers not think of the name of a single African country? Like, it’s so inauthentic and preposterous.
I disagree. When I am in a foreign country and somebody asks where I’m from, I say the United States, not the state I’m from.