Why can Americans not pronounce the letter "O"?

You have certainly heard their feeble attempts to speak English, and one of the more salient features is that most of the time, any "o" sound gets twisted into a sort of "aww" noise. Let me give you some examples: They have "Gawwd", "lawks" on their "dowwers", Taam... show more You have certainly heard their feeble attempts to speak English, and one of the more salient features is that most of the time, any "o" sound gets twisted into a sort of "aww" noise. Let me give you some examples: They have "Gawwd", "lawks" on their "dowwers", Taam Cruise, and so on. Sounds awful.

But it there a reason for this deformation? Other colonials do manage their vowels reasonably comprehensibly, so can you tell me why the Americans caaan't?
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