I think I stared at him for a little bit and blinked a few times. Maybe I laughed, I don't remember exactly how I responded, but I do know it included reassuring him that I indeed was American.
One of my other students then asked, "Are you Mormon?"
This further perplexed me and I asked what made her think that (I don't look different or anything).
"You talk like you are a Mormon."
So evidently Mormons talk a certain way.
She continued, "The first day of class when you started to talk you reminded me of those nice Mormon boys on their bikes. I have talked to a couple of them and they talk just like you." So whatever that means, I talk like I am a Mormon. :)