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Righteous
What are some stereotypes going around the world about folks domestically and internationally? I know in parts of the States, people view Englanders and high-class, caviar-eating, snooty folks who say "Cheerio" and don't brush their teeth. Some folks view Canadians as people who hunt, play hockey, say "eh" at the end of every sentence and build igloos in the harsh Canadian winters that last from August to June. There are plenty of southern stereotypes, most of which are grounded in truth. Southerners in general really do like to hunt, fish, work on cars, go to church on Sunday where we'd be forgiven for all the sins we've done over the week, drink Natural Light beer and Jack Daniels on the front porch from lunchtime until about ten, barbeque, drive our pickups with all six young'uns the back and giant-ass tires, fly our Confederate flags, go to Wal*Mart to do all our shopping, eat taters, decorate our trailers with posters of women in bikinis next to cars, shoot stuff in the back yard, eat grits, watch football (the Amerikin kahnd, not that pussy soccer sheeut) in our buddy's garage, train our three or four dogs we love more than the rest of our family, wear hunting camo when we're not hunting and smoke Marlboro Reds.

Yeah, I love the south.
the lil' pie fairy
ze french peeple...or for zat mattair, french speakers speaking ze english, talk like zis beecoz zey do not pronounce ze 'th' properlee, or ze 'y'...and zey do not like ze 'h' sound beecoz eet eez 'orrible. but zis is all speculation i assoom laugh.gif
Righteous
Do the French bathe?
The Lorax
......that's just not nice. But i would hope that they did. or the countrty would smell of B.O.

ANYWAY

Some stereotypes could be correct like:

Californians really CAN'T drive! I mean JESUS CHRIST that was awful! ><

/spam


~
But seriously, the Canadian thing isn't always true, but there are some people who do live the stereotypes...which just fuels more...stereotypicalness....
Sir Psycho Sexy
There is no harsh h in french, as a language it flows in a .....fluid like way which is why its bastard hard to understand regional dialects tongue.gif they do bathe and the english to brush their teeth...but we are very snooty, eat caviar lots and have afternoon tea with the vicar on a regular basis with little sandwiches, we also say things like cheerio, pip pip, and and old boy lots (e.g. pip pip, cheerio old boy)

and on this american "football" subject (how is it football if you can use your hands?) its just some pussy form of rugby with pads because they're all little nancy boys tongue.gif
The Lorax
QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ May 13 2004, 09:25 AM)
and on this american "football" subject (how is it football if you can use your hands?) its just some pussy form of rugby with pads because they're all little nancy boys tongue.gif



My point exactly...I haven't been really keeping up with the season thus far, so i'm wondering how Arsenal and Manchester United are doing....

...and no SPS--you, at the very least are not snooty.
Sir Psycho Sexy
also in france you see police officers (in uniform) having lunch in bars with a beer, that tickled me a little

oh, and football sucks anyway....so i don't know anything about it to tell you
The Lorax
O_O w-w-w-w-wha? ....oh well, each to his own opinion.....

*sighs* What about the one that Black people only eat watermelon, chicken, and grits----my idiot brother seems to think that 'a n*gga will bust a cap in your arse for a bucket of KFC Origional Recipe'



I HATE my family _ _; *is ashamed of her brother*
tptcow
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and on this american "football" subject (how is it football if you can use your hands?) its just some pussy form of rugby with pads because they're all little nancy boys

I hate american football, its stupid and boring.

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Yeah, I love the south.


I don't like the culture of the south, so I try to stay away from it.

Here are some sterotypes about the people in Kentucky (for the majority of the population they are false):
Missing teeth
no shoes
Everyone owns a horse
// a gun
Everyone lives in a trailer park
// lives on a mountian or a hill
Most people seem to think incest is rampant.
Everyone likes basketball

I can't think of anymore.

What is true:
The education system isn't very great.
The people in the eastern part of the state are very nice people.
The eastern part of the state is/was a different culture than the rest of the U. S. and was destroyed with the help of the media.
Marsyas
QUOTE (trumpetperson @ May 13 2004, 12:46 PM)
What is true:
The education system isn't very great.
The people in the eastern part of the state are very nice people.
The eastern part of the state is/was a different culture than the rest of the U. S. and was destroyed with the help of the media.

Ugh...don't get me started on education. Everyone say it with me now: KERA sucks. Everyone: "KERA sucks" Very good!

As an Eastern Kentuckian, I thank you. happy.gif

And no, it isn't totally destroyed...take it from someone who volunteered with the Morehead Chamber of Commerce...we're trying to keep a hold of our roots. Well, the good roots at least. We're still a really poor area of the state though, but that has been improving quite a bit. We're on the up and up. happy.gif

Hehe...you're from the western part aren't you? I can't remember...
Tigersong
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Some folks view Canadians as people who hunt, play hockey, say "eh" at the end of every sentence and build igloos in the harsh Canadian winters that last from August to June


That's not what we do? tongue.gif

Also, Canadians are supposed to be really, really, really, really polite. And we all drive dogsleds. I didn't know the hunting thing was a Canadian stereotype.

And not just hockey... CURLING! The sport of fat kings!
tptcow
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And no, it isn't totally destroyed...take it from someone who volunteered with the Morehead Chamber of Commerce...we're trying to keep a hold of our roots. Well, the good roots at least. We're still a really poor area of the state though, but that has been improving quite a bit. We're on the up and up.


Good, I'm glad its not completely destroyed.

I am from the midwestern part of the state, but my grandparents and a few of my aunts and uncles were born in Whitley Co. (southeastern Ky). So, I do have some connection...smile.gif
Mutilation
Don't get me started on Angus McScott...
franken-sarah
QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ May 13 2004, 04:25 PM)
...but we are very snooty, eat caviar lots and have afternoon tea with the vicar on a regular basis with little sandwiches, we also say things like cheerio, pip pip, and and old boy lots (e.g. pip pip, cheerio old boy)

Good show old chap! Care to join me for a spot of tiffin on the lawn after cricket, what?? wink.gif
CommieBastard
QUOTE (Tigersong @ May 13 2004, 07:40 PM)
Also, Canadians are supposed to be really, really, really, really polite.

That's us Brits too tongue.gif

We also all live in castles. Most of us are titled nobility of some form or other. My butler is named Jeeves.
Cath Sparrow
Oh Jolly Hockey Sticks! What fun!!
franken-sarah
QUOTE (CommieBastard @ May 13 2004, 07:32 PM)
My butler is named Jeeves.

How jolly useful... may I ask him a question???? wink.gif

Oh, and English girls all play hockey too, hence Cath's jolly hockey-stick!!
Polocrunch
Ah, my British ancestry has provided me with a wealth of cultural and national stereotypes:

Germans:
They fall into one of three categories: Humourless, sullen and efficient industrialists; Nazis; and beer-swilling, sausage-eating, lederhosen-wearing cheerful Bavarians.

The French:
Snail-eating, frog-leg-munching, cheese-eating, hairy-armpitted, sexy, corrupt, funny-accented, beret-wearing, pretentious, arrogant surrender-monkeys.

The Dutch:
They all wear leather, do drugs, speak with a really silly accent (a recent advert for Grolsch used the slogan "Shhhtop! Thish beer ish not ready yet!"), f--k around with members of the same sex, live in windmills and talk straight to the annoyance of everyone.

Belgians:
Boring. Really, really boring. And possibly smelly.

Italians:
They all ride mopeds and have great sex. And they say "ciao" a lot. And they can't hold a government together for love or money.

Swedes:
Invariably blonde. Apparently there are lots of lesbian twins out there. That might just be a figment of the British porn industry's imagination, though.

Ethiopians:
Hungry and emaciated. Thank Christian Aid for that one.

Russians:
Vodka-swilling, corrupt Communists. Ah, the legacy of the Cold War never dies.

Australians:
They surf, they say "G'day, mate" all the time and they drink only beer. Even their kids. No exceptions. Probably by law.

The Japanese:
They speak with a funny accent, they all live in tiny apartments, and they're all very weird. Japanese TV imports prove this to be entirely true.

Mericans:
Oh, there're just too many to go through in one post. Just one then: you're all gun-crazy.

The Irish:
Irish people are constantly drunk, usually stupid and have the funniest accent ever. To be sure, to be sure, to be sure.

The Welsh:
Sheep-shaggers the lot of them.

Scots:
None of them wear pants, but they still insist on wearing kilts on windy moors. Glaswegians have impenetrable accents.


That's all the bigotry I can think of for now!
Polocrunch
QUOTE (CommieBastard @ May 13 2004, 07:32 PM)
We also all live in castles. Most of us are titled nobility of some form or other. My butler is named Jeeves.

All of my friends are called Charles, Alfred and Harold. My secretary is called Jenkins. My wife's name is Henrietta, and my childhood friend is known affectionately as "Biggles".
Tigersong
QUOTE (CommieBastard @ May 13 2004, 01:32 PM)
QUOTE (Tigersong @ May 13 2004, 07:40 PM)
Also, Canadians are supposed to be really, really, really, really polite.

That's us Brits too tongue.gif

We also all live in castles. Most of us are titled nobility of some form or other. My butler is named Jeeves.

Righto, old chap.

My Butler can beat up your Butler. Er, yes.

Naw, you Brits aren't polite. You're snobs. There's a difference.
Polocrunch
Oh be quiet, you colonial upstart.
Snugglebum the Destroyer
Red heads... (ohh, this will end in tears)

I am actually, a natural redhead. And there is this thing that we are fiery. And I'm not.

Okay, I have a short temper and now and again certain things will make me EXPLODE for no apparent reason. I mean really go bug shit. But I'm not sure that it counts as a stereotype...

Nah - I'm talking bull crap - it's so true. I'm a psycho... I love it...

What???

Come here and say that....

biggrin.gif
CommieBastard
By blood I am a quarter-German, half-English, and three-eighths Irish. The extra eighth accounts for my body mass. I have an Irish given name, an English surname, and a German pseudonym. So a considerable amount of this applies to me.

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beer-swilling, sausage-eating, lederhosen-wearing cheerful Bavarians


My German grandmother is from North Germany and detests Bavarians, but apart from that...
Righteous
That's quite a list, Polo. Wow. I'll have to ask my granddad for more (he's from Cupar).

As for the black thing, yes the stereotype is that they love fried chicken and watermelon and Colt 45 (possibly in the same meal). According to the stereotype, they will slit your throat for a quarter or not work and rely on food stamps. And of course, all of us southerners hate black folks.

Oh, and southerners really are gun-crazy and hate 'em kwurs. I hate all 'em kwurs. Oh, and we all watch NASCAR and say "I tell you whut" at the end of each paragraph.

EDIT: Oh, and I can't stress enough our love for the Confederate flag. I have one flying in my parent's front yard, one in my winder, one in my pickup, one on my wall and one under my bed just in case.
Sir Maxerpopple
Here's the stereotypes I have

Polaks(it is that, not Poles)--Idiots, stupid, screen door submarines

Jews--Hook nosed money hoarders

Armenians--Women are harier than the men

Americans--Like the Polaks, minus the submarines

Puerto Rican, Mexican, Cuban, and South American 20-30 year old women--"Oh no you di'inn't"

Philipinos--Dog eaters

I personally see little problems with humor like this, as long as it remains humor. In closed circles, jokes are fine. Bashing is not.
Silver Star Angel of Da Towers
People often think Mexicans are cheap laborers who are really short, some people think Italians run around eating pizza, joining the Mafia, and saying "Mamma Mia!" all the time. People think New York City people are rude, impatient, and loud (not all of us anyway). People also think Bronxites are all drug dealers, murderers, or J. Lo wannabes.
Sir Maxerpopple
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People think New York City people are rude, impatient, and loud (not all of us anyway).
Yes we are. And we are damn proud of it. We also love to say "New York is the greatest city in the world", and if you're a Woody Allen romantic like myself, it is.

Now get out of my way old lady I have to get to work.
I don't care if you're on oxygen, get out of the frikkin way!!!!!!!!!!!!!
markslut
Anyone seen the TV show Allo Allow

The English are 'what what' and dim

The French are Sex Mad and Cowards

The Germans are corrupt and very perverse

The Italian Army is lazy and their Capitan is always on the pull

Languages are conveyed by accents
Kamaradi
I'm southern and black, so I suppose I hate myself...?
Righteous
QUOTE (Kamaradi @ May 13 2004, 04:46 PM)
I'm southern and black, so I suppose I hate myself...?

No, southern black folks don't hate themselves. Instead they hate crackers like me who get eagals and Confederate flags tatooed on their arms.
TigerLily013
QUOTE (The Lorax @ May 13 2004, 11:29 AM)
...and no SPS--you, at the very least are not snooty.

...AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

*ahem*

...carry on!

[/spam]
Kamaradi
Ah. Well thanks for clearing that up for me biggrin.gif
monkey_called_narth
Illinois is not a state... its a city called "Chicago"...
Sir Psycho Sexy
QUOTE (TigerLily013 @ May 13 2004, 10:36 PM)
QUOTE (The Lorax @ May 13 2004, 11:29 AM)

...and no SPS--you, at the very least are not snooty.

...AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

*ahem*

...carry on!

[/spam]

i never thought you had it in you......i'm impressed wink.gif
EvilSpork
Hmm...

I suppose it would be that, since I live in the UP (upper penninsula of michigan that is), I'm a "yooper" and I wear boots, jeans and flannel and talk like this (a bumper sticker that people have around here) : Say ya' to da' UP eh?
Righteous
If you watch anything by Jeff Foxworthy, the vast majority of it is true, especially the redneck words like "wichadidja."

"You didn't bring yer trailer hitch wichadidja?"

And there sure are a lot of folks who say "lernt" (southern vernacular for "learned") instead of "taught."

"My daddy learnt me hadda fish and he lert me hadda clean them fish. Then he lernt me hadda train them there dogs an hadda raise them there dogs."

And yes, wen we go fishing, we to enjoy wearing flannel shirts and Budweiser baseball caps and chew on Redman or Coppenhagen while talikng about cars, Ford of Chevy only and never at the same time.
Sir Maxerpopple
If you've got a complete set of salad bowls that all say Cool Whip on the side...you might be a redneck.

Jeff I love you.
gothictheysay
Illinois is TOO a state. 'Cause I live in it. laugh.gif So many people think Chicago is so awesome too. Err, not really.

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Jews--Hook nosed money hoarders


That would be me at the mall spending $70 yep! tongue.gif

You guys took all mine...
Sir Maxerpopple
Well, I am a jewish hook nosed money hoarder...but that doesn't make it right. laugh.gif
Righteous
QUOTE (Sir Maxerpopple @ May 13 2004, 08:12 PM)
If you've got a complete set of salad bowls that all say Cool Whip on the side...you might be a redneck.

If you've ever had a beer at a funeral service, you might be a redneck.
monkey_called_narth
QUOTE (gothictheysay @ May 13 2004, 07:14 PM)
Illinois is TOO a state. 'Cause I live in it. laugh.gif So many people think Chicago is so awesome too. Err, not really.

i know... but a unbelivible amount of eople that ask me where i live follow up with "oh your from chicago?" *beats head on desk*

/spam
Sir Psycho Sexy
QUOTE (Righteous @ May 14 2004, 01:16 AM)
QUOTE (Sir Maxerpopple @ May 13 2004, 08:12 PM)
If you've got a complete set of salad bowls that all say Cool Whip on the side...you might be a redneck.

If you've ever had a beer at a funeral service, you might be a redneck.

nonsense we had a little party in my grandads garden after his service (wasn't a funeral, more celebration of life) there was beer and other such stuff, it was a good time considering

oh and this village, you weren't judged by the number of cars you had, but on the number of horses tongue.gif
Righteous
I'm talking about during the service in the curch. The preacher gets done talking and you hear a psssh-tock then you turn to Uncle Rich in the back holding a can of Budweiser saying, "Whut?"
LoLo
QUOTE (The Lorax @ May 13 2004, 08:19 AM)
......that's just not nice. But i would hope that they did. or the countrty would smell of B.O.

ANYWAY

Some stereotypes could be correct like:

Californians really CAN'T drive! I mean JESUS CHRIST that was awful! ><

/spam

I've never felt safer on the road in any state other than California thank you very much.

(may add some stuff when I finish reading the thread)

Edit:

British people are all huffy and stuck up but I think that one was covered already. British people do not like to express emotion. Quote from the movie What A Girl Wants "I don't hug I'm British."

Australians hang out in the outback chasing boomerangs, kangaroos, and hunting down crocodiles. They also really love wearing snake skin and necklaces made of teeth. Also they drink Fosters like it was water.

Canadians are polite, say ehh and aboot, and they go into one of two careers, hockey or canadian mounted police. Those in hockey are missing teeth and often compete with people from the southern US for the amount of teeth missing.

Japanese people are smart and basically go around like they have a stick up their ass.

Mexicans are lazy, drink a lot, and main staples for eating are guacamole and refried beans. (If I actually believed this or said this outloud even as a joke I would normally smack myself around for stupidity.)

French people drink a lot of wine, and are hairy sluts.

Italians can't get enough of noodles, and the men have really hairy chests and backs.

Americans, have so many stereotypes so I'll work from east to west.

New Yorkers are rude and walk everywhere.

Floridians are either a bunch of old people who are retired to the beach or a bunch of oiled up half naked homosexuals.

People in the south are stupid imbread people who chew, smoke, drink, are missing tons of teeth and say y'all a lot. Also they really like to thump their bibles.

People up north are a bunch of rich hoity toity yankees who think they are better than anyone else in the world.

Utah is filled with a bunch of Mormons who just have large families and multiple wives.

If you are from Washington or Oregon you are probably just a lazy pot smoker who seems to never get away from the snow and really hate Californians because they think they are going to try and take over their state.

I think I know the Californian stereotypes best. They all are a bunch of fruits and nuts. Everyone is either gay, a surfer, a valley girl, some strange person who walks around in leather and chains, or a hippie. We all overuse the words like, dude, and awesome too much and we all know how to surf. No matter what part of the state we're in we always live on the beach and surf the days away. We're also all blonde and tan.

An overall American woman stereotype is that we're all easy and love oral sex. That one may be true for a lot of us though. laugh.gif

I do not believe in any one of these stereotypes.

Edit again:

All Americans own SUV's and spend their free time driving them.

People from Louisiana spend all their time wearing funny masks and showing their breasts for bead.
Polocrunch
Oh, yeah - SUVs! Every Merican mother is a "soccer-mom", drives an SUV and shouts "get off the road!" at passersby.
Pab
- All English people MUST stop everything at 5pm and have tea on the lawn served by commies butler with a silver tea set

- All english people personally know Lady Di

- English people eat jelly with mint sauce (like toothpaste) on roast beef that has been cooked for 11 hours and needs a chainsaw to cut (I never dared tell them abut the xmas cake)

- All english people live in castles (its not just Eddie Izzard)

- Scandinavians have sex ALL. THE. TIME. That is all they do (you'd think there'd be more of'em by now)

- Germans are punctual to within 3 seconds

- Swiss are sloooooowwwwwwww peeeeeepppppppllllllleeeee (a bit like the cah-nah-dah thing)

- French are (not to put too fine a point on it) all arseholes, and disagree to everything on principle

- Spanish (in the south) get up at 3pm, have some tapas and a glass of sherry, go have a siesta, then get up again at 9pm to go have a glass or 2 of sherry and some tapas, then eat dinner at 1am in huge groups of screaming spanishness, kids everywhere

- Scottish people have a ghost each

- Canadians have a mounty police each, but otherwise are just americans with snowballs, end of story

- Dutch all smoke spliffs all day and have loads of zits

- Americans ALL come from the south, or NY.

- American pickups come with standard factory-fitted rifle-racks. American cars are pickups.

- Mexicans sit with their backs against a wall of a run-down white painted building made of dust, and thats all they do

- Argentinians will do anything to justify that they brought something to the world, against all odds, and are the most arrogant b'stards ever anywhere

- Brazilians do Samba, only talk about how hot the sun is, play football on the beach, in the streets, in elevators ... you name it, somebody's playing football on it ... and look mighty fine in a tanga

- Belgians ... just don't count ... at all ... what belgians?

- Italians (men) will have their hand down your shirt within 2 minutes of meeting you

- Italian (women) don't shag ... anybody ... ever ... but are really hot

- New York Italians speak english with the THICKEST italian accents, but don't speak a word of italian

- Japanese people have cameras installed around thier necks at birth, and smile, smile, smile ..


This isnt really a stereotype, but when I was at school, after summer holidays, this kid came up to me to explain what a crappy time he had had for 2 weeks in the UK on an exchange program ... "... and I went into a restaurant, and they only served chips and a sort of fish, and .. and .. and .. they served it in NEWSPAPER!! ... and ... and ... and ... there weren't even any TABLES!!!!!! "
Sir Psycho Sexy
QUOTE (LoLo @ May 14 2004, 01:59 AM)
Also they drink Fosters like it was water.

It is water.....well in this country it is anyway

Never heard the joke?
Why is Fosters like shagging in a canoe?

They're both f-cking close to water!! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif tongue.gif tongue.gif tongue.gif
ravein
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There are plenty of southern stereotypes, most of which are grounded in truth. Southerners in general really do like to hunt, fish, work on cars, go to church on Sunday where we'd be forgiven for all the sins we've done over the week, drink Natural Light beer and Jack Daniels on the front porch from lunchtime until about ten, barbeque, drive our pickups with all six young'uns the back and giant-ass tires, fly our Confederate flags, go to Wal*Mart to do all our shopping, eat taters, decorate our trailers with posters of women in bikinis next to cars, shoot stuff in the back yard, eat grits, watch football (the Amerikin kahnd, not that pussy soccer sheeut) in our buddy's garage, train our three or four dogs we love more than the rest of our family, wear hunting camo when we're not hunting and smoke Marlboro Reds.


I hate those stereotypes.. yes you will find those people in the south.. but you will also find them up north, and in the west.. the only thing that changes is the beer they drink. What you have described is called a red neck. Not a southerner. You will find that most southerners are very polite, and generous people (at least in North Carolina) with extremely high work ethics. They may have skewed views of patriotism and politics.. but it is not out of hate. It is due to pride and the tradition of the region. Most southerners I know are very liberal.. and very understanding of other cultures and life styles.. I personally am very glad I grew up in the south.. now if you are refering to Florida.. in North Carolina we really dont consider them a southren state.. they are a theme park in the south tongue.gif

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People from Louisiana spend all their time wearing funny masks and showing their breasts for bead.

ohmy.gif Thats not true????? laugh.gif
LoLo
QUOTE (ravein @ May 14 2004, 05:35 AM)
now if you are refering to Florida.. in North Carolina we really dont consider them a southren state.. they are a theme park in the south tongue.gif

I got that feeling too when I lived in Tennessee.
Righteous
QUOTE (ravein @ May 14 2004, 08:35 AM)
now if you are refering to Florida.. in North Carolina we really dont consider them a southren state.. they are a theme park in the south

If you've ever been to Fernandina Beach, you realize that it's basically like Southern Georgia as it takes more time to get from here to I-95 than fron 95 to Kingsland.
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