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Stereotypical australian:

1. Says "mate"
2. Always has can of beer in hand
3. Has lots of BBQ's
4. wears a singlet and really short shorts and flip-flops (i wish i could find ya's a pic)

I'm australian and none of the above applies to me... except I occassionally wear singlets (referring to my matazone profile pic) DOH!
Righteous
According to my Granddad, the stereotype of Scots all being booze-chugging drunks is absolutly true. It is for him, I know that. His loquor cabinate is an alcoholic library.
jicama
for canadians you're missing a few things:

we are very proud of having better beer than the americans and drink it almost as much as the aussies.

all meals consist of donuts, back bacon, poutine, and maple syrup.

we have no cities. only farms, log cabins in the middle of the woods, or igloos in the middle of no where.

we are all socialists.

as for stereotypes that canadians have about other canadians:

british columbia is full of pot smoking hippies. they also have a short and mild winter for which they must be hated.

albertans are a bunch of texan wannabe's with their big hats, loads of beef and oil and their non-socialist ways.

saskatchewan is flat, boring and full of wheat farms. also it has a funny name which must be mentioned as much as possible. saskatchewan!

manitoba is the same as sask, only not quite as flat. also it doesn't have the funny name so it is largely ignored by everyone.

ontario only has one city- toronto. it's big and everyone there thinks they're better than the rest of us.

quebec is populated by stuck up frenchies who smoke a lot, drive like maniacs and hate us silly english types.

new brunswick has no stereotypes because like manitoba, nobody remembers or cares that they exist. they are that dull.

nova scotia like ontario, only has one city- halifax, which is responsible for all the comedy shows on the cbc, but little else.

newfoundland is full of poor fishers who speak wiith an unintelligible accent who believe that labradour is canada's 11th province. also, everyone there wears goulashes. and those yellow rain coats with those silly matching hats.

prince edward island only has two occupations- potato farmer and anne of green gables souvenir seller.

yukon/nunavut/northwest territories are full of polar bears, igloos, snow mobiles, fishing shacks, shacks in general, and inuit who love to hunt.

finally, if the sentence "hey you hozer, i'll pull ya another 2-4 as long as you don't hork that last jelly on the chesterfield, eh?" makes sense, then you're probably canadian.
or if the sentence "all young children should drink lots of homo" doesn't mean something perverted for you, you may be canadian.
Polocrunch
There are only five places in America: California, New York, The South, Washington and Disneyland Florida. Everywhere else is just a myth. This legendary "everywhere else in the US" is sometimes given the name "Chicago".
Greeneyes
Don't forget how we english extend our little fingers when sipping our tea after eating scones (note the long 'O' sound), and always speak perfect english.
One has to keep up standards, dontyerknow?
Tigersong
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Also they really like to thump their bibles


On a sidenote, I recently saw a documentary on a black South African church. Now *they* were Bible-thumpers! Quite literally. They stand in church, beating their Bibles with their hands in time to the chanting/music, swaying back and forth and sining. It was really quite something to watch.

Sorry, a bit off topic...

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Why is Fosters like shagging in a canoe?

They're both f-cking close to water!!


Hoo boy. That's another stereotype for Canadian. You're not a true Canadian unless you know how to have sex in a canoe... tongue.gif

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manitoba is the same as sask, only not quite as flat. also it doesn't have the funny name so it is largely ignored by everyone.


Actually, Manitoba technically is *flatter* than Saskatchewan. But shhhh, don't tell them that. Also, I think it's hilarious that Manitobans call Saskatchewan "The Gap." As in "the gap between Manitoba and Alberta." I'm like... don't kid yourself. You're as insignificant as we are. You're part of the larger gap between Alberta and Ontario...

Why is Saskatchewan such a windy province? Because Alberta sucks and Manitoba blows... tongue.gif

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or if the sentence "all young children should drink lots of homo" doesn't mean something perverted for you, you may be canadian.


I am so entirely Canadian... it took me a few minutes to even get why that statement would be funny to others. It's so true! Homo fat is very important to developing bones and brains!
Sir Maxerpopple
Asians are really good at math, as well as rubics cubes. Okay that part has some truth for me, as my asian friend learned the FORMULA for solving a rubics cube.
Righteous
QUOTE (Sir Maxerpopple @ May 14 2004, 06:36 PM)
...my asian friend learned the FORMULA for solving a rubics cube.

Wuss.
gothictheysay
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as my asian friend learned the FORMULA for solving a rubics cube.


Well, my friend isn't asian and can solve a Rubik's cube, knowing the formula, in under a minute. So there. xD

err, anyway. All the people in the Middle East are poor, do terrible things to their women, live in a sandy area in a tent, have hoods on their clothes, and have millions of children which are also abused. Unfortunately it's amazing how many kids my age, and even a few adults, think some part of that is true. dry.gif
Righteous
Don't forget about Mexicans. They have thirteen or fourteen kids, no job and will steal anything that isn't bolted down.
Sir Psycho Sexy
errr....righteous, are we keeping to international stereotypes or slipping slightly into racism here?
Righteous
It's a stereotype prevolent here in the States. Sorry if I've offended anyone. That wasn't the intention.

If I were to say "southerners" or "northerners" instead, would I have gotten the same reaction? blink.gif Not to sound jackassy (if it ain't a word, it is now), but it's one of those things you have to look at from all sides.

These are things I think of when the TV is broken...And the TV's been broken a long time.
Polocrunch
QUOTE (Righteous @ May 15 2004, 04:10 PM)
Don't forget about Mexicans. They have thirteen or fourteen kids, no job and will steal anything that isn't bolted down.

They'll even steal the jobs of hardworking American Joes. Because you can't bolt a job down.
Ashley
QUOTE (jicama @ May 14 2004, 01:15 PM)
as for stereotypes that canadians have about other canadians:

british columbia is full of pot smoking hippies.  they also have a short and mild winter for which they must be hated.

albertans are a bunch of texan wannabe's with their big hats, loads of beef and oil and their non-socialist ways.

saskatchewan is flat, boring and full of wheat farms.  also it has a funny name which must be mentioned as much as possible.  saskatchewan!

manitoba is the same as sask, only not quite as flat.  also it doesn't have the funny name so it is largely ignored by everyone.

ontario only has one city- toronto.  it's big and everyone there thinks they're better than the rest of us.

quebec is populated by stuck up frenchies who smoke a lot, drive like maniacs and hate us silly english types.

new brunswick has no stereotypes because like manitoba, nobody remembers or cares that they exist.  they are that dull.

nova scotia like ontario, only has one city- halifax, which is responsible for all the comedy shows on the cbc, but little else.

newfoundland is full of poor fishers who speak wiith an unintelligible accent who believe that labradour is canada's 11th province.  also, everyone there wears goulashes.  and those yellow rain coats with those silly matching hats.

prince edward island only has two occupations- potato farmer and anne of green gables souvenir seller.

yukon/nunavut/northwest territories are full of polar bears, igloos, snow mobiles, fishing shacks, shacks in general, and inuit who love to hunt.

finally, if the sentence "hey you hozer, i'll pull ya another 2-4 as long as you don't hork that last jelly on the chesterfield, eh?" makes sense, then you're probably canadian.
or if the sentence "all young children should drink lots of homo" doesn't mean something perverted for you, you may be canadian.

Ack. Now I have the Toronto song stuck in my head.

"But . . . I hate Newfoundland 'cause they talk so weird
And Prince Edward Island is . . . too small.
Nova Scotia's dumb 'cause it's the name of a bank;
New Brunswick doesn't have a good mall!
Quebec is revolting and it makes me mad!
Ontario sucks . . . Ontario sucks.
"Manitoba's population density is 1.9 people per square kilometre! Isn't that stupid?!"
Saskatchewan is boring and the people are old!
And as for the territories . . .
They're too cold!
"And the only really good thing about the province of British Columbia is that it's right next to us!"
'Cause Alberta . . . a-a
Doesn't suck!
But Calgary does . . . !"
blink.gif

And apparently all newfoundlanders like fish.
Tigersong
Oh dearie me, this reminds me of when I was at a Canada-wide science fair back in grade 10. The first thing the Maritimers asked us when they met us was if, because we were from Saskatchewan, our families farmed. dry.gif

I then proceeded to ask if their dads were fishermen. tongue.gif
Phyllis
QUOTE (LoLo @ May 13 2004, 05:59 PM)
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.

Nooo. You never seem to get away from the RAIN. Because, you know, that tiny strip from the coast to about 150 miles inland obviously accounts for what both states are like. (Both states have about 500 more miles east of that, which of course must be just like Portland and Seattle).

Where I live technically doesn't exist. Pssh. Semiarid land in Oregon? Impossible! The whole state is constantly drenched with rain! The sun never shines!

And they hate Californians less in Washington. Mainly because they don't share a border with you and are at less risk for invasion. tongue.gif
Twitching
no one mentioned that american southerners all speak

really

really

slowly

and





pause halfway through their sentences.
Righteous
I hate to say it, but it's true.
Artemisia
Someone told me that all young female German tourists dress like prostitutes. Actually, they told me that after my Greek Art prof told me not to go to Turkey "dressed like a German tourist" and I didn't get why.

How about, all Chinese people, male or female, only weight 100 pounds and have an inherent ability to become actuaries?

And, though alluded to here earlier, no Central or Eastern European women shave their armpits? Hey, I know my cousins in Germany don't!

I heard that all Australians are on the beach, on pot, all the time. The whole country, the whole continent. And the men are divided into two groups....beach hotties and sheep cowboys.


Yeah, we Manitobans call Saskatchewan "The Gap" because we honestly just don't....ever.....think....about Saskatchewan. At all. Unless Air Farce makes a joke about it. Then we're like, oh yeah, that place separating us from Alberta. But, as Geoff said, Saskatchewanians are probably like that about Manitobans too.
Righteous
Don't forget that Asian folkd loooove rice. Mmm-mmm, bitch (a select few will get that). And the Japanese are always attacked by monsters and aliens and what-not.
Sir Maxerpopple
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Mmm-mmm, bitch (a select few will get that)
I assume you mean Dave Attel?

How many times will I have to hear people say "I'm Rick James, bitch." before my head explodes?
Righteous
It's "Chappelle." And indeed, it is and I am Rick James, bitch.
CommieBastard
All Asians are either martial arts experts or chefs, often both. Their third contribution to society is to shout "Ahhh! It is Godzilla! We must flee!"
Polocrunch
And to speak in bwoken Engrish!
Sir Maxerpopple
And say "1 dollar" really fast to peddle you goods.

Go to the NY subways and tell me you've never seen one of those guys. Though I will say their batteries are quite cheaper than the news stands.
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