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National Traits - True or False?

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  1. lukefojut

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    National Traits - True or False?

    Hi guys.

    This isn't a country bashing thread, but rather a chance to explore national stereotypes with our collective tongues firmly in cheek. How it works is thus: List two national stereotypes associated with the country you hail from, one which must be true (in your eyes) and one that's definitely not.

    To get the ball rolling:

    Country: Scotland
    True: Scots are typically seen as binge drinking nutters (see Groundskeeper Willie!) The nutter thing is off the mark, but we do drink far too much :embarassed:
    False: Scots are rumoured to be skinflints. Total nonsense - official stats show that we give more to charity than our neighbours to the South and tip better, too :thumbsup:

    Anyone else?
     
  2. Tanooki

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    Re: National Traits - True or False?

    I totally didn't read the instructions. I was just going to point out that Brits have large ears. I'll let someone else handle USA.
     
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    Country: Netherlands
    False: We don't al smoke weed all day.(Only happens in Amsterdam)
    True: We have windmills, tullips and it really is flat here.
     
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    Re: National Traits - True or False?

    I added some rubbish



     
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    Country: England
    False: Contrary to popular belief, we DON'T talk in that posh, poncy accent, as some Americans I've spoke to seem to believe..
    True: We do drink loads of tea
     
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    Re: National Traits - True or False?

    this is going to get interesting
     
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    Re: National Traits - True or False?

    The US is too diverse to properly stereotype. The only truth I can think up, is that even our poor have cable TV, Microwaves and drive cars. Our homes are huge, our cars are huge, and I only have ancedotal evidence to this fact, but I've heard from several friends that our poop doesn't stink.

    As far as falsehoods, man, most of the stuff you hear people say about us is true for enough of the population that you'll never convince them otherwise.
     
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    Re: National Traits - True or False?

    I suppose those of us from the US could post about our states. Although last time I suggested something like that someone whined about how US states are like EU countries.
     
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    Re: National Traits - True or False?

    Country: Serbia
    False: Well, a lot. We are not barbarians, as usually presented in games/TV/movies.
    True: We do have really pretty girls.. (Thanks God!)
     
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    State: Iowa
    False: We're not all farmers/hicks
    True: You don't have to drive far to see corn and soybean fields. And the state's pretty flat.
     
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    Re: National Traits - True or False?

    So you really are all farmers and hicks? I knew it!



     
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    Re: National Traits - True or False?

    Canada, Eh.

    False: We are all lumberjacks.
    True: We Canadian men are better lovers.
     
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    Re: National Traits - True or False?

    Do you leave the flannel on, or take the flannel off?



     
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    Re: National Traits - True or False?

    We need names for verification.



     
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    Re: National Traits - True or False?

    Better than who, those woody guys that you fight with your axes? :rolleyes:


     
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    Re: National Traits - True or False?

    Are you and I the only two that understand that the statement labeled as false is not true?



     
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    Re: National Traits - True or False?

    I think they have trap chutes. :rolleyes:



     
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    Re: National Traits - True or False?

    Of what exactly? You left that open to pretty wide interpretation.



     
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    Re: National Traits - True or False?

    Hockey, of course.
     
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    Re: National Traits - True or False?

    Oy...

    I'll try again.
    State: Iowa
    False: Rumor is we're all hicks, farmers and red necks. Truth is we're not all like that.

    Better?
     

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