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Old 02-12-2007, 10:08 AM   #1
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National character

I decided to create this thread because I'm interested in your thoughts about it. Some time ago I used to think that all the people are not different, that it doesn't depend on the country we live. But really: we all have different languages, culture, history, outlooks etc. For example, as I heard, the British are snobbish, arrogant, vain, unfriendly; the American are rude and materialistic; the Ukrainian are good-natured and a bit talkative but timid and shallow (I loathe shallow people).
Of course, we can't judge the person by the nation and country he comes from. It doesn't mean he possess every national quality.
So, what do you think? What other national character did you hear about?
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The Brits are snobbish, arrogant, vain, unfriendly, so are Americans, but atleast wer'e kool
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:49 PM   Lifetme Service Award Officer #3
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The Dutch are stingy, yet unnervingly friendly.
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Old 02-12-2007, 01:18 PM   #4
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The Dutch are stingy, yet unnervingly friendly.
i'm dutch
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so is leonie
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i'm dutch
I love the Dutch, and the aussie's, and my favorite person is from sweden, so I love them too.
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Germans don't laugh in public, Aussies laugh a lot in public, the French just don't laugh.
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Old 02-12-2007, 05:44 PM   Senior Registered Member #8
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White people wear khaki pants and don't like music.
Black people eat watermelons and fried chicken.
Indian people are terrorists.
Chinese people can't talk but are good at math.
Mexican people are lazy and fat.



YAAAAY I've always wanted to make a stereotype thread; I'm glad someone else did.
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Don't hold back Jake, let them all have it

I hear Germans and French don't bathe on a regular basis.
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No, that's the English, who are afraid of soap.
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Old 02-12-2007, 06:20 PM   KKWiki Contributer Senior Registered Member #11
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No, that's the English, who are afraid of soap.
Dam those Brits
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Not so much the English as Northerners Leonie. Don't label us all judging by the inhabitants of a shit hole like Nottingham. That'd be like judging us based on Ice.

We know what soap is. Dental floss, however, seems an alien concept to some Brits.
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All brits know what soap is.... its just some of us act on that knowledge.
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Yes. Those who do are called Southerners and those who don't are called Northerners.
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And midlanders use showergel.
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And all of you are rubbish at cricket and seem to have a masochistic desire for really, really BAD television - I read the beeb has ordered 90 odd episodes of a new neighbours style soap. Sounds ghastly.

In general Australians are good humoured and down to earth, willing to laugh at themselves and keen to take the piss. But we all seem to be fuming racists.
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Old 03-12-2007, 08:59 AM   #17
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White people wear khaki pants and don't like music.
Black people eat watermelons and fried chicken.
Indian people are terrorists.
Chinese people can't talk but are good at math.
Mexican people are lazy and fat.
LMAO! Watermelons! Black people also eat fufu and they smell of cocoa butter all the time!
Indian people are not the terrorists! (lol, only reasons why I replied to say this)
What u talking about, the Chinese dont stop yelling "dvds" at me where I live!
Americans are even lazier....and fatter.
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Americans from most places in what the coastal (New York & Los Angeles) refer as "flyover states" are the nicest people you'll ever meet.
There's an old joke about not being able to walk/jog in a small town because every car that passes will stop and ask you if you are alright/need a ride. We went for a walk this weekend in Alabama, and sure enough, someone pulled over to make sure we hadn't broken down or needed help. If you are broken down on the side of the road, people in New York will drive through a puddle on purpose to splash water on you and people in Los Angeles will shoot at you because you're in their way.
Seriously.

Oh, and loud noises will cause most French people to pick up their napkin and wave it.
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:14 PM   Senior Registered Member #19
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The Scottish being hateful, stingy and drunken.
The Irish being drunken.
Canadians being drunken and cold.
Russians being poor drunken, cold and mean
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:55 PM   Lifetme Service Award Officer #20
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Russians actually not all that mean, or drunk, though they make some mean vodka. Not necessarily poor either, although their idea of what constitutes a place suit for living seems to differ from mine. That said, it appears Northerners and me don't quite agree on that topic either.

Germans are lovely, except when they're in a foreign country. They aren't the most extrovert bunch, but they're pleasant once you do strike up a conversation.

Italians are hot-headed and easily offended, but they gave the world pizza, so it's OK. They will also try to charm the pants off you at all times.

The Spanish are incredibly friendly and helpful, and fantastically relaxed.
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