Hey Pandas, Post The Biggest Stereotype About Your Country (Closed)
Every country has a stereotype, not denying that. Mention that stereotype and bust it?
For my country is USA every lone thinks that we are fat and dumb and mean
IN LITERALLY JUST A KID I HAVENT DONE ANYTHING YET
Ireland: everyone has red hair, is constantly drunk, only eats potatoes and wears green. No one says “top o’ the morning” ever except sarcastically. Not everyone is a farmer. Also: if you were born in the USA and your ancestor moved there in famine times (1845 to 1850) don’t call yourself Irish. You have Irish ancestry. All it does is piss of Actual Irish people. I think being Irish is having Irish citizenship. Thank you for putting up with my rant.
In the US- that every white person is racist and we’re lazy entitled and rude. Not so. And we DO NOT all support Trump. Most of us hate him and are embarrassed by him.
That all Americans are all about guns and fighting and indepence and that were all fat or dumb or assholes in general. Like, that's a really horrible stereotype.
That we are all terrorists living in a war zone, constantly picking a fight with our neighbor country, and we oppress our women.
Our state religion may be Islam, but we are a republic. Our Constitution recognizes women as equal to men, and our parliament even has a certain number of seats that are designated to be occupied by women and non Muslims. Speaking of our Parliament, it was the first Parliament building in the whole world to run entirely on renewable energy. Our country has made large strides in becoming safer over the past decade, such that we were even featured as a destination to visit by Condé Nast. Though we may still be at odds with our neighbor country, our relationship has become very stable. Even right now, as there is much protest across the country for removing the former Prime Minister and against the new leadership, the protests are peaceful. Our country is not what the media says it is.
That we speak like the queen and drink tea all the time
we're poor and need water,need food and help from other countries.
1We don't always eat Fondue and Raclett
2.Not everyone of us is rich (there are poor people to in Switzerland)
3 Not everyone of us works in a bank
All of us are nice and will automatically think we are in the wrong
Fancy a brew? Put the kettle on!
We drink vodka day in and day out, it's very cold and everyone is a super conservative Catholic.
I'm a queer atheist and so are most of my friends. I know no one who drinks vodka (or any alcohol for that matter) in large amounts (actually, drunk foreigners are the loudest group downtown during vacation period) and we have a moderate climate here with temperatures during the summer easily hitting the 30°C/86F mark.
Tulips, windmills, wooden shoes, prostitution, oh and that everyone in the country is high all the time on weed or ecstasy or both.
NZ. That our menfolk only fornicate with sheep. It's not true. We have other farm animals as well.
That we are all loud, fat, and carry guns wherever we go.
Everyone here loves Mcdonalds and owning guns and everyone is worked up about politics.
Our entire country is developed, with ugly cities and freeways. No, we've got some great national parks and A LOT of them, and 12% of our land is federally protected. That makes up 10% of all the protected land on Earth. Also, not everyone is fat, gun-toting, rude, and stupid. If you do see people like that, then okay, there are people like that, BUT NOT EVERYONE. Just don't assume.
Um...I think i speak for all canadians about this...WTF is a "canadian" accent.
Maple syrup is something we put on our pancakes...not bathe in
We are not North Dakota
I live in an apartment (not an igloo)
We don't all play hockey
We do not RUN ON POUTINE
My french is horrible and not everyone speaks it
There are some COMPLETE ASSHOLES HERE, WE'RE NOT ALL NICE
and polar bears are deadly...not house pets
FRANCE. we are not assholes. only parisians lol
That Chile is a tropical paradise! I live in the UK, and when I tell people that I come from Chile, they always ask me if I miss the heat! I come from the south of Chile which has a weather more similar to Scotland than Barbados!
That the only thing in Japan is anime or hentai we have normal tv
for El salvador its that there arent even people there anymore just gang members and thieves. not true, our country's new government has been getting rid of all the gangs and is punishing all the members. our economy is advancing more and more by the day.
Beer, Brezel and Lederhosen
People think that America is all about:
Play Video Games
But us USAers sometimes do that but we also like to: Swim,Bike,Ski,Hike,Go Boating, Go to Theme parks, Go to museums, and also go visit historical sites that our history was made from those places. So yes SOME Americans may be fat, or lazy or sit around or shop all the time but some americans also like to do those things
For my country people think we go to school/work or anywhere riding kangaroos!!
what? no we just use our crocodiles and koalas to get to places
in truth we use cars and bikes like normal people.
That we have bad teeth, we're ranked 4th in the world for the healthiest teeth, 5 places above America.
It's always cold. Nope, we may have up to 30 degrees celsius on summers.
We are silent and shy. Yes, partially true, but there's the people who chit chat with strangers in elevators or on a bus stop.
Bacon,eggs,beans,mushrooms, sausage, black pudding, fried slice,tomatoes, toast and jam with a pot of tea. And fish,chips,mushy peas,battered sausage, gravy and bread and butter. Another pot of tea. The time in-between is spent at the pub
RED, WHITE AND BLUE!
GUNS AND BEER AND FIREWORKS!
Brazil: a gigantic jungle populated by naked black women where it is Carnaval all year round.
Guns. Not wrong in my state a 3 year old was killed in cross fire on a freeway and a 9 year old was shot on accident while waiting for the Easter bunny in a mall
Not me but for all East Asians
STOP GROUPING US ALL AS CHINESE WHEN WE LOOK COMPLETELY DIFFERENT AND OUR LANGUAGES ARE COMPLETELY UNINTELLIGIBLE WITH EACH OTHER
STOP ACTING LIKE YOU KNOW THE LANGUAGE WHEN YOU ARE S**T AT IT
EVEN HONG KONG AND MACAU ARE CULTURALLY DIFFERENT FROM CHINA LET ALONE SOUTH KOREA AND JAPAN
uʍop-ǝpᴉsdn ǝʌᴉʅ ǝʍ uɐǝɯ ʇ╻usǝop ɐᴉʅɐɹʇsn∀ uᴉ ǝʌᴉʅ I ǝsnɐɔǝq ʇsnᒋ
That we're all ginger, wear kilts all the time and have a super heavy accent (You'll find the accent in quite a lot of places but it's mainly just people who grew up in a certain area sneaking "wee" into a sentence)
Also we do have sh*t weather but it's not like the Arctic circle all the time
That all Uruguayans just eat meat and drink mate
U.S. here, we aren't fat, McDonalds eating, gun totting, jerks (well, most of us😄)
That all we care about is being an engineer/doctor, live-love-talk curry, and we all speak one single language. Also our heads are like bobbleheads
We live in huts, there are lots of wild animals, and we are super poor and hungry when we aren't criminalising each other. (South Africa). Facts: we have the tallest buildings in Africa, our largest city region (Gauteng) is about 14m people with 3-4 centres containing skyscrapers - more than London for sure. Our economy is about ⅓ of the entire continent. We are major suppliers of platinum, uranium, diamonds and gold. We have zoos. The wild animals are in game parks. 40% of our population is super-poor and about 5% are rich (two servants, three cars, large house, pool, overseas holidays... that kind of rich). Crime is however, high.
TEXAS! NOT everyone owns a ranch, rides a horse or have oil wells in their yard. And in Texas we have our own music - Texas Swing, Blues and Rock. Everyone does NOT drive a Hummer, a Jeep or a pick up truck. And we don't wear cowboy boots and hats everywhere. (Well, some do, but that's just for the tourists)
Ladies wear long frilly gowns and dance with castagnettes while men play the guitar and clap theur hands. Also, people drink wine all day and have super long siestas. Obviously, not much work gets done.
We all carry guns.
Now for where I live
The city is NOT a concrete jungle
3/4 of the city is nature
I live in Australia and other country’s are super stereotypical about us,
1. Apparently we love Vegemite and eat it 24/7 this is not true Vegemite is very salty
2.we are known to wear tank tops/singlets all the time, we do not, some people do when it’s hot but 99% of people don’t do this
It’s not the biggest, but it exists and I hate it. My parents are from India, and the biggest stereotype is that Indians are dumb. Cause they don’t know English. Hell, they’re probably smarter than you.
Scotland that we drink loads all the time, all enjoy haggis, live in the countryside in a time warp with no modern stuff and the men all wear kilts
I live in the US a little bit into the south, and I AM NOT A HILLBILLY!!!
Germany: we are all Nazis who hate the Jewish and drink beer and wear lederhosen. We are all assumed to be violent by the way German sounds
Crocodiles and alligators. Same same but different, right? Wrong. I feel like other countries don't realise how big crocs are. Crocs get up to 7-8 metres (no freedom units sorry). They could probably slap slenderman in the face and would definitely give SCP-682 a run for its money.
We don't do 'shrimp on the barbie.' I have never heard any Australian say this for any reason other than satire. I have however, had it said to me by various Americans, English people, British people, etc etc. Also, we don't really do shrimp either. We do prawns.
We don't all live in the bush/our country isn't just a giant desert. Well it kinda is (driest inhabited continent right here), but its certainly not all desert. I, for example, live right next to a giant river. And the NT isn't actually that dry.
Not everyone has a barbecue. We mostly use normal ovens.
Some people here don't like Vegemite
And finally, although im pretty sure that the only person who doesn't know this is my cousin, Drop-bears? Not a thing. Koalas can attack you but won't purposely drop onto you with the intent of causing you harm. Don't get me wrong though, when my cousin visits, and she will, once my b***h of an aunt finally dies/gets divorced, i will be maintaining the myth with a strong sense of genuine belief. But that's just me.
Every girl have to marry and have a child or she's a b####
America 🇺🇸- a place where everyone has guns and is dumb and is bloodthirsty and ready to destroy other countries and discriminates other people on money, race, and gender, and money. First of all, America has one of the highest if not the highest quality education. Not everyone has guns, and discrimination has next to ended. We don’t want other countries to fall, even though America’s actions might not seem like it. And America can change quickly and overnight when it tries.
That there are kangaroos and emus wandering down every street
That there are rules to AFL (apparently there are but nobody knows them apart from the umpires)
That all our fauna will kill you- well the roos, emus, crocs and snakes will give it a damn good try if you give them the chance. The environment is probably more likely to kill you.
Not everyone lives in "the bush"- to quote Billy Connolly "if the truth be known it's actually bushes"
It's hot everywhere all the time (yes, some places regularly get to, or above, 45°C for many days running in summer but there are places that regularly get sufficient snow that there are ski resorts).
You can't do a day trip from Perth to Sydney (3290km)/Melbourne (2700km).
Apparently everyone from Taiwan hates China and Korea.
Poland: We are all basically angry Russians because we are near Russia and it is a cold wasteland
all we eat is meat, cake, potatoesand drink hard alcohol all day
USA: Years ago, our regional High School hosted a group of French students for two weeks. The teacher/chaperone stayed at our home. She confessed to being a French woman who doesn't drink wine; she did not like it. Then she admitted that she was surprised to eat fruits and vegetables daily. She expected we would serve hamburgers every night for dinner. Two stereotypes dismantled!
NZ here -- First off, we don't all play rugby or even watch rugby. Admittedly I'm a woman and we don't get that as much, but not all NZ men like rugby either; my dad doesn't.
Also, we don't commit b********y; that's just gross!
We don't say, "pack a sad", IDK what that even means.
that everyone in the u.s. are assholes. yes, most of us are, but not all of us!
we ride kangaroos to school (how tf would you ride a kangaroo?)
That all of us are blonde and very introverted. Also that polar bears walk around everywhere (old thing though). Oh and yeah, recently I heard we apparently have reached equality between genders. Lol. (No we haven't and I would rather want equity anyway)
U.K - we don't all drink tea or speak like the queen ( first monarch ever to get to 70 years ruling ) and we won't kill you if you refuse a cuppa. Also, while there are a couple of maniacs running around, most of us are nice and will point you in the right direction if your lost!
All White South Africans are racist - I was born at the end of apartheid and went to school with all races. I never knew we were so hated until after I left school. It’s sad because I had great racially diverse friends in school and then once we all went to university they didn’t want to know me.
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands: I still can't believe that to this day, many people still don't believe that we're US citizens, and that Saipan is a US Territory. Many online stores won't ship here because they claim to ship to the US only. Hello??? We are part of the United States, we have a USPS. I mean come on. Looks like we need a refresher course about the World War II and US' capture of the islands.
That we f**k sheep (Wales, UK)
I'm Iranian and many people think that we're all poor and super religious, it's not like that at all! And we also don't speak Arabic, We speak Persian !
USA: Every old man here is a Trump-loving alcoholic who likes to shove their shirt to far into their shorts, but no, in fact I know many old men that have decency.
Us aussies are stereotyped like this:
We all eat vegemite
We all wear thongs
We al wear weird hats with corks
We all say G`day mate
Yeah we do but not all the time
JESUS CHRIST LEARN MORE ABOUT US BEFORE JUMPING TO CONCULSIONS
Canada - Move here! - If you want free medicare, a 3-party system that allows for governmental change and senators that aren't on the boon-doggle for life. However if you want to stay where you are - vote! First of all vote Anything but Republican. Then when you have there attention form a third party called Equity, which supports relieving poverty in the states, taxing Billionaires excessively - basically treating the rich like the poor have been treated forever.
USA: Everybody owns a gun and eats lots of red meat. I do not own a gun and am a vegetarian. I have family members who are vegan.
Not all Egyptians are black, nor are they all white! It’s called racism. My own friends thought I was Canadian because of my skin and manners. I honestly kinda think that was a compliment tho…
We love our guns, but to us they're a tool, to be used cleaned and put away. A lot of us have 3 to 5.
We can go as low as -50 or worse without windchill, but that doesn't always mean a lot of snow, that's locational... and yes some areas can get 40 feet over a winter season.
We can also get as high as 50 in summers, we are a country of weather extremes.
Why yes, we do love our beer, maple syrup, back bacon, and poutine.
Sorry, not sorry... sorry is a multi-use word that has a law against using it as an admission of guilt. By the time we're all adults, we're conditioned to saying it . We use it instead of "what?" Or "pardon?".
We are polite, sure, but we're also sarcastic assholes... especially with our humour.
We are far more private about religion and politics than our neighbours to the south. Despite us being friendly and chatty.
Calling us part of the Americas is fine, but calling us American, is a deadly insult.
Our accents range from a posh Scottish or British, to a drawl, to French, it a fast mix of Scots and Irish. It varies a lot.
Living and Groningen up in 2 countries. I can say.
1. Not all americans have guns! Nor do we eat only fast food! Nor do we refuse to learn or speak a foreign language!
2. No I don't know Mr. Schmitt from munich (south), when I live in Hamburg, Germany (north)! No not All germans are nazis! Not everybody has a Kuckucksclock in they're living room.
Oh yeah, Americans are like, the worst country and all the people there are obese and they all swear and like, they're dumb and stuff...
No, we aren't. A lot of us are trying to improve our lifestyles and chose healthier options. They ALL swear? Well, like 50% of the population does, that is not most. Dumb? Most people who are on the internet in the US should not be there, we just don't argue, because that's pointless, we've learned from that.
I think that some of our TRUE flaws are healthcare, spoiled rich kids and their spineless parents, and too much reliance on factories, and gas/pollution related things. Please, other Americans, help us to make us not be viewed as a bad country.
I live in Texas in the USA and everyone thinks we own a dog, a keg of beer, a truck and at least ten head of cattle. I am from the neighboring state of Louisiana and I own none of the things I listed.
America: that regular citizens know everything there is to know about every country in the world, including cultural nuances, and that we as individuals can do something about problems that countries face. Because our government is involved in so much, it's easy to forget that regular citizens are working, taking care of our families and homes, etc., and it takes up all of our time, just like everywhere else. Solid odds that we learned little to nothing about your country in school, and we're now learning from the news (or worse, from social media) as adults. If the US is providing a country with any sort of financial aid, chances are it's my tax dollars paying for aid to a country that, even if I've heard of it, I can't find it on a map. Also, I'm not embarrassed if I can't find your country on a map, and I do not expect you to point out every single American state and territory on a map, because I think we all have better things to do.
I think we can all agree that this planet is choke full of dunderbutts. And that in reality we are not so far apart at the pot luck meal table of life. So perhaps we should spend time listening not just hearing (self included). Sending this with warmth, friendship, and a smile.
all we eat is meat, cake, potatoes and drink hard alcohol all day
USA - we have the best health care.