A lot of effort is put into decreasing the pervasiveness of stereotypes, for instance in the workplace. However, sometimes stereotypes bring entertainment: in sitcoms, they are commonly used as comedic devices. Think Kelly Bundy from "Married With Children" representing the dumb and sexually liberated blonde trope. The hurtful nature and the joy of reclaiming a stereotype is illustrated by plenty of sketches with the joke being that character realizes they are not close friends with someone after the person they teased with stereotypes gets offended.

One redditor, heisnberg97, posted on r/AskReddit "Without telling the name of your country, where do you live?" The post blew up, garnering nearly 49,000 upvotes and over 60,000 comments, detailing niche as well as broad hints at where people live. Vague ones such as "Cheese" were typically answered with: "Do you know how little that narrows it down?" BoredPanda selected some of the best responses, so we invite you to play along in the comments.

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#1

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" United States of America. We're not good at following instructions.

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May
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2 months ago

Clearly - the instructions were "without telling the name of the country..."

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#2

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" I prefer to stay neutral concerning this question.

turbotifi , Rick Bergstrom Report

Anonymous Person
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2 months ago

Switzerland

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#3

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" ǝɹǝɥ

SultanofShit , Michael Coghlan Report

DarkAngelNic
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2 months ago

Australia

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#4

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Are-Sole , Hanno Rathmann Report

Julia Weertman
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2 months ago

Wales

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#5

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" Vodka, bears, sadness

blorgasporgler , Daniel Hartmann Report

THE GREAT PAPYRUS
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2 months ago (edited)

Russia

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#6

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" The prince who always emails you

budge1988 , QuoteInspector.com Report

Maiun
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2 months ago

Nigeria ?

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#7

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" "Watch out, mate, there's a shark."

"No worries, one of the crocs'll get him."

Turrubul_Kuruman , James St. John Report

DidiRomski
Community Member
2 months ago

Australia lol

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#8

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" Made in ____

SheWhoUpvotes , Fredrik Rubensson Report

Anonymous Person
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2 months ago

China

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#9

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" I would literally die without my cheese, my wine and my baguette

kha-ci , stu_spivack Report

DarkAngelNic
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2 months ago

France

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#10

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" All roads lead to our capital

tomorrow509 , yoppy Report

Maiun
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2 months ago

Italy

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#11

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" Vampires

bossugica , Mike Carter Report

Maiun
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2 months ago

Romania (Transylvania)

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#12

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" People normally say we speak Spanish.

We don't.

KirboOfficial , Nick Kenrick Report

alwaysMispelled
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2 months ago

My immediate thought was Brazil.

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#13

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" Rammstein, no speed limit

Lzzzkkk09 , Ana Perugini Report

Flopsy
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2 months ago

Germany

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#14

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" We come from the land of the ice and snow, from the midnight sun and the hot springs flow!

SSPylsur , Unification France Report

James016
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2 months ago

Iceland is my first thought. Second was that these could be lyrics from Led Zeppelin’s The Immigrant Song.

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#15

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" My wife is a teacher and they are going to start wearing tennis shoes this year to be better prepared for active shooters.

wagbenson , Ken Bosma Report

DarkAngelNic
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2 months ago

'Merica

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#16

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" We lost a plane

dusty-vacuum , Ferran Pestaña Report

Chris Yuen
Community Member
2 months ago

Malaysia?

Peppy Piplup
Community Member
2 months ago

Or France. :(

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AngelWingsYT
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2 months ago

I snickered at the creativity of this but then felt bad cause...yea tgey lost a plane

LH25
Community Member
2 months ago

A small island in the tropics with a polar bear?

Potatogamers2
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2 months ago

I guess they're lost

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Karin
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2 months ago

Lots of countries have lost a plane This isn't unique enough.

Myriam Ickx
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1 month ago

The picture shows an Air France plane, so it's logical to assume the country is France. They lost a plane a few years back during a Rio de Janeiro/Paris flight.

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Bouthaina Van buuren
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2 months ago

I still spend nights awake thinking where the hell did that plane disappeared

Ryan Deschanel
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2 months ago

Malaysia

Sawdust
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2 months ago

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Ofer E
Community Member
2 months ago

AF 447. June 1st, 2009 :(

madameberlioz
Community Member
2 months ago

(Air)France

Tassenküchlein168
Community Member
2 months ago

Umm… it’s just spelled on the airplane?

Magicalmarilyn
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2 months ago

Malaysia

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#17

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" Fries, cycling, chocolate and beer, also waffles and comics

NBfoxC137 , irrational_cat Report

Marianne
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2 months ago

Great choice, actually. Makes me want to live in Belgium. 😉

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#18

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" We think we are better than everyone because we discovered democracy and haven't done much since.

neoides , Theresa Thompson Report

M M
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2 months ago

Greece

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#19

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" Kimchi

bokumbaphero , danny O. Report

Pennywise
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2 months ago

koreaAaaAaa

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#20

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" My country doesn’t show up on the map most of the time and we love Rugby

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Marianne
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2 months ago

New Zealand! I love your country!

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#21

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" World's only non-quadrilateral flag

gambit , McKay Savage Report

Maysha Rahman
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2 months ago

Nepal

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#22

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" We invented one of the most well known and versatile plastic toy products. Which are good for both kids and adults.

JEFF_ERNIE , wiredforlego Report

Danish Dynomummy
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2 months ago

Denmark (Lego)

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#23

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" f#&%ing vegemite

bye_tuesday_ , StephenMitchell Report

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 months ago

Australia

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#24

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" Borat damaged our international image

Dairbek , John Patrick Robichaud Report

XenoMurph
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2 months ago

Borat is from Kazakhstan, but the reputation he damaged was the US.

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#25

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" Paella, bullfighting, flamenco...

Lyncess , Leonardo Shinagawa Report

DarkAngelNic
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2 months ago

Spain

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#26

Haggis & Whisky

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DarkAngelNic
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2 months ago

Scotland!

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#27

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" Potato

Molasses-Street , Mike Mozart Report

DarkAngelNic
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2 months ago

Ireland.

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#28

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" We have a wall to our North to keep us out but most of us have no desire to move there.

SaGlamBear , Stefan van Bremen Report

Nubis Knight
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2 months ago

South Korea? Is there a wall?

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#29

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" Tequila

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DarkAngelNic
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2 months ago

Mexico!

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#30

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" No, we are not Russian, no, we don't use the Russian alphabet, they use it, we created it and no, not every slavic-like name is Russian

JustABulgarianBoy , young shanahan Report

leloo
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2 months ago

Bulgaria

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#31

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" Chewing gum is illegal

loveblush , Bev Sykes Report

Marciano Junior
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2 months ago

Singapore

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#32

Tim hortons

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Foxxy (Not Original)
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2 months ago

Canadia!

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#33

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" It's citizens started two world wars, managed to blame a neighbor both times

VittoroMD , Don O'Brien Report

XenoMurph
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2 months ago

Austria- Hungarian Empire WW1... Hitler was Austrian WW2..?

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#34

35 Most Interesting Responses To "Without Telling The Name Of Your Country, Where Do You Live?" Curry

Which_Cry_2405 , missy Report

Nicole Blomkamp
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2 months ago

India?

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#35

Mmmm baklava.

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DarkAngelNic
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2 months ago

Turkey?

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