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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United States of America. We're not good at following instructions.
I prefer to stay neutral concerning this question.
"Watch out, mate, there's a shark."
"No worries, one of the crocs'll get him."
I would literally die without my cheese, my wine and my baguette
We come from the land of the ice and snow, from the midnight sun and the hot springs flow!
My wife is a teacher and they are going to start wearing tennis shoes this year to be better prepared for active shooters.
Fries, cycling, chocolate and beer, also waffles and comics
We think we are better than everyone because we discovered democracy and haven't done much since.
My country doesn’t show up on the map most of the time and we love Rugby
We invented one of the most well known and versatile plastic toy products. Which are good for both kids and adults.
We have a wall to our North to keep us out but most of us have no desire to move there.
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
Chewing gum is illegal
It's citizens started two world wars, managed to blame a neighbor both times