So I got thinking - there's a lot of stereotypes and myths surrounding different Nations despite the wonderful invention we call the Internet.
This thread is dedicated to asking a question and providing an answer to one. No particular order - just use the quote reply. Nothing is too stupid, well almost nothing, as long as you think it's a legit question.
If you put your Nationality and anything else (without giving too much away about yourself) then ask/answer a question, I think we could really get somewhere.My Questions:
- Are those red Solo cups that popular in the United States? I'd love some in the UK.
- How did the myth of British people having bad teeth emerge? I hear a lot of Americans saying it's one of the things they first think of when they hear "British".
They're quite popular for cheap parties/underage keggers, but these days I think they're being used less and less and getting replaced with fancy bottled microbrews and mini kegs with actual glasses. They've never really been popular for anything but professional events and getting wasted cheaply though.
I think it's more specifically english people, and cockneys/working class with that stereotype, and for that small percentage of the population I think it is somewhat true. It's just one of the two stereotypes our media uses to represent england, the other being rich, posh "lords".No idea what I would ask other than if those beans in tomato sauce from the UK are actually as tasty as they are popular, they sound sort of disgusting.
I'm from Canada, and most of the common things I encounter from Americans.
"You're from Canada? I used to working with 'insert name here'. Do you know him". Canada is bigger than the United States... What the fuck.
"Do you guys have igloos in Toronto?". We dot even have snow right now and it's I the middle of winter.
"Have you tried caribou/moose meat?". Though I haven't tried them, you can actually get them at specialized butchers. Though the local supermarket won't have them.
we are not next to old zealand either, fuck you scrubs, ur gay
canadains r cool. I work with one he is cool. i want to go to canada someday.
question, do u all wear ice hockey shirtz.?
These bad boys. I remember the American Students bringing them over in my first year and I almost spaffed my pants in joy:
As for Canada, I have relatives in Red Deer and I can't believe people think you would know this one person. Then again I get that from some people, too.
What about post-earquake New Zealand? Is it not as bad as the media make out? I have mates there who say that after the main one (over a year ago now) the sewers are still fucked and houses are being condemned left, right and centre.
LOL aren't the Welsh known for the sheep fucking?
And contrary to the believe, while a lot of Canadians love hockey, not all Canadians follow it. I personally am a basketball fan. It's just a shame that the Toronto Raptors suck.
But yes, Canadians are cool. Why do you think Americans pretend to be Canadians when they're in Europe.
Oh those cups. We call them beer cups around here. Awesome for beer pong.
Yeh that city is fucked, they are tearing down entire suburbs. alot of parts still have no running water or toilets. they wait a few months then start fixing it then another quake brakes more shit, people are leaving in droves. it not as bad a turkey or that big on in italy a few years ago. There was a big one in the middle east somewhere? dont forget Haiti either, but they had alot of old and mud brick houses lol
Put someone in a mud hut and without proper awareness training, on top of poor infrastructure, and bam. More deaths, more fuckups and more media coverage.
Also I did wonder if the "Y'all" thing was plural. Sweet the more you know!