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What is your nationality and what stereotypes do you believe are true or false?

#1

I am Irish.

Stereotype number 1: All Irish people love potatoes?

Well, I certainly do. The amount of ways you can cook them is virtually limitless.

Stereotype number 2: All Irish people love to drink alcohol?

I hate alcohol. It makes me violently ill.

Stereotype number 3: All Irish people are devout Catholics?

I am an athiest.

That’s all I can think of. What is your nationality and what stereotypes are true and untrue about you?

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#2

I’m indian and its common here for sons to live with their parents even after marriage, or parents live with their sons even after their marriage. The whole family live in 1 house

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#3

Is arranged marriage also common in India? I have a friend from Goa, and he is in an arranged marriage. He is very unhappy about it.

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#4

Yes most people here have arrange marriage.

Boy dont even knows the girl and girl dont even knows the boy, but once parents of both boy and girl agrees after a meeting or two or once boy and girl agrees after just 1-2 meetings, then they get married

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#5

Oh, I see. Thanks @clinic

#6

I think the dominate strain in my makeup is the Scotch Irish - the Scottish Presbyterian. The Presbyterian Church is the denomination most closely associated with the doctrines of John Calvin. I haven’t been there in a good while.

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#7

I am a New Zealander (Kiwi), some common stereotypes are:

  1. All Kiwis talk funny and roll their R’s. (true)

  2. Shoes are optional and pyjamas are considered
    daywear. (true)

  3. All Kiwi women have big noses, beady little eyes
    set close together and bucket hairdos. (false)

  4. New Zealand is home to Peter Jackson and 4 million
    hobbits. (false)

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#8

:laughing: I love that!

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#10

I am an australian that doesn’t like BBQs or alcohol. Also, I have only been inside the pouch of a kangaroo on my way to school a few times… so it isn’t always true

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#11

Scandinavian here.

Denmark:

  • Danish people love beer (true)
  • Danish people wear clogs (false)
  • Danish people are big and tall (false)
  • Danish people love sausages (semi-true)
  • Danish is so difficult most danish people don’t understand each other (false, though some accents are hard to decipher
  • Danish people mumble (False)

Norway:

  • Norwegians love black metal (not everyone do)
  • Norwegians love fish (true)
  • All Norwegians are blond and blue eyed (not all of them, but many)
  • All Norwegians are handy and/or farmers (false)
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#12

I’m really enjoying this thread. It’s great to learn about cultures from around the world. :slightly_smiling_face:

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#13

Stereotypes about the UK:

True

  • A lot of people drink tea

  • We like to go to the pub

  • We are quite polite

False

  • We have bad teeth

  • We all have funny accents

  • We have really bad food (We mostly eat food from other countries anyway)

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#14

Canadian.

Stereotype 1:

We all love hocky.

(I hate it. Wretched, stupid sport.)

Stereotype 2:

We’re all unfailingly polite.

(@#$%you.)

:canada:

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#15

Don’t forget the stereotype that you guys end every sentence with ‘eh’ and that you say ‘aboot’ instead of about

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#17

You do ride moose though, right?

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#18

In south Africa we got lions and elephants walking around our gardens.

And fuucking hell yea, we do wear real clothes

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#19

When they do the census next here in the states

it’s going to be different this time around

they’re going to ask you how you identify yourself and what your nationality is

and you’ll many options on how to report, not just them coming to your door.

I’m going to say Single White Female, Irish and German.

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#20

It’s interesting with mexican americans. My sister has half Mexican kids and they identify as white. A lot of them identify as white. I don’t really care. I’m not into politics, but it screw up the census and doesn’t really make sense imo. I mean it could be either one, but they should put down mixed or something…thoughts?

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#21

I’m Japanese-American.

It’s true. Americans love sugar, so much so that grams of it are hiding in foods where you’d least expect it, like bread.

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