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Old 09-03-2016, 12:44 AM   #1   Add To Ignore List  
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Well, yes, I came with another useless topic.

Maybe you heard some of the ideas that exist in the imagination of the world about your country, some true, some false... Some exaggerated, others less so.

The idea of this topic is... Well, you know, say how things really are asking and commenting on this thread.

For example: I heard that some people say that tango is very popular here.

It was "created" here (around Río de la Plata, which includes Uruguay)? Yes.

It was popular? Yes.

It is popular today? No... Well, it's popular in specific places, but in the "social imaginary" no.
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I heard a myth about Argentina. I heard people there create useless forum threads, which I guess is now confirmed.

I don't really know any myths about the Netherlands. How about you ask me if you have questions and I'll answer?
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Old 09-03-2016, 05:38 AM   #3   Add To Ignore List  
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Everyone wears clogs

Everyone smokes weed

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That's about most of them
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We call them prawns not shrimp
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We call them prawns not shrimp
Sounds better, actually. "G'day, mate. Let's put another prawn on the barbie!"
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Old 09-05-2016, 12:12 PM   #7   Add To Ignore List  
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Milwaukee (Wisconsin) is the only city in the world that we call bubbler (drinking water fountains)?
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Old 09-05-2016, 05:53 PM   #8   Add To Ignore List  
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Nope. Been to many places where people mistakenly call drinking fountains bubblers. They also call soda 'pop' and Arabs 'runaway!'
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Nope. Been to many places where people mistakenly call drinking fountains bubblers.
They must moved from Milwaukee?
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Everyone is a gun freak.

Some are, most aren't.

Also, our food sucks.

Bitch, you ever had BBQ or a good burger (not McDonald's)? Or maybe even southern "soul" food?
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The good restaurants are far and few between.
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Old 09-08-2016, 05:00 PM   #12   Add To Ignore List  
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In my area of the US, it is assumed that all men grow beards and wear flannel at all hours of the day...

Which is utterly and completely true... and we look damn sexy doing it.
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The good restaurants are far and few between.
Not in SoCal.

Oh, that reminds me, a stereotype specifically for SoCal is that we are all surfer faggots. I can't surf and I haven't even swam in the ocean in years.
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I lived in SoCal for a while. The correct term is faggots. And it's true.
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I heard a myth about Argentina. I heard people there create useless forum threads, which I guess is now confirmed.

I don't really know any myths about the Netherlands. How about you ask me if you have questions and I'll answer?
Is it true that windmills are everywhere?


There also isn't much myths about my country, but my country does have some pretty interesting myths about America, which they all believe vehemently for some reason despite me telling them that America really isn't how they envision it to be (thanks, Internet!). I'm not wrong when I say I'm the only person in my apartment building that knows how America really is. Here goes:

1. It's okay to kiss strangers in America (movies)
2. American women are all blond, blue-eyed, and ALWAYS have a DD-cup rack (movies + porn)
3. American women (actually, all white women) are all horny and willing to fuck anyone (movies + especially porn)
4. Everyone in America is friendly and will greet you with a smile (popular folk belief based on a few true experiences)
5. America has a stable economy because capitalism is at its best here and is free from debt and political corruption (not knowing how the world works)
6. African Americans are all rappin' thugs, gangsters, and cool 'niggers' (movies, games, + the music industry)
7. Because of free speech, racism doesn't exist in America (naivety + desire to want American people to accept them when they move there)
8. American people are open to sex (movies + porn + religious beliefs)
9. American men (actually, all white men) are incredibly fit, tall, muscular, and is a romantic prince charming (movies + athletes)

The weirdest part is that they think their culture is still superior to Americans' despite all that because religions/innate racism. They get all angry and shit whenever they hear news of America bombing whatever related Middle Eastern country, Americans shooting tourists from their country, American tourists desecrating iconic public stuff (usually accidental though), or American tourists/figures not knowing their religious/cultural manners (don't shake hands with your left hand or with your hand in the pocket, don't wear shoes inside certain areas, etc).
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Over here, and by that, I mean most of Europe that's not Western Europe, it is said that Americans are:

1. Really stupid, because their educational system is garbage. A Hungarian high-schooler knows more than an University graduate with Masters in the US.
2. Americans are fat and lazy
3. Americans are loud and really really rude, think they own everything.
4. Americans think they own everything so they provoke war everywhere and want to conquer the world and they just can't keep their noses out of the matters of other countries.
5. Americans are gun crazy as they shoot up everything daily. Of course, all black people live in the ghettos and they shoot up each other as well.
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Old 09-10-2016, 05:09 AM   #18   Add To Ignore List  
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Is it true that windmills are everywhere?
Nope. They probably used to be, as they had a practical use (as a mill, I know, crazy) but you'd be hard pressed to find any of them lower in the country. We do have lots of wind turbines, though, if that counts.
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They still had windmills when I was there.
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1. We are lazy (not false, but depends who )
2. But we are romantic (That's not what new generation shows)
3. We are gastronomy kings (Yes, but canteens are awful)
4. Baguette and berets (Baguette yes, berets only aged people)
5. Our education is the best (THAT IS A FUCKING MYTH)
6. French Kiss to say Hello (that's true)
7. French girls don't shave armpits (That's false)
8. French people are small (Yes)
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They still had windmills when I was there.
Well, the Netherlands has around 1170 windmills, and most of those are operable as well. We also have a land area of 41,543 km², which means there's one windmill every 35.5 km². So maybe that is a lot, but they are definitely more concentrated in the north of the country, since that's more rural. Yes, I practically live in the boonies.
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Yeah? Is it my county charm?
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County? I suppose it depends upon where your county is located.
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Over here, and by that, I mean most of Europe that's not Western Europe, it is said that Americans are:

1. Really stupid, because their educational system is garbage. A Hungarian high-schooler knows more than an University graduate with Masters in the US.
2. Americans are fat and lazy
3. Americans are loud and really really rude, think they own everything.
4. Americans think they own everything so they provoke war everywhere and want to conquer the world and they just can't keep their noses out of the matters of other countries.
5. Americans are gun crazy as they shoot up everything daily. Of course, all black people live in the ghettos and they shoot up each other as well.


Same here, except the first point.
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