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Basically a thread where people from different countries can talk to each other about differences and such.

Continuing the conversation from the last few pages of this thread:

http://www.heresy-online.net/forums/showthread.php?t=63425

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I try not to stereotype, but I`m not one to rush to America`s defence either. When you`ve seen a group of yankee tourists who epitomise the american stereotype (Seriously, stupid sun hats, I love Oz Tshirts, thick accents, the works), it can be hard to take them seriously.
I don't know why only the most idiotic americans take vacations...

Anyway though, to me it might be obvious, but I just can't see how people can stereotype an 'american'. Our culture ranges too much, western, eastern, southern, northern, each too different from the others for me to understand who you are talking about.

Kind of similar to the UK's everyones either british, scottish, or irish. American custom(and accent) tend to differ as much as theirs does, depending on what state your in. Kind of like Europe actually.
It was an honest mistake. I have given up on trying to follow politics. They`re all as stupid as each other.
Just learned something quite interesting. In athens, it was considered a service to the community, and politicians were considered the very greatest people, who care about the wellbeing of others instead of themselves. I think that kind of shows just how far we have differed from the first democracy.:(

At least you`re honest. And at least you`re making an effort. The internet is so educational. :biggrin: Heresy ftw!
Stupidity is subjective. :p
 

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sorry for the double post, but could a moderator put this in World News & Current Events?

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Kind of similar to the UK's everyones either british, scottish, or irish.
Just to clarify British refers to anyone from the United Kingdom (made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).

Within that, a lot of people refer to themselves as either English, Welsh, Scottish or Northern Irish (or just Irish, usually depending on whether they are a republican or a unionist), Or simply British, which encompasses all the above.
 

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Because all the smart ones have emigrated :laugh::laugh::laugh:
They must have left the planet, because you guys seem to be just as idiotic as always. :sarcastichand:(Just teasing, don't hurt me.)
Just to clarify British refers to anyone from the United Kingdom (made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).

Within that, a lot of people refer to themselves as either English, Welsh, Scottish or Northern Irish (or just Irish, usually depending on whether they are a republican or a unionist), Or simply British, which encompasses all the above.
Oh, ya, I meant English, sorry.
 

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How can I make it so that you don't view me as another American idiot. (No offense to Steel) Especially after the whole "James/David Cameron" incident, I feel bad....
 

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You forget us Welsh I see....Personally I despise the majority of foreigners, even more those idiots who class everyone from this forsaken Isle as English. It bugs me, that they cannot take five minutes to realise we are not, frankly, I would gladly dispose of someone who called me English. Meh, thats just my opinions I guess, ones which have been called radical by fellow members on more than one occasion :laugh:
 

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They must have left the planet, because you guys seem to be just as idiotic as always. :sarcastichand:(Just teasing, don't hurt me.)
YOU DARE MOCK AND ENGLISH MAN!!:angry::angry::ireful2::aggressive:

Nah, we cool. Every country has it's idiots (america has stereotypical rednecks, we have chavs)

How can I make it so that you don't view me as another American idiot. (No offense to Steel) Especially after the whole "James/David Cameron" incident, I feel bad....
well i think it'll take a work of incredible intelligence to overcome the James/David cameron mix up, but since you actually recognise the mistake, and feel bad for it, i will forgive you, on this occasion.

You forget us Welsh I see....Personally I despise the majority of foreigners, even more those idiots who class everyone from this forsaken Isle as English. It bugs me, that they cannot take five minutes to realise we are not, frankly, I would gladly dispose of someone who called me English.
I agree, i would kill someone if they called me welsh!

Problem is that we have a unique, afaik, situation where we are actually multiple countries, but one country at the same time: I.E. there is England, Wales, Scotland and N.Ireland. Together that makes the U.K (or more accurately the United Kingdom of Great Britian and Northern Ireland), But just England and Wales is known as Britian, whilst England, Wales and Scotland are known as Great Britain.

So there it is for non-UK residents in a nutshell England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are all seperate countries, but the same country at the same time. We compete in international tournaments seperately, but are defended by the same Armed Forces.

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We still have the biggest empire around, so suck on that world :cool:

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You forget us Welsh I see....Personally I despise the majority of foreigners, even more those idiots who class everyone from this forsaken Isle as English. It bugs me, that they cannot take five minutes to realise we are not, frankly, I would gladly dispose of someone who called me English. Meh, thats just my opinions I guess, ones which have been called radical by fellow members on more than one occasion :laugh:
Haha, you call that bad? In america, everyone calls us american but we have 50 different states, each a country in its own right. Yet I doubt many could name more then a couple states outside the USA.

I still find it weird that when non-americans think of americans, they can only think of the people in the south-east portion of america, and never even think about the other 3/4ths of our country.
 

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I agree ... I grew up in a very secluded area. My nearest neighbor was a mile and a quarter away. (Something like 2 kilometers) The educational system where I went to shcool was fantastic, however it seemed to me that we had to deal with the stereotype of " Dumb Hillbillies " ... pisses me off to no end. However, we as Americans do NOT speak English, we speak American, a dialect of the English language, and in that dialect we have several other dialects: New York ABC's fuckin A, fuckin B fuckin C. My buddy got out of a DUI by saying his NY ABC's, the cop laughed his ass off.:giggle:
 

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Just to clarify British refers to anyone from the United Kingdom (made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).

Within that, a lot of people refer to themselves as either English, Welsh, Scottish or Northern Irish (or just Irish, usually depending on whether they are a republican or a unionist), Or simply British, which encompasses all the above.
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Problem is that we have a unique, afaik, situation where we are actually multiple countries, but one country at the same time: I.E. there is England, Wales, Scotland and N.Ireland. Together that makes the U.K (or more accurately the United Kingdom of Great Britian and Northern Ireland), But just England and Wales is known as Britian, whilst England, Wales and Scotland are known as Great Britain.
Great Britain (or just Britain) is the largest island made up of the countries Scotland, England, and Wales- England and Wales alone aren't called Britain.

The United Kingdom includes N.Ireland to the previous, and the British Isles is made up of the U.K, Eire and all the islands surrounding them.

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I still find it weird that when non-americans think of americans, they can only think of the people in the south-east portion of america, and never even think about the other 3/4ths of our country.
I find it wierd when americans refer to Europe as if it was a unified country with each nation merely a state in the E.U like the states in the US.
Nothing could be further from the truth, different countries have completely varying attitudes towards each other, the level of variation in Europe being easily greater than that between the American states. Language aside the cultural differences between say Spain and Bulgaria as just 1 example laugh at any supposed difference between, say, Alabama and New York.
 

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Good point. And also they spent the better part of their history trying to eviscerate each other. The american civil war... pfuhh. Try the 100 years war. Or WW1 and WW2 for that matter.

You forget us Welsh I see....Personally I despise the majority of foreigners, even more those idiots who class everyone from this forsaken Isle as English. It bugs me, that they cannot take five minutes to realise we are not, frankly, I would gladly dispose of someone who called me English. Meh, thats just my opinions I guess, ones which have been called radical by fellow members on more than one occasion :laugh:
I don't like being called a canadian. I'm a frog and proud of it nyeh!

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The band is better :biggrin: The monarch is technically the head of state here also... Although I may or may not respect her as a person, I have the utmost hate for the function of Queen. But the band did good music.

Haha, you call that bad? In america, everyone calls us american but we have 50 different states, each a country in its own right. Yet I doubt many could name more then a couple states outside the USA.
New York, New Jersey, New Hamshire, Maine, Massachussets, Utah, Delaware, Ohio, Florida, North and South Carolina, California, New Mexico, Washington, Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arizona, Missouri, Mississipi, Alaska. and that's just the ones I can name from the top of my head. Of Course, living In Québec, I can't get a map of my own country without having yours right in the face in the process, so maybe it doesn't count.

But I thought the actual stereotype about americans is that they were fat. Grossly, morbidly obese.


Also... Harper is destroying Canada's reputation worldwide for being a homophobic misogynist prick, and I'm associated with that. :suicide:
 

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I don't like being called a canadian. I'm a frog and proud of it nyeh!
You mgiht consider yourself a Canadian but you're not French, anymore than a Mexican is Spanish...

@SteelSpectre- If you don't want us to call you all americans stop banging on about how great the USA is, only big up your own state :p
 

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Well, frog is the derogatory term by which canadians refer to french-speaking canadians. In that sense, I am a frog.

I am no more Canadian than a Tibetan is Chinese.

Besides, Canadian used to be our word, we used to be canadians. But then those imperialists motherfuckers took that word from us and used it for themselves. Canada was the name the French gave to the country. Québec was the name the English gave to that country. (Both are amerindian in origin, the former means village and the later means "where the water shrinks"). It's kinda ironic that the anglophones are called by the name the french came up with and that the francophones are called by the name the english came up with.
 

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England and Wales alone aren't called Britain
New knowledge shall be added to my databank, thank you Baron. See that's how confusing the bloody system is, even i get confused about it!

Canada was the name the French gave to the country.
Which was itself is thought to be adapted from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word for the country: Kanata

But really we british didn't steal the name Canada, in fact we only recognized one name for the country (and the majority of the world come to think of it): Ours :laugh::thank_you:

I do find the American notion of the whole of europe being one big socialist entity really annoying. TBH we British hate the french too much to get that close to them! They're like the annoying neighbour who tries to move his hedge over onto your property inch by inch- we tolerate them out of civilised politness (which we are the kings of), but eventually France will move it's hedge one inch too far. And then we'll hop over the hedge and cut their heads off with garden shear!:laugh:
 

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When you learn about some of the European 'rivalries' they're quite surprising, the Britain/France one is obvious but the Netherlands and Portugal also have (or at least had) a similar dislike for each other. I'm sure there's more but I can't really remember them right now.

Another thing that annoys me is Americans of various descents considering themselves to be of that ancestry- I don't care if your grandfather emigrated from Ireland, you're NOT Irish you're an american with pretensions.
 

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@SteelSpectre- If you don't want us to call you all americans stop banging on about how great the USA is, only big up your own state :p
what am I supposed to say? KANSAS! WOO! frak I'd sound like a redneck.

I could go MISSOU! WOO! but I think that's even worse

(I live in Kansas City, which is bisected by the state line between Kansas and Missouri- I live and work on the Kansas side, but Missouri is literaly across the street, and is where I go to school and mess around)
 

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You mgiht consider yourself a Canadian but you're not French, anymore than a Mexican is Spanish...

@SteelSpectre- If you don't want us to call you all americans stop banging on about how great the USA is, only big up your own state :p
I say America is the best to the world. I say that California is the best to my fellow Americans(And yes, I know a majority of Californians are becoming retards, but I still like it).

On a more serious note, I was just saying that the fact that Wales is left out a lot when talking of Great Britain is nothing compared to the 50 that are left out when people talk about Americans. Unlike Europe, we only warred with each other twice, so I think that implies we don't annoy each other as much as, say, England and France does. So we are more united and thus can be grouped together for prides sake.
 
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