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Old 08-02-2006, 06:31 PM   #1
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... so Dutch people say.


I encountered this when I was in Belgium:


The sign reads:
Bad water.

Now how's that!

Tell us how prejudices (please don't flame) are organised in your countries.
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Old 08-02-2006, 07:00 PM   #2
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I can list some common prejudices from Germany - although you have probably heard them in your country first:

**Warning: The following can be very offensive, but I didn't make them up**
France - people there only eat frogs
Netherlands - only good if you want some weed
Great Britain - rains all the time
Ireland - full of abrasive drunks
Scotland - everybody is wearing kilts
Poland - leave your car alone for five minutes and you'll find it the next day on the black market
Italians - porn addicts
Switzerland - gay people that only eat cheese
Austria - 90% are blond
Spain - all they do is kill bulls
Russia - all they do is drink vodka, smoke alot and build nukes
China - can't say "L"
Americans - drive biiig Chevys and think all germans are nazis
I hope I didn't offend anybody. If you want revenge, post offensive prejudices about Germans.

That last one is actually true. The second part at least. When a friend of mine went to the U.S.,
people there asked him all kinds of weird questions like the following?
Do you have electricity in Germany?
Do you have to stand up every morning at school and say 'Heil Hitler'?
So how many hours does a German day have?
pretty shocking...
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Old 08-02-2006, 07:05 PM   #3
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Originally posted by Grinder@Feb 8 2006, 09:00 PM
France - people there only eat frogs
Italians - porn addicts
Being french, i can vouch that the first one is 100% true. I'm so sick of frogs, i'm thinking about becoming italian.
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Old 08-02-2006, 07:15 PM   #4
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Originally posted by Grinder@Feb 8 2006, 08:00 PM
I can list some common prejudices from Germany - although you have probably heard them in your country first:

**Warning: The following can be very offensive, but I didn't make them up**
France - people there only eat frogs
Netherlands - only good if you want some weed
Great Britain - rains all the time
Ireland - full of abrasive drunks
Scotland - everybody is wearing kilts
Poland - leave your car alone for five minutes and you'll find it the next day on the black market
Italians - porn addicts
Switzerland - gay people that only eat cheese
Austria - 90% are blond
Spain - all they do is kill bulls
Russia - all they do is drink vodka, smoke alot and build nukes
China - can't say "L"
Americans - drive biiig Chevys and think all germans are nazis
I hope I didn't offend anybody. If you want revenge, post offensive prejudices about Germans.

That last one is actually true. The second part at least. When a friend of mine went to the U.S.,
people there asked him all kinds of weird questions like the following?
Do you have electricity in Germany?
Do you have to stand up every morning at school and say 'Heil Hitler'?
So how many hours does a German day have?
pretty shocking...
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France - people there only eat frogs
No we don't I've never seen any, acctually.

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Great Britain - rains all the time
I went there a few day, didn't remember rain. (tough it was cold)
I guess it's the same of weather than here in limoges , it dosn't rain very often, but rains a lot when it does.

Italians have a reputation a driving badly (German too, they're specialist of stoping at the last minute. Though they do respect the rules more the we french do)
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Old 08-02-2006, 07:18 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Grinder@Feb 8 2006, 09:00 PM
I can list some common prejudices from Germany - although you have probably heard them in your country first:

**Warning: The following can be very offensive, but I didn't make them up**
France - people there only eat frogs
Netherlands - only good if you want some weed
Great Britain - rains all the time
Ireland - full of abrasive drunks
Scotland - everybody is wearing kilts
Poland - leave your car alone for five minutes and you'll find it the next day on the black market
Italians - porn addicts
Switzerland - gay people that only eat cheese
Austria - 90% are blond
Spain - all they do is kill bulls
Russia - all they do is drink vodka, smoke alot and build nukes
China - can't say "L"
Americans - drive biiig Chevys and think all germans are nazis
Err... you were supose to post prejudices not real facts :whistle:
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Old 08-02-2006, 07:20 PM   #6
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Originally posted by Grinder@Feb 8 2006, 01:00 PM
That last one is actually true. The second part at least. When a friend of mine went to the U.S.,
people there asked him all kinds of weird questions like the following?
If your friend hung out with Paris Hilton the whole time he was here, I could understand that. The rest of us know that there's plenty of electricity in Germany as long as the untermenschen stay on the treadmills.
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Old 08-02-2006, 07:20 PM   #7
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I thought I would get banned for this, but the feedback so far is great :w00t: :whistle:
Forgot one though:
Belgians - Can't drive straight (or at normal speeds)

FPJ - I wasn't talking about adults, I was talking about teenagers. Although, when my father was in the States, he stopped at a gas station and bought a coke. The guy who sold it to him said wait! and wanted to explain to him how you opened a can.
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Old 08-02-2006, 07:21 PM   #8
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French can't drive.
Germans don't have humour.
Dutch people are greedy.
Explosive (as in behaviour) like an Italian.
Unavailable like a Belgian.
Unknown like a Luxembourger.
Irish are always drunk.
Spaniards are rude.
British can't cook.

(Thanks to Uniting the European Family, Wolter Blankert, ISBN 90-74220-43-6)
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Old 08-02-2006, 07:22 PM   #9
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Seems like everyone says ...... can't drive.

Are there prejudices on Slovenians?
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Old 08-02-2006, 07:25 PM   #10
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I got one.

Dutch - don't know a thing about Slovenija :bleh:
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