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post #21 of 39 (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 02:22 PM
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Some of my observations, you can make any determinations about stereotypes/cliches:

Once after spending a couple of weeks in Northern Ontario I actually came home with an accent, true story.
haha, you wouldn't have to leave the UP to get the same effect.

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haha, you wouldn't have to leave the UP to get the same effect.

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Pretty much true.
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I know too much about Canada, I've got their stereotypes distilled down to the province they're from.
  • BC: Stoners and snow sliders
  • Alberta: Canadian Texas when it comes to Economy, Politics and Religion. Calgary is full of coke. They work hard, get PAID and play hard. Edmonton is full of refineries and blue collar.
  • Saskatchewan: Racists and proud as hell of their Roughriders.
  • Manitoba: Racists, flat plains
  • Ontario (GTA): Self important douchers that think the world (or Canada) revolves around them. (See: New Yorkers)
  • Ontario not near Toronto: These are the people Americans stereotype when they think they're stereotyping Canada
  • Quebec: They want the Rest of Canada (RoC) to pay for their education, their social programs and everything else but other than that they want to be their own country. Oh and they demand that RoC bend over backwards when it comes to making things helpful for Francophones around the country but God help the anglophone in Quebec. On the positive, hot chicks with low to zero sexual hangups. Habs fans are awful enough to rival those of Philly and Boston.
  • Newfoundland: Canadian Rednecks. You need subtitles to understand what the hell they're sayin b'y. Supposedly great fun to drink with though. The guys travel the country and work the hard manual labor where they can find it from the Salmon farms in BC to the oil rigs in AB.
  • New Brunswick/Nova Scotia/PEI: Canadian Maine
  • Yukon: Lumberjacks, epic beards, the olde west
  • North West Territories: The wilderness
  • Nunavut: Inuit, igloos, snow, ice, baby seal clubbers
lol awesome but this would be too hard for the US the list would be just TLDR....

you just listed like every Canadian demographic cuz theres only like 870 people there

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as true as all the stereotypes are of the "ugly American" something that often goes unnoticed is that we do not have a monopoly on being assholes, but it seems we are increasingly undereducated fatter ones
That made me think of lyrics by Volbeat: "Counting all the assholes in the room, well I'm definitely not alone"



My eyes were opened when I got my ass out of Ohio cornfields and traveled to Japan a few times. I had ALL KINDS of stereotyped misconceptions about Japan on my first trip, and I couldn't have been more wrong. I learned to be humble and respectful while in Japan, and I received the same in kind. I love Japan and wish I could live there now.

I never went to Sweden, but co-sponsored the Swedish folk band Väsen to come to my corner of Ohio and put on a show. Got to hang out with those guys for a few days and it was pretty awesome. I don't know much about people from Sweden, but it was like hanging out with 3 of my best friends, but with accents.

Russians and anyone from Louisiana are the craziest people I know. Seems like most people can connect and get along when all of the bullshit politics are stripped away.
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Oh, and Mexico...

Made some good friends last time we went down there. Good people!
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I'm part Swiss, it's crazy how many people say something like "cool, I've always wanted to go to Sweden". WTF
My grandpa was born in Strada, left after WWI.

Canada stereotypes are hilarious, eh? But I think I'd enjoy living there. Plenty of fun snow.


I gotta say these are pretty accurate lol.
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I remember going to a football game in Buffalo wearing a Patriots jersey. Was walking by myself back to my bus before the game started, and one guy in a group of about 10 people said "Fuck the Patriots!"



So I said "Fuck Americans!"

That didn't go over so well...
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but at the Ralph you can get the shit beat out of you for just having a fucking Dolphins key fab.
I'm a Dolphins fan and have been to the Ralph many times to see various games. Never ever wear Miami-colored anything in that place....unless you like getting things throw at you from the upper stands...like batteries, bottles,etc.

That said, some of the friendliest people tailgating!
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I remember going to a football game in Buffalo wearing a Patriots jersey. Was walking by myself back to my bus before the game started, and one guy in a group of about 10 people said "Fuck the Patriots!"



So I said "Fuck Americans!"

That didn't go over so well...
I'm confused, do the Patriots have a hockey or indoor football team or something?
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I know too much about Canada, I've got their stereotypes distilled down to the province they're from.
  • BC: Stoners and snow sliders
  • Alberta: Canadian Texas when it comes to Economy, Politics and Religion. Calgary is full of coke. They work hard, get PAID and play hard. Edmonton is full of refineries and blue collar.
  • Saskatchewan: Racists and proud as hell of their Roughriders.
  • Manitoba: Racists, flat plains
  • Ontario (GTA): Self important douchers that think the world (or Canada) revolves around them. (See: New Yorkers)
  • Ontario not near Toronto: These are the people Americans stereotype when they think they're stereotyping Canada
  • Quebec: They want the Rest of Canada (RoC) to pay for their education, their social programs and everything else but other than that they want to be their own country. Oh and they demand that RoC bend over backwards when it comes to making things helpful for Francophones around the country but God help the anglophone in Quebec. On the positive, hot chicks with low to zero sexual hangups. Habs fans are awful enough to rival those of Philly and Boston.
  • Newfoundland: Canadian Rednecks. You need subtitles to understand what the hell they're sayin b'y. Supposedly great fun to drink with though. The guys travel the country and work the hard manual labor where they can find it from the Salmon farms in BC to the oil rigs in AB.
  • New Brunswick/Nova Scotia/PEI: Canadian Maine
  • Yukon: Lumberjacks, epic beards, the olde west
  • North West Territories: The wilderness
  • Nunavut: Inuit, igloos, snow, ice, baby seal clubbers
YES lol! Know some guys from there. After they started drinking the first thing that came to their mind was to play us the song of their people


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