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National Myths-Stereotypes

 
 
Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Sat 19 May, 2007 09:41 am
Here's an old joke:



On a beautiful deserted island in the middle of nowhere, the following people are stranded:

2 Italian men and 1 Italian woman
2 French men and 1 French woman
2 German men and 1 German woman
2 Greek men and 1 Greek woman
2 English men and 1 English woman
2 Polish men and 1 Polish woman
2 Japanese men and 1 Japanese woman
2 American men and 1 American woman
2 Australian men and 1 Australian woman
2 New Zealand men and 1 New Zealand woman
2 Irish men and 1 Irish woman

One month later, the following things have occurred:

One Italian man killed the other Italian man for the Italian woman.

The two French men and the French woman are living happily together, having loads of sex.

The two German men have a strict weekly schedule as to when they alternate with the German woman.

The two Greek men are sleeping with each other and the Greek woman is
cleaning and cooking for them.

The two Englishmen are waiting for someone to introduce them to
the English woman.

The Polish men took a long look at the endless ocean and one look at the
Polish woman and they started swimming.

The two American men are contemplating the virtues of suicide while the
American woman talks continuously about her body being her own, the true nature of feminism, how she can do everything that they can do, about the necessity of fulfillment, the equal division of household chores, how her last boyfriend respected her opinion and treated her much nicer, and how her relationship with her mother is improving.

The two Japanese men, after apologizing profusely to each other, have faxed Tokyo and are waiting for instructions.

The two Australian men beat each other senseless for the Australian woman, who is checking out all the other men, after calling them both "bloody wankers".

Both New Zealand men are searching the island for sheep.

The Irish men began by dividing the island into North and South and set up a distillery. After the first few litres of coconut whiskey they do not remember if sex is in the picture, but they are satisfied that at least the English are not getting any.
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flyboy804
 
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Reply Sat 19 May, 2007 10:06 am
Non PC stereotypes or not, I'm still laughing.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 19 May, 2007 06:43 pm
"The two Australian men beat each other senseless for the Australian woman, who is checking out all the other men, after calling them both "bloody wankers"."



Prolly end up making a vibrator for herself....out of coconut fibre and a runner band....
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Sun 20 May, 2007 01:16 pm
Thanks for reviving the thread, CDK.

We have a few differences on the joke.

It was a Mexican man who killed the other Mexican man and lived with a Mexican female. The Italian men killed the Italian woman and lived happily with each other.
As for the Australians, the two men competed to get the Australian woman: a swim to the mainland and back. They're still on it.
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Pantalones
 
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Reply Sun 20 May, 2007 10:53 pm
Robin Williams talks about the french
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 20 May, 2007 11:55 pm
People in southern California all take extremely long showers, waste water endlessly.
People in southern California don't know anything about good food.
People in southern California all drive huge gas hog vehicles.
There is no there, there, in southern California.


No one in northern California can make a tamale to save their life.
Northern California is the home of the last gasps of the counterculture.
Northern Californians are effete snobs.
Northern Californians pronounce Spanish words in a peculiar way.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jun, 2007 04:31 pm
Just back from Italy:

Northern Italians on Southern Italians:
-You shouldn't rent your apartment to a Southerner: they'd grow tomatoes on the bathtub.
-Southerners slap their kids on the face... in front of other people, too.
-If a Southerner feels like peeing, he'll curb his car, descend, and pee on the tire. Even if he parks in front of a restaurant with a bathroom.
-Garibaldi did not unite Italy: he divided Morocco.

Northern Italians on Romans:
-Romans live off Northern Italy; they are all politicians and bureaucrats.

Romans on Northern Italians:
-Northerners have no class. "When they were living in huts, we were faggots, already"

Southerners on Northerners:
-Northerners are hipocrites: they send their trash to our dumps, and then complain that we're dirty.
-Northerners don't know how to enjoy life. They are frustated Swiss.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jun, 2007 04:43 pm
Those are great!

I especially like "we were faggots already" and "they are frustrated Swiss".
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jun, 2007 05:32 pm
dlowan wrote:
Those are great!

I especially like "we were faggots already" and "they are frustrated Swiss".


The "we were faggots already" phrase was a banner of the Roma team supporters while visiting Milan.

Here's a pic of another one: "Every time I see Milan, I thank my mother for being Roman"

http://www.asromaultras.it/tn_0405milanroma_ale_01.jpg
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Foofie
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jun, 2007 08:51 pm
I wonder if stereotypes ever change? Probably not much, if Dickens' Fagin still seems alive to some people. That might be the downside of stereotypes in that we may blind ourselves to an individual's true qualities. Perhaps, that's needed for a percentage of the masses, so they believe they understand the world they live in?
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