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Post by Illusionary on Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:46 pm

Explain jellyman, then. Razz

Yeah, but you can't blame everything on the nation's system, lol. Once, I thought that dolphins were a type of bacteria, and that still sorta grows on me O_o
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Re: Stereotypes, slang, and colloquialisms in different countries.

Post by jellyman12 on Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:53 pm

Wait what about me?
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Re: Stereotypes, slang, and colloquialisms in different countries.

Post by LordRemington on Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:24 pm

Canadians:

-Always snows in Canada
-They ride polar bears
-They ride moose
-Can speak french

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Re: Stereotypes, slang, and colloquialisms in different countries.

Post by Sakiara on Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:27 pm

LordRemington wrote:Canadians:

-Always snows in Canada Only around october to march-ish here
-They ride polar bears Very false, especially since they are only up north
-They ride moose Unless you want to die, bad idea
-Can speak french All of Canada is bilingual, and we are taught it in grade school, but I'm not close to fluent

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Re: Stereotypes, slang, and colloquialisms in different countries.

Post by LordRemington on Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:51 pm

Aussie:

-We all own boomerangs- false

-All Holden drivers hate Ford drivers and vice versa- For the most part true, and I never understood why

-All people who drink Toohey's beer had people who drink VB beer and vice versa- Again mostly true

-Australians hate New Zealanders- Pretty much true

-All Australians act like Steve Irwin and Crocodile Dundee- For the most part un-true

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Re: Stereotypes, slang, and colloquialisms in different countries.

Post by Arkanay on Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:29 am

I see a pattern that most countries share a certain dislikeness towards neighbour countries.
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Post by bmpalmann on Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:34 am

That would be through a common set of historical grievances inflicted by the other over the course of hundreds of years. For example Britain and France have fought many wars against each other, the 100 years war, 7 years war, Napoleonic wars etc...
This naturally leads to some dislike or at the least rivalry between nations

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Re: Stereotypes, slang, and colloquialisms in different countries.

Post by stgermaine on Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:25 am

bmpalmann wrote:That would be through a common set of historical grievances inflicted by the other over the course of hundreds of years. For example Britain and France have fought many wars against each other, the 100 years war, 7 years war, Napoleonic wars etc...
This naturally leads to some dislike or at the least rivalry between nations

definitely true.

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Re: Stereotypes, slang, and colloquialisms in different countries.

Post by sjhorm on Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:27 am

People in my area seem to like Canada, Ark, but Mexico, not so much.
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Re: Stereotypes, slang, and colloquialisms in different countries.

Post by Illusionary on Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:07 pm

jellyman12 wrote:Wait what about me?

Spines? Jelly? Man?


Ah, forget it.
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Re: Stereotypes, slang, and colloquialisms in different countries.

Post by jellyman12 on Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:30 pm

O I c now

Good one
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Re: Stereotypes, slang, and colloquialisms in different countries.

Post by Kevin92 on Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:19 am

any questions about germany?^^
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Re: Stereotypes, slang, and colloquialisms in different countries.

Post by LordRemington on Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:49 am

Kevin92 wrote:any questions about germany?^^

Is your passion for beer and sausages as true as it is said in legend?

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Re: Stereotypes, slang, and colloquialisms in different countries.

Post by Kevin92 on Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:52 am

LordRemington wrote:
Kevin92 wrote:any questions about germany?^^

Is your passion for beer and sausages as true as it is said in legend?

to beer absolutly YES! Wink oh and about the sausages...i don't know, i eat many sausages and i don't know if in other lands you eat as many sausages, but i can say germans love sausages xD we have many diffrent kind of sausages, my fav is curry sausage Razz
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Re: Stereotypes, slang, and colloquialisms in different countries.

Post by TyrannoFan on Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:21 am

Anything about România?

EDIT: Uuuuh... never heard of that stereotype.


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Re: Stereotypes, slang, and colloquialisms in different countries.

Post by Andeavor on Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:41 am

Romanians all live in rural villages and at night will gather a mob to chase away whatever creepy, supernatural creature is haunting their locale.

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Re: Stereotypes, slang, and colloquialisms in different countries.

Post by Mr. Dr. Prof. Walrus on Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:12 am

Kevin92 wrote:
LordRemington wrote:
Kevin92 wrote:any questions about germany?^^

Is your passion for beer and sausages as true as it is said in legend?

to beer absolutly YES! Wink oh and about the sausages...i don't know, i eat many sausages and i don't know if in other lands you eat as many sausages, but i can say germans love sausages xD we have many diffrent kind of sausages, my fav is curry sausage Razz
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Re: Stereotypes, slang, and colloquialisms in different countries.

Post by LordRemington on Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:10 am

Aussie phrases.

-"On ya bike"- means get a move on

-"Getting a feed"- means getting lunch

-"Bloody oath"- means that's very true

-"You've got Buckley's chance"
- means you don't have a chance of success

-"Deadset?"- means, really, forreals?

-"Fair Dinkum"- means true

-"Kangaroos loose in the top paddock"- means not intelligent

-"Chocka block"- means completely full

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Re: Stereotypes, slang, and colloquialisms in different countries.

Post by bmpalmann on Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:11 am

On ya bike and chocka block are used over here too.
Probably originated from Britain.
I do like that Kangaroos in the top paddock one Smile

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Re: Stereotypes, slang, and colloquialisms in different countries.

Post by Andeavor on Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:33 am

Hmm, I've always thought "ckocka block" was a Swiss German term, although we write it "tschoggeblogg".

We don't have kangaroos, though, but we call the less intelligent here "not quite Hugo".

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Post by bmpalmann on Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:32 am

We've got "Not the sharpest tool in the box", "Not a smart cookie" and i think there's also one about brick walls when referring to intelligence.
@Andy: it's quite possible that chocka block isn't english in origin, considering that the english language borrows a lot of stuff from French and German.

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Re: Stereotypes, slang, and colloquialisms in different countries.

Post by Andeavor on Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:06 pm

Apparently, chock-a-block derives from old nautical English, meaning something along the lines of 'choke-full' combined with the 'block' used in a pulley system.

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/chock-a-block.htm

So in retrospect, this must be one of the few old English words that became an everyday word in old German, the basis of Swiss German.

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Re: Stereotypes, slang, and colloquialisms in different countries.

Post by Zellex on Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:23 pm

bmpalmann wrote:I do like that Kangaroos in the top paddock one Smile

I made a creation about that once. Laughing

@Rem: Do you actually use any of those?

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Re: Stereotypes, slang, and colloquialisms in different countries.

Post by LordRemington on Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:29 pm

I do on the off occasion say Deadset, and I have said on your bike more than a couple times, but these are lines are all lines I hear from my friends all the time

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Re: Stereotypes, slang, and colloquialisms in different countries.

Post by sjhorm on Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:49 pm

bmpalmann wrote:We've got "Not the sharpest tool in the box", "Not a smart cookie" and i think there's also one about brick walls when referring to intelligence.
@Andy: it's quite possible that chocka block isn't english in origin, considering that the english language borrows a lot of stuff from French and German.

My favorite expression to refer to intelligence is "Fell out of the stupid tree and hit all the branches on the way down"
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