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Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:34 pm
by Hardi

Though, I'm only heard that british tourism offices shell estonia this way. Yes there is seen many tourists from other countries some time, who drunk bottom of table because they find vodka so cheap here, that they find it's crime not to drink. Actually I don't know any of these bordello where they located and I don't get how and why they know...

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:56 am
by jeffcox
Then, I think you should do some research before you insult a whole nation based only on what you've heard!

England has some very strict laws on sex tourism, some of the most rigid in the world. And don't forget about the marketing expression 'supply and demand'... no supply, no demand; no demand, no supply...

So if all British are dirty fat pigs because they go to Estonia for sex... then all Estonians are prostitutes because they offer sex. So, are you a prostitute? Is your sister a prostitute? Is your mother a prostitute?

Can you see how such generalisations are offensive?

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:19 pm
by MooNboy
If we think that way, we must say that Chinese love sex,having and taking care of babies :D :D

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:19 am
by pansera
In my opinion these clichés just make some kind of conflicts between countries.
Most of these clichés are just another country, however some can be real, for example when some Brazilian people refers to an argentine as a "dirty” person. We say that because when come to our beaches most of them do not care about cleanliness.

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:23 am
by pansera
I am Brazilian also, and I agree with you.
I think the people should see the clichés as a good critic ,that is, if such clichés do not sounds good for the country, the person should try to change it to be able to make their country better.

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:26 pm
by Oriani
Agree :P

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:25 am
by MissLT
The stereotypes I know of Brazil are women have big hips and long, dark hair. Brazilians like to dance, and they all know how to dance Lambada. :P :lol:

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:38 am
by ASG
I don't think so, in my personal opinion I respect the nation of British. Don't worry about what they said, British still British.

my intersts to this country is my attempts of learning british accent. :lol:

nice to participating with you in this topic.

Re: No Sex Please, we're British!

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:12 am
by waleed
TP wrote:No Sex Please, we're British!
the question is how we can measure sex ? by kilo or cm no one can detect ur biritsh love sex or even by having babies may be the britsh r still concervative a bout the sex but even not talking about not meaning that you do not have it , so enjoy your self

We often make generalizations about countries and nationalities. For example, many people think that the British don't like sex. Or we think that all French people wear berets and drink red wine. These are called clichés or stereotypes. These clichés are often inaccurate, or at least out-of-date. Often they are completely wrong and unfair.

Does it help international relations to make generalizations about countries and national characteristics?

Re: No Sex Please, we're British!

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:30 pm
by sharklish
xiaomanman wrote:
TP wrote:No Sex Please, we're British!
For example, many people think that the British don't like sex.
generalization is inaccurate sometimes. If British people don't like sex, why would so many British babies come to the world everyday? Where are these new babies from?

Of course, they are from sex.
I burst out when i saw your answer ,it is very funy but get the point .

Re: No Sex Please, we're British!

Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:48 pm
by tammyhowells
i think generelalisation gives an idea of how people from other country are but its not always right. people are different according to way they were brought up, the education they had etc... im a brazilian married to a british, didnt know much about english culture before going there, the only thing i could remember of is that they were very punctual and drink tea with milk. ok, they r not that punctual but they love their tea!!!! but still think its good to give u an idea about the main characteristic of the other culture.

Re: No Sex Please, we're British!

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:59 am
by sweethuman
Actually it is good to be aware of different cultures and we should always try to implement the similiar points among each other.


Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:08 pm
by Annaslm
Judy2004 wrote: We may all admit the fact that people who come from different countries think and behavior in a different way. So before we get to know foreigners, the only way we can obtain an idea about them is from generalizations.Obviously, during the communication with foreigners,if you are equipped with the up-to-date generalizations,you can understand your parter more and feel more comfortable,at the same time, make your parter feel at home.In addition, more information from the generalizations can avoid the misunderstanding ,sometimes even culture conflict to the greatest extent.

In my opinion, cultural generalizations can people help to intergrate in a foreign country. I totally agree with Judy2004, the only way to obtain an idea about the country is from the generalizations. But there's a difference between helpful cultural generalizations and cliches or stereotypes. I think, stereotypes are sometimes funny to hear. (When I hear the american thoughts of my country, Austria, and the lack of similarities between the film "The sound of music" and the real austria) Stereotypes can even humiliate someone, so I think we should take care while talking about prejudices.


Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:18 pm
by Annaslm
PolishLady wrote:Stereotypes are as old as people I think. "The problem" lies in different culture and mentality. I'm partly writing my MA thesis on this topic and I find it very interesting. Why? Because I'm a Pole and I dislike general opinions about my nation, especially given by the Americans as far as I know :( But isn't it a stereotype either?? I'm not going to tell you I don't like the Americans, contrary, I would like to meet some of them :) And the British? Personally, I think they are very original and interesting. And what about us, Polish girls? We are just different, and so are the girls from Germany, Britain, Russia, Slovakia.... With Polish greetings - Polish Lady (not Makbeth :lol: )
I strongly agree with PolsihLady, it's a fact that cultural generalizations are helpful, but you shoud pay attention when talking about a foreign country. "cultural generalization" doesn't mean that EVERYONE in this country is like that or does it. e.g: I would say that british people drink a lot of tea, it's a cultural generalization and I think it's true and it's helpful to know when I go to Britain. But I keep in mind, that not everyone in Britain drinks a lot of tea. We are all different, you can't make a generalization about ALL people.

Re: No Sex Please, we're British!

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:30 pm
by ritzkevin
There are some people who make generalizations about my country and my people. I think they have to see or experience it themselves if it is true or not.

Stereotypes - as long as they are positive

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:26 pm
by itschocolate
sweethuman wrote:Actually it is good to be aware of different cultures and we should always try to implement the similiar points among each other.
I also think that it's helpful to know about different cultures. But I have to strongly disagree with you, sweethuman, because I can only be content with stereotypes and prejudices if they don't effect that people think negatively of different cultures. For example I, as an Austrian, have no problem with foreign people thinking that Austrians wear "Dirndl" and leather trousers all day and everywhere. Because that is nothing that makes the Austrians seem mean or even hazardous. But if I think of the prejudice that the Polish are known for stealing (which isn't true, I know :) ), then I have to say that stereotypes are childish and old-fashioned.

(No offence! :-) )


Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:01 pm
by klarazeba
Here in Austria it's not much different. One week ago in my school, a british women introduced herself and the topic of the lesson was STEREOTYPES. She asked us to speak about some British stereotypes (like all the British love drinking tea) and in return she told us some Austrian. I couldn't believe it but some people really think that we are drinking bear all the time, eating Schnitzel, singing or "jodeling" in the mountains and wearing our traditional "Dirndl" or "Lederhose". In my opinion everybody is unique and it's not possible to summarise the population of one coutry and generalize it.

Re: No Sex Please, we're British!

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:55 pm
by Studentlike
Of course there are a few stereotypes in each country and I think the older generation has made them to show that everyone is different and have other stereotypes. I think this is what makes the whole country so special and unique.