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Postby illusion » Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:12 pm

Tora wrote:
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Boris wrote:I’m from Russia.
I heard terrible amount of stereotype about my country. Every day we drink vodka. Everyone cam meet a bear at the street in Moscow and many many other funny things.


don't worry, that's what I hear about my my nation too. The Poles are either dunkards or thieves....


nonsense! poles are cute... and open-hearted, surely... i didn't have much communication but it was enough for me to realise it!

and about russians... i don't know, bears are rare... :lol: but about vodka and drinking on the whole... i may say it's comparatively true, to my diappontment...



really? I didn't know we were that cute :P

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Postby Tora » Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:25 pm

illusion wrote:
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Boris wrote:I’m from Russia.
I heard terrible amount of stereotype about my country. Every day we drink vodka. Everyone cam meet a bear at the street in Moscow and many many other funny things.


don't worry, that's what I hear about my my nation too. The Poles are either dunkards or thieves....


nonsense! poles are cute... and open-hearted, surely... i didn't have much communication but it was enough for me to realise it!

and about russians... i don't know, bears are rare... :lol: but about vodka and drinking on the whole... i may say it's comparatively true, to my diappontment...



really? I didn't know we were that cute :P


it's a long story, i was driving (not me but the coach) and visiting places in your country and i almost fall in love with our pole driver, cute really!.. oooh... :oops: :lol:

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Postby awalee » Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:57 pm

I do not think that truth . your fingers are not same. :roll:

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Postby Alan » Wed May 10, 2006 1:19 am

I'd like to put paid once and for all to this ridiculous notion that we British are polite and boring and only ever discuss the weather...ermm, if you wouldn't mind terribly, that is...I mean, if it wouldn't cause offence for me to do so, umm...well, what with all this rain we've been having...
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Postby jeffcox » Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:40 pm

I'm British, I love sex, and I'd rather do it than talk about it!

No sex please, we're British


This is about conservatism and etiquette more than about the sex itself. The British still have an acute sense of decorum in public situations, a stereotype that is true. But stereotyping is generalization, which means there are always exceptions. Therefore, they don't accurately describe a nation and even less accurately describe a single person from that country.

I live in Brazil where things are somewhat more relaxed and I have no problems adjusting to it. Most of the time, I do things here as I would do them in England and it doesn't cause a problem except when I have to spend 2 hours in the doctor's or dentist's surgery because I arrived on time!

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Re: No Sex Please, we're British!

Postby shadds » Tue Sep 12, 2006 3:20 pm

TP wrote:No Sex Please, we're British!

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?

i think just by using such cliches.. one tries to find some mystique attached to certain community.. i know that i like the way english live.. after all we in india owe a lot to british (Brits brought first spec of technology to our countryland, brit books are liked in india,naturally so..).. The course of mechanical engineering if learned from a German engineer's perpective, it makes one apprciate the Germans..the moment one realises that these are false it simply takes the sheen out of it. This is what we call culture.. and it gotta be distinct..

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Postby Hardi » Fri Oct 06, 2006 6:45 pm

British tourists travel to estonia only because of sex. They don't care about culture. Tourism offices in britannia shell estonia as a country where can have good sex and cheap alcohol.. The place where to go for stag-night... It's so abusive. There was interview once in tv. with some of those tourist. Those idiots told they do good because they bring money to poor easteuropean Estonia.. Stinky fat british.. I hope they all get HIV here.

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Postby jeffcox » Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:12 pm

I'm British and HIGHLY OFFENDED by your words.
I've never been to Estonia and I've never been involved in sex tourism.

I'm probably right in saying that the British are not the only ones involved in the toursim there; there will be other nationalities too.

I'm sure that many Estonians are involved in this disgusting activity, too. Does that make you a stinky fat Estonian?

Please direct your anger to 'those British who do this activity' and not to 'British'.

When you say 'British' you refer to all Britons, include me and you are therefore insulting me.

If you say 'those British who do this' then you are talking about those few Britons who participate in that awful activity - and that excludes me; and you're absolutely right, I totally agree.

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Postby Hardi » Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:34 pm

Good.

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...

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Postby jeffcox » Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:56 am

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?

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Postby MooNboy » Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:19 pm

If we think that way, we must say that Chinese love sex,having and taking care of babies :D :D

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Postby pansera » Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:19 am

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.

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Postby pansera » Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:23 am

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.

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Postby Oriani » Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:26 pm

Agree :P

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Postby MissLT » Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:25 am

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:

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Postby ASG » Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:38 am

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.

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Re: No Sex Please, we're British!

Postby waleed » Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:12 am

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?

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Re: No Sex Please, we're British!

Postby sharklish » Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:30 pm

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 .

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Re: No Sex Please, we're British!

Postby tammyhowells » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:48 pm

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.

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Re: No Sex Please, we're British!

Postby sweethuman » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:59 am

Actually it is good to be aware of different cultures and we should always try to implement the similiar points among each other.


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