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Stereotypes you've encountered

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on: August 31, 2008, 06:26:34 PM
What stereotypes have you personally encountered? Be it because of your appearance, race, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, age, a hobby, your neighbourhood etc.

Three things that happen to me very often:

1. People assume I like/drink a lot of vodka becuse I'm half Russian. Quite frankly I love to see the disappointment on their faces when I say I don't drink.
2. Often, people start talking to me slowly and in Standard German when I say I'm not originally from Austria. It's funny because until I mention that, they talk really fast and in dialect and I obviously understand them perfectly.
3. Almost everyone assumes I love to party and go out all the time because I'm 20.


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Reply #1 on: August 31, 2008, 06:57:34 PM
Everybody think I smoke. Probably 'cause of my long hair or whatever... when someone asks me in the street for a cigarette and I say I don't smoke, they look at me like "yeah sure...".
They also think I smoke weed, still 'cause of the long hair. Once I was in the train going to Paris and the guy from the customs just told me "Ok, show me the weed I know you have some...", I was like "WTF ?? I've never smoked of my life EVER :P". Well, I guess he saw I wasn't lying 'cause he left me alone then... that's so BORING.


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Reply #2 on: August 31, 2008, 08:33:57 PM
^ROFLMAO!!Lucs|!!That happened to me too!!The weed xD


Oh and ferret the last one,i've experienced it maaaaaaaaaany times (Oh and we're at the same age!xD)


Well,I do smoke and drink.Conclusion?I'm an anarchist.(WTF?)


I'm not a girly girl.My interests are not that girly either.Conclusion: i'm a lesbian


I don't like hip-hop/rap/Conclusion: I don't like black people


I have piercings.Conclusion: I have no personality and i'm OBVIOUSLY an attention whore.


I'm difficult when it comes to relationships,I couldn't care less about my love life.Conclusion: I'm an unorgasmic bitch that cares only about sex.

I don't like candy.Conclusion:I'm anorexic.



these are SOME.xD


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Reply #3 on: September 01, 2008, 06:12:25 AM
- People think I drink a lot cos I'm finnish.. (the truth: I don't drink hardly ever)
- People think I'm a metalhead cos I have a leather jacket.



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Reply #4 on: September 01, 2008, 10:29:40 AM
- People think I love drinking cus I'm Swedish. Not necessarily untrue!

- In Asia when mentioning where I'm from - Sweden - "AHH that's why you have GOLDEN HAIR" *touch hair* ! Asian stereotype by the way: always having to touch everything.
On a side note, my hair is very dark blonde and I'm not even considered blonde at home. Aren't most blondes are from Finland anyways? :P

- When I go clubbing in an Asian country people usually think I'm just looking for an easy shag.

- In Korea especially people assume you're American, some even use the word yankees when referring to white people in general. And, USA isn't exactly the most popular country in Korea.

And maybe this is a bit unrelated with the subject but... "from?" "Sweden" "I love Swiss chocolate!" is too fucking common in some English-speaking countries ;P
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Reply #5 on: September 01, 2008, 11:04:44 AM
Hahaha, yeah the Switzerland / Sweden confusion in english... duh :P

I remember in a TV series (Friends ?) they joke about Abba being from Switzerland or something like that... :P


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Reply #6 on: September 01, 2008, 12:03:50 PM
- I wear a lot of colorful and kitschy clothes -> I don't have to be taken serious/ am just childish
- The same thought because of my heigth XD ("she's so small and cute" ah >,<; )
- Because I wear miniskirts, high shoes or other "sexy" stuff -> I'm a whore xD (and want strange guys to come on to me :/)

And what kinda bothers me ... That because of my look nobody would ever guess what music I listen to xD (I'm not of any interest for most metallers so xDD) I'm not quite sure what people think about me, when they just see me on the street though ... °_°

I can't think of anything different atm ... |D;

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Reply #7 on: September 01, 2008, 12:16:00 PM
I can't think of anything different atm ... |D;
You're german, so you like beer and sausages :D


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Reply #8 on: September 01, 2008, 06:17:58 PM
A lot of people seem think that I'm either southern European, Arab or Israeli, while I'm none of the three (I'm Dutch, English and German). So I always get double checked when I travel by plane. ;D ;D ;D

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Reply #9 on: September 01, 2008, 07:42:50 PM

Oh and ferret the last one,i've experienced it maaaaaaaaaany times (Oh and we're at the same age!xD)

I'm not a girly girl.My interests are not that girly either.Conclusion: i'm a lesbian

Got the first one as well :P
And for the second for me it's, I'm 21y.o. and never had boyfriend so I'm Lesbian :P


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Reply #10 on: September 01, 2008, 07:43:38 PM
A lot of people seem think that I'm either southern European, Arab or Israeli, while I'm none of the three (I'm Dutch, English and German). So I always get double checked when I travel by plane. ;D ;D ;D

Heard about that too. I've a friend who always get stuck into controls. It's pretty damn sick.

But then again, I also got stuck in controls quite a few times and I look like a 10-year old innocent boy.



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Reply #11 on: September 01, 2008, 09:34:23 PM

And for the second for me it's, I'm 21y.o. and never had boyfriend so I'm Lesbian :P


Oh yes didn't you know you HAVE to have a serious relationship at the age of 12


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Reply #12 on: September 01, 2008, 11:06:04 PM
And you'd better have a fiance at the age of 16... >.>;;; World gone insane. XD;


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Reply #13 on: September 02, 2008, 05:22:01 AM
Finnish are brave soldiers who like army  ::)



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Reply #14 on: September 02, 2008, 08:37:03 AM
Finnish are brave soldiers who like army  ::)



Oh that reminded me,after the movie 300 all Greeks are apparently Spartans

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Reply #15 on: September 02, 2008, 12:43:54 PM
XDD Awesome idea for a thread!

Here's mine:
- I wear girly clothes and like to do silly things: people assume I'm a complete idiot/ditz
- I often wear short skirts and almost all my friends are male: I'm a total slut T_T
- I'm human, therefore I must like pizza
- I'm skinny, and can be very picky about food: Anorexic
- I'm shy: I'm arrogant and think I'm better than everyone
- I'm a girly girl: I must prefer romantic comedies over a good 80's action flick (lol)

Generally, I am pretty stereotypical though XD.



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Reply #16 on: September 02, 2008, 12:50:27 PM

- I'm human, therefore I must like pizza



this one made my day xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD


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Reply #17 on: September 02, 2008, 01:06:05 PM
I don't like hip-hop/rap/Conclusion: I don't like black people

Lol wut. I don't like Japanese pop--->I hate Japanese people?


I've heard it the other way round, actually:

I like funk--->I'm a wannabe gangster...cuz gangsters totally love funk  8)

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Reply #18 on: September 02, 2008, 03:41:57 PM
I am blond --> I am dumb (very cliché, but it's true.)
I want my hair to be even blonder --> I am even more dumb
I'm a lesbian --> I am a  guy with tits (okay, I am boy-ish, but I do have long hair O_o)
I am 16 years old --> I like boys and candy and romantic comedies and radio musique~~ (NO. HELL NO. I hate radio. And my mental age ain't 16, but 42. Or 76. Or so.)



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Reply #19 on: September 02, 2008, 08:08:13 PM
I'm a lesbian --> I am a  guy with tits (okay, I am boy-ish, but I do have long hair O_o)

Just tell them

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Reply #20 on: September 02, 2008, 09:06:15 PM
I don't like hip-hop/rap/Conclusion: I don't like black people

Lol wut. I don't like Japanese pop--->I hate Japanese people?






LOL i know makes no sense right?Like most of the stereotypes.


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Reply #21 on: September 02, 2008, 10:07:30 PM
I'm a musician ------->  I consume loads of alcohol



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Reply #22 on: September 02, 2008, 11:21:52 PM
I'm a musician ------->  I consume loads of alcohol

oh,how come you don't do loads of drugs too?


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Reply #23 on: September 03, 2008, 05:38:07 AM
many finnish think that every swe is gay.  ;D



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Reply #24 on: September 03, 2008, 05:16:33 PM
many finnish think that every swe is gay.  ;D
Many swedes think finnish are crude alcoholists with strange traditions and who also like violence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G9j-i6uXvA ;D



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Reply #25 on: September 03, 2008, 05:40:40 PM
Ohhh.. the wonderful-blunderful stereotypes.

Let me see....

I suffer from depression, general and social anxiety disorder and have been hospitalized for them - So.. I'm automatically batshit insane and had to be commited in a straight jacket.

I write alot of sad or angery poetry - Oh.. okay.. so is that what makes ME an Emo?  I thought it was sitting around all dressed in black, with heavy dark makeup and writing such poetry was emo.

I'm from the Southeren United States - so that makes me an uneducated and uncouth redneck.  Wait... I didn't say that right  but I proved THAT particular ignorant stereotype wrong.

I feel pity for the young teenage girls I know and I spend time with them in an 'OLDER SISTER' type of thing - that can't make me be considered a pediphile..

I do not like VULGAR music, regardless of genre - that makes me an Intolorant Racist Bitch of a white girl.

I have neurofibromatosis which causes skin deformations and odd colored markings - When I was in elementary school that had me having AIDS.

I could go on for days... and still not cover all them that I myself have experienced.

On the positive side, some of my best friends are Black AND dislike the same VULGAR music (I love blues, jazz, black gospel music), I have NEVER tested positive for HIV let alone AIDS, I would NEVER harm a child the way a pediphile does... I lived with those horrible memories and would give my life to prevent just one more child from experiencing that.

My poetry being sad and/or angry.  Simple.  Refer to what I just said about Pediphiles. 

and don't even get me started on abuse, molestation, incest, all that. 



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Reply #26 on: September 03, 2008, 05:55:51 PM
many finnish think that every swe is gay.  ;D
Many swedes think finnish are crude alcoholists with strange traditions and who also like violence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G9j-i6uXvA ;D
Many Estonians think that all Finns are drunkards (the younger ones also being all metalheads) and 99% male swedes are gay. :P

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Reply #27 on: September 03, 2008, 06:05:27 PM
and 99% male swedes are gay. :P

I don't get that one at all, why would they think so?

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Reply #28 on: September 03, 2008, 06:08:33 PM
Because they dress really metrosexual?

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Reply #29 on: September 03, 2008, 06:10:50 PM
But

gay men's taste >metrosexuals' taste, how could anybody possibly mix those up  :P

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