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ozoneocean at 2:06PM, Dec. 7, 2007
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Racist? No.

What a silly idea.

It'd be just standard prejudice. :)
 
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TheMidge28 at 2:18PM, Dec. 7, 2007
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Honestly the rudeness is not the collective of America.
Its certain groups of people in America who feel the need to walk around and yell and shout as though they are important…but this is not the majority.

As to traffic being bad as Kyupol advised…um… I have been to countries where the traffic is much worse!
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subcultured at 10:24PM, Dec. 7, 2007
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last night i was driving my mustang and i yelled at a person across the street.
he was a friend, i then threw him a kentucky fried chicken leg and then shot him in the stomach.
for fun.
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ozoneocean at 12:48AM, Dec. 8, 2007
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I did that just now Sub, and I'm Australian!
 
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CharleyHorse at 5:03AM, Dec. 8, 2007
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Ah-ha! Thanks, worstcase, the mystery is partially solved!

worstcase
Oh, and this is a blatant generalzation, but the southern states are generally poorer but more hospitable, but how would i know?

As U.S. of A. southerners are generally acknowledged to be poorer but more polite than northerners then the chances are good that the Cartoonprofessor's bad eggs were obnoxious rich people from Yankee land.

This is logic from that reliable old standard that maintains that since dogs can sit up and will beg for food and do have fur and do bark, therefore that sleek, wet, furred critter currently dripping water, sitting up, begging for food, and barking must be a dog, even if it does smell of fish and look mysteriously like a seal.
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ozoneocean at 5:13AM, Dec. 8, 2007
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But aren't those also the ones demonised in “Deliverance” and then there's a history of “racial” intolerance in those parts…

Nothing is ever simple lol!

But that's the same everywhere, in all countries.
 
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Custard Trout at 6:38AM, Dec. 8, 2007
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ozoneocean
But aren't those also the ones demonised in “Deliverance” and then there's a history of “racial” intolerance in those parts…

Nothing is ever simple lol!

But that's the same everywhere, in all countries.

Except in England because we have a lot of experience being around people we despise (the Welsh, the Scots, the Irish, everybody who has kicked our collective arse over the years, everybody else, other Englishmen, our mothers), we're amazingly tolerant in that respect.
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shaneronzio at 7:27AM, Dec. 8, 2007
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The movie makers have it right…everything between New york and L.A. is Fly over country…nothing to see out here…hahaha.
just leatherface, Jason and Freddy…and Dr.Satan.

the rest of us merikans iz just a buncha Loud mouth flag wavein, cross totin' idjits.
hyuhk hyuhk.


What ever.

yep,just keep on underestimating the general public.









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ozoneocean at 7:37AM, Dec. 8, 2007
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Yeah, you jus' shut yo mouth Bubbu! lol!

Nah, the whole thing's in good fun. Everywhere has negative stereotypes that represent it. But it's silly to get offended by that here because most of us KNoW they're just stereotypes and are having fun with the idea.
 
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WingNut at 8:09AM, Dec. 8, 2007
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A'yup, ‘ere ink Kansas I routinely ride tornadoes to get around town. They’re fairly easy to lasso, Pecos Bill was a pushover. (Pecos Bill is a local american folk hero, famed for lassoing a tornado, and marrying Susanna Sue.)

This is what my neck of the woods looks like right now, some say it's flyover territory, but I think it's beautiful.



-Wing
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Custard Trout at 9:00AM, Dec. 8, 2007
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I say old bean, that picture is absolutely spiffing, why my monocle just popped out and landed in my tea wot!
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crazyninny at 10:32AM, Dec. 8, 2007
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I would like to vist Kansas one day, just of fly kites.
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gigatwo at 3:16PM, Dec. 8, 2007
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This topic offends me.


but not really…
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Nyx at 10:12PM, Dec. 8, 2007
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Hmm… a question for those who live outside of America… do you automatically assume bad things about American tourists? I don't think people are obnoxious assholes until they start acting like obnoxious assholes but I don't know how other people feel about it(Otherwise I should just say I'm from Canada, eh?)

And that really is a nice picture Wingnut. There's no wide open skies like that in the northeast. The kind of people who call places flyover territory aren't really looking.
America has so much diverse everything it's crazy. (But that would apply for all countries wouldn't it?)
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lothar at 1:49AM, Dec. 9, 2007
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I've heard reports about the USA:

- has sexist laws (that favour the female gender) far worse than Canada but slightly better than the UK.
- has legions of homeless/jobless/or just dirt poor people in the streets
- has a high crime rate. As a result of the skyrocketing poverty of course. :(
- has a high wage gap where the fat cats make $400 for every $1 their rank and file workers make.
- has a high rate of government and business corruption.
- at least 100 people in the USA die or get injured by guns everyday.
- is a police state that can kill 3000 of its own citizens to justify their enslavement.
- has hundreds of secret prisons being constructed
- is the most dog-eat-dog society on earth
- has hundreds of thousands of people on prozac or having mental disorders
- is a very lucrative market for drugs.

and last but not the least:

- has sold the whole planet earth to the Greys and Reptilians. lol!



If all the above are true, then I think that explains American ‘rudeness’. I think I'll morph into my most assholeic state under those conditions. lol!

spot on !! why anyone would want to move to live there is confusing to me
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cartoonprofessor at 2:43AM, Dec. 9, 2007
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1, my apologies to any south americans… I know you too, are americans.
2, my original question was simply about (northern) americans, however, I think many aussies abroad are probably the worst ‘yobbos’ around. Their behaviour really embarrasses me when I see them at sports events. (sigh)
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skoolmunkee at 5:03AM, Dec. 9, 2007
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I'm an American living in the UK and everyone here thinks I'm great. :) I'm a bit louder than them sometimes but it's ok because of my American friendliness, unselfconsciousness, and charm. Yup, English people are my bitches.
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CharleyHorse at 5:07AM, Dec. 9, 2007
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Don't beat yourself up cartoonprofessor, because it's been a hoot of a thread so far. I'm guessing that really only about one quarter of tourists from any nation are social typhoid carriers but that, obviously, these are the ones that stand out due to their very obnoxiousness.

On the other hand, an acquaintance of mine once squired gaggles of U.S. tourists around various European nations for a few years as a guide and repeatedly emphasized that most of them were fools determined to act like idiots most of the time. So, it may just be a question of personal perception.

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shaneronzio at 12:48PM, Dec. 10, 2007
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-Wing

wow.
Nice!
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albone at 1:08PM, Dec. 10, 2007
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Wow, what a crazy thread. lol
You are part of the rebel alliance and a traitor!
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worstcase at 6:36PM, Dec. 10, 2007
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WingNut


-Wing

wow.
Nice!

It looks so pretty…
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Lord Shplane at 8:13PM, Dec. 12, 2007
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I stopped reading on the second page, and only glanced at this one.

I wanted to make a macro of Bandit Kieth with “I'M YELLING BECAUSE I'M AMERICAN” on it, but I couldn't find an appropriate picture.

Anyway though, it really depresses me the way any one society has to judge other societies based on the outspoken few. Americans are judged because the annoying people are the ones who make themselves known. Middle-Easterners are judged because the “LOL KILL INFIDELS” guys are the ones who jump up and get in everyone's faces. Australians are judged because of Steve Irwin. British people are judged because their accents are hilarious.

Canada just sucks though.
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n_y_japlander at 5:23AM, Dec. 13, 2007
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I am an American, I have been all around this small world of ours, been to many countries, met many people, and have seen many cultures. My home now is in Japan… one of the worlds friendlyest countries (but many people lack common sense, but that is an other thread). I often see some young Americans from the local air base, and yes… they are very very loud!

So, the only thing I can say, is that most Americans' are loud, and don't even know it! I'm going home for the holidays (Florida), and I will post back here, to let everyone know the results when I can!!!!

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TH89 at 1:21PM, Dec. 19, 2007
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I think it's because they know America is the greatest country ever to exist ever and they are just trying to share it with you. We Americans are very generous that way.
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ShadowDion at 1:38PM, Dec. 19, 2007
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as someone who has never been outside america, i can't give a solid comparison between americans and anyone else. i know for a fact that americans can be loud, obnoxious, rude and unfriendly, but i also believe that that is true of any other country. maybe america is just know for that stereotype, i'm not sure.
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ozoneocean at 1:58PM, Dec. 19, 2007
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I saw a whole group of American tourists on the train the other day… They were all serious young men, dressed plainly and comfortably, and they all had beards! My guess is students on holiday ;)

They talked quietly and earnestly and were very polite.
 
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7384395948urhfdjfrueruieieueue at 7:34PM, Dec. 19, 2007
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2, my original question was simply about (northern) americans

Well, that's where I live, so meh.

Guess it's how we talk. Can't really change it.
i will also like to know you the more
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Cthulhu at 7:51PM, Dec. 19, 2007
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I saw a whole group of American tourists on the train the other day… They were all serious young men, dressed plainly and comfortably, and they all had beards! My guess is students on holiday ;)

They talked quietly and earnestly and were very polite.
That's impossible, because everyone knows that every single American is an idiot, and rude to boot.










Or is it that everyone is is just discriminatory?
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ozoneocean at 8:04PM, Dec. 19, 2007
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ozoneocean
I saw a whole group of American tourists on the train the other day… They were all serious young men, dressed plainly and comfortably, and they all had beards! My guess is students on holiday ;)

They talked quietly and earnestly and were very polite.
That's impossible, because everyone knows that every single American is an idiot, and rude to boot.

Or is it that everyone is is just discriminatory?
Neither and both. :P

It's the extremes that represent any group.
 
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Emotional at 10:30PM, Dec. 19, 2007
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when I go to the UK I will be loud and noisy, not because I want to be an ass or anything. But from what I understand those who I will be staying with and showing me the glorious country will be just as loud and obnoxious as me haha.

then again, I'm not your normal tourist.
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