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Your fave stereotype about yourself
Croi Dhubh at 3:43PM, Jan. 25, 2008
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imshard at 3:49PM, Jan. 25, 2008
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Hmm so many to pick from… Male, American, Southerner, Mid-Westerner, Geek, Nerd, Computer Tech, European ancestry, I always dress like a square…

I like the one where everyone assumes I'm rich and well to-do. It is something that is not really true but works to my advantage.
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SarahN at 4:40PM, Jan. 25, 2008
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I….don't know…..does liking biscuits and gravy count as an American stereotype? XD

I'm a Scottish, Irish, Native American, Norwegian mutt….I really have no clue.
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crocty at 4:44PM, Jan. 25, 2008
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biscuits and gravy
You had better not mean dipping biscuits in gravy…
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SarahN at 4:47PM, Jan. 25, 2008
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biscuits and gravy
You had better not mean dipping biscuits in gravy…

I mean biscuits crumbled up in gravy.^^ Mmmm, Mom's cooking is ridiculously tasty.
(Actually Mom's is the only gravy I really LOVE. I can stand some restaurants with it but no one else makes it as brilliant as hers.)
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Aussie_kid at 5:20PM, Jan. 25, 2008
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Wow, never figured this thing would get this many posts so quickly. And I see what everyone says about being many things so they have many stereotypes.

My other one is that I was the kid who was always picked on so around the end of school people were half afraid of me and were waiting for me to go crazy and shoot them all. It was a running joke and, to be honest, I kind of liked the fear in their eyes.

Then there's the fact that because I'm part Irish, part Russian and I think a little German, I should be able to take any drink handed to me. I haven't touched a drop of alcohol since New Years Eve 2006, and I was a lightweight back then. But still, I like pretending I've been drinking and then call everyone wimps because I'm still standing after my twelfth vodka and they couldn't hold four beers.

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crocty at 5:59PM, Jan. 25, 2008
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biscuits and gravy
You had better not mean dipping biscuits in gravy…

I mean biscuits crumbled up in gravy.^^ Mmmm, Mom's cooking is ridiculously tasty.
(Actually Mom's is the only gravy I really LOVE. I can stand some restaurants with it but no one else makes it as brilliant as hers.)
Biscuit chunks in gravy?



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seventy2 at 6:15PM, Jan. 25, 2008
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more of a stereotype for my job….

i deal with local computer hardware….(specific to my job), and i know a bit about computers from that….but because of other super genius's in my career field, i'm always asked about computer problems….(including disgusting macs)…i can help you with these computers…not your home system…..
and it's funny, cause i could say just about anything….and because of this stereotype, it's taken as pure fact….
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Rori at 2:05AM, Jan. 26, 2008
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Well, I have at least 8 ethnicities fightin' in my DNA, so I'll just go with the apparent perception that I'm very serious. Maybe it's the dark hair and dark clothing, maybe the glasses, but a lot of people have told me I'm intimidating. I don't get it. I'm the most corny, goofy-ass person around.

People must realize I'm plotting their downfall, gotta work on hiding that better…
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Eunice P at 5:22AM, Jan. 26, 2008
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I'm Chinese. I don't get stereotyped in Asia since I'm already living with a bunch of other Asians who probably share some similar traits as I do. Maybe some folks on DD forum might think that my style of expression is a mixture of wierd and interesting. Go to my profile and you can read more stereotype info about myself.

However, I do find it funny that TV programs from other countries is full of misleading info about Asia. What is considered stereotype Asian culture in the western world does not always represent true Asia. An example would be the fortune cookies that is served in American Chinese restaurant. In actual fact, you hardly see any restaurants in Asia serving fortune cookies.
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lastcall at 5:34AM, Jan. 26, 2008
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I had relatives in the Washington D.C. area and they were hardcore yuppies. They lived in one of those planned-neighborhood suburb areas where you had a lot of beautiful single family homes around cul-de-sacs. In these neighborhoods, it was basically a competition to see who could have the best of everything–furniture, cars, computers/technology, yards, etc.

Now here I am, living in the same area. It's funny, but no matter how hard you fight it, the yuppiness disease gets you….it doesn't help that we're surrounded by Best Buy, Ikea, Hummer dealerships, etc. Hell, we were just looking at flat-panel plasma screens last night…man, those things are beautiful… lol!
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HalJones at 7:12AM, Jan. 26, 2008
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Being a white guy from the Heart of Dixie, Alabama, I certainly don't fit nor appreciate the steriotypical bigot who hates everyone, though they cetainly do exist. However, I do live in a double-wide (it's like a house), in the hills (the Appalachian foothills, actually), where everyone talks with a Southern drawl. And, yes, we like to shoot, we hoot and holler, and we're deeply religious. But as an artist, I've always been the creative and often misunderstood type.

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dueeast at 8:06AM, Jan. 26, 2008
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I spent probably the first 10 years of my life making sure I did not have a Southern accent. Really and truly, there's nothing wrong with such an accent but I abhorred it growing up and didn't want to be associated with the stereotype of being stupid/moronic.

Now I use it on humorous occasion to freak people out, because (to them) it seems to come out of nowhere.

I love it how when I tell people I'm from Austin, Texas they automatically say “I'VE BEEN TO HOUSTON (or Dallas)!!!” That's great, I hope you enjoyed it-? I always thought that was funky.

I loved it one time when the local newspaper ran a Foley's ad that was from Marvel Comics and it featured Spiderman (this was in like 1990, I think). And they showed him webswinging through “Austin” which was depicted as flat, sandy with tumbleweeds and actually showed a stagecoach for a chase scene?? The Foley's department store was the only “modern-looking” thing and even it looked out of place in “Wild West Austin of the 1850's.” In retrospect, though, it was hilarious. Whatever team did that obviously hadn't visited the South…

Also, being a white guy married to a black woman and having biracial kids together kinda dispels that whole bigot thing, too, which is cool. B)
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mechanical_lullaby at 8:11AM, Jan. 26, 2008
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Oh haaa.
Well I do drive like a woman– but I have this amazing genderbending technology to think logically.

EDIT: However my falling-for-assholes mechanism is still in place and functioning perfectly.

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lastcall at 9:36AM, Jan. 26, 2008
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Hmmmm…mechanical_lullaby, I just noticed your signature says “For a good time, just dial 6.and then 6 again. ” ….Shouldn't you instead say "For a good time, just dial 6 and then 9"? …Huh? huh? (giggle)

(Sorry, I'm bored)
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lba at 2:25PM, Jan. 26, 2008
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Lets see…

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. So that right there gives me: Anger issues and exceedingly aggressive behavior, always carrying a gun or other weapon, being french, knowing everything about cars, being a wigger, being poor, saying “eh” and “aboot” all the time, liking eminem and street racing.

I now live in Davenport, Iowa so that gives me: knowing a lot about farming, liking pork and pigs, being a country hick, liking country music and working for John Deere.

My ethinicity is German, Native American, Russian, Polish, Irish, Scottish, Norwegian, Dutch and Italian. I guess that makes me an alcoholic, depressed, fighting blonde idiot.

About the only one of those stereotypes that comes close to being true is that an occasional “eh” does slip out.
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bobby_the_kid at 2:57PM, Jan. 26, 2008
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i'm from canada,

so that gives me “beer-drinking hoser that wears winter clothes in august”

T_T


i feel so ashamed.
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dueeast at 4:39PM, Jan. 26, 2008
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You forgot saying “aboot” and “eh?” to everything, hoser! lol!

bobby_the_kid
i'm from canada,

so that gives me “beer-drinking hoser that wears winter clothes in august”

T_T


i feel so ashamed.
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Dr3wdub at 10:22PM, Jan. 26, 2008
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I'm a black American and I am expected to….

1. Be lazy(…alright ill give you that one.)
2. Listen to rap music(occasionally, but none of the booty shakin stuff.lol)
3. Be “gangsta” and have a “posse”(does art club count?)
4. Be athletic (haha, thats a good one)
5. Have a criminal record of some kind (do detentions count?)
The list goes on.

also, its funny how some people are suprised that i can complete a sentence without the words “aint” or “cuz”.

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Warpedwenger at 10:40AM, Jan. 27, 2008
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Im white and I cant dance! Also even as Americans go Im load!
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tea_green at 7:34AM, Jan. 28, 2008
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I'm a black woman and I've heard about a million sterotypes growing up in Kentucky. I think my favorite one is the “chicken and watermelon one”. I do like chicken but that's because it's cheap and versatile (i'm a pretty good cook.) but I'm allergic to watermelon. Serioulsy, It gives me hives. So whenever the watermelon thing comes up I just tell them that and get a little kick out of the shocked look on the person's face. It used to bother me, but I just shrug it off now.
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ozoneocean at 7:58AM, Jan. 28, 2008
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Heh, I like how this has become slightly about our fave stereotypes that we transcend.

Eh, I've had a lot of those:
One was being a long haired hippy looking artist fellow who was really into WAR! Ha, that was YEARS ago, I grew into the way I looked though because now I think war is quite evil.

Secondly, I tend to look rather scruffy usually, that's just the way I am, but I also tend to be quite knowledgeable on most things and able to discuss specialist topics with anyone, from miners to bankers, soldiers, bakers, accountants, scientists… people find that surprising given how I appear. That used to be annoying, now I ignore it.
 
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mishi_hime at 9:38AM, Jan. 28, 2008
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I dunno where i come from so i cant make fun of mmyself
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MagickLorelai at 8:49AM, Jan. 29, 2008
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I fit into quite a few stereotypes! Let's break ‘em down a bit, eh? :D

Firstly, I’m American. Thus, I'm fat, stupid, lazy, uneducated, couldn't place myself on a map(much less a globe), and apparently ignorant on whole.

Secondly, well, I'm Fat(So I do fit some of the American stereotype, hahah…hah). Thus, again, I'm lazy, don't exercise, overeat, eat only fast food, have diabetes, am needlessly cruel to thin people by taking up more than the tiny little seats they provide on the bus/train/airplane/etc, and clearly am so unaware of the fact that I'm fat(and all the things listed above) and deserve constant shaming for those things. :D Yay!

Thirdly, I'm a pagan, formerly Wiccan(I still have some Wiccan beliefs). THIS means that I'm, again, ignorant of reality, weird, crazy, a Satanist, obsessed with tree-hugging and Light, vegetarian–no, no, wait, VEGAN!– and clearly do weird love spells and curses. Oh, and I'm a teenager, I suppose.

Stereotypes are fun! :D

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Randal at 3:03PM, Jan. 30, 2008
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I drive a semi for a living… T__T

However… I don't listen to country music (My iPod currently has the Beatles, Arctic Monkeys, Amy Winehouse, Snoop Dogg and RUN DMC on it…), I don't have “Git R Done” registered in my common vocabulary or plastered on my truck, I don't chew tobacco, I don't like NASCARR, I don't own a single pair of bib overalls and I'm not a bigot (I berate them when they start saying “nigger” or “boy” over the CB, which is at least once a week. :/ ).

While it's true that many of these are adopted southern-American stereotypes, they are what people think of when you tell them, “I drive a truck.”

I can speak “trucker” though. I know what someone means when they say, “There's a full grown at the 143 over 8 yardstick with a customer and the chicken coop is locked up tight your way.” or “There's a meat wagon in the hammer lane, coming up your back door with its disco lights going. Up ahead at the cash box, there's a plain white wrapper staring you in the face.” (Honestly, I don't know why some guys bother getting radar detectors… we know where the cops are miles before we ever see them.)

lba
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario.

… an occasional “eh” does slip out.
I'm “from the R.O.”…

I also say “eh” or “ey” all the time. I can also spot someone from Detroit from a mile away… because they say Detroit, not Detroit.

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biscuits and gravy
You had better not mean dipping biscuits in gravy…

I mean biscuits crumbled up in gravy.^^ Mmmm, Mom's cooking is ridiculously tasty.
(Actually Mom's is the only gravy I really LOVE. I can stand some restaurants with it but no one else makes it as brilliant as hers.)
Biscuit chunks in gravy?



*Insert picture of someone vomiting here*

Soft flaky buttermilk biscuits typically served at breakfast, not the type you're thinking of Crocty. What you call biscuits we call cookies.
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Jimeth at 3:49PM, Jan. 30, 2008
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I've always loved american steriotypes of Britain. You guys crack me up XD

What I'll never get used to is American accents though. 0_o You hear ‘em on tv because you Americans make about 9/10ths of the worlds tv, but whenever I hear an american’s voice that I've been speaking to on the net it's just freaky.

How can you think we have funny accents when the english accent is so horribly normal? XD
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lucky7s76 at 4:18PM, Jan. 30, 2008
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Let's see… living in Seattle must mean that I binge-drink coffee, love standing in the rain, work at Microsoft or Boeing, and bang my head to Nirvana and Pearl Jam.



OK, so I do drink a lot of coffee. lol!

And we don't have British accents… *cough*Fraiser*cough*
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Memmy at 12:43PM, Jan. 31, 2008
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I live in Alaska (born and raised) so people think that we live in igloos, ride dog-sleds and have polar bears for pet (or hunt them).

They're shocked to hear that… Yes we do have houses, supermarkets, fast-foods, plumbing, electricity and all things modern. I've heard stories from people in army that they were upset when told that they would be sent to Alaska because they belive that they will have to use outhouses in -40 winter and suchs. One woman told me she cried and cried before coming here to discover that everything she belived was false. LOL

Talk about ignorance.

Also, people thinks that because I'm a redhead, I have a nasty temper or had a dealing with the devil.
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freefall_drift at 2:17PM, April 1, 2008
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Well, If you want to indulge in fun stereotypes….
As a gay man, my people are supposed to always be well dressed and have a fabulous interior design sense. We spend every dime we have on white parties and travel and have carefree lives of dancing and drinking. All straight woman want to go dancing with us and all straight men wished they could get laid as easy as us. And if Queer as Folk is accurate, everyone gay man in Pittsburgh is model level hot! (grin!)
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crocty at 2:38PM, April 1, 2008
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I've already posted in this thread, but why not post again?
As a Briton…
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