No matter where you're from, the outside world has a stereotype about your country. In America for instance, some of the outside world views us as a bunch of ignorant and overweight slobs. Well have we got news for them: They are, uh, for the most part, see — yeah they're pretty much right in a generalized sense. OK, we'll leave the dispelling of myths to these people, they're much better at it (though we don't believe the Canadian guy).
From Deleriumdreamer: "Being scottish - we don't run around in kilts, we aren't all ginger, we don't run around shouting about our freedom,we don't live in clans, we don't deep fry everything.. think that about covers it."
From Caucasian_Male: "While in every movie they are only a few minutes apart, the Amazon forest is thousands of kilometers away from Rio de Janeiro."
From smileedude: "The little fat Australian kid who says Australian toilets spin "counter clockwise" was wrong. They spin anticlockwise and no true Australian would get this wrong."
From raisethestandard: "I'm Welsh. Everyone thinks we f*** sheep."
From IVTD4KDS: "We don't dump a bottle of cologne on ourselves when going out (although I've done that before), nor do we blast out house music (although I've done that before); nor do we wear silk shirts and have rugs hanging on our walls (OK, I have that); nor do we want to drive white BMWs (actually, that would be nice); nor do our parents want us to be doctors, lawyers, or engineers … F*ck."
From 45-70: "Everybody thinks because I am poor white trash from a long line of poor white trash that I will never amount to anything.
That's bullshit. It's Garbage Can not Garbage can't"
From fearlessandinventive: "Just because my father is well-off does not mean we're part of "the Family." I know exactly zero people in the Mafia. The vast majority of Italian-Americans know zero people in the Mafia. Stop assuming that an Italian last name = knows how to disappear someone."
From lennon1230: "I don't have beady eyes or a flappy head, I don't say "ay" at the end of my sentences, nor do I say aboot, (nor does any Canadian I've ever met, it's not strictly the "oot" sound, its more rounded … ). I do hold doors open for far too long and love hockey more than most my friends."
From anonymous: "Apparently Pakistan is a desert wasteland where the men are all terrorists and the women are oppressed and wear black burkas. Weird how whenever I visit my family I go to malls, clothing boutiques, and concerts. Weird how every girl I know there is educated. Not denying there isn't rampant corruption and terrorism in the Northwest part of the country, but I hate how that is all people see."
From jjswibbs: "American here. Nothing to be misunderstood. We are the benevolent and righteous masters of the planet (and possibly the universe)."
From White_Meat_Only: "American-Mexican here. No I don't do drugs, never even smoked a cigarette. No we aren't all lazy I'm in college for nursing and most my family teaches or does manual labor. Yes they pay taxes and all of them are US citizens now. As a female I'm child-free not all of us get pregnant at our quinceñera."