Post # 1
I live in Alabama, so I usually hear the stereotypes that everyone from the south is uneducated, we marry our cousins, we’re all conservative and racist and that we all love Nascar. I’ve had someone ask me if we had electricity and running water here. I’m sure it was an exaggeration, but still, stereotypes for the south can be… interesting… to say the least.
Anyone else care to share?
Post # 3
East End of Glasgow – sectarian, alcoholics, unemployed, violent. People here are usually seen as wasters. To be fair, within a year of living here our water pipes were stolen by local gypsies, our next door neighbours have smashed their windows from the inside and I’m often woken up to the sound of 12 year olds drinking stolen booze and smashing things…
Post # 4
Well, ever since the winter Olympics with no snow, I think people have realized that we do not live in igloos… Hehe.
Oher than that… That we’re granola munching, pot smoking hippies that live in yoga pants, are really nice and say “eh” a lot?
Post # 5
Canada – overly polite socialists, almost communists! Live in Igloo’s with polar bears as pets.
Ok the last statement is an exaggeration but I have been asked if I lived in an igloo!!!
Post # 6
@SapphireSun: haha you beat me to it with the igloo comment!
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Post # 8
I live in Ottawa, on Canada, (the capital) and the main stereotype is:
- Ottawa’s a government town, down to its roots
- Ottawa is a boring city that stays at home after office hours
Post # 9
Texas as a whole:
We ride horses to school/work
Big hair is a must
Everybody knows how to shoot a gun (I mean, I do, but I know plenty who don’t)
We all drive gas-guzzling, mud-tire-clad dual-wheeled pickup trucks
We’re granola-munching, pot-smoking, drum-circling hippies.
It’s kind of becoming a known fact that there’s Austin, and then there’s the rest of Texas. So these stereotypes don’t come my way as often as they used to. The granola-munching, pot-smoking one still prevails.
Post # 10
South Carolina – Racist, Redneck, and Baptist. I live in Charleston though and I feel like it’s considered much more uppity.
I grew up on a rural farm in Missouri and that had a lot of similar stereotypes to what you said about Alabama. Racists and redneck. We certainly were small town but I think I kill some sterotypes because I’m Vegan. I’ve actually told people that and they think I’m just too stupid to know what Vegan really means.
Post # 11
Massachusetts has tons. Everyone is Irish with a temper and a drinking problem, we’re all obsessed with the Red Sox, we hate all things New York, we drop our R’s, and we’re extremely rude (Massholes).
Post # 12
Hmm. I don’t really know what stereotypes CT has.
Post # 13
Los Angeles: I’m friends with or know a lot of famous people. UNTRUE. I see a lot of famous people— but rarely ever approach them. Just cause I live in LA, doesn’t mean all my friends are famous, actors, models, etc.
Post # 14
My area of the UK is considered quite posh (lots of rich farmers etc), though some areas are notorious for having chavs. But my street back in Bury is quite a ‘posh’ one, the most expensive street in the town lol
London, I’m not sure what stereotypes there are for London. Rude people who are always in a hurry, bad public transport, etc lol
Post # 15
@couawilou: And everyone in Toronto is rich….uh…have you BEEN HERE?
Post # 16
Columbus, Ohio. The land of farming and corn, and all we do is go cow-tipping for fun. Does it look like we have room for corn fields and cow pastures?!