Stereotyping Poms

Old Nov 14th 2008, 6:07 am
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I suppose with some of the back biting on here recently, they have a point!!!
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Originally Posted by simonmarkellis View Post
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4757372a4560.html

I suppose with some of the back biting on here recently, they have a point!!!
oh my!
I saw myself in 8 of them.
Not telling you which bad traits I do not display!
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Originally Posted by simonmarkellis View Post
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4757372a4560.html

I suppose with some of the back biting on here recently, they have a point!!!
So you mean:
we enjoy talking about the rain that Kiwis love to spray on "our parades",
we queue up nice and quietly to be told to f-off to Oz/back to the UK,
we are sarcastic/ironic in our posts so most NZers can't understand them or us come to think of it,
we can't be bothered to discuss important issues as we are too busy watching Corrie/Shortland Street,
some of our posts are "alcohol-fuelled",
we came to NZ to work for peanuts and allow someone else to get a bargain,
we spend too much time looking for mould on our curtains to enjoy the climate,
we endeavour to remain calm in the face of a diatribe from "Johnny-Kiwi" or other "locals",
we love our TV so much that we are "conniseurs" and so regard the NZ stuff as [email protected]
and finally we might moan a bit....???

yeah right..........but I still don't see "back-biting" there????
does "double jointed" appear in there as
Originally Posted by Stuff
the British also have a humorous side, with 22 percent saying they are not afraid to laugh at themselves.
more likely to bite our own backs methinks......

Originally Posted by Stuff
The top 10 British traits were:
1. Talking about the weather
2. Great at queueing
3. Sarcasm
4. Watching soaps
5. Getting drunk
6. A love of bargains
7. A love of curtain-twitching
8. Stiff upper lip
9. Love of all television
10. Moaning
Now can anyone come up with an alternative one for Johnny-Kiwi?? I would but I'm not risking it.............
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Originally Posted by lardyl View Post
So you mean:
we enjoy talking about the rain that Kiwis love to spray on "our parades",
we queue up nice and quietly to be told to f-off to Oz/back to the UK,
we are sarcastic/ironic in our posts so most NZers can't understand them or us come to think of it,
we can't be bothered to discuss important issues as we are too busy watching Corrie/Shortland Street,
some of our posts are "alcohol-fuelled",
we came to NZ to work for peanuts and allow someone else to get a bargain,
we spend too much time looking for mould on our curtains to enjoy the climate,
we endeavour to remain calm in the face of a diatribe from "Johnny-Kiwi" or other "locals",
we love our TV so much that we are "conniseurs" and so regard the NZ stuff as [email protected]
and finally we might moan a bit....???

yeah right..........but I still don't see "back-biting" there????
does "double jointed" appear in there as more likely to bite our own backs methinks......



Now can anyone come up with an alternative one for Johnny-Kiwi?? I would but I'm not risking it.............
Lardyl - the company doing the poll are a UK company and the article came from Reuters - it's only being quoted on Stuff - not that Kiwis are saying these awful untruths
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Lardyl - the company doing the poll are a UK company and the article came from Reuters - it's only being quoted on Stuff - not that Kiwis are saying these awful untruths
Indeed I was just trying to bat Simon's point about "back biting" back and try to inject some "irony"......oh well.......

But can we come up with a poll on the top ten Kiwi traits as experienced by British Ex-Pats? Or is that too dangerous.....???
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Indeed I was just trying to bat Simon's point about "back biting" back and try to inject some "irony"......oh well.......

But can we come up with a poll on the top ten Kiwi traits as experienced by British Ex-Pats? Or is that too dangerous.....???

Feeling riska

1 Drinking
2 Moaning about Poms
3 Talking about the Weather
4 Curtain Twitcing
5 Moaning about Police
6 Love of television - mainly soaps
7 Not very nice to 'their ladies'
8 Love of bargains - want to buy low and sell high
9 Poor customer service - don't know how to complain or deal with complaints
10 More accepting of Poms than Poms
11 Believe in supporting local stores etc
12 Generous with newbies
13 Helpful and supportive

Now you add some, remember like us they are a mix of good and bad traits

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