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Old Nov 9th 2014, 5:01 pm
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So what stereotypes about Americans and America have you found to be true (and false)?

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How about you go first?
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I have found that the stereotype that all Americans are the same is false ...
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There are real people like Beavis and Butthead & Bill and Ted.
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Lots of them are REALLY fat.
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They do have a tendency to call the whole of the British Isles 'London'.
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There are a few idiots and lots of nice people, just as in the UK.
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They do have a tendency to call the whole of the British Isles 'London'.
I do the reverse of that to annoy my wife. Every time an English person is on the TV and she asks me where they are from, I just say 'London'
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I do the reverse of that to annoy my wife. Every time an English person is on the TV and she asks me where they are from, I just say 'London'
I may have generalised a bit.






There's also London Town, Scartland and Downton Abbey.
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I may have generalised a bit.






There's also London Town, Scartland and Downton Abbey.
I think I might be the only person in the world who couldn't give less of a shit about Downton Abbey if I had my arse sewn closed. I don't understand the fascination with it out here
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I think I might be the only person in the world who couldn't give less of a shit about Downton Abbey if I had my arse sewn closed. I don't understand the fascination with it out here
That sounds like a challenge

But yes, unfathomable.
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They stereo types they have about us are still going strong. I meet plenty of people in my job. I've lost count of the amount of Dick Van Dyke impressions I've heard now. I phoned up a talk radio station the other day as I was a little bored. As soon as I was off the air, cue the DVD impressions LOL.
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They stereo types they have about us are still going strong. I meet plenty of people in my job. I've lost count of the amount of Dick Van Dyke impressions I've heard now. I phoned up a talk radio station the other day as I was a little bored. As soon as I was off the air, cue the DVD impressions LOL.
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I think I might be the only person in the world who couldn't give less of a shit about Downton Abbey if I had my arse sewn closed. I don't understand the fascination with it out here
You are not the only one but I think I'll skip the bit about the arse.
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I think I might be the only person in the world who couldn't give less of a shit about Downton Abbey if I had my arse sewn closed. I don't understand the fascination with it out here
You're not the only one. Have costume drama, will win awards just because it is a costume drama.

Why is that the kitchen staff always have a west country accent on costume dramas? Is it written in "Costume Drama Directing for Dummies"?
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