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Title: Typical stereotypes of where you live?
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on September 08, 2016, 07:33:14 PM
I couldn't really think of a better place to put this, but I guess it really is about our homes...

I was just thinking about how everyone that doesn't live in the upper-midwestern US views Wisconsin; we all say "Wiskyeansin", walk around wearing cheeseheads, listen to country music, and everyone lives on a dairy farm in a small town where everyone knows eachother (a little like Mayberry).

If it's not a touchy subject, what stereotypes do you hear about where you live? I'm sure our Canadians get their earful... :D
Title: Re: Typical stereotypes of where you live?
Post by: TelePlay on September 08, 2016, 07:43:54 PM
You forgot " . . . drink beer and eat brats."
Title: Re: Typical stereotypes of where you live?
Post by: LarryInMichigan on September 08, 2016, 07:45:37 PM
Watch what you say about Canadians.  They are only about 15 miles from here.  Canada is a suburb of Detroit ;).

Larry
Title: Re: Typical stereotypes of where you live?
Post by: TelePlay on September 08, 2016, 07:47:43 PM
Watch what you say about Canadians.  They are only about 15 miles from here.  Canada is a suburb of Detroit ;).

Larry

And, Detroit is north of Canada       ::)
Title: Re: Typical stereotypes of where you live?
Post by: AE_Collector on September 09, 2016, 01:15:30 AM
Yes we get the distinct impression that many think we live in igloos and have the dog sled team parked right out front.

Love it when the US weather report says that a cold front with lots of snow is coming in from Canada....like we sent it south on purpose!

Lately we get the "if Hilary is elected, I'm moving to Canada" countered with "if Trump is elected I'M moving to Canada". Do we get any say in this???

Anyway, all in good fun. One way or the other, life goes on.

Terry
Title: Re: Typical stereotypes of where you live?
Post by: twocvbloke on September 09, 2016, 07:28:02 AM
For the "I'm moving to Canada" people, you could always build a wall and have the US pay for it...  ;D

As for stereotypes, apparently us brits eat fish & chips all the time and drink warm beer and all talk like Dick Van Dyke did in Mary Poppins... :o
Title: Re: Typical stereotypes of where you live?
Post by: TelePlay on September 09, 2016, 07:32:23 AM
Yes we get the distinct impression that many think we live in igloos and have the dog sled team parked right out front . . .

Terry,

 . . . and playing "beer hunter" and singing "the 12 days of Christmas" while wearing your tuques waiting for the back bacon to cook on the wood stove, eh?
Title: Re: Typical stereotypes of where you live?
Post by: tallguy58 on September 09, 2016, 08:07:57 AM
Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins......the worst accent ever in a motion picture. 
Title: Re: Typical stereotypes of where you live?
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on September 09, 2016, 12:18:49 PM
For the "I'm moving to Canada" people, you could always build a wall and have the US pay for it...  ;D

As for stereotypes, apparently us brits eat fish & chips all the time and drink warm beer and all talk like Dick Van Dyke did in Mary Poppins... :o

I'd love to see George Cloony being held in a Canadian detention facility after trying to cross the Canadian boarder... :D
Title: Re: Typical stereotypes of where you live?
Post by: Brinybay on September 09, 2016, 01:42:07 PM
They think the Seattle area is like that 60s-era TV show "Here Come the Brides", and we're all lumberjacks with stupid grins that have the countenance of someone in a cialis ad!

Title: Re: Typical stereotypes of where you live?
Post by: WesternElectricBen on September 09, 2016, 07:29:25 PM
Hmmm. I would have to say "Minnesota nice," but not the kind of nice that holds the door for you. The kind of "nice" that merges early on the highway because they think they are doing a service to not "cheat" other people out of their spot in the lane, but the "nice people" get mad at people who properly use the length of the closing lane. Or, is that just my gripe?

Oh, and this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OymMl734Ews

Ben
Title: Re: Typical stereotypes of where you live?
Post by: andre_janew on September 09, 2016, 07:40:48 PM
I used to live on a farm just a few miles north of Lawrence, Kansas.  Some people thought I had a moonshine still hidden somewhere in a wooded area on the farm, had sex with my cousins, and smoked the hemp that grew wild on the farm.  None of those things were true!
Title: Re: Typical stereotypes of where you live?
Post by: Doug Rose on September 09, 2016, 07:46:08 PM
They think the Seattle area is like that 60s-era TV show "Here Come the Brides", and we're all lumberjacks with stupid grins that have the countenance of someone in a cialis ad!


Briny....you're Bobby Sherman!!! Julie Julie Julie do ya love me....great hair..no idea what countenance means, but I LIKE IT...Love you man
Title: Re: Typical stereotypes of where you live?
Post by: Brinybay on September 10, 2016, 02:01:46 PM
Briny....you're Bobby Sherman!!! Julie Julie Julie do ya love me....great hair..no idea what countenance means, but I LIKE IT...Love you man

A person's face or facial expression.

I really do wish I was like Bobby Sherman as far as his financial success.  He used the money he made as an actor/singer to make some good investments and did very well.  So well in fact, he retired from the entertainment field and became an EMT because it was his passion.  He donates his entire paycheck to charity and lives off his investment income.  I think he's retired by now, he's 73.
Title: Re: Typical stereotypes of where you live?
Post by: Phonesrfun on September 10, 2016, 09:15:54 PM
Although I now live in a town called Walla Walla, WA, I am originally from Portland, OR.  "Portlandia" is probably a good show that Hypes the Portland stereotypes.  Like Brinybay in Seattle, Portlanders are thought to be lumberjacks and shop at Trader Joes and read all the labels on food packages and hug trees and so forth.  Now in Walla Walla, everyone thinks I am into Walla Walla sweet onions, and I hate onions.  Locally WW is also wine country with plenty of wine shops downtown.  I also don't drink.  Yet another thing is that people assume that all of us that live in small towns are somehow backward and apparently don't have much of a life.  As for those Canucks, a guy with Alberta plates was swerving in and out of traffic one day last week and almost hit me.  I assume, therefore, that anyone from Alberta drives like a maniac.  Am I right?
Title: Re: Typical stereotypes of where you live?
Post by: DavePEI on September 13, 2016, 07:09:39 AM
That is ok, up on PEI, we eat potatoes and lobster and drink beer while we watch the cute tourist gals! That is when we are not collecting pogey and enjoying free health care! The rest of the time, we hibernate.
Title: Re: Typical stereotypes of where you live?
Post by: Jim S. on September 13, 2016, 08:43:59 AM
In Colorado we smoke recreational marijuana, drink micro-brews and micro spirits, all  while hiking, biking and skiing.

 In reality we do all these things, just not at the same time.


Jim S.
Title: Re: Typical stereotypes of where you live?
Post by: markosjal on December 28, 2016, 01:41:04 AM
Born and raised in Oregon I saw movies like Fargo. I never travelled to the midwest until the early 1990s . Then I went to do some work in Central Michigan, which I returned each year for several years. I had travelled somewhat and heard many accents.

The very first time I drive to the company recommended hotel in central Michigan, after having sunk in the mud after being so excited to see the great lakes . The lady at the hotel had a very strong accent. I had heard that accent before only on TV and movies (Fargo) . I did not know people REALLY talked that way. My in laws were from Wisconson and they did not talk that way. As The lady checked me into the room and talked and talked, I could not help but to bust out laughing. SHe asked me what was wrong and I had to tell her. She was very understanding. I saw her there each year for several years after that as I grew more and more comfortable with that accent. It was a moment I will never forget

Yep, he's dead alright

Title: Re: Typical stereotypes of where you live?
Post by: andre_janew on December 28, 2016, 11:06:53 AM
Prior to traveling to that part of the country, I bet you thought that accent was something  Hollywood dreamed up!
Title: Re: Typical stereotypes of where you live?
Post by: 19and41 on December 28, 2016, 01:05:26 PM
Funny you should have this thread running now.  Dave Barry's Blog ran this article in which commenters said that it was an Ideal stereotype.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/someone-in-alberta-rode-a-zamboni-through-a-tim-hortons-drive-thru-210157145.html