Humans are quite chauvinistic in general, so when we start talking bullshit about their native land, they don’t take it very well and break sinks in service stations. And at the same time there’s reason, some clichés die hard and continue to pollute the image of entire countries. On Reddit, several people have given examples of the most stubborn clichés about their respective countries and frankly, there are some pretty stupid things.
1. “It’s always hot in Australia.”
Obviously, we can reach quite cold temperatures in the country and necessarily the cliché of heat waves often remains as one of the most tenacious linked to the country. That and the fact that all the animals want you dead in Australia, but that’s true.
2. “The Netherlands is all about weed and prostitutes.”
Too bad to reduce this beautiful country to the liberated side of its legislation on these two aspects. There are still a lot of other things to see in this country where people are born on bicycles, like windmills and tulips. It’s like a huge garden.
3. “In Greece there are only interesting beaches and islands.”
And no, there are quite a few things to do inland, especially the Peloponnese (and Meteora). Enough to come and visit this beautiful country also out of season. It’s time to stop talking nonsense about this country where the whole population drinks ouzo and eats delicious Greek specialties.
4. “Mexico is mostly desert”
Needless to dwell on the subject, no it’s clearly not the case and given the size of the country it would still be very stupid, but hey, some westerns have obviously hit people’s heads a bit. Leave alone these proud people who feed mainly on tacos.
5. “We drink maple syrup and say sorry all the time in Canada”
Yes Canadians are well brought up and frankly sympathetic, but must not see them as victims or morons either. And the maple syrup thing is a big bullshit anyway. It’s time to put an end to the nauseous clichés about these people traveling by caribou. You only have to see the photos that prove that Canada is a wonderful country to instantly want to live there.
6. “The Germans have all the hidden details about WWII.”
Well it’s objectively completely stupid but the person who reports this on the forum says that he has already been asked several times. Inevitably, as she reminds us, the Germans of the post-war generations have the same knowledge as us, namely that of courses and history books. So let’s have some respect for those people who just want a little calm to eat their sauerkraut in front of Derrick.
7. “Belgians all speak French.”
Obviously in France most people know it’s stupid, but abroad it’s not uncommon to make the mistake. No, not all Belgians speak French, and even less so after a few warmings. Since they only drink food all the time. Another thing that only happens in Belgium.
8. “The Italians are all mafia.”
Ridiculous. And if you took the time to know them you would realize that not. For that you just have to avoid dying on one of their highways to share a pizza cooked by the mama with them, there you will see that they are great people.
9. “Irish people drink beer all the time.”
Ok, this one is a bit more complex to defend. But obviously if we stick to the numbers it’s not quite true. Even their most famous party at the base is not just a drinking party, you’ll see it’s part of the stuff we don’t know about Saint Patrick’s Day.
10. “There are sheep all over the roads in New Zealand.”
It’s not because these people live in small houses with round doors and have hair on their feet that they should be seen with so many clichés. Yes there are sheep on the highways, and yes, occasionally people travel up them, but it’s still rare.
11. “Everyone drinks vodka in Russia.”
FAKE. Completely false, it is only during the initiation of his 10 years that a resident begins to drink vodka after riding his first bear and that is one of the things that surprise when you go to Russia.
12. “Brazil is a tropical jungle where people speak Spanish.”
Obviously this is false. Brazil is a country where there are also cities, railways and parking lots. Lots of parking lots, since everyone is playing football on them.
13. “The English are all stuck up and drink tea all day.”
Obviously it makes you laugh, you think it’s true but in reality it’s not always the case. There are English people who don’t drink tea and we don’t talk about it enough. So it’s time to stop criticizing this country. We should see to add things in the clichés that we have on the English, it rains there all the time, it is already quite enough.
14. “Everyone is ginger and wears a kilt in Scotland.”
Whatever, I met a blond guy there once. Ok he was Swedish but he lived in the country so that counts. Plus he played the bagpipes to fit in, so he was considered a local.
15. “In Paris there are mimes everywhere and people wear sailor tops.”
Well, objectively if you have already met more than 10 mimes in Paris you have the right to say that it is true, unless you are part of a community of mimes, that does not count. Afterwards, there are clichés about the French that are true and sometimes have to be recognized.