Stereotypes

Isobel - posted on 11/26/2010 ( 201 moms have responded )

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Ok, now that we know where everybody's from...let's hear the stereo types of your little corner of the world. I invite other people to join in with the stereo types that they've heard as well.

*warning* This is all in good fun. Please keep your sense of humour about you, wear your big girl panties, but play nice.

I'll start.

I'm a dog-sled owning, igloo-living, socialist Canuck. I play hockey, eh, and drink lots of beer and eat poutine.

I hate that no matter which English I set my computer to, some words are always wrong.

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Johnny - posted on 12/02/2010

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Vicki, I think you're thinking of Stockwell Day. But he represents the Okanagan, doesn't he? I'm thinking more of Abbotsford.

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No, but Chad worked there for a couple years on the rigs, while Roxanne and I were living in Peachland, BC. He stayed with friends in Wanham. He worked for Storm Service Rigs. We also have friends in Leduc.

Natasha - posted on 12/02/2010

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I am living in Camrose right now, about an hour SouthEast of Edmonton. But I grew up in a the tiny little village of Forestburg which is about 2 hours SE of Edmonton. Are you from Alberta too Dana?

Natasha - posted on 12/02/2010

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OK, so I have to get in on this one. I am an Alberta girl, so obivously I live on a farm, raise cattle and ride a horse to work (when it's not planting, harvesting or calving season). As soon as it gets cold it's all snowmobiles and zambonis. Oh, and in the "off-season" my husband works on the rigs.



Also I have Nova Scotian parents, so that classifies me as a Newfie. I can't possible know how to speak "proper" English, and my whole family lives on lobster boats.



Oh, and I know John and Sally, no matter where they live in Canada. We are that close ya' know.

~Jennifer - posted on 12/02/2010

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Laura G :

I'm currently in Hillsborough, North Carolina

(Doublewides, flannel shirts, cheap beer, everyone has 900 dogs, eats squirrel, drives pickup trucks with gun racks and "Charleton Heston is MY Presdient" bumper stickers, too many "y'alls" in conversations and they all go to concerts and yell "FREEBIRD!!!!!!!!" after every song.)

(figured I'd stereotype NC as well)

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carol...they're not. our good friend politician dude...what's his name? so many people in my class voted for him (far right dude, not best choice pick for chilcare workers but hey...was into the "family values" crap). what the hell is his name...escapes me at moment. the dude that waterskiied to some media thing. loser.

Sal - posted on 12/02/2010

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yep it's all about, xxxx, bundy rum, snags on the bbq, holden utes, pign, shootn and rootn here, unless you're a sheila then you can add tim tams into the bargain.....oh and we have couple of lambs in the front yard, and roos in the back....and i even know what emu poo looks like!

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Oh GOD, here we go.... ;)

I'm surrounded by churches and yes, I'm officially smack dab in the center of Bible Belt! It can be rough somedays....

Johnny - posted on 12/01/2010

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Speaking of stereotypes, I'm pretty sure that people from the central Fraser Valley are considered a bunch of anti-science, prudish bible thumpers...

Denise Janse Van - posted on 12/01/2010

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Dana - that is my married surname so possibly what was the ladies name?

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Vicki, I'm not certain the exact details but I believe they amalgamated Kelowna and Westbank in 2009, just after we moved back to the coast. Westbank technically became West Kelowna, I believe.......where Jenny, she'll know! I think most everyone still refers to it as Westbank though. Not sure about the indian land either....sorry. I tried to look it up but I'm tired and wasn't having much luck with any current info.

La - posted on 12/01/2010

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Jenn: I grew up in Elizabeth but am currently in East Brunswick (Middlesex County) which is within 10 miles from Rutgers New Brunswick Campus. Where you moving from? You out of state right now?

Shauna - posted on 12/01/2010

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HAHA, i Find this funny im an orginal IOWA girl .. However im in Nebraska now. Around these parts we "drink Naughty Ice, Liver for Husker Football, Have Chamydia before we enter Jr High school, Dont attend school during Harvest Season, And of course we are proud to be Corn Feed. We sway our Rebel flags right next to our husker flags and have CB Radios in our cars, Oh and we are not cool unless we have big antennas swaying on the back of our diesal trucks!!! ------------------------ hahah im none of this.

Nikkole - posted on 12/01/2010

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where i live were all RedNecks that hunt/fish/spit/cuss all the time! LOL i dont hunt i do fish and i dont spit and i cuss sometimes but not much i dont think im a redneck but hey i may be :P

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Dana tht is absolute bs. kelowna has a west end. in the west of kelowna (although I always got it confused cause lake ontario is in the south of the city so i always thought of okanagan lake as south. anyway, why? did they merge or something? and what did the band that owns the land have to think about that?

~Jennifer - posted on 12/01/2010

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One of the worst fucking things about being from Jersey is that people say we friggin' curse too much....me, personally, I don't fucking see it, but whatever dude.... I think my vocabulary is just fuckin' peachy....and - not for nothin' - but, anyone that doesn't agree with me can kiss my lily white Irish ass.

;)





P.S. Laura...where are you @ again?

I'm moving back to Fair Haven (Monmouth county) in about 6 weeks...........

Jaime - posted on 12/01/2010

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Small world Krista...I don't run into too many people from St. Thomas...it's a small city. I do enjoy it here, but there's not a lot for jobs unfortunately.

Jaime - posted on 12/01/2010

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Yep, I personally speared the elephant with my handy dandy broom stick, Laura! lmao. Okay, so not really...way back in the 1800 somethingororthers a circus came to town with Jumbo the elephant. The elephant escaped and was walking down the tracks and was hit by a train and killed. We have a life-size monument of Jumbo on top of a hill as you come into the city.

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It's not called Westbank anymore......it's just Kelowna's westend....stupid! I signed a petition that obviously did jackshit!

Krista - posted on 12/01/2010

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You're from St. Thomas? One of my best friends is from St. Thomas! She lived there until she was 15 and then moved here to Nova Scotia.

Jaime - posted on 12/01/2010

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I'm from St. Thomas...a small dot on the Canadian map...we killed an elephant once.

Jenn - posted on 12/01/2010

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I live in southern Ontario Canada so people assume I'm from Toronto or Hamilton and that I'm a city girl. I actually live in the village of Vittoria which is in Norfolk County - a huge rural, farming community. The largest town has less than 20,000 people. I do love poutine, and beer but hate hockey (Brian loves it though). I don't live in an igloo, and while it is snowing right now for the first time this season, it was actually 10C last night!

Love this video and it pretty much sums up the stereotypes.

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Denise, do you have a relative on CoMs? I met another lady with the same last name who was also from S. Africa?

Denise Janse Van - posted on 12/01/2010

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Toni - Thats the men yes.... what a good stereo type and all of this while a beer is in there hand! :-)

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Ah see now I thought all South Africans ran around shooting anything that moved and all went on safari and played Rugby and Cricket when not on safari.

*winks*

Denise Janse Van - posted on 12/01/2010

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I'm from South Africa where we ride on Elephants to schools and shops , have wild lions and tigers as pets and parade around with nothing but a loin cloth and a spear in hand... all while barefoot!



Its really quite amusing how people have stereotyped South africa to be this mass of land with people running around in the wild... Gotta love stereotypes! Oh and just so you know the computer im typing on is made from timber and powered only by the sun with keys made from stone!

Veronica - posted on 12/01/2010

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im in WI - eat a lot of cheese, drink a lot, some say there is incest, we are laid back farmers, and cheeseheads... what do they say about Wisconsinites? hahaha i dont even know!

La - posted on 11/30/2010

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bumpits by themselves are ok...it is when you mix them with everything else that I mentioned that you get the perfect storm of Jersey stereotype

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According to Aussie stereotypes I'm a chardonnay-sipping inner-city Greenie...are there any others out there?

La - posted on 11/30/2010

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[Best attempt at a Joe Pesci accent] You think I'm a fuckin clown? Am I here to amuse you?

La - posted on 11/30/2010

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Jenn: I'm not Italian OR Irish, I don't tan, don't have fake nails or dyed hair, don't smoke. I hate the beach, hate clubs, and hate most of the music they play in them. I do curse and have slight road rage though but only to people with NY or PA license plates which is understandable...damn bennys and hicks crowding up our parkway!

La - posted on 11/30/2010

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Hey now...no making fun of my bumpits hair volumizing accessory or I will have mymafia friends and/or family give you a pair of cement boots and let you swim with the fish ;)

Isobel - posted on 11/30/2010

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ahhhh...the ladies with the fake tans and hair bumps have arrived! yay!

~Jennifer - posted on 11/30/2010

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Laura said: "I'm from New Jersey (referred to simply as Joisey). I am Italian, orange from tanning, and obnoxious. I have over highlighted teased hair, I get my super long fake nails done at least once a week, I wear leopard print on at least one item of clothing everyday, I smoke like a chimney, curse like a sailor, and have terrible road rage while driving. You can often find me down the shore (which is how we say at the beach), complaining, getting into verbal cat fights, shopping at one of the 1,000 malls we have here, or fist pumping to the hottest dance beats."





......all I can say is :

'Not for nothin', but........

There's Irish people in Jersey too.



;)

Hannah - posted on 11/30/2010

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@ Vicki, it says something... alright Boulder, we know you guys are the healthiest city. Boy do we have something for you, Kashi Go Lean! Or some shit like that. I hear it every frackin' day, I'm surprised I don't have it memorized.

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My bad, Jenny, you're right! Big White is just outside Kelowna.



Vicki, I used to live in Peachland, and had Roxanne at Kelowna General and then moved back to Abbotsford, where I was born and raised. Peachland is just down the hill from the west end of Kelowna (formerly known as Westbank and cannot believe they changed it; how LAME!)



My parents have a place at Sun Peaks in Kamloops.

La - posted on 11/29/2010

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I'm from New Jersey (referred to simply as Joisey). I am Italian, orange from tanning, and obnoxious. I have over highlighted teased hair, I get my super long fake nails done at least once a week, I wear leopard print on at least one item of clothing everyday, I smoke like a chimney, curse like a sailor, and have terrible road rage while driving. You can often find me down the shore (which is how we say at the beach), complaining, getting into verbal cat fights, shopping at one of the 1,000 malls we have here, or fist pumping to the hottest dance beats.

Jenny - posted on 11/29/2010

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Dana, Big White is near Kelowna. I worked up for a year once, hated it. Penticton's hill is Apex.

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no...you're all 'my bad!' toucque, no? or something like that. pretty sure there is a c in there somewhere. funny my sister lives in ny and hangs on to her canadianisms for her son. poor kid calls it that. sounds so geeky cute when he does. sad thing is he walks around saying he needs his toucque (sp?)and we NEVER called it that. thought only bob and doug did. and people from 'other' (insert toronto snob mentality here) canadians did. ice fishing anyone?

and yeah, lived in kelwona for a bit and went to ouc for my ece (sounds funny). graduated and did a season at silver star, worked in daycare infant/toddler room and lived in the hostel. haven't been but figure the 'mtns'/hills in toronto area would suck in comparison (sorry, bc spoiled me). sorry dana but where did you say you were from?

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