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Old 10-05-2012, 01:28 AM
 
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What are stereotypes of regions or cities - good or bad - within your country or countries you're familiar with?

For instance, in the UK, northerners are seen as practical and friendly. Southerners a bit stuck up, people from the West Country jolly, and girls from Essex 'loose.' Brummies are seen as slow as dim-witted. Of course the Welsh and Scottish have their own stereotypes.

In Italy, Southerners are soon as poor, traditional, country-dwellers or gangsters, Milanese as kind of stuck up, Romans as very hectic.

What about say North Germany vs South Germany, Munich vs Berlin?

Give examples for countries you know, this should be interesting.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:37 AM
 
Location: Belgium
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Interesting thread this!

In Belgium:

Wallonians are (negative) lazy, corrupt, arrogant, but also (positive) warm, tolerant, bon-vivants

Flemish are (negative) fascists, narrow-minded and cold, but also (positive) industrious, reliable and educated.
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Europe
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In Spain:

Catalonia: mean people, they don't like to share or spend money lol.
Castile: good people but serious. Fame of being yokel.
Ansalusian: funny people, very warm but lazy, siesta!
Canary: lazy also (or I've heard that)
Basque/Asturias: Elegant clothing but less friendly.
Extremadura: it seems to be the poorest region.
Aragon: stubborn people.
Galicia: countriside people, for the mountains and so on.

If I remember more I write them.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:20 AM
 
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Germany (the stereotypes aren't that accurate in many cases)


Northern Germans (states like Schleswig-Holstein, Bremen, Lower Saxony etc.):
a bit reserved, cold, "hanseatic", overall similar to Scandnavians

Central Germans (Hanover, Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, parts of Northern Hesse):
"stuffy", "suburban", "boring", speak without any accent (High German), bland, down-to-earth etc.

Berliners: working-class people, a bit rude, open-minded and tolerant, "Berliner Schnauze"+ Berlin accent, grumpy, proud of their city, down-to-earth, dry sense of humour, socialist, hipster etc.

"Hamburger" (citizens of Hamburg): a bit reserved, tolerant+open-minded, more upper-class and "bourgeois" (thats the cliché), very proud of their city ("Hamburg greatest city on earth, Berlin&Munich suck"), cosmopolitan, Northern Germans ("Fischköppe>fish heads")

Rhinelanders (e.g. Cologne, Düsseldorf, Northrhine Westphalia): "blithe spirit/cheeful nature", carnival, humorous, posh/upper-class (e.g. Düsseldorf+ Bonn), working-class (e.g. Cologne+Ruhr area)

Bavarians: conservative, Lederhosen, Catholicism, stronghold of the CDU/CSU party, outgoing and cheerful nature in contrast to Northern Germans, beer, good and proper food, upper-class and rich (e.g. Munich), narrow-mindedness (in the villages and small towns), Bavarian accent!

Swabians&Baden (e.g. Stuttgart, Lake Constance region, Black Forest): good weather (for German conditions), great landscape (the Lake Constance/Bodensee ) ,conservative, annoying accent, "stuffy", "stingy/mean"-money, humourless etc.

Southwestern Germans (e.g. Frankfurt area, Mannheim, parts of Rhineland-Palatinate): a mixture of Southern Germans, Central Germans and "Rhinelanders", the Hessian accent, prosperity
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:42 AM
 
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Germany (the stereotypes aren't that accurate in many cases)


Northern Germans (states like Schleswig-Holstein, Bremen, Lower Saxony etc.):
a bit reserved, cold, "hanseatic", overall similar to Scandnavians

Central Germans (Hanover, Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, parts of Northern Hesse):
"stuffy", "suburban", "boring", speak without any accent (High German), bland, down-to-earth etc.

Berliners: working-class people, a bit rude, open-minded and tolerant, "Berliner Schnauze"+ Berlin accent, grumpy, proud of their city, down-to-earth, dry sense of humour, socialist, hipster etc.

"Hamburger" (citizens of Hamburg): a bit reserved, tolerant+open-minded, more upper-class and "bourgeois" (thats the cliché), very proud of their city ("Hamburg greatest city on earth, Berlin&Munich suck"), cosmopolitan, Northern Germans ("Fischköppe>fish heads")

Rhinelanders (e.g. Cologne, Düsseldorf, Northrhine Westphalia): "blithe spirit/cheeful nature", carnival, humorous, posh/upper-class (e.g. Düsseldorf+ Bonn), working-class (e.g. Cologne+Ruhr area)

Bavarians: conservative, Lederhosen, Catholicism, stronghold of the CDU/CSU party, outgoing and cheerful nature in contrast to Northern Germans, beer, good and proper food, upper-class and rich (e.g. Munich), narrow-mindedness (in the villages and small towns), Bavarian accent!

Swabians&Baden (e.g. Stuttgart, Lake Constance region, Black Forest): good weather (for German conditions), great landscape (the Lake Constance/Bodensee ) ,conservative, annoying accent, "stuffy", "stingy/mean"-money, humourless etc.

Southwestern Germans (e.g. Frankfurt area, Mannheim, parts of Rhineland-Palatinate): a mixture of Southern Germans, Central Germans and "Rhinelanders", the Hessian accent, prosperity
You forgot about the "other" people! Where are the people from Sachsen, Thüringen, M-V, and Brandenburg?
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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In Italy:

For the south:
- the Sicilians are mercurial, vary from super friendly to super rude, and live under a corrupt political machine
- the Calabrians are suspicious, stubborn, and hold onto antiquated ways
- the Neapolitans are lazy scammers and also live under another type of corrupt political machine
- the Sardinians are aloof island people, as in polite, but don't get too close

For the central:
- the Romans are known for a great sense of humor and a quick wit, without the extra helping of over-the-top found in the Neapolitans
- the Abbruzzese/Marchese are probably viewed as the best blending of northern and southern attributes

For the north:
- the Milanese think their shyt doesn't stink, and they should wipe their asses with their Bocconi degrees to learn otherwise
- the Florentines, much like the Milanese, think they are among Italy's most enlightened and cultured and my cousins tell me it's worthless to move there if you don't have any roots in the area
- the Emilia-Romagna folks are an oasis of down-to-earth lack of pretentiousness in northern Italy, and I don't know what causes this dynamic
- the regions at the northern border wish they were their own country, through secession, or would prefer to be annexed by Switzerland or Austria than have anything to do with the South, except vacation there
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:20 PM
 
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In Spain:

Ansalusian: funny people, very warm but lazy, siesta!
Canary: lazy also (or I've heard that)
Andalusian: reasonably down to earth and polite/helpful
Canarios: the friendliest and most jovial Spaniards I've met
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:21 PM
 
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You forgot about the "other" people! Where are the people from Sachsen, Thüringen, M-V, and Brandenburg?
oh yeah, they are seen as "Ossis/East Germans" with weird behaviour, accents and strange hairstyles and type of clothing. Sometimes they are also perceived as some kind of rednecks and hillbillies (rural parts of Brandeburg and Saxony appear to be the German version of West Virginia and Kentucky)
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Fort Bend County
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In Spain:

Catalonia: mean people, they don't like to share or spend money lol.
Castile: good people but serious. Fame of being yokel.
Ansalusian: funny people, very warm but lazy, siesta!
Canary: lazy also (or I've heard that)
Basque/Asturias: Elegant clothing but less friendly.
Extremadura: it seems to be the poorest region.
Aragon: stubborn people.
Galicia: countriside people, for the mountains and so on.

If I remember more I write them.

What about Valencians??
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:28 PM
 
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What about Valencians??
I'm afraid the current stereotype about Valencia among people under 35 is Jersey Shore types, gym junkies who listen to hardcore techno music, love MMA and may have far-right sympathies.

This, basically:


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