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Old 10-28-2013, 06:54 AM
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Maybe because you live in an area with higher german input. Its like someone from minnesota believes average white american looks closer to danish or Norwegian than to British just based on what he has seen most of his life, but It would be highly inaccurate.
Which would be at least half of the country. That poster is from CT, and now lives in PA. What place should he live in to get accurate picture of the US, where German people would look atypical and British look normal.
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:55 AM
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English face is by far the most similar to american one. Ireland looks like a more robust version of the white american face meanwhile Germany looks closer to poland.
Evidence? No one else is seeing it other than you. It would be hard to get a crowd that blond in the US (except in the Upper Midwest) but otherwise individually the German people don't look that strange feature-wise.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:55 AM
 
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Which would be at least half of the country. That poster is from CT, and now lives in PA. What place should he live in to get accurate picture of the US, where German people would look atypical and British look normal.
Then why germany has much more natural blonde people than the US? Most white americans look nothing like germans seen.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:59 AM
 
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Which of these tennis players look distinct from your typical white American?

Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland)

Stanislas Wawrinka photo

Robin Soderling (Sweden)

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/...erling-001.jpg

Daniel Brands (Germany)

http://siusopen.files.wordpress.com/...pg?w=610&h=407

Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany)

http://thebiofile.com/wp-content/upl..._thumbzoom.jpg

Richard Gasquet (France)

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image...5_70598144.jpg

Greg Rusedski (England)

http://image.confetti.co.uk/i/newsfe...onfetti1-1.jpg

Maria Sharapova (Russia)

http://images.thecarconnection.com/m...00425642_m.jpg

Justine Henin (Belgium)

http://online.wsj.com/media/Juggle_h...0516092828.jpg

Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)

http://www.wallpaperswala.com/wp-con...in-a-match.jpg

Players start looking different once you get to Southern and Eastern Europe.

Ana Ivanovic (Serbia)

http://images.askmen.com/2013_top_99...1353613391.jpg

Jelena Jankovic (Serbia)

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/...nkovic-001.jpg

Flavia Panetta (Italy)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ta_cropped.jpg

WOzniacki looks very nordic, no chance average white american girl looks like this.

Greg rusedski is without a doubt the most american/western looking.

All the other looks more either central or eastern european besides the italian players who have a heavy southern look.



He is Canadian born from English mother and GEeman (of Ukranian-Polish origin) Father.

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Old 10-28-2013, 12:46 PM
 
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WOzniacki looks very nordic, no chance average white american girl looks like this.
I think a lot of girls have her look.

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All the other looks more either central or eastern european besides the italian players who have a heavy southern look.
I don't think any of those players look much different from the typical American. You wouldn't know where they were from without looking at the flag next to their names on the scoreboard.

Here are some more.

Lleyton Hewitt (Australia)

http://www.tennis.com.au/wp-content/...on-597x768.jpg

Tommy Haas (Germany)

http://www.oncourtadvantage.com/wp-c...b-500x370-.jpg

Daniel Evans (England)

http://www.independent.co.uk/incomin...-evans-epa.jpg

Julien Benneteau (France)

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/b...pen-2012-3.jpg

Gilles Simon (France)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Simon_2008.jpg

Tommy Robredo (Spain)

http://tennisconnected.com/home/wp-c...edo-sweden.jpg

Benoit Paire (France)

http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=...ng&w=350&h=254

Ernest Gulbis (Latvia)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...sts_Gulbis.jpg

All of these people could easily be mistaken for regular Americans with the exception of Gilles Simon. The French have distinct facial features, imo.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:51 PM
 
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I think a lot of girls have her look.



I don't think any of those players look much different from the typical American. You wouldn't know where they were from without looking at the flag next to their names on the scoreboard.

Here are some more.

Lleyton Hewitt (Australia)

http://www.tennis.com.au/wp-content/...on-597x768.jpg

Tommy Haas (Germany)

http://www.oncourtadvantage.com/wp-c...b-500x370-.jpg

Daniel Evans (England)

http://www.independent.co.uk/incomin...-evans-epa.jpg

Julien Benneteau (France)

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/b...pen-2012-3.jpg

Gilles Simon (France)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Simon_2008.jpg

Tommy Robredo (Spain)

http://tennisconnected.com/home/wp-c...edo-sweden.jpg

Benoit Paire (France)

http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=...ng&w=350&h=254

Ernest Gulbis (Latvia)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...sts_Gulbis.jpg

All of these people could easily be mistaken for regular Americans with the exception of Gilles Simon. The French have distinct facial features, imo.

None of them have stereotypically americans faces, such as andy roddick, I could never mistake that guy for anything but american.


http://greginhollywood.com/wordpress...ge_image-1.jpg

Another typical anglospheric looks..

http://d10ldiwq2i3wb.cloudfront.net/...carrey-jpg.jpg

Id never confuse him for anything but American, Canadian or perhaps australian.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:06 PM
 
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None of them have stereotypically americans faces, such as andy roddick, I could never mistake that guy for anything but american.
It's easy to say that because you know who he is. But when you're at first round qualifiers before the U.S. Open, you can't really tell whether a lot of players are American or European. You typically can't tell without looking at the scoreboard or listening to their speech.
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:09 PM
 
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English face is by far the most similar to american one. Ireland looks like a more robust version of the white american face meanwhile Germany looks closer to poland.
I should have probably blacked out their names. I'm going to try this with women, posted separately in a random order. Maybe you're right that there's something to this, but I'm not letting you start with the information pre-supplied. There's one each of America, England, Germany, Ireland, and Italy.


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Old 10-28-2013, 08:23 PM
 
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German is far more reported, but I find it hard to believe it's more common than English ancestry. Do you think English ancestry is actually more common and just isn't reported as often since it's seen by many as "ordinary American" ancestry?
A lot of the "Scots-Irish" or "American" people in the southeast are actually English, usually from the north country bordering Scotland. I think English ancestry is taken for granted for some people. People want to claim "German", "Italian", or "Swedish", or "Cherokee", when English is probably somewhere down the line. Any one with roots in NYC probably has some English ancestry. Boston as well. I think having a name like "Smith" or some other English name is seen as common/boring. People tend to want to be uncommon.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:46 PM
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Any one with roots in NYC probably has some English ancestry. Boston as well.
Unlikely, most of the white population is descended from immigrants arriving in the 19th or early 20th century. Most would have no English ancestry whatsoever.

Boston not quite as much, but there's plenty and you can find people who are 100% Irish, or some combination with no English.
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