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Old 01-26-2013, 04:50 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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I have to agree. When i went to palm beach there were literally no fat people. Ive seen more per km sq here.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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As an American, I can pick out other Americans in a crowd if I were in, say, Europe. Not so much as to how they look, but more how they dress, act, and their general presence. There is not really a specific American physique, as we are possibly the most multicultural country on the planet, but it's easy to pick us out in a crowd.
On the flip side, I'm also really good at picking out foreign people in my own country BEFORE they even open their mouth.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Flipping stereotyping what aload of ****! Some brits unlike Aussies are more tanned (obviosuly) and the fact the british and irish will most often be more paler in colour is true but being skinny, smoking, pint of lager, tattoos, Australians being taller, super buff, etc.. is just generalizations. Though I do know where your coming from but still those points are not the rule. 21% of Australia's population is overweight and slightly higher at 23% for the UK.
http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health-fitness/australias-obesity-crisis-worsens-as-survey-shows-two-out-of-three-adults-overweight-or-obese/story-fneuz9ev-1226505251354

Two-thirds of Australians 'obese' - Telegraph#
LOL. Emmmmm you've totally missed the humour intended in my post. I was taking the mickey in giving totally OTT generalisations...

Of course I know not every Irish, English, American and Aussie bloke looks or presents this way and plenty of Aussies are obese and unhealthy. It was tongue-in-cheek. Light-hearted picture-painting.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:39 PM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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Well actually its pretty easy to tell the difference between a german/pole/franc/italian and an america. They look nothing alike.

It is hard to tell the difference between a brit and american.
Maybe from dress sense?

Odd, because of plenty of white americans have mostly continental European ancestry. German ancestry is the most common in the US, especially in Pennsylvania and the Midwest. Where I grew up the most common was Italian, though some British (more Irish than English).
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:27 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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What is this american ldress?
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:17 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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LOL. Emmmmm you've totally missed the humour intended in my post. I was taking the mickey in giving totally OTT generalisations...

Of course I know not every Irish, English, American and Aussie bloke looks or presents this way and plenty of Aussies are obese and unhealthy. It was tongue-in-cheek. Light-hearted picture-painting.
OK but nothing in that post indicated you were taking the 'mickey'
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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OK but nothing in that post indicated you were taking the 'mickey'
LOL Are you serious? I guess you just don't get the notion of 'dry humour'.

On a side note ~ are you actually English? (Possibly from Southern England originally?)
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:05 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Err I'm a Afro-Caribbean living in London/southern England.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: A Very Naughtytown In Northwestern Montanifornia U.S.A.
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Cool Before you accuse us, take a look at yourselves.

Americans from the U.S.A. seem to be the whipping child for the world it seems. We are labeled fat and lazy but I think if you take a good look at a crowd photo from many other nations you can pick out a lot of folks who would be considered obese, especially in Russia.
So many U.S.A. citizens are health and fitness oriented now, I think that the stereotyped "Fat American" hyperbole will fade away at some point.
Americans are jogging, biking to work, going to gyms, reading ingredients when food shopping, quitting smoking tobacco and knocking off the booze in droves these days.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:45 PM
 
Location: A cold & gloomy place
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Hyperbole?

"By 2030, more than half of Americans could be obese, resulting in millions of new cases of diabetes, coronary heart disease, and stroke -- a constellation of illness that could cost the United States up to $66 billion in treatment and over $500 billion in lost economic productivity. " Link.
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