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Old 03-13-2017, 10:35 PM
 
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No, i know people that smoke 50 per day pure tobacco, at least i smoke filter lights.
Don't kid yourself. You know that 30 cigarettes per day is chain smoking and the consequences won't be great in a decade or two.
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Don't kid yourself. You know that 30 cigarettes per day is chain smoking and the consequences won't be great in a decade or two.
Chain smoking is smoking cigarette after cigarette, i smoke 2 per hour, big difference!
Better smoke 30 cigs per day than drink 30 glasses of beer per day.
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Old 03-14-2017, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Estonia
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Chain smoking is smoking cigarette after cigarette, i smoke 2 per hour, big difference!
Better smoke 30 cigs per day than drink 30 glasses of beer per day.
Even better would be to smoke 3 cigs and drink 3 beer, but hey, Mark Twain smoked like 25-40 cigars pro day.
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Old 03-14-2017, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Nationalities with persons which I know to some extension for stating what is my impression about them:

Americans: like Italians, it's hard (and even harder) to have a general idea about them. Particularly I think that each state has a distinct and very own culture. I work in a company from USA, all the times I talked with them were at professional level.
I think we as Americans like to play up the differences between various states, but truth be told the country is becoming more and more homogenous with each passing year. Before national chains became prominent and cookie cutter suburbia took over the country, the regional differences were far more pronounced. Now the majority of Americans shop at the same stores, eat the same restaurants, and live in similarly developed suburbs. Even various regional accents are becoming less prominent.

There are obviously differences in landscapes, weather, political climate, some food items, etc, between different cities and regions, but I would say the overwhelming similarity between so much of the country now outweighs the differences by a wide margin. That being said, there still can be a lot of differences between the core cities in the country. It's just that so many of those cities' suburbs are interchangeable with each other, and the vast majority of Americans live in the suburbs.
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Old 03-14-2017, 03:20 PM
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Portuguese: probably the most surprising of this list. Very industrious and hard working, but hard to smile. Believe or not, many of the stereotypes generally given to Germans in Europe apply very accurately to most of Portuguese which I know. They are nothing like Brazilians and nothing like Spaniards.

Frenchmen: I have a special sentiment towards France and Frenchmen in general, and maybe the nationality other than Brazilians which I most know. Unlike Brazilians, which are friends of everyone but mostly superficially, Frenchmen take very seriously the friendship, and once we conquest their trust, they will be our friends forever. France definitively conquered my heart.

There are other nationalities which I met, but I prefer not to talk about.
Your perception of the Portuguese is very surprising. I really didn't see that coming

However a lot of Brazilians love France and anything that is French. Why? I have no idea.
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Old Today, 11:35 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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Your perception of the Portuguese is very surprising. I really didn't see that coming

However a lot of Brazilians love France and anything that is French. Why? I have no idea.
In my case there is nothing to do with the fact of being a Brazilian, but because some of the best friends of my parents are from France, to the point that every two or three years they visit each other. I visited France three times; they spend the Christmas and New Year with us in 2014/2015. We also have many other friends with connections to France. Though I never lived in France, it's maybe the foreign culture to which I am most exposed.
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Old Today, 11:41 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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I think we as Americans like to play up the differences between various states, but truth be told the country is becoming more and more homogenous with each passing year. Before national chains became prominent and cookie cutter suburbia took over the country, the regional differences were far more pronounced. Now the majority of Americans shop at the same stores, eat the same restaurants, and live in similarly developed suburbs. Even various regional accents are becoming less prominent.

There are obviously differences in landscapes, weather, political climate, some food items, etc, between different cities and regions, but I would say the overwhelming similarity between so much of the country now outweighs the differences by a wide margin. That being said, there still can be a lot of differences between the core cities in the country. It's just that so many of those cities' suburbs are interchangeable with each other, and the vast majority of Americans live in the suburbs.
Maybe it's true, but like I said most Americans which I met are from working ambient. I don't know them enough to perceive something in common with them. Outside the workplace, I met two American women - mother and daughter - from California when I was in Paris, and we spend about 30 minutes talking about a variety of things. And the former owner of the apartment where I live today was also from USA. Maybe if I lived in USA, my perception would change.
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Old Today, 12:06 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Another stereotyping thread, great. I'll give it a few days before this is inevitably shut down due to casual racism.

right on, thinking a personality is between borders, is ludicrous.
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