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Old 08-21-2012, 10:59 AM
 
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So you say its ok to stereotype people. So do you think all 38 million Canadians are idiots based on your experience with Canadian customs?
Yes, it's ok to stereotype people.

No, but Canadian immigration officers in the drive-through booths are unnecessarily uptight. They should get better training in profiling.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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So you say its ok to stereotype people. So do you think all 38 million Canadians are idiots based on your experience with Canadian customs?
It think it is perfectly OK to stereotype people. For example, if I take a vacation to India, I think it is perfectly OK to expect people to act in accordance with Indian culture and customs when I get there, and pretty much behave like Indians, and luckily, I have a stereotype in mind before I go that I can expect them to conform to, and thus avoid insulting them or making unreasonable demands on their sense of appropriate hospitality. My trip would be very unpleasant if I treated them all like Americans, and expected them to treat me as Americans would.

Similarly, if I meet an Indian in the US, I feel perfectly comfortable stereotyping the Indian, so that I do not behave in his presence in a manner that might be offensive to his cultural values.

Why does everybody think stereotype is a bad word? If I encounter a very pleasant and cooperative customs officer, is it OK if I use that to stereotype 38 million Canadians and regard them as exemplary people?
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:06 PM
 
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Its the truth. Its a no brainer. When you travel you respect local traditions and be polite. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to figure this one out.

No sarcasm needed.

some people ( regardless of backround ) will treat you with contempt even your the dalai lama meets prince charming
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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A nice positive thread and bob has managed to be sarcastic and anti-Scottish as ever!

your too sensitive my friend , ive yet to start a thread which is anti scottish yet you keep laying this charge at my door , i stayed with a delightfull family in a b + b in scotland a few years ago while on the way to the lake district , they allowed me walk around their organic farm in the scottish borders

dont forget that story
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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Taiwanese. Humble, smart, hardworking.
Cambodians. Hands down the most friendly people on Earth.

Honorable Mentions:
Slovaks.
Hungarians.
British.
Greeks.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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It was jest my friend.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:14 PM
 
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Yes its a Irish thing. They don't like protestants.

actually anti catholic sentiment is and has always been much higher than the other way around , from scotland to parts of the usa

its a bit of a cheap shot to accuse me of bigotry , im athiest , cant help what way i was raised , go burn a polish flag with your shankill mates
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:18 PM
 
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It think it is perfectly OK to stereotype people. For example, if I take a vacation to India, I think it is perfectly OK to expect people to act in accordance with Indian culture and customs when I get there, and pretty much behave like Indians, and luckily, I have a stereotype in mind before I go that I can expect them to conform to, and thus avoid insulting them or making unreasonable demands on their sense of appropriate hospitality. My trip would be very unpleasant if I treated them all like Americans, and expected them to treat me as Americans would.

Similarly, if I meet an Indian in the US, I feel perfectly comfortable stereotyping the Indian, so that I do not behave in his presence in a manner that might be offensive to his cultural values.

Why does everybody think stereotype is a bad word? If I encounter a very pleasant and cooperative customs officer, is it OK if I use that to stereotype 38 million Canadians and regard them as exemplary people?

opposition to stereotypes is part and parcel of the whole phoney culture of political correctness , not all stereotypes are negative for crying out loud , most are humorous

the biggest stereotype about my country is pretty much on the money , we drink too much and some almost wear its as a badge of honour
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:19 PM
 
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Taiwanese. Humble, smart, hardworking.
Cambodians. Hands down the most friendly people on Earth.

Honorable Mentions:
Slovaks.
Hungarians.
British.
Greeks.

hungarians were by a mile the least friendly and unpleasant nation ive ever met
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:23 PM
 
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It was jest my friend.
i dont think so

if an irish person launched a viscious smear campaign ( with sectarianism as their motive ) against you which ruined your career prospects at an important juncture and at an early age , you would have deep reservations also
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