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Old 10-14-2016, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Finland is Norway and Stockholm is the capital.
Well I think Sweden gets confused with Switzerland at times but not so much the other 4.
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Another one for Canada is that we have an extremely low crime rate. It's true that we have a fairly low crime rate, but it only appears extremely low or even that Canada has virtually no (violent) crime, when we're compared just to the U.S.


When compared to much of the affluent western world (Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, etc.), Canada is actually slightly more dangerous than average.
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Well I think Sweden gets confused with Switzerland at times but not so much the other 4.
Kinda like "No kangaroos in Austria"?
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:23 AM
 
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Colombia.

A lot of people seems to think that the country is mainly jungle and the cities are in the middle of it. Half of the country is jungle, yes (the Amazon and the Pacific Coast), but not so much people lives there. Most people live either in the Andes (70% of the population) or the Caribbean plains (20%). The country is much bigger and diverse than what most people outside of LatAm actually thinks. Security issues also vary lot depending on the place.

Colombians don't do much drugs, a lot of people has a conservative mentality , others just don't care about drugs. The cocaine production areas are 99% of the times in very remote places and not so much people is involved in the process.
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Well I think Sweden gets confused with Switzerland at times but not so much the other 4.
You don't know. As dunno what to put here said: "Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark. Potato potato potato potato".

"Well, one of the Scandinavian countries anyway" is quite a common phrase by those less adept on geography.

In a bar in Barcelona I was asked where I am from. The employee pointed towards a couple of blonde girls and said they were from Finland too. Soon I eavesdropped on the girls. They spoke Danish.

A Bosniak was surprised when he thought Finnish sounded so different from Swedish. He was surprised to learn that the languages aren't related in any way.
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Old 10-14-2016, 11:36 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Well I think Sweden gets confused with Switzerland at times but not so much the other 4.
Well, at least no one confuses Switzerland with Swaziland.

They both sound kind of the same.
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Old 10-14-2016, 11:42 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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That white and black Americans live in segregated, parallel societies and interactions between them range from antipathy to outright hostility.
Even though this is exaggerated, it is not entirely untrue, unfortunately.

Socioeconomic segregation is pretty obvious all over America.
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Old 10-14-2016, 02:07 PM
 
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"G'day" is also not that uncommon an informal greeting in Australia. Even if it's not what everyone says all the time.
Its not uncommon in some demographics, but not used by most. Phrases like "how y'going " (how are you going), "what's happening?", or "what's up" are a lot more common.

Some "Australian" words you pretty much never ever hear are "cobber" and "bonza".
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Old 10-14-2016, 03:51 PM
 
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that we are feisty and rebellious

we are quite docile , very conformist and will usually avoid those who kick up a fuss
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Old 10-14-2016, 06:04 PM
 
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That all or even most Canadians speak both English and French.
I think it is so hilarious that people think most Canadians speak french.It's like why doesn't Carly Rae Jepsen sing in French? Don't most all francophone Canadians live in Quebec?
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