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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby blasphemous_contessa » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:24 pm

HAHAHA

I say y'all a lot, and was in girl scouts my whole "child"hood I wa sborn in San Antonio and raised where I am now. I've seen a lot of Texas, and most of those "you know you're from Texas when..." stereotypes are true. Not in my immediate area, I think we are the descendants of leftovers from some hippie commune or something, because we hardly fit any stereotypes.

I've been told I look a lot like my ,mom's dad's mom who aparently "had a good grade of hair" like me [black folk's thing] and "the spice was in her hand" like me. Which I guess means she had long straight-ish hair and liked to cook. But most people around here are fairly new to the whole "Texas scene" so I'm not even sure what the stereotypes are (except the ones I look up online)


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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby debussygirl » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:31 pm

The stereotype that annoys me most is that people think if you're from California that you're an
a. a valley girl
b. a surfer
c. hippie tree hugger
d. liberal
e. movie star
and sometimes all of the above. I'm not any of those things, yet here I am born and raised in California. There are definitely those people here in CA, but not where I live.
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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby Black » Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:27 am

Lolz, I highly doubt anyone thinks that all residents of California are movie stars. :P
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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby heifergrl1 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:52 am

debussygirl wrote:The stereotype that annoys me most is that people think if you're from California that you're an
a. a valley girl
b. a surfer
c. hippie tree hugger
d. liberal
e. movie star
and sometimes all of the above. I'm not any of those things, yet here I am born and raised in California. There are definitely those people here in CA, but not where I live.


I know! I'm from California too and people thinks that I live near the beach in a penthouse. Whenever someone from another state or something the first thing they ask is, "Oh do you surf a lot?". It is really annoying cause I live in the foothills but everyone thinks that all California people are beach bum hippie people.

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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby singingsolitude » Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:28 am

hahaha... I would love to visit California...

I'm from Georgia, and when I went to New York, my boyfriend's brother says "you all are mad racist down there, right???" :shock: I was like "OHMAN.... I hope not everyone thinks of us like that!!!" (we don't all have super southern accents, either.... although I know a lot of people who have southern accents, I know quite a few people who dont)

one thing though... it sounds like most of the stereotypes that we've come to accept about different countries, and regions have been created by the "hollywood image" of these places! >_< I would love to travel more, to be able to see everything for myself
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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby Black » Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:30 am

I lived and GA and TN for a few months and everyone I came across had a Southern accent.
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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby singingsolitude » Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:35 am

hahahaha that's funny. yeah, I didn't say that NOBODY had an accent.

there are definitely certain parts of Ga that are heavier on the accent than others. where did you live??? are you still in the south?
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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby Black » Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:16 am

I know you didn't say 'nobody' but I think it's odd that you know people who don't have one, especially if they grew up down there.

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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby debussygirl » Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:49 pm

Black wrote:Lolz, I highly doubt anyone thinks that all residents of California are movie stars. :P

That's true, but a lot of people ask me if I see movie stars. :roll: Just letting everyone know, I have not seen any stars walking around my town.
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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby addictedbooklover » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:53 pm

The only famous person you'd see wandering round my city is Peter Jackson, when he's not somewhere else filming.
Though David Beckham came here last year!


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