Friday, February 17, 2006

Stereotypes

Hehe, here are some "stereotypes" Germans have of Americans... I've actually been asked the following questions or have been told the following statements! :)

But first, a disclaimer.

*disclaimer*
To any German person reading this - the questions are fabulous, and please keep them coming. Some are rather cute, which is why they've made their way here.
*end of disclaimer*

"Do you use AOL?"
No, not all Americans use AOL. There are other options.

"Your family has a large refridgerator back home, don't they?"
Yup, you got that right. And in Texas, the fridges are even larger. And Texas itself is larger than France.

"There's not traffic on the interstates, is there?"
Ironically, that's what the Americans think about the German Autobahn: unlimited speeds and no traffic. Everyone is wrong in this case.

"He chews gum like an American."
Yeah, Americans are fixated in the oral stage. *smack* *smack* *smack*

"Do you always eat pancakes for breakfast in America?"
Pancakes? Where did they come up with this?

"Americans drink a lot of diet coke, right?"
Yes... it absolutely must be diet... to balance out the mega-bacon-cheesy-burger and super-size-fries. Maybe we are achieving balance, after all.


Lyric of the day: "We've got to come together... and thank the maker of us all. We've got to come together... aren't we all human after all?" (Thanks to dcTalk!)

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