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31st Jan '16 3:01:15 PM Drope
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* Colombia is also widely known for its coffee.
28th Jan '16 3:46:59 PM FGHIK
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* BananaRepublic: Latin America as a whole is generally associated with short-term military dictatorships who are either Fascist or Communist. Victims of the regime will traditionally be tortured in cellars and [[ShotAtDawn executed by fire squad]]. Or they just... disappear. Guerilleros will be hiding in the jungle to overthrow the government, only to become just as tyrannic afterwards.
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* BananaRepublic: Latin America as a whole is generally associated with short-term military dictatorships who are either Fascist or Communist. Victims of the regime will traditionally be tortured in cellars and [[ShotAtDawn executed by fire squad]]. Or they just... disappear. Guerilleros will be hiding in the jungle to overthrow the government, [[FullCircleRevolution only to become just as tyrannic afterwards.afterwards]].
25th Jan '16 4:34:35 PM luisedgarf
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I'm Mexican myself, in the case someone gets offended with this.
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* Mexicans tends to [[SelfDeprecation stereotype themselves in a way that could sound extremely racist or insulting]] [[NWordPrivileges if they were depicted by people from other countries]]. Even the worst stereotypes depicted in non-Mexican media, like in Hollywood, are normally ''tamer'' compared how Mexicans themselves are [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism depicted in their own films, especially the most recent ones since the 90s, whose tends to go on the cynical side]]. * Due to the geographical closeness with the U.S., Mexicans are normally depicted, at least in the rest of Latin America, with the same stereotypes normally depicted [[EagleLand for Americans]], except "like to hide behind their inflated military budget" part is swapped out for "[[SmallNameBigEgo like to hide behind their oversized egos]]". Unlike with Americans, this is normally PlayedForLaughs.
24th Jan '16 3:45:11 PM Beiahnu
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** Don't ask Brazilians, Argentinians or Uruguayans [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraguayan_War what happened in Paraguay between 1864-1870]]; what, are you crazy? You might start another war if you ask too much! Just be glad that Paraguay still exists even after '''that'''!
7th Jan '16 5:37:01 AM Drope
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** In Brazil, Paraguayan goods have a reputation for being cheap and of low-quality, similar to products "made in China".
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** In Brazil, Paraguayan goods have a reputation for being cheap and of low-quality, similar to products "made in China". MadeInChina products.
21st Dec '15 6:26:32 PM ChrisX
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** In (free) games played online, especially multiplayer shooters, Brazilians are considered notorious for a range of usually negative traits (a range of cheating techniques, farming, lack of skill and/or being a threat to their team, etc. Beyond the stereotypes, there are multiple reasons for their large presence in such games, including prohibitive import taxes on console games and regulations getting in the way of setting up a unique version of the game for them (as is done often in the industry, usually between Europe, Asia, and the Americas.)
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** In (free) games played online, especially multiplayer shooters, Brazilians are considered notorious for a range of usually negative traits (a range of cheating techniques, farming, lack of skill and/or being a threat to their team, etc. Beyond the stereotypes, there are multiple reasons for their large presence in such games, including prohibitive import taxes on console games and regulations getting in the way of setting up a unique version of the game for them (as is done often in the industry, usually between Europe, Asia, and the Americas.) ) Most players are also wary of their brand of AnnoyingLaugh that sometimes even other sensible Brazilians are annoyed at: "Huehuehuehuehuehuehue"
30th Nov '15 3:30:31 PM Lequinni
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** ''Caraqueños'' , the people from Caracas, seen thenselves as the most important people of the country, the only part of the country where stuff happens, and the rest of the country could just drop and die (not in vain the saying goes "Caracas es Caracas y lo demás es monte y culebra" [[note]]"Caracas is Caracas, and the rest (of the country) is just weeds and snakes"[[/note]]). The rest of the country, however, see them as stuck ups assholes with a trend of becoming more violent and thuggish with every year. Back in the day Caracas was a very provincian city despite being the capital of the country, and as such has a lot of ephitets like "the city of red roofs" and "The sucursal of Heaven", earned by his (now dissapeared) red-roofed houses and mild climate. Inordinately fond of the mountain that limits the city , the Cerro el Ávila (or Waraira Repano if you go for the indigenous name), which a ''caraqueño'' will claim is the most beautiful view in the country not located in the Gran Sabana. ** ''Valencianos'', the people from the city of Valencia, Carabobo State, are basically every snob sterotype, fancying themselves as the OldMoney to the NoveauRiche of Caracas. Loyals to their baseball team Navegantes del Magallanes, the eternal rival of Caracas' Leones. ** ''Maracuchos'' or ''Marabinos'' are the people from Maracaibo, Zulia state. They are seen as exhuberant people who sing Music/GaitaZuliana all round year, have air conditioning in evey possible place, everybody having exentric first names bordering in GhettoNames, and everybody is fat (or in their way of being so) thanks to their love of plaintains (their TrademarkFavoriteFood), coconut and the fouth condiment after salt, sugar and pepper, and DeepFriedWhatever. They use "vos" as the second person singular, but have a very different conjugation than the other "vos" users, closer to the "vosotros" conjugations. Their expletive of choice is "¡Verga!" and their derivative "¡Vergación!". Very, ''very'' devouts to the local Marian incarnation, the Virgen de Chiquinquirá (affectionately nicknamed "La Chinita"). Because of having being quite isolated from the rest of the country due to the lack of terrestrial roads until early XX century (at one point you had to had a passport to travekl from Maracaibo to Caracas asnd viceversa because the only way was by boat with an stop in Aruba) and having almost all of the country oil in their territory, the (half) joke is that they'll proclaim their idependence from Venezuela and become the Independent Republic of Zulia any day now. Usually conflated with the rest of the state, something people from the nighboring city of Cabimas don't like.
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** ''Caraqueños'' , the people from Caracas, seen thenselves see themselves as the most important people of the country, the only part of the country where stuff happens, and the rest of the country could just drop and die (not in vain the saying goes "Caracas es Caracas y lo demás es monte y culebra" [[note]]"Caracas is Caracas, and the rest (of the country) is just weeds and snakes"[[/note]]). The rest of the country, however, see them as stuck ups assholes with a trend of becoming more violent and thuggish with every year. Back in the day Caracas was a very provincian city despite being the capital of the country, and as such has a lot of ephitets like "the city of red roofs" and "The sucursal of Heaven", earned by his (now dissapeared) red-roofed houses and mild climate. Inordinately fond of the mountain that limits the city , the Cerro el Ávila (or Waraira Repano if you go for the indigenous name), which a ''caraqueño'' will claim is the most beautiful view in the country not located in the Gran Sabana. ** ''Valencianos'', the people from the city of Valencia, Carabobo State, are basically every snob sterotype, fancying themselves as the OldMoney to the NoveauRiche of Caracas. The one who aren't snobs are [[CampGay walking gay stereotypes]], to the point to people claiming to be from the city is more or less coming out, or at least admitting to live in a city-wide TransparentCloset. Loyals to their baseball team Navegantes del Magallanes, the eternal rival of Caracas' Leones. ** ''Maracuchos'' or ''Marabinos'' are the people from Maracaibo, Zulia state. They are seen as exhuberant people who sing Music/GaitaZuliana all round year, have air conditioning in evey possible place, everybody having exentric first names bordering in GhettoNames, {{Ghetto Name}}s, and everybody is fat (or in their way of being so) thanks to their love of plaintains (their TrademarkFavoriteFood), coconut and as the fouth fourth condiment after salt, sugar and pepper, and DeepFriedWhatever. They use "vos" as the second person singular, but have a very different conjugation than the other "vos" users, closer to the "vosotros" conjugations. Their expletive of choice is "¡Verga!" and their derivative "¡Vergación!". Very, ''very'' devouts to the local Marian incarnation, the Virgen de Chiquinquirá (affectionately nicknamed "La Chinita"). Because of having being quite isolated from the rest of the country due to the lack of terrestrial roads until early XX century (at one point you had to had a passport to travekl travel from Maracaibo to Caracas asnd viceversa because the only way was by boat with an stop in Aruba) and having almost all of the country oil in their territory, the (half) joke is that they'll proclaim their idependence from Venezuela and become the Independent Republic of Zulia any day now. Usually conflated with the rest of the state, something people from the nighboring city of Cabimas don't like.

** ''Orientales'', folding the people from the states of Anzoategui, Sucre and Monagas ([[AndZoidberg and Delta Amacuro]] to an extent). They [[MotorMoth speak very fast]], overpronounce the letter "r" (sometimes substituting the L sound with it), say "hijoerdiablo" every three phrases, curse as drunk pirates, and love their fried fish. See El Conde del Guacharo (the Alter Ego of comediant Benjamin Rausseo) for an example of the sterotype in action. ''Ñeros'', the people of Margarita Island and the rest of the Nueva Esparta state, are ''orientales'' UpToEleven, with devotion for the Virgen del Valle and a sort of tolerance for tourists and surfists. ** ''Llaneros'' , the people from the plains, or any state that raises cows. At their best, simple minded cowboys who wake up early, love the simple pleasures of life, singing joropos about their lives in the Llanos, are inordinately fond of ''carne en vara'' and never seen without wearing their liqui-liqui and their "pelo 'e guama" hats. At worst, a race of fowl mouthed hicks who want and will try to fuck with any non-llanero person they met. In the national perception, not having changed a lot since Romulo Gallegor wrote ''Doña Bárbara''. ** ''Gochos'', the people from the Andean states, eternally conflated in the national imagination thanks to the old ad for the alfabetitazion asking for help for "los simpáticos muchachitos andinos". They are either slow minded people, or cuning people who only ''pretends'' to be slow minded, no exeptions. The people from the city of Merida, Mérida state, are a variation of the sterotype: they pride on being an student city and the City of Gentlemen, so gentlemanly that you may be mugged but whereas in the rest of the country the thing will scape with your wallet, in Mérida rthe thing aty least will leave you your identity papers. Known in the country for being prone to uprisings (a good chunk of governants on the XIX and early XX century were andean caudillos), but that propensity was mostly forgotten until the CrazyAwesome antics of protesting gochos during 2014 and 2015. The people from San Cristobal in Táchira state and the city of Cúcuta in Colombia are virtually interchangeable ** There are some other minor stereotypes. The people from Falcon state are intrinsically tied with their goats ([[BestialityIsDepraved maybe a bit too much]]). ''Guayaneses'', the people from Bolivar state aren't prticullarly differentiated, save for their love of Calipso. They are also conflated with the indegenous population from the south of the country, and to anyone
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** ''Orientales'', folding the people from the states of Anzoategui, Sucre and Monagas ([[AndZoidberg and Delta Amacuro]] to an extent). They [[MotorMoth [[MotorMouth speak very fast]], overpronounce the letter "r" (sometimes substituting the L sound with it), say "hijoerdiablo" every three phrases, curse as drunk pirates, and love their fried fish. See El Conde del Guacharo (the Alter Ego of comediant Benjamin Rausseo) for an example of the sterotype in action. ''Ñeros'', the people of Margarita Island and the rest of the Nueva Esparta state, are ''orientales'' UpToEleven, with devotion for the Virgen del Valle and a sort of tolerance for tourists and surfists. surfers. Delta Amacuro is either full of indians in canoes or does not exist at all. ** ''Llaneros'' , the people from the plains, or any state that raises cows. At their best, simple minded cowboys who wake up early, love the simple pleasures of life, singing joropos sing ''joropos'' about their lives in the Llanos, are inordinately fond of ''carne en vara'' (the local variant of barbecue), and never seen without wearing their liqui-liqui and their "pelo 'e guama" hats. At worst, a race of fowl mouthed hicks who want and will try to fuck with any non-llanero person they met. met and their cattle. In the national perception, not having changed a lot since Romulo Gallegor Rómulo Gallegos wrote ''Doña Bárbara''.Bárbara'' in 1928. ** ''Gochos'', the people from the Andean states, eternally conflated in the national imagination thanks to the old ad for the alfabetitazion an alphabetization campaign asking for help for "los simpáticos muchachitos andinos". They are either slow minded people, or cuning people cunning jeskasses who only ''pretends'' to be slow minded, no exeptions. The people from the city of Merida, Mérida state, are a variation of the sterotype: they pride on being an student city and the City of Gentlemen, so gentlemanly that if you may be are mugged but whereas in Mérida the mugger at least will leave you with your identity papers (the thugs at the rest of the country the thing will scape with your wallet, in Mérida rthe thing aty least will leave you your identity papers.are not that kind). Known in the country for being prone to uprisings (a good chunk of governants on the XIX and early XX century were andean caudillos), but that propensity was mostly forgotten until the CrazyAwesome antics of protesting gochos during 2014 and 2015. The people from San Cristobal and San Antonio in Táchira state and the city of Cúcuta in Colombia are virtually interchangeable interchangeable. ** There are some other minor stereotypes. The people from Falcon state are intrinsically tied with their goats ([[BestialityIsDepraved maybe a bit too much]]). The people in the coastal area of Barlovento are all black people who play and dance drums very well and will show off that ability at the minor chance. ''Guayaneses'', the people from Bolivar state state, aren't prticullarly differentiated, save for their love of Calipso. They are also conflated with the indegenous population from the south of the country, and to anyone country.
27th Nov '15 7:33:17 PM Quanyails
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"Argentinia" -> "Argentina
* Apart from soccer icons Argentinia also had its fair share of other universally admired, yet controversial heroes, like UsefulNotes/CheGuevara and [[UsefulNotes/EvaPeron Evita Peron]].
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* Apart from soccer icons Argentinia Argentina also had its fair share of other universally admired, yet controversial heroes, like UsefulNotes/CheGuevara and [[UsefulNotes/EvaPeron Evita Peron]].

*** In an interesting inversion, the bad reputation of the "porteños" has made that more than a few uruguayans call "porteños" to all argentinians, even if they don't belong to the port of Buenos Aires.
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*** In an interesting inversion, the bad reputation of the "porteños" has made that more than a few uruguayans call "porteños" to all argentinians, Argentinians, even if they don't belong to the port of Buenos Aires.

* Argentinia is often stereotyped for having a hot, tropical climate, while it also harbors glaciers and ski centers.
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* Argentinia Argentina is often stereotyped for having a hot, tropical climate, while it also harbors glaciers and ski centers.

** Argentines are also infamous for swearing a lot, and in a creative way. In argentinian depictions over the hispanic world, they use the word ''boludo'' ("asshole"[[note]]it actually means big balls' guy[[/note]]) to satiety, usually althogether with the quintessential "che", resulting in the "che, boludo". [[labelnote:*]]"boludo" was chosen as "the" Argentine word in a recent election of Latin American countries' quintessential words.[[/labelnote]].
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** Argentines are also infamous for swearing a lot, and in a creative way. In argentinian Argentinian depictions over the hispanic world, they use the word ''boludo'' ("asshole"[[note]]it actually means big balls' guy[[/note]]) to satiety, usually althogether with the quintessential "che", resulting in the "che, boludo". [[labelnote:*]]"boludo" was chosen as "the" Argentine word in a recent election of Latin American countries' quintessential words.[[/labelnote]].

* Another common mistake is that TheCapitalOfBrazilIsBuenosAires. Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentinia. An equally large mistake is that people assume Rio de Janeiro is the capital of Brazil, while in reality it's [[SpaceBrasilia Brasília]].
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* Another common mistake is that TheCapitalOfBrazilIsBuenosAires. Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentinia.Argentina. An equally large mistake is that people assume Rio de Janeiro is the capital of Brazil, while in reality it's [[SpaceBrasilia Brasília]].
27th Nov '15 7:30:49 PM Quanyails
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* Generally thought off as a very poor and simple country, and most Americans forget its a territory of the US. Granted, it has a higher poverty rate than any other US state, but it is one of the most prosperous latin nations, and has nearly all of the conveniences of the rest of the US, such as highrises, malls, freeways, a metro, resorts, large universities and lots of suburbia, with San Juan being a larger city than [[Honolulu Hawaii]]. The biggest inconvenience, you can't vote for the US president). * A common portrayal of puertorricans, whether in the island or elsewhere, is to show a bunch of men playing dominoes while drinking Medalla beer while others are dancing salsa. Puertorricans are either lazy or extremely relaxed, mostly running on "Island Time". Going to chain restaurant usually involves waiting an hour.
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* Generally thought off as a very poor and simple country, and most Americans forget its a territory of the US. Granted, it has a higher poverty rate than any other US state, but it is one of the most prosperous latin nations, and has nearly all of the conveniences of the rest of the US, such as highrises, malls, freeways, a metro, resorts, large universities and lots of suburbia, with San Juan being a larger city than [[Honolulu Hawaii]].[[UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}} Honolulu]]. The biggest inconvenience, you can't vote for the US president). * A common portrayal of puertorricans, Puertorricans, whether in the island or elsewhere, is to show a bunch of men playing dominoes while drinking Medalla beer while others are dancing salsa. Puertorricans are either lazy or extremely relaxed, mostly running on "Island Time". Going to chain restaurant usually involves waiting an hour.
27th Nov '15 7:29:42 PM Quanyails
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*** A Jamaican will always use the following words and stock phrases: ''"I and I", "brethren", "riddims", "Babylon", "Jah live", "Jah rastafari", "Zion", "dread natty dread", "hey mon", "tally me banana", "smoke da herb", "smoke a spliff", "smoke ganja", "Jah bless ya mon"... They will refer to any woman as ''"woman"''
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*** A Jamaican will always use the following words and stock phrases: ''"I "I and I", "brethren", "riddims", "Babylon", "Jah live", "Jah rastafari", "Zion", "dread natty dread", "hey mon", "tally me banana", "smoke da herb", "smoke a spliff", "smoke ganja", "Jah bless ya mon"... They will refer to any woman as ''"woman"''''"woman"''.
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