History Main / QuirkyNeighbourCountry

29th Oct '17 9:17:10 AM Malady
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[AC:{{UsefulNotes/Television}}]]
* ''Series/BlackBooks'' references this a few times between Ireland and the UK, as does ''Series/TheITCrowd''. Both have Irish characters in the main cast who usually blend in but sometimes make jokes about their nationality. E.g. in an episode of the latter, Roy meets a guy who claims to "looove Irish people!" and is rather patronising about it.

to:

[[AC:{{UsefulNotes/Television}}]]
[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Useful Notes/Television ]]

* ''Series/BlackBooks'' references this a few times between Ireland and the UK, as does ''Series/TheITCrowd''. Both have Irish characters in the main cast who usually blend in but sometimes make jokes about their nationality. E.g. in an episode of the latter, Roy meets a guy who claims to "looove Irish people!" and is rather patronising about it.



[[AC:{{Webcomics}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{Webcomics}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Webcomics ]]



** Finland has Estonia, which has Latvia and Lithuania. Also Åland, which also is a region of Finland. Although Åland actually sees Finland as one more than Finland sees Åland.

to:

** Finland has Estonia, which has Latvia and Lithuania. Also Åland, which also is a region of Finland. Although Åland actually sees Finland as one more than Finland sees Åland.



[[AC:RealLife]]
* Belgium to the Netherlands ''and'' France.

to:

[[AC:RealLife]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Belgium to the Netherlands ''and'' France.



** Vancouver, WA (not the one in Canada) is like this to Portland, OR, considered to be somewhat more conservative and less culturally advanced (and also as of 2014 the place Portlanders go to get pot and gay married, given that both are legal there). People who live in Vancouver but spend a lot of time in Portland are considered to be tax dodgers, given that Washington has a lower income tax while Oregon has no sales tax. The current mayor of Portland, Charlie Hales, got in trouble for doing this in the past.

to:

** Vancouver, WA (not the one in Canada) is like this to Portland, OR, considered to be somewhat more conservative and less culturally advanced (and also as of 2014 the place Portlanders go to get pot and gay married, given that both are legal there). People who live in Vancouver but spend a lot of time in Portland are considered to be tax dodgers, given that Washington has a lower income tax while Oregon has no sales tax. The current mayor of Portland, Charlie Hales, got in trouble for doing this in the past.past.
[[/folder]]
----
14th Sep '17 1:05:57 AM eroock
Is there an issue? Send a Message


!Examples:

to:

!Examples:
!!Examples:
1st Sep '17 4:19:09 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''GavinAndStacey'' the English Shipman family clearly feel this way about the Welsh West family.

to:

* In ''GavinAndStacey'' ''Series/GavinAndStacey'' the English Shipman family clearly feel this way about the Welsh West family.
15th Jul '17 9:57:41 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** India has a lot of quirky neighbor countries, just because of how big and dominating it is to all of them and how they all share cultural heritages with each other (think of them as Ancient Greece, but with the size of Europe and the diversity of [[UpToEleven New Guinea]]). Examples include: [[LongList Pakistan to India, Bangladesh to India, Sri Lanka to India, Maldives to India...]] (note that the first two are actually a part of India until shortly after WorldWarII).

to:

** India has a lot of quirky neighbor countries, just because of how big and dominating it is to all of them and how they all share cultural heritages with each other (think of them as Ancient Greece, but with the size of Europe and the diversity of [[UpToEleven New Guinea]]). Examples include: [[LongList Pakistan to India, Bangladesh to India, Sri Lanka to India, Maldives to India...]] (note that the first two are actually a part of India until shortly after WorldWarII).UsefulNotes/WorldWarII).
9th Jul '17 3:19:27 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The New Zealand[=/=]Australia relationship is referenced on ''FlightOfTheConchords''. New Zealand is painted as a quirky and weird little country, but then again, perhaps that's because the only three New Zealanders shown are Brett, Jermaine and Murray.

to:

* The New Zealand[=/=]Australia relationship is referenced on ''FlightOfTheConchords''.''Series/FlightOfTheConchords''. New Zealand is painted as a quirky and weird little country, but then again, perhaps that's because the only three New Zealanders shown are Brett, Jermaine and Murray.
17th Apr '17 7:09:17 AM hszmv1
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** South Jersey is broadly this to Philadelphia, with [[{{Gangsterland}} Camden]] serving as the "nasty" bit and the rest of South Jersey being merely quirky. (By the by, New Jersey is, as Creator/BenjaminFranklin said, "a barrel tapped at both ends"--you're either the QuirkyNeighborCountry to New York or the QuirkyNeighborCountry to Philadelphia. Although honestly, South Jerseyans are liable to consider Philadelphia to be the "quirky" neighbor: Philadelphia is something of a hipster mecca these days, while South Jersey is home to "average" All-American {{suburbia}}).

to:

*** South Jersey is broadly this to Philadelphia, with [[{{Gangsterland}} Camden]] serving as the "nasty" bit and the rest of South Jersey being merely quirky. (By the by, New Jersey is, as Creator/BenjaminFranklin said, "a barrel tapped at both ends"--you're either the QuirkyNeighborCountry to New York or the QuirkyNeighborCountry to Philadelphia. Although honestly, South Jerseyans are liable to consider Philadelphia to be the "quirky" neighbor: Philadelphia is something of a hipster mecca these days, while South Jersey is home to "average" "average All-American {{suburbia}}).{{suburbia}}).
*** Baltimore is this to Washington D.C. The two cities are 40 minutes by car ride from each other (on a good day) and yet the difference is comparable to Gotham City and Metropolis respectively. As much of the D.C. suburbs are in Maryland or Virginia, there's a very localized version of this trope in how all three view the other two as quirky. This is especially pronounced in the metro-area's very insane driving conditions, which is a product of having to navigate three different attitudes as to proper road etiquette.
20th Oct '16 6:42:17 AM Drope
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Portugal to Spain.

to:

* Portugal to Spain. The fact that Portugal doesn't border any other country doesn't help.
20th Oct '16 6:40:51 AM Drope
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Denmark, Norway and Sweden to each other. Finland to all of them.

to:

* Denmark, Norway and Sweden to each other. Finland to all of them. And then there's Iceland...
20th Oct '16 6:38:01 AM Drope
Is there an issue? Send a Message


%%* Portugal to Spain.

to:

%%* * Portugal to Spain.


Added DiffLines:

** Argentina itself is this to Brazil, alongside the aforementioned three nations and Venezuela. One could also say Brazil is this to the rest of South America besides Chile and Ecuador, the only countries that don't border it.
* Guyana and Suriname are this to South America as a whole, what with them being more culturally-similar to the Caribbean nations than Latin American ones.
20th Oct '16 6:20:18 AM Drope
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** England also sees America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand as these, which is weird considering that they're portrayed as England's children.

to:

** England also sees America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand as these, which is weird considering that they're portrayed as England's own children.
This list shows the last 10 events of 42. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.QuirkyNeighbourCountry