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20th Jun '17 8:48:07 PM EtherReal
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*** Lions and tigers and bears, oh my.
10th Jun '17 7:48:10 PM TurtleTropes
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** Averted with, you guessed it, the [[FurryFandom internet]].

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** Averted with, you guessed it, the [[FurryFandom internet]].internet.
28th May '17 4:18:03 PM Naram-Sin
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* All Muslims are Sunni or Shia, if they aren't just one big unified mass, that is. There is no such thing as Ibadi.


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** And the Soviet Union only ever had Russians, Ukrainians, Georgians and (oddly) Lithuanians.
28th May '17 4:12:32 PM Naram-Sin
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* All Hispanics speak Spanish as their mother tongue and only Spanish (when it is not broken English littered with GratuitousSpanish[[note]]which most of the time will be slang from Southern California/Northwestern Mexico[[/note]], that is).[[note]]Many Hispanics really speak English and Spanish fluently and switch back and forth with no accent in either.[[/note]] The men are squat, brown, and have black hair and moustaches. The women are curvy, leggy and slutty - except for the ones who are fat and have really gross facial and body hair. Also, there are no Hispanics north of Los Angeles. And they are all very lazy or very hard-working.

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* All Hispanics speak Spanish as their mother tongue and only Spanish (when it is not broken English littered with GratuitousSpanish[[note]]which most of the time will be slang from Southern California/Northwestern Mexico[[/note]], that is).[[note]]Many Hispanics really speak English and Spanish fluently and switch back and forth with no accent in either.[[/note]] The men are squat, brown, and have black hair and moustaches. The women are curvy, leggy and slutty - except for the ones who are fat and have really gross facial and body hair. Also, there are no Hispanics north of Los Angeles.Angeles and Miami, except maybe in New York City. And they are all very lazy or very hard-working.



* Everyone in Latin America has a Spanish surname - even in countries like Argentina, Chile, and Brazil where non-Spanish/Portuguese surnames are just as common on account of Irish, Italian and, [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer yes this is true]], Japanese immigration. Don't expect Indigenous people in Latin America to have Indigenous surnames and speak an Indigenous language, unless they are from an uncontacted tribe.

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* Everyone in Latin America has a Spanish surname - even in countries like Argentina, Chile, and Brazil where non-Spanish/Portuguese surnames are just as common on account of German, Irish, Italian Italian, British, and, [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer yes this is true]], Japanese immigration. Don't expect Indigenous people in Latin America to have Indigenous surnames and speak an Indigenous language, unless they are from an uncontacted tribe.



* Africa is Egypt, South Africa, and a [[{{Bulungi}} Generic Tinpot Dictatorship]] headed by a corrupt, violent Oxford University graduate. If you want a [[DarkestAfrica jungle setting]], there are Congo and Cameroon, and maybe the island of Bioko (or Fernando Pó, in older works, unless [[HehHehYouSaidX it's misspelled "Fernando Poo", as it commonly is, and therefore gets laughed at]]). For savannas, there Tanzania, Kenya, and if you are lucky, Botswana.

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* Africa is Egypt, South Africa, and a [[{{Bulungi}} Generic Tinpot Dictatorship]] headed by a corrupt, violent [[MajoredInWesternHipocrisy Oxford University graduate.graduate]]. If you want a [[DarkestAfrica jungle setting]], there are Congo and Cameroon, and maybe the island of Bioko (or Fernando Pó, in older works, unless [[HehHehYouSaidX it's misspelled "Fernando Poo", as it commonly is, and therefore gets laughed at]]). For savannas, there Tanzania, Kenya, and if you are lucky, Botswana.
21st May '17 11:09:36 AM nombretomado
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** The United Kingdom will put its focus on Boadicea's defense against the Romans, Hadrian's Wall, the Picts, the Celts, the Anglosaxons, King Canute, UsefulNotes/AlfredTheGreat, UsefulNotes/WilliamTheConqueror and the Battle of Hastings, Wat Tyler, UsefulNotes/KingJohnOfEngland signing the Magna Charta, UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar, UsefulNotes/WarOfTheRoses, UsefulNotes/HenryVIII, UsefulNotes/ElizabethI, The Gun Powder Plot, UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar, the beheading of UsefulNotes/CharlesI, UsefulNotes/OliverCromwell becoming Lord Protector, UsefulNotes/CharlesII, the Great Fire of 1666, Admiral Horatio Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar, UsefulNotes/TheDukeOfWellington at the Battle of Waterloo, UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria and VictorianBritain (which only consists of industrialisation and exploitation of child workers), the British army during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII (the Blitz, Battle of Britain in particular) and UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill. If the history of the rest of the British Isles is ever mentioned then it will probably consist of Scotland during William Wallace's invasion and not much else if you're from outside the Isles. However Irish and Northern Irish history gets expanded somewhat- but even then only to English occupation, the Easter Rising (if you're lucky) and UsefulNotes/TheTroubles.

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** The United Kingdom will put its focus on Boadicea's defense against the Romans, Hadrian's Wall, the Picts, the Celts, the Anglosaxons, King Canute, UsefulNotes/AlfredTheGreat, UsefulNotes/WilliamTheConqueror and the Battle of Hastings, Wat Tyler, UsefulNotes/KingJohnOfEngland signing the Magna Charta, UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar, UsefulNotes/WarOfTheRoses, UsefulNotes/HenryVIII, UsefulNotes/ElizabethI, The Gun Powder Plot, UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar, the beheading of UsefulNotes/CharlesI, UsefulNotes/OliverCromwell becoming Lord Protector, UsefulNotes/CharlesII, the Great Fire of 1666, Admiral Horatio Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar, UsefulNotes/TheDukeOfWellington at the Battle of Waterloo, UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria and VictorianBritain UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain (which only consists of industrialisation and exploitation of child workers), the British army during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII (the Blitz, Battle of Britain in particular) and UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill. If the history of the rest of the British Isles is ever mentioned then it will probably consist of Scotland during William Wallace's invasion and not much else if you're from outside the Isles. However Irish and Northern Irish history gets expanded somewhat- but even then only to English occupation, the Easter Rising (if you're lucky) and UsefulNotes/TheTroubles.



** VictorianBritain and VictorianLondon (1837-1901): The rest of the 19th century is dominated by the British Empire, united under the long living UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria. The very prudent morals of this decade and the taboo of sex and nudity are still typecast as "Victorian". A more romanticized image of Victorian London will be based on the novels of Creator/CharlesDickens, Creator/JaneAusten, Creator/CharlotteBronte, Creator/EmilyBronte and Creator/ArthurConanDoyle, often set in [[AFoggyDayInLondonTown the foggy streets]]. Expect references or cameo's by UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria, UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper and ''Literature/SherlockHolmes''.

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** VictorianBritain UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain and VictorianLondon (1837-1901): The rest of the 19th century is dominated by the British Empire, united under the long living UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria. The very prudent morals of this decade and the taboo of sex and nudity are still typecast as "Victorian". A more romanticized image of Victorian London will be based on the novels of Creator/CharlesDickens, Creator/JaneAusten, Creator/CharlotteBronte, Creator/EmilyBronte and Creator/ArthurConanDoyle, often set in [[AFoggyDayInLondonTown the foggy streets]]. Expect references or cameo's by UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria, UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper and ''Literature/SherlockHolmes''.
7th May '17 10:09:12 AM Thaeri
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** Domesticated reindeer in Europe and Asia aren't thought of as farm animals any more than the bison in North America and even kept in a very similar way. Most of them are owned by someone and once or twice a year you round them up and ship a good number off to slaughter, but the herds are large and move more or less freely over vast areas. Sure, you keep an eye on your herd and make sure that it doesn't wander off the land you hold the reindeer-herding rights to, but it's not like the herd needs a human chaperon 24/7. Yaks on the other hand seem to be kept more like your average milk cow, as are camels.

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** Domesticated reindeer in Europe and Asia aren't thought of as farm animals any more than the bison in North America and even kept in a very similar way. Most of them are owned by someone and once or twice a year you round them up and ship a good number off to slaughter, but the herds are large and move more or less freely over vast areas. Sure, you keep an eye on your herd and make sure that it doesn't wander off the land you hold the reindeer-herding rights to, but it's not like the herd needs a human chaperon 24/7. Yaks on the other hand seem to be kept more like a cross between a horse and your average milk cow, as are camels.
7th May '17 10:07:18 AM Thaeri
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** Domesticated reindeer in Europe and Asia aren't thought of as farm animals any more than the bison in North America and even kept in a very similar way. Most of them are owned by someone and once or twice a year you round them up and ship a good number off to slaughter, but the herds are large and move more or less freely over vast areas. Sure, you keep an eye on your herd and make sure that it doesn't wander off the land you hold the reindeer-herding rights to, but it's not like the herd needs a human chaperon 24/7. Yaks on the other hand seem to be kept more like your average milk cow, as are camels.
16th Apr '17 2:36:36 PM nombretomado
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** TheFifties: A happy carefree time, at least that is the view that many sitcoms and movies have given us. All adult men are a StandardFiftiesFather who wears slippers, fedoras and smokes a pipe. All adult women are [[StepfordSmiler smiling]] apron-clad [[Housewife housewives]]. Their children will be girls in poodle skirts, playing with hula hoops or early Barbie dolls or cute freckle faced boys with slingshots in their pockets and read comic books on the sly. Or, if they are teenagers, they will be teddy boys, GreaserDelinquents, a BadassBiker or a {{Beatnik}} reading Magazine/{{Playboy}} on the sly. They drive a CoolCar with {{RetroRocket}}s to eat at UsefulNotes/McDonalds or watch a [[BMovie monster B-movie]] at a DriveInTheater. But, most importantly, they will listen to RockAndRoll, {{Doowop}}, {{RAndB}} or {{Rockabilly}} on a transistor radio or a jukebox, especially Music/BillHaleyAndHisComets, Music/ElvisPresley, Music/ChuckBerry, Music/LittleRichard, Music/JerryLeeLewis, and Music/BuddyHolly. Jonas Salk developing the polio vaccine, TheSpaceRace and the launch of the first Sputnik are the most important scientific breakthroughs. Other happy events are Edmund Hillary being the first man on top of the Mount Everest, Elizabeth II being crowned, the opening of [[Ride/{{DisneyThemeParks}} Disneyland]], the establishment of the UsefulNotes/EuropeanUnion and the marriage between Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Creator/GraceKelly. Creator/TheBeatGeneration, early television shows like ''Series/ILoveLucy'', ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'' and ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', free jazz and abstract expressionism are the cultural highlights. Creator/BettiePage, Creator/MarlonBrando, Creator/JamesDean, Creator/BrigitteBardot, Creator/JayneMansfield, Creator/SophiaLoren, Music/ElvisPresley, Creator/MarilynMonroe and ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' lead the sexual revolution. In popular culture there will be far less focus on the [[RedScare anti-communist witch hunts]] , UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar, the fear of [[TheBigOne the bomb]], the first nuclear power plants being built, the Soviet oppression of the Hungarian Uprising, UsefulNotes/FidelCastro turning Cuba into a Communist state and the rise of the Afro-American civil rights movement under Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King.

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** TheFifties: A happy carefree time, at least that is the view that many sitcoms and movies have given us. All adult men are a StandardFiftiesFather who wears slippers, fedoras and smokes a pipe. All adult women are [[StepfordSmiler smiling]] apron-clad [[Housewife housewives]]. Their children will be girls in poodle skirts, playing with hula hoops or early Barbie dolls or cute freckle faced boys with slingshots in their pockets and read comic books on the sly. Or, if they are teenagers, they will be teddy boys, GreaserDelinquents, a BadassBiker or a {{Beatnik}} reading Magazine/{{Playboy}} on the sly. They drive a CoolCar with {{RetroRocket}}s to eat at UsefulNotes/McDonalds or watch a [[BMovie monster B-movie]] at a DriveInTheater. But, most importantly, they will listen to RockAndRoll, {{Doowop}}, {{RAndB}} or {{Rockabilly}} on a transistor radio or a jukebox, especially Music/BillHaleyAndHisComets, Music/ElvisPresley, Music/ChuckBerry, Music/LittleRichard, Music/JerryLeeLewis, and Music/BuddyHolly. Jonas Salk developing the polio vaccine, TheSpaceRace UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace and the launch of the first Sputnik are the most important scientific breakthroughs. Other happy events are Edmund Hillary being the first man on top of the Mount Everest, Elizabeth II being crowned, the opening of [[Ride/{{DisneyThemeParks}} Disneyland]], the establishment of the UsefulNotes/EuropeanUnion and the marriage between Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Creator/GraceKelly. Creator/TheBeatGeneration, early television shows like ''Series/ILoveLucy'', ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'' and ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', free jazz and abstract expressionism are the cultural highlights. Creator/BettiePage, Creator/MarlonBrando, Creator/JamesDean, Creator/BrigitteBardot, Creator/JayneMansfield, Creator/SophiaLoren, Music/ElvisPresley, Creator/MarilynMonroe and ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' lead the sexual revolution. In popular culture there will be far less focus on the [[RedScare anti-communist witch hunts]] , UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar, the fear of [[TheBigOne the bomb]], the first nuclear power plants being built, the Soviet oppression of the Hungarian Uprising, UsefulNotes/FidelCastro turning Cuba into a Communist state and the rise of the Afro-American civil rights movement under Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King.
9th Apr '17 5:11:51 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Ride-hailing apps? Uber. And sometimes, Lyft.
1st Apr '17 4:40:13 AM Naram-Sin
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* UsefulNotes/{{Spain}}: Madrid, Barcelona (with the Sagrada Familia as its only recognizable monument) and Seville, the latter best known for ''Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville''. The Basque county is known for E.T.A. terrorism. Maybe Malaga only because of Picasso.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Spain}}: Madrid, Barcelona (with the Sagrada Familia as its only recognizable monument) and Seville, the latter best known for ''Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville''. The Basque county is known for E.T.A. terrorism. Maybe Malaga only because of Picasso. [[TorosYFlamenco All of them look like a little Andalusian beach resort]], when not one in [[{{Spexico}} Mexico]] or [[LatinLand Puerto Rico]].
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