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10th Feb '16 10:44:30 PM lucy24
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* All Arctic peoples are Eskimos. All Eskimos are [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad Inuit, even the Yup'ik]], and Eskimo women, though ''inuit'' is specifically a masculine plural. There are no Russian Eskimos.
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* All Arctic peoples are Eskimos. All Eskimos are [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad Inuit, even the Yup'ik]], and Eskimo women, though ''inuit'' is specifically a masculine plural.Yup'ik]]. There are no Russian Eskimos.
7th Feb '16 3:38:02 PM nombretomado
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** TheForties pop culture is characterized by Creator/HumphreyBogart, Betty Grable, Creator/BobHope, Creator/AbbottAndCostello, Creator/AlfredHitchcock, Music/DeanMartin, Creator/JerryLewis, bebop jazz, Music/FrankSinatra, Vera Lynn, Music/EdithPiaf, neo-realistic Italian movies and TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation cartoons of ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}, Disney/{{Fantasia}}, Disney/{{Dumbo}}, Disney/{{Bambi}}, WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry, WesternAnimation/{{Droopy}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker''.
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** TheForties pop culture is characterized by Creator/HumphreyBogart, Betty Grable, Creator/BobHope, Creator/AbbottAndCostello, Creator/AlfredHitchcock, Music/DeanMartin, Creator/JerryLewis, bebop jazz, Music/FrankSinatra, Vera Lynn, Music/EdithPiaf, neo-realistic Italian movies and TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation cartoons of ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}, Disney/{{Fantasia}}, Disney/{{Dumbo}}, Disney/{{Bambi}}, WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry, WesternAnimation/{{Droopy}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker''.
7th Feb '16 10:35:13 AM nombretomado
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** TheHighMiddleAges (1066- 1400): The era most people think of when the Middle Ages are brought up: [[KnightInShiningArmor knights]] and squires fighting to save [[EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses princesses]] while people live in castles and listen to minstrels and troubadours singing songs. People will engage in ChivalricRomance, CourtlyLove and tournaments, or storm castles with long ladders while the people inside pour boiling oil over the invaders.Everybody speaks in YeOldeButcheredEnglish. Also the era of less heroic events, such as TheCrusades where Saracens and KnightsTemplar kill one another in name of their gods. Or people being [[BurnTheWitch burned as witches or for being heretics]], even though these became more prominent from the 16th century on. And the awful TheBlackDeath which killed off millions of people, not only due to the illness itself but also because witches and Jews were blamed for it and put on the stake. Historical domain characters that will have a cameo or be namedropped are UsefulNotes/WilliamTheConqueror, Saladin, UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan, Kublai Khan, UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionHeart, UsefulNotes/KingJohnOfEngland, UsefulNotes/RobertTheBruce, Creator/GeoffreyChaucer, UsefulNotes/ThomasBecket, ... Any medieval legend or FairyTale is usually set during this time era like Myth/RobinHood.
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** TheHighMiddleAges (1066- 1400): The era most people think of when the Middle Ages are brought up: [[KnightInShiningArmor knights]] and squires fighting to save [[EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses princesses]] while people live in castles and listen to minstrels and troubadours singing songs. People will engage in ChivalricRomance, CourtlyLove and tournaments, or storm castles with long ladders while the people inside pour boiling oil over the invaders.Everybody speaks in YeOldeButcheredEnglish. Also the era of less heroic events, such as TheCrusades UsefulNotes/TheCrusades where Saracens and KnightsTemplar kill one another in name of their gods. Or people being [[BurnTheWitch burned as witches or for being heretics]], even though these became more prominent from the 16th century on. And the awful TheBlackDeath which killed off millions of people, not only due to the illness itself but also because witches and Jews were blamed for it and put on the stake. Historical domain characters that will have a cameo or be namedropped are UsefulNotes/WilliamTheConqueror, Saladin, UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan, Kublai Khan, UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionHeart, UsefulNotes/KingJohnOfEngland, UsefulNotes/RobertTheBruce, Creator/GeoffreyChaucer, UsefulNotes/ThomasBecket, ... Any medieval legend or FairyTale is usually set during this time era like Myth/RobinHood.
5th Feb '16 9:33:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* Everyone in Africa is black. The only white people are the GreatWhiteHunter or the MightyWhitey (or sometimes Afrikaners[[note]]technically Boers -- as a matter of fact "Afrikaner" simply means someone whose native language is Afrikaans; there are actually quite a few black and Coloured people who fit this category[[/note]], who are all racist against blacks). All black Africans will be ''dark'' black. This means they're probably Bantu or from some other Niger-Congo tribe (the tribes from which most American slaves were chosen). You'll never see the reddish-brown Pygmies or the yellowish-brown Khoisan (unless you're watching ''TheGodsMustBeCrazy'', of course). There are no Arabs, Indians, Asians or anyone else.
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* Everyone in Africa is black. The only white people are the GreatWhiteHunter or the MightyWhitey (or sometimes Afrikaners[[note]]technically Boers -- as a matter of fact "Afrikaner" simply means someone whose native language is Afrikaans; there are actually quite a few black and Coloured people who fit this category[[/note]], who are all racist against blacks). All black Africans will be ''dark'' black. This means they're probably Bantu or from some other Niger-Congo tribe (the tribes from which most American slaves were chosen). You'll never see the reddish-brown Pygmies or the yellowish-brown Khoisan (unless you're watching ''TheGodsMustBeCrazy'', ''Film/TheGodsMustBeCrazy'', of course). There are no Arabs, Indians, Asians or anyone else.
1st Feb '16 10:39:14 AM FF32
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* UsefulNotes/TheEnlightenment (1600-1800), TheCavalierYears or The Baroque era: The time period where absolutism reigned, but people starting getting [[TheScientificMethod more faith in science and logic]] rather than religion and divine royals. This lead to a number of scientific discoveries, inventions and more humane ways of thought that would prove beneficial to mankind, including those which lead to the Industrial Revolution. Yet to the general public this is mostly the era of powdered wigs, BaroqueMusic, [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy pirates]], [[TheHighwayman highway robbers]], [[TheDandy dandy's]] and [[{{Swashbuckler}} swashbucklers]]. To the English the only noteworthy events are the Gun Powder Plot, EnglishCivilWar and the Great Fire in London. To the French this is the era of Versailles, UsefulNotes/LouisXIV and the eventual UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution. American history focuses on the arrival of the puritans on the Mayflower and UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution, with UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington, UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson, UsefulNotes/BenjaminFranklin and UsefulNotes/MarquisDeLaFayette as points of reference. Important people to have a cameo or be namedropped in this time period are UsefulNotes/JamesI, Guy Fawkes, UsefulNotes/LouisXIV, Creator/{{Moliere}}, UsefulNotes/FrederickTheGreat, UsefulNotes/PeterTheGreat, UsefulNotes/CatherineTheGreat, UsefulNotes/MariaTheresa, UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton, Music/JohannSebastianBach, Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart, Music/AntonioVivaldi, Music/GeorgeFredericHandel, Creator/{{Voltaire}}, James Watt, Creator/JonathanSwift, UsefulNotes/GiacomoCasanova, Creator/JeanJacquesRousseau, Creator/ThomasPaine,...
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* UsefulNotes/TheEnlightenment (1600-1800), TheCavalierYears or The Baroque era: The time period where absolutism reigned, but people starting getting [[TheScientificMethod more faith in science and logic]] rather than religion and divine royals. This lead to a number of scientific discoveries, inventions and more humane ways of thought that would prove beneficial to mankind, including those which lead to the Industrial Revolution. Yet to the general public this is mostly the era of powdered wigs, BaroqueMusic, [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy pirates]], [[TheHighwayman highway robbers]], [[TheDandy dandy's]] and [[{{Swashbuckler}} swashbucklers]]. To the English the only noteworthy events are the Gun Powder Plot, EnglishCivilWar and the Great Fire in London. To the French this is the era of Versailles, UsefulNotes/LouisXIV and the eventual UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution. American history focuses on the arrival of the puritans on the Mayflower and UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution, with UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington, UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson, UsefulNotes/BenjaminFranklin Creator/BenjaminFranklin and UsefulNotes/MarquisDeLaFayette as points of reference. Important people to have a cameo or be namedropped in this time period are UsefulNotes/JamesI, Guy Fawkes, UsefulNotes/LouisXIV, Creator/{{Moliere}}, UsefulNotes/FrederickTheGreat, UsefulNotes/PeterTheGreat, UsefulNotes/CatherineTheGreat, UsefulNotes/MariaTheresa, UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton, Music/JohannSebastianBach, Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart, Music/AntonioVivaldi, Music/GeorgeFredericHandel, Creator/{{Voltaire}}, James Watt, Creator/JonathanSwift, UsefulNotes/GiacomoCasanova, Creator/JeanJacquesRousseau, Creator/ThomasPaine,...
26th Jan '16 6:24:23 PM CaptEquinox
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** And all cults live in a "compound" (a group of buildings enclosed by a fence or barricade) after Ruby Ridge (a house and storage shed) and the Branch Davidians in Waco (a large house with some outbuildings).
15th Jan '16 2:45:26 PM Rbade
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** Averted with, you guessed it, the [[FurryFandom internet]].
5th Jan '16 9:11:09 AM CaptEquinox
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* California is the the third largest state in the U.S., the second largest in the continental U.S., and has the highest population of all. Yet, the only places in California are UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and Music/SanFrancisco according to fiction, ''maybe'' [[Series/TheOC Orange County]] or [[Series/DrakeAndJosh San Diego]] if the writer's trying to be different. Also, California is either populated entirely by TheBeautifulElite (which is entirely white) or black and latino GangBangers. The middle class that makes up the vast majority of the state is rarely mentioned.
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* California is the the third largest state in the U.S., the second largest in the continental U.S., and has the highest population of all. Yet, the only places in California are UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and Music/SanFrancisco according to fiction, ''maybe'' [[Series/TheOC Orange County]] or [[Series/DrakeAndJosh San Diego]] if the writer's trying to be different. Also, California is either populated entirely by TheBeautifulElite (which is entirely white) or black and latino GangBangers. The middle class that makes up the vast majority of the state is rarely mentioned. The farms of the Central Valley [[note]]source of 40% of the food America takes for granted[[/note]] do not exist.
5th Jan '16 8:57:11 AM CaptEquinox
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* UsefulNotes/{{Thailand}}: UsefulNotes/{{Bangkok}}, best known for sex tourism and "One Night in Bangkok".
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* UsefulNotes/{{Thailand}}: UsefulNotes/{{Bangkok}}, best known for sex tourism and "One Night in Bangkok". And maybe ''Theatre/TheKingAndI''.
5th Jan '16 8:53:58 AM CaptEquinox
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* UsefulNotes/{{Poland}}: Warsaw and Gdansk/Danzig.
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* UsefulNotes/{{Poland}}: Warsaw and Gdansk/Danzig. A few people might recall that Frederic Chopin and Madame Curie were from there.

* UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}}: Lisbon and Porto, but only for the ''porto'' wine.
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* UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}}: Lisbon and Porto, but only for the ''porto'' wine. If you're Catholic you'll think of Fatima (the famous visions didn't even happen there but outside a nearby village).
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