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    Found this odd article on the net, comparing the stereotypes of the above four countries Its quite funny, but I guess you have to live in one of them to understand the humour

    Aussies: Believe you should look out for your mates.
    Brits: Believe that you should look out for those people who belong to your club.
    Americans: Believe that people should look out for and take care of themselves.
    Canadians: Believe that that's the government's job.

    Aussies: Dislike being mistaken for Pommies (Brits) when abroad.
    Canadians: Are rather indignant about being mistaken for Americans when abroad.
    Americans: Encourage being mistaken for Canadians when abroad.
    Brits: Can't possibly be mistaken for anyone else when abroad.

    Americans: Spend most of their lives glued to the idiot box.
    Canadians: Don't, but only because they can't get more American channels.
    Brits: Pay a tax just so they can watch 4 channels.
    Aussies: Export all their crappy programs, which no one there watches, to Britain, where everybody loves them.

    Americans: Will jabber on incessantly about football, baseball and basketball.
    Brits: Will jabber on incessantly about cricket, soccer and rugby.
    Canadians: Will jabber on incessantly about hockey, hockey, hockey, and how they beat the Americans twice, playing baseball.
    Aussies: Will jabber on incessantly about how they beat the Poms in every sport they played them in.
    Americans: Spell words differently, but still call it "English."
    Brits: Pronounce their words differently, but still call it "English."
    Canadians: Spell like the Brits, pronounce like Americans.
    Aussies: Add "G'day", "mate," and a heavy accent to everything they say

    Aussies: Are extremely patriotic about their beer.
    Americans: Are flag-waving, anthem-singing, and obsessively patriotic to the point of blindness.
    Canadians: Can't agree on the words to their anthem, when they can be bothered to sing them.
    Brits: Do not sing at all but prefer a large brass band to perform the anthem.

    Americans: Drink weak, pissy-tasting beer.
    Canadians: Drink strong, pissy-tasting beer.
    Brits: Drink warm, beery-tasting piss.
    Aussies: Drink anything with alcohol in it.

    Brits: Are justifiably proud of the accomplishments of their past citizens.
    Americans: Are justifiably proud of the accomplishments of their present citizens.
    Canadians: Prattle on about how some of those great Americans were once Canadian.
    Aussies: Waffle on about how some of their past citizens were once Outlaw Pommies, but none of that matters after several beers.

    Americans: Seem to think that poverty and failure are morally suspect.
    Canadians: Seem to believe that wealth and success are morally suspect.
    Brits: Seem to believe that wealth, poverty, success and failure are inherited.
    Aussies: Seem to think that none of this matters after several beers.

    Canadians: Endure bitterly cold winters and are proud of it.
    Brits: Endure oppressively wet and dreary winters and are proud of it.
    Americans: Don't have to do either, and couldn't care less.
    Aussies: Don't understand what inclement weather means.

    Aussies: Have produced comedians like Paul Hogan and Yahoo Serious.
    Canadians: Have produced many great comedians, like John Candy, Martin Short, Jim Carrey, Dan Akroyd, and all the rest at SCTV.
    Americans: Think that these people are American!
    Brits: Have produced many great comedians, but Americans ignore them because they don't understand subtle humour.



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    For loads more entertaining stuff visit http://www.thehumorarchives.com/ , there is some really funny stuff on there

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    That's quite funny, but Brits don't talk about "soccer", they talk about FOOTBALL! And Americans talk about American Football, which shouldn't even be called football cause they barely ever kick the ball, and we used the name first so we have the rights to it, and we shouldn't surrender and call it soccer. COME ON REDMEN!
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    Thats not the funniest I've come across, there are loads more in the Humour archives.

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    All those countries were colonized by England. They are all the same in a way, all the countries have the same roots. We all share common bonds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.
    All those countries were colonized by England. They are all the same in a way, all the countries have the same roots. We all share common bonds.
    Well, thank you Benjamin Franklin (he's American, isn't he?) for that history lesson. I coudln't have said it better myself.

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    Well, I do know a lot about history. I watch The History Channel all the time.

    And for the record, Yardgames, All our early Presidents (I think the first born-in-america president was James Buchanan) and founding fathers were born in England, Franklin was a Brittish-American, just like Jefferson, Adams, Washington, and everyone else who signed the Constituton and Declaration of Independance.
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    Thanks Justin, I knew that, I had a feeling that joke was too subtle, but I was getting at this line:
    Americans: Think that these people are American!
    Aw well, at least it made me laugh.

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    heh heh heh......
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    Aussies: Believe you should look out for your mates.
    Yeah. I'll pay that.

    Aussies: Dislike being mistaken for Pommies (Brits) when abroad.
    But we hate being mistaken for Americans even more in non-English speaking countries.

    Aussies: Export all their crappy programs, which no one there watches, to Britain, where everybody loves them.
    Apart from Blue Heelers... I guess.

    Also: Canadians make good TV.

    Aussies: Will jabber on incessantly about how they beat the Poms in every sport they played them in.
    Maybe? Wouldn't know. Seems very, very likely.

    Aussies: Add "G'day", "mate," and a heavy accent to everything they say
    Accent = not so thick. But, we also use words like 'ripper' and 'yonks'. And British slang, like 'bollocks' and 'balls.'

    Aussies: Are extremely patriotic about their beer.
    And anything which was originally made/born in Australia but moved abroad for success.

    Aussies: Drink anything with alcohol in it.
    Can't deny this...

    Aussies: Waffle on about how some of their past citizens were once Outlaw Pommies, but none of that matters after several beers.
    Erm. No. I'm not sure where the strereotype we talk about it all the time came from.

    Aussies: Seem to think that none of this matters after several beers.
    Yeah. This is mostly true. Although, we seem to get more politicially inclined when drunk.

    Aussies: Don't understand what inclement weather means.
    Where I live, we have four seasons in one day. Honest to god.

    Aussies: Have produced comedians like Paul Hogan and Yahoo Serious.
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    SO. There you have it. You learnt some things about Australian stereotypes.

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