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Old March 10th, 2012, 10:09 PM   #12801
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... if you ignore the country-promotion spam (which used to be a lot worse on Highways & Autobahns than today).
Do you have in mind shiny crash-barriers and black black asphalt?
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Old March 10th, 2012, 10:43 PM   #12802
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Radi didn't promote Bulgaria at all. He praised Struma, but bashed other Bulgarian motorways.
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Old March 10th, 2012, 10:45 PM   #12803
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When this talking about speaking Italian started I immediately thought of this

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Old March 11th, 2012, 11:58 AM   #12804
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I was afraid you could mention this:


I was very disappointed by this.

But there is also this one, in German dubbed Simpsons:

The cook says a very obscene profanity in Italian
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Old March 11th, 2012, 12:02 PM   #12805
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Cool Romanian commercial (banned from TV):



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You stupid... I told you he's a priest, but nooo... you said: batman, batman
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Old March 11th, 2012, 12:44 PM   #12806
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we usualy say for nuns that are batmen

@Spinoza: what is that accent that waiter with glasses has? sounds kinda northern, right?
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Old March 11th, 2012, 01:29 PM   #12807
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I was afraid you could mention this:

I was very disappointed by this.
I already know it and when that Dutch forumer posted a Youtube link about Italian language I also expected this.
Well, jokes about countries stereothypes may be acceptable in some informal contests if they aren't racist but IMHO this is just offensive and not funny at all. A country that promote itself to be open and tolerant shouldn't allow such xenofobic spots on public television.
Maybe they heard some nasty stuff about our former premier and saw crowds of Italians wandering drunk and high between coffe-shops and brothels in A'dam and they think that all our folk is like them.
I remember a spot mocking Italians on German TV too, during 2006 football world championship if I remember well (the Italian tried to cheat some Germans selling stuff at higher prices).

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But there is also this one, in German dubbed Simpsons:

The cook says a very obscene profanity in Italian
Cannot believe that it was really shown on German TV, it's likely to be a internet-made parody. This profanity (that compares God with an animal) is almost a taboo here. People had been fired from TV programmes to have said such things while they were angry. OK, Germans don't understand it but there are many Italian expats in Germany or Germans who spent some time in Italy and understand at least a bit of our language.
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Old March 11th, 2012, 02:49 PM   #12808
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Cannot believe that it was really shown on German TV, it's likely to be a internet-made parody.
I can assure you, it's not a parody. It was actually broadcast.
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Old March 11th, 2012, 03:41 PM   #12809
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Cannot believe that it was really shown on German TV, it's likely to be a internet-made parody. This profanity (that compares God with an animal) is almost a taboo here. People had been fired from TV programmes to have said such things while they were angry. OK, Germans don't understand it but there are many Italian expats in Germany or Germans who spent some time in Italy and understand at least a bit of our language.
really? i though it was just everyday swearing phrase. actually, doesn't sound that hard to me.
frankly, i am a little bit dissapointed when i've discovered world of italian swears and curses. i've been expecting juicy and awful things, but i've found actually quite moderate things there
ok, religious people are sensitive on mentioning the gods in swears, that's normal. but p.d. thing doesn't sound that harsh. for instance, one of very often (and very rude definitely) swears here in HR involves Him and the mother of an object/person to whom it is said so pig actually sounds very mild comparing to that
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Old March 11th, 2012, 03:59 PM   #12810
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Stereotypical jokes and ads are harmless. At most, they are trolling-on-steroids. People shouldn't be so sensitive about political correctness.

Believe me, here in the university some students were angry because a student society, needing a catchy theme for its weekly Thursday party, chose "Korean party" but used Japanese random ideograms on the flyer
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Old March 11th, 2012, 04:18 PM   #12811
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Stereotypical jokes and ads are harmless. At most, they are trolling-on-steroids. People shouldn't be so sensitive about political correctness.

Believe me, here in the university some students were angry because a student society, needing a catchy theme for its weekly Thursday party, chose "Korean party" but used Japanese random ideograms on the flyer
One thing is use stereothypes like Italians - pizza and pasta, French - baguette, German beer and wurstel, ecc...
Another thing is say that all people from a certain country are rude, ignorant or dishonest expecially if done on a public broadcast channel and not on an amatorial jokes website or FB page. In Italy a FB page called "Io romania talio gola bastardo" ("I'm Rumanian, I'll cut your throath, bastard") was obscured by police because it was regarded as racist.
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Old March 11th, 2012, 07:05 PM   #12812
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Stereotypes can't be avoided, unfortunately. When I'm in Italy, most people tend to think I'm a (boring) german at first. When I say I'm dutch, they often get enthousiastic and start asking directly about drugs and prostitutes... It gets a bit irritating hearing that everywhere.
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Old March 11th, 2012, 07:38 PM   #12813
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I think the best way to reduce the importance of stereotypes (as well as any other kind of offence) is to avoid paying them attention, or -if one is involved directly- have a mild self ironical reaction.

This will simply kill any fun stupid people may get from that crap.
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Old March 11th, 2012, 08:19 PM   #12814
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frankly, i am a little bit dissapointed when i've discovered world of italian swears and curses. i've been expecting juicy and awful things, but i've found actually quite moderate things there
ok, religious people are sensitive on mentioning the gods in swears, that's normal. but p.d. thing doesn't sound that harsh. for instance, one of very often (and very rude definitely) swears here in HR involves Him and the mother of an object/person to whom it is said so pig actually sounds very mild comparing to that
Don't get me wrong, I'm an atheist so it has no effect on me. But I was raised as catholic (like 99.999% of people my age) so it still catches my attention, and it surely is something that in Italian TV cannot be broadcast.

Italian swearing are among the most imaginative in the world, and it is often a regional thing. In Rome very popular is "li mortacci tua/vostra" (something like "may your dearest departed be damned), which in Naples it becomes "i muort' e chi t'è mmuort'" (may the dearest departed of your dearest departed be damned). In my hometown you would say "la fregna de mammeta" (your mother's c*nt). Or if you are really pissed off you can invoke "la madonna puttana impestata" (wh*re Madonna plague-stricken).
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Old March 11th, 2012, 08:25 PM   #12815
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Please, stop, I can't keep myself from laughing

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Old March 11th, 2012, 08:32 PM   #12816
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purely slovenian swearing almost doesnt exist.
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Old March 12th, 2012, 02:41 AM   #12818
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Old March 12th, 2012, 01:48 PM   #12819
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In fact for the average Italian, the Netherlands are just drugs, prostitutes, windmills, tulips and wooden clogs...
How about Romanians? Thiefs, criminals, burglars, gypsyes...

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A former Italian co-worker of mine, who is working in the USA, told me once that an American girl asked him if "France is part of Italy". My friend answered: "It's not even wrong... it's more than wrong".
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Old March 12th, 2012, 02:24 PM   #12820
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But who cares about windmills, tulips and wooden clogs? So the first two are more effective.
This is just to say that to Italians (apart from more recent things like drug and hookers), Netherlands is a rather dull country...
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