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So what are they?

For example Paris and parisians are seen all over France as being arrogant, rude, not knowing anything about the rest of the country and for flooding the beaches of the south during summer.

So what are yours?

And for those who live in the countryside or in unknown little cities, stereotypes on your region will do!

PS: No city versus city
 

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So what are they?

For example Paris and parisians are seen all over France as being arrogant, rude, not knowing anything about the rest of the country and for flooding the beaches of the south during summer.

So what are yours?

And for those who live in the countryside or in unknown little cities, stereotypes on your region will do!

PS: No city versus city
Hehe, I think thats the view of Parisians worldwide :-D

A few Stereotypes of Seattlites:
-We drink enough coffee to kill a small horse every day
-We work for either Boeing or Microsoft
-We are very nature/green oriented
-We think our city is on par with other great US cities such as New York, San Fran, Chicago, etc. (even tho we may have a little ways to go)
 

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Well I'm from Houston, Tx and many people think its a city full of white republicans and cowboys.

I remember once I was at a family reunion in Ohio and some of my cousins and I went out to the movies and i made a comment about how nice the movie theater was and my cousins from California basically looked at me crazy and said "That's cuz ur from Texas".

I found their ignorance amusing.
 

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I'm from Cali, Colombia and the rest of the country thinks that this city is all about the night scene since it's the salsa capital of the world and has become an important destination for reggaeton singers on tour.
 

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Well, nationally, we are too small to have a stereotype. Most people nationwide who have heard of Hartford either think that it's a rich city in a rich state that is the "Insurance capital"...

Regionally, Hartford is well known, but not for good things. Hartford has a reputation in New England of being a poor, overcrowded, dangerous, minority-filled ghetto. They think of Hartford as the "Detroit of New England" because of the segregation, the crime, and being a poor hole in one of the richest regions in the US.

It amazes me sometimes how so much people don't even know the real Hartford...:bash:
 

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In the us people think of new yorkers as rude, arrogant, and completely ignorant. people think we complain alot and are obnoxious. These stereotypes are partially true ;)
 

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Hehe, I think thats the view of Parisians worldwide :-D

A few Stereotypes of Seattlites:
-We drink enough coffee to kill a small horse every day
-We work for either Boeing or Microsoft
-We are very nature/green oriented
-We think our city is on par with other great US cities such as New York, San Fran, Chicago, etc. (even tho we may have a little ways to go)
The bigger question may be, how often are these stereotypes TRUE? I think more often than not.

For example, using Seattle...the stereotype is it is rainy. TRUE. Not in number of inches per year, but in number of days per year. It rains on average more than 200 days a year in Seattle, albeit some with just some drizzle!

Another Seattle stereotype mentioned above...very nature/green. Again, TRUE. Most care deeply about environmental issues, and beyond that the city is (literally) one of the most green in the US! (Even in winter, with the evergreens and grass that stays green all year...a little Seattle secret that not many know!)

The coffee stereotype is mostly FALSE, but seems true because it started Starbucks, and Seattle's Best Coffee (basically a "play" off Starbucks), are now world-wide names. However, I believe the average coffee consumption in Seattle isn't greatly above the norm around the world.

I guess, like rumors, stereotypes are mostly true. And usually for a good reason. I can't think of many that are totally wrong...with the exception of Las Vegas, which most don't realize is a very conservative, church-going (heavy Morman) community outside the strip. How is that for irony?
 

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Stockholmers (or 08er = 08s as we are called because of our postal code) are usually seen as (rich) brats who hangs around stureplan/östermalm and dont know anything about the rest of the country. On the holidays they go to San Tropez. "dad is paying"..

Alot of other stereotypes too of course.. the stereotype of an immigrant from the suburbs is that he or she is cocky, heavily influenced by gangsterrap, speaks so-called "rinkeby-swedish" and robs native swedes whenever he gets the chance..

Another stereotype which barely exists today is the "söderkis" which was typical working-class men from Södermalm usually, who cheered at Hammarby and were half-alcoholics..
i think thats the definition atleast..

oh yeah.. another stereotype, usually among workers from Norrland, Småland or Gothenburg (?) is that stockholmers are weak and girly metrosexual guys in suits, and can't do real & hard work such as farming or cave mining..
 

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Toronto is viewed as a self-centred, arrogant, snooty, egotistical monster. The largest city in many nations are viewed in a similar way. Are there exceptions?
 

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-There is nothing to do in Minneapolis
-It is all white people
-In fact it is all Scandinavian socialists who like to fish a lot
-You are liable to freeze to death 10 months out of a year
-We all have funny accents like in the movie Fargo
-People are very polite and proper
-It is like in the painting "American Gothic"
-We are hard working but boring people
-Minnesota is a part of Canada

That is about it. Actually people outside of the region rarely think about Minneapolis/St Paul and it is far enough away from most of the rest of the county that most people have never been here and know very little about it. It does not loom large in the public imagination despite being a metro area of over 3 million people.
 

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Hamburg stereotypes:

- rich
- no humour (counts for whole northern germany)
- friendly, but very reserved
- full of sailors and related business
- seld centered

Facts:
- many rich inhabitants, but also the biggest gap between rich and poor in Germany.
- dry humour (probably close to english humour. Southern germans normally don't understand - and vice-versa)
- friendly, but very reserved (this stereotype is true)
- Port-related business is very big, but other sectors such as Media & Advertising, Aerospace (Airbus) are also huge. And nowadays sailors usually don't have enough time to enjoy the city, as their vessel is in the port often only for a few hours.
- At least the local media is very self-centered. Everything is put into a relation with Hamburg. Hamburgers are very local-patriotic (some immigrants even see themselves as Hamburgers, but not as Germans, as if being Hamburger is a nationality).
 

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Metro Manila: A poor city with poor people!:bash:
 
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