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Wolfhorde
April 7th 2013


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Album Rating: 3.5

"Proper food too much for your flimsy foreign stomach?"

I can sense the chauvinist in you, Fishy. DON'T LET HIM WIN!



"would like to visit germany



didn't dig france except for the south coast"

Dude, South France's landscape is ballin'.

tommygun
April 7th 2013


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yeah south is nice to look at

hated paris

90% of locals I met were scumbags too

Wolfhorde
April 7th 2013


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Album Rating: 3.5

90% of locals in Paris or Southern France? Because when I was in Toulouse people seemed okay. Paris is meh though, agreed.



Also, where were you from again? OZ?

tommygun
April 7th 2013


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was referring to locals in paris who were extremely rude

didn't have much to do with locals down south I was just getting fucked up with other travellers

yeah man I'm from aus

Aids
April 7th 2013


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Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

he's gonna say you had it coming cause you were being loud and australian



you were probably being loud and australian though



parisians are mainly rude as fuck, in my experience

Wolfhorde
April 7th 2013


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Album Rating: 3.5

lol nah, Adrian. I didn't even know of that stereotype until I read it just now (at least not consciously).

I was just going to note the cultural differences of being polite and stuff like you peeps in North America have a tendency to be a lot more gregarious and polite than people in central Europe. Might also be the case in OZ and GB, Idk.



But yeah, Parisians are pretty damn rude to strangers as it seems (and possibly also to other Parisians Idk).

tommygun
April 7th 2013


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I don't really know how australians are perceived or stereotyped by others around the world but in person I am very polite and and warm and chilled and friendly to everybody I meet but yeah those parisians just gave me nothing but snobbiness and disdain

I guess that's just the culture there I don't really know or care cos I'm never going back (aside from the people I encountered it's still a shithole anyway)

tommygun
April 7th 2013


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but yeah gotta get my ass to germany sometime

Wolfhorde
April 7th 2013


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Album Rating: 3.5

Idk from what I got about Australians within OZ they're supposedly pretty chill, no idea about OZ tourists or anything of the like tho. (several friends of mine have spent a year or something alike in OZ talking about how awesome it was and stuff)



If that's your usual environment (gregarious, polite ect.) I'd generally be wary in central Europe though, while I don't think Germans are as rude as Parisians we can be very distant folks tho. (depending on whether you travel with group, relatives, in which scenes you move ect.)

This might also be very amplified for authorities and the bureaucratic systems. (I've heard of people being treated pretty poorly by our authorities and I can't say the feeling sits well with me)

anarchistfish
April 7th 2013


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Parisians are pricks and Paris is the most overrated part of France

Digging: Avelino - F.Y.O

Wolfhorde
April 7th 2013


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Album Rating: 3.5

^ that.

anarchistfish
April 7th 2013


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General perception of Australians is they're always pretty chilled and relaxed. Heard them stereotyped as racists on occasion though.
I know someone who works as a tour guide and she says Australians are the rudest and most difficult tourists to work with. I was surprised by that

Wolfhorde
April 7th 2013


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Album Rating: 3.5

Idk, I rarely rely on sole impressions when I want a general impression of their (national) culture, social tendencies and so on. What I've got about Germany, France and North America is mostly empiric evidence (aka shitlodas of impressions) + some sole impressions.



"Heard them stereotyped as racists on occasion though."

That's also something I heard of although I'm not too sure about that. I heard that in some parts they still say "spade" or some kind of other racial slur but I'm always wary of such things as they might just as well be urban rumors. (like you being able to marry animals in the U.S.)

tommygun
April 7th 2013


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hmm I wasn't aware of the racist thing and I don't know any racist people but then again i don't really associate with idiots

we get quite a lot of asian refugees coming to australia by boat and some of the rednecks complain about that, maybe that's where it comes from?

never heard "spade" used as an insult though, or know what it means as an insult (a spade is like a bigger flatter shovel)

there is an australian saying "he calls a spade a spade" meaning "he calls it as he sees it" though

tommygun
April 7th 2013


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ok just looked up spade and it's apparently a derogatory term towards african americans so dunno why you'd hear about
aussies saying that cos there aren't really any here

there is a bit of conflict between the aboriginals and the whites though

I've been harrassed and threatened by aboriginals in the city around half a dozen times, all completely unprovoked

Wolfhorde
April 7th 2013


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Album Rating: 3.5

""he calls a spade a spade" meaning "he calls it as he sees it" though"

Well, guess where that comes from. Pretty sure it originated in the colonial times when using derogatory racial slurs for black people was still pretty normal, and saying spade was both this racial slur and as you said - a certain kind of shovel.



Although I think this racism thing was more pertaining old white people living further away from the coastlines where the majority of population lives.

"there is a bit of conflict between the aboriginals and the whites though



I've been harrassed and threatened by aboriginals in the city around half a dozen times, all completely unprovoked"

Not really surprising, you don't even need actual problems or problematic origins for social tensions between groups to appear. This is even more amplified with the whole "they took our land" thing.



Although yeah, OZ is supposedly pretty chill in general, a safehaven for investment and generally pretty well off financially from what I gathered. Job market's supposedly pretty tough tho.

anarchistfish
April 7th 2013


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I hate the term "african american"

Wolfhorde
April 7th 2013


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Album Rating: 3.5

Why? Regarding actual African Americans it's pretty accurate. I mean here we just say blacks or if we want to be PC (which we mostly do ironically) people with maximum pigmentation.

tommygun
April 7th 2013


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I would've said black but there are different kinds of black just like there's different kind of white, I just used that term for the sake of clarity

tommygun
April 7th 2013


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people get way too sensitive and PC about it hey



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