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  1. I browse a lot of forums on a lot of sites, and lately i have noticed a rising amount of xenophobia, which comes down to
    'fear or dislike for people from other countries', and the abundance of stereotypes. The last one is not new, but
    the combination of xenophobic dislike combined with stereotypes still makes me laugh my ass of in 2014 ;

    All rusians are racist.
    All the french eat frogs, play soccer.
    All the germans are hitler nazies in disguise.
    All the americans are fat and dumb.
    All the english are ugly.
    All the dutch smoke weed and act off.

    Most users of these stereotypes in xenophobic conditions on any forum seem to be egocentric odd posters whom think
    they have things to prove, or just plain trolls who do not think about it and just act out of fun...

    It is the year 2014, any country well enough to house 4 airports has many nationalities hopping around since the 80's,
    and television is a global ordeal... I am starting to wonder if selective news reports to trash peoples views on other
    countries are creating a new wave of stereotype reinforcement...

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    2. Memfis

      Memfis

      I've heard that in Hungary it's considered completely normal to fart in public.

    3. Cell

      Cell

      Memfis said:

      I've heard that in Hungary it's considered completely normal to fart in public.

      On the other side, burping is still considered more offensive to make with the same circumstances given.

    4. geekmarine

      geekmarine

      Cell said:

      On the other side, burping is still considered more offensive to make with the same circumstances given.

      Heh, it'd make sense anyway - at least you can hold in a burp, or muffle it. Obviously yeah, they can still catch you by surprise, but when you feel a fart coming on, your options are much more limited.

      Heh, now I'm just suddenly remembering all those times I got in trouble as a kid for burping on purpose, even though I didn't know how to burp on purpose at the time. I brought it up to my parents once, actually, not too long ago, and they told me they "didn't want to take any chances," in case I secretly was burping on purpose, but that they were sorry for getting me in trouble all those times when I really was doing it on accident. Oy, parents are weird.

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