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Old 12-22-2010, 08:26 AM
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Just wondering... Pick one other than your own. =)

I've never met a foreign person I didn't like, but if I had to pick, I'd say Asian people are my favorite.

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Hmmm. Asians? What part of Asia and what's up with them? I have heard of the frog soup in Korea. Do you like it?

Well I like the Americans.
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I'm talking about the people themselves... Why, are you trying to pick an argument?

I just love Asian people in general, not a specific area. All of the ones I've met were very cool.
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Sorry if you meant literal frog soup... I kinda assumed you meant the conflict that's been cookin'.
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Romanian and well, black...Or African American if we want to be politically correct. Yep, gypsies and hoodlums, that's what I like ;D
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Politically correct or just specific? Culturally speaking, there are vast differences between Africans, African Americans, African Caribbeans, etc., so it's understandable if you feel more at ease with one group than another.

I don't have a "favorite" nationality, per se, but there are cultures I feel more comfortable in, due to my own personality meshing well with the social customs. For instance, I'm not easily affectionate, so I don't feel very comfortable in Spanish cultures with lots of hugging and kissing and close-talking. But Japan, which is the opposite on the personal space continuum, was not a good fit because it was too easy for me to become hermetical and never touch anyone.

I liked Germany... the people had a certain reserve and respect for space, but once they knew you they warmed up and were hearty and welcoming. I liked Scotland, too, for much the same reason. I never had strangers kissing me, but I never felt isolated, either.
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Politically correct or just specific? Culturally speaking, there are vast differences between Africans, African Americans, African Caribbeans, etc., so it's understandable if you feel more at ease with one group than another.
I guess specific. Though I know some people that if you say "black" it's racist. I'm not saying it to be racist, I just mean they are black, not African, African Americans or anything else. So yes, specific.
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Next time someone tells you that you're racist for saying "black", look offended and tell them "Black is beautiful!" See if that makes them back off. Or "Would you ask me to exclude black people from Britain or Cuba? That's discrimination! You bigot!"
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I like the Swiss. They have a great country and they make great swiss army knives. They give barrels of liquor to their St. Bernards and you never hear anyone returning from a vacation to Switzerland saying they sweated their asses off and got a terrible sunburn. Temperate. Besides, who doesn't like hot chocolate in the winter?
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I don't have enough experience of other nations to answer, however I do love the Spanish language.
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@Sparta98: I wasn't trying to derail your thread, please. I meant the frog soup as a native delicacy in S. Korea.

@HoiLei: Yeah. I totally agree with you w.r.t the 'black' issue. As a matter of fact we all do have black items around us. Directly or indirectly we are touched by the color. How much more a human being?
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I have to say Canadians. It's cute how they do things kind of like us, just not as well.
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Originally Posted by midwestamp View Post
I have to say Canadians. It's cute how they do things kind of like us, just not as well.
Wow. That is some shizzle right there lol. ;D
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Originally Posted by midwestamp View Post
I have to say Canadians. It's cute how they do things kind of like us, just not as well.
You're either failing miserably at an attempt to be funny, or should be dropped into wilderness in Nunavut with no survival gear. In February.
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And either you don't have a sense of humor, or..... nope, that's it.
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Now now,

Midwest you beat me to it. I was going to say the same as you but substitue Canadians for Americans... ... just kidding.

I still don't know enough nationalities to have a fave.
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Originally Posted by Castiel View Post
I guess specific. Though I know some people that if you say "black" it's racist. I'm not saying it to be racist, I just mean they are black, not African, African Americans or anything else. So yes, specific.
It depends on the person. I don't think someone is racist when they call me black.


I can't really choose because I have friends of so many different Nationalities. So instead, I'm going to name one I would like to know, and that would be Brazilian.
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Originally Posted by midwestamp View Post
And either you don't have a sense of humor, or..... nope, that's it.
A joke of that natue has to come from knowlegde and respect for the one it is about. That's why Russell Peters gets away with what he does. You have to know what you're talking about, and when to stop.
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It depends on the person. I don't think someone is racist when they call me black.
It usually not black people that take offence to it, it's always white people. =/
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Yeah, it's pretty much always white people. Every black person knows that "black" is just an easy way to describe one aspect of a person's appearance. It is just odd that we say African American about any black person no matter how long their family has been in the US but generally don't say European (or a specific nationality) American unless they or their parents were born in Europe.
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A joke of that natue has to come from knowlegde and respect for the one it is about. That's why Russell Peters gets away with what he does. You have to know what you're talking about, and when to stop.
You're obviously Canadian. Normally, I would apologize for having offended you, but I really feel as though you're being overly sensitive.

Instead, I'll answer the original question seriously. My favorite nationality are the Brits. They sure know how to take a joke.
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My friend's mother is from Jamaica. She's such a sweet lady and so friendly. Her whole family is so welcoming and fun to be around.
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I'll take a Canadian face with a British accent any day....
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I LOVE the Yorkshire Accent or the Texan Accent And I'm moving up to Yorkshire as soon as I can. I love it.
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I'll take a Canadian face with a British accent any day....
any British accent in particular?
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Southern British accents annoy me - which is what I've got. I love the northern ones (Plus Cornish) and Irish and Scottish. I don't know why.
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Originally Posted by Inklogic View Post
@Sparta98: I wasn't trying to derail your thread, please. I meant the frog soup as a native delicacy in S. Korea.

@HoiLei: Yeah. I totally agree with you w.r.t the 'black' issue. As a matter of fact we all do have black items around us. Directly or indirectly we are touched by the color. How much more a human being?
Sorry... Sometimes people like to derail for the hell of it. I jumped to conclusions.

Dela: I'm sure your accent isn't that bad.=)
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Sorry... Sometimes people like to derail for the hell of it. I jumped to conclusions.

Dela: I'm sure your accent isn't that bad.=)
I hate my accent. It's that typical English one. I really want a Yorkshire Accent.
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I don't think you can have a favourite nationality.

Most people I've come across are basically decent, regardless of where they come from. Americans I've always found to be more friendly and hospitable than Brits. Likewise Canadians. French can be militant and anti-brit, unless you speak some Frech, then they warm up a bit. Italians are great, and will kidnap your children if you let them (in a nice way, they love kids). Spanish similar.

In fact wherever you go, if you're nice, people will be nice to you. There's good and bad everywhere; you'll get mugged in London, NY or Naples, same as you will anywhere else if you go to the wrong part of town dressed the wrong way, and if you're rude to people (from my experience Brits and Yanks are the worst offenders when in foreign countries) they'll be rude back. But basically most people are actually quite nice, really.
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I don't think you can have a favourite nationality.

Most people I've come across are basically decent, regardless of where they come from. Americans I've always found to be more friendly and hospitable than Brits. Likewise Canadians. French can be militant and anti-brit, unless you speak some Frech, then they warm up a bit. Italians are great, and will kidnap your children if you let them (in a nice way, they love kids). Spanish similar.

In fact wherever you go, if you're nice, people will be nice to you. There's good and bad everywhere; you'll get mugged in London, NY or Naples, same as you will anywhere else if you go to the wrong part of town dressed the wrong way, and if you're rude to people (from my experience Brits and Yanks are the worst offenders when in foreign countries) they'll be rude back. But basically most people are actually quite nice, really.
Yep, the only thing us brits know is how to offend others.
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Yep, the only thing us brits know is how to offend others.
F*** off.
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