NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7905 posts, RR: 13 Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1292 times:
In an open society many of the old clichees just don’t work anymore. But what do you still consider typical for the country you are from?
I think it is typically German to
- consider everything possible "typically German".
- something completely different. I can't recall what it was. Perhaps I should stop drinking wine and go to bed instead.
Aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 6877 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1267 times:
It is a typically NZ thing to complain about the referee/umpire if we lose a sporting event & then sack the coach & captain of the team. It is also typical of us to create problems that aren't there because we wouldn't have much to complain about otherwise. Also it is typical for a young kiwi to do a big OE for around a year before settling down and we all have a skeptical mistrust of any & all politicians.
TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4692 posts, RR: 44
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1213 times:
Not being superficially friendly. Makes everyday life a little more rough than e.g. in the US (what's the point of asking how someone is doing if you give a rat's ass about the reply?), but if a German is friendly to you and talks to you about his private thoughts and life or asks how you are, you know it is not just a custom or a habit, but he actually cares about you personally.
Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!