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VanDoo
30-08-2005, 23:11
Hello,

I would like to see to what different nations are associated with in your pretty little heads. Thus, I will list a series of country, and all you have to do is write down the first thing that pops into your head when you see the names. If what you think up is unsuitable for Warseer, just skip the country that spurred the thought. Oh, and don't read other people's replies before replying yourself; it would warp the results. Have fun!

EDIT: If you like, you can write a short explanation as to why you thought of such and such if it is at all explainable. Alternatively, you can put a :wtf: smily if it is illogical.

COUNTRIES (in no particular order)

Holland

Belgium

Luxemburg

USA

Russia

China

Australia

Finland

Germany

France

United Kingdom

Canada

New-Zealand

Congo (or whichever name that region now bears...)

Japan

Thailand

India

Pakistan

Romania

Poland

Italy

Spain

Mexico

Brazil

Norway

Sweden

Argentina

Portugal

South Africa

Egypt

Tunisia

Libya

Oliver
30-08-2005, 23:23
Russia = Moustachs, i don't know why

China= Prawn Crakers

Australia=fosters

Finland= :confused:

Germany= Biltzkerig (sp?)

France= good wine

United Kingdom= chavs

Canada= simpsons

New-Zealand= Lord of the rings

Inquisitor Engel
30-08-2005, 23:29
I just tried this, and decided not to post it due to the erm... well, let's just say that I can't see a single honest response to this thread that isn't going to offend at least a handful of people here...

Freak Ona Leash
30-08-2005, 23:37
Russia=monkeys
China=rocks
Australia=rope
Finland=Crackers
Germany=Sylass
France=car
United Kingdom=shirt
NZ=Lucifer(...not meant to oggend, considering with lucifer I mean.*coughballooncough*)
Congo=monday
Japan=ship
Thailand=fit
India=Aaron (you dont want to know)
Pakistan=brother (look above)
Romania=bump
Poland=pole?
Italy=Battisti (last name)
Spain=Thailand
Mexico=*expletive*
Brazil=nut( brazil nuts= teh win)
Norway=Thud
Sweden=run
Argentina=horse
Portugal=port
South Africa=man
Eygpt=soup
Tunisia-ton
Libya=pun

VanDoo
30-08-2005, 23:37
Canada= simpsons

As in "The Simpsons"?


I just tried this, and decided not to post it due to the erm... well, let's just say that I can't see a single honest response to this thread that isn't going to offend at least a handful of people here...

:eyebrows:

That's not too good...

Nazerth
30-08-2005, 23:55
Woo, this will likely show my insanity...

Russia - Red

China - Army

Australia - Spiders

Finland - Five Dollars

Germany - Germania

United Kingdom - Nigel

Canada - Home

New-Zealand - Green

Congo - Apes

Japan - Visual Kei

Thailand - Street Fighter II

India - Henna

Pakistan - Smokes

Poland - Teletubbies (:wtf: )

Italy - Venice

Spain - Swords

Mexico - Ruins

Brazil - Snakes

Norway - Vikings!

Sweden - Chocolate

Argentina - Gaucho

Portugal - Spain

South Africa - Rich White People

Egypt - Pyramids

Libya - Oil tankers

Shuya
31-08-2005, 00:13
Russia Vodka

China dogs.

Australia SPIDERS!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK

Finland FISH

Germany Vanhoderlasen (No i dont know what it means)

France Garlic! >.>

United Kingdom TEA AND CRUMPETS! SCONES! POLO!

Canada My freind thinking Canada was a place southpark made up

New-Zealand Evil Women!

Congo (or whichever name that region now bears...) DRUMBS!

Japan Plane Tickets

ThailandMy C grade in geography

India Taj Mahal

Pakistan Migration.

Romania Eurovision Song Contest (They were *****)

Poland The Pianist.

Italy PASTA!!!!!

Spain The running of the bulls

Mexico Ghetto's

Brazil Ronaldo + Vat of Acid

Norway Sweden

Sweden Wimon

Argentina: Madonna (i do hope it was her that sung that song)

Portugal: BOAS!

South Africa:Criket!

Egypt: Tutenkamun (sP?)

Tunisia: My C grade in geography

Libya: My C grade in geography

VanDoo
31-08-2005, 00:28
Canada My freind thinking Canada was a place southpark made up


:eyebrows:

Slap him behind the head for me, will you?

Alco Engineer
31-08-2005, 00:32
USA = Hypocracy

Russia = Vodka

China = Cheap Labour

Australia = Beaches and Bitches

Finland = Vodka

Germany = Fritz and sauce (the processed meat kind...not some random German dude I'm covering in sauce....must be a SA thing)

France = Champagne

United Kingdom = Mary Poppins (Quote from Snatch Bad food, worse weather Mary F*%ken Poppins)

Canada = "Blame Canada!" (South Park Movie)

New-Zealand = Sheep "Jumping" (they just can't seem to get over the top of them?? :evilgrin: )

Congo (or whichever name that region now bears...) (gorrillas)

Japan = Saki

Thailand = Cheap hookers

India = Curry

Pakistan = Muslim Curries

Romania = Gymnastics

Poland = Vodka

Italy = Grappa

Spain = Olives

Mexico = Tequilla

Brazil = Bikini Lines

Norway = Noway

Sweden = Chocolate

Argentina = Lots of Guns

Portugal = Cheese?

South Africa = Big on Brandy

Egypt = Poverty

Tunisia = Smack the pony

Libya = Even more guns

Kensai X
31-08-2005, 00:40
USA
Buffalo Wings

Russia
Ak-47

China
Jackie Chan and Steven Chow

Australia
Kangaroo

Finland
Flemish...

Germany
Those little Spike Helmets those guys wore in WWI

France
Proffesional Complainers (at least the higher ups)

United Kingdom
Sheep

Canada
Moose

New-Zealand
So many Sheep you swere it's mitosis in action

Congo (or whichever name that region now bears...)
Michael Crichton

Japan
Well Made Toasters

Thailand
Kickboxing

India
Elephant

Pakistan
The sudden urge to run through their streets butt naked wearing just and American Flag as a cape, while buds follow behind in my car playing Team America's Theme song....

Romania
Gymastics....

Poland
Pistoliers

Italy
Michelanglo's David...

Spain
At first the running of the bulls in pampalona, then a hot chick dancing the samba then both at the same time...

Mexico
Zorro...(god that seems racist...)

Brazil
Coffee

Norway
Norse Mythology and the word Fjord....

Sweden
Swordfish

Argentina
Really BIG COWS...(No joke their *********** huge...)

Portugal
Brazil....

South Africa
The Boer War

Egypt
Camel

Tunisia
No clue where that even is...

Libya
The Desolator from RA2

Shuya
31-08-2005, 00:40
:eyebrows:

Slap him behind the head for me, will you?

I Would do but 1. ITs a woman and two she could kill me!

Gavmo
31-08-2005, 00:45
COUNTRIES (in no particular order)

USA - Dangerously stupid terrorists

Russia - Falling appart

China - Stupid and beligerant

Australia - Awesome!!!

Finland - Finnishing sauce ad. (Dont ask)

Germany - Really hard core porn

France - Arrogant

United Kingdom - Tough

Canada - Cold

New-Zealand - Big, tough Maori's

Congo (or whichever name that region now bears...) - Gorillas!!!

Japan - Racist

Thailand - Kickboxing women

India - Lessons can be learnt from them on people getting along.

Pakistan - ?

Romania - ?

Poland - Jewish people (WW2)

Italy - Catholics

Spain - Even more Catholics

Mexico - Dirty

Brazil - Ju-jitsu freaks!

Norway - Cold?

Sweden - Swedish chicks :evilgrin:

Argentina - We will beat them at soccer one day!

Portugal - Portugese chicken foccacias (They dont taste to good.)

South Africa - Cheating Springok's

Egypt - Giza

Tunisia - ?

Libya - Terrorists

Freak Ona Leash
31-08-2005, 00:52
Was the stupid terrorists thing directed at us Americans or just the 9/11 freaks who attacked thw WTC? If it is the former I find it somewhat offending...not all of us are stupid :( And werent we just suppsoed to put down the first word that came unti our head. Not necessarily having to mran something abput the country...

5upr3m3 h4xx0rz
31-08-2005, 00:53
USA-where i live, i hate the government

Russia-jeans, russian chics, mafia, lenin

China-hong kong (went there twice and i loved it), coolest country in the world

Australia- poisonous snakes, wallabees, kangaroos

Finland-cold

Germany-beer, munich, the hartz mountains

France-alsace provence is beautiful....hate their government (i hate the us government too, dont worry)

United Kingdom- bad teeth, elizabeth hurley, aston martin

Canada-bacon!

New-Zealand-good skiing

Congo (or whichever name that region now bears...)-man eating apes

Japan-tokyo...coolest city in the world after hong kong, nissan skyline

Thailand-forced child labor

India-poor starving people who worship rats and wont eat cows

Pakistan-hates india

Romania-this girl who lives down my street that has a nice rack...

Poland-bunch of idiots (polish firing squads stand in a circle around their victim...)

Italy-hot chics, fast cars, nice mountainous region

Spain-bulls!

Mexico-cheap labor :D

Brazil-nice women...great beaches

Norway-cold, again

Sweden-cold, blonde twins

Argentina-oil, Evita

Portugal-lost to greece in euro 2004...and im greek so the portuguese can kiss my sweet ass!

South Africa-oppression, racism, great safaris :D

Egypt-ancient egyptians, pyramids

Tunisia-desert

Libya-more desert

LordPomposity
31-08-2005, 01:02
USA: America! We have Hummers and are the most bestest country on earth and George W Bush is annointed by Gawd to defeat Turr!

Others: 'Ere be Dragons....

You can take this as the reply of ~50 million people.

Freak Ona Leash
31-08-2005, 01:04
I'm starting to think people might not like the USA :eek: The shock... :rolleyes:

LordPomposity
31-08-2005, 01:06
I live in New Jersey, so I realize I'm excessively stereotyping. ;)

Gavmo
31-08-2005, 01:08
Was the stupid terrorists thing directed at us Americans?

Yes. Why dont you guys ask people in the Middle East what they think of Americans? You think they're terrorists, guess what? They think you guys are too.
And the stupid bit? Well you guys answered your own question when you re-elected George W Bush. Seriously, do some research on they guy. Check out his "war record."

Shuya
31-08-2005, 01:11
OI! lets not turn this into A PnR thread. No need to justify our posts.

LordPomposity
31-08-2005, 01:14
Yes. Why dont you guys ask people in the Middle East what they think of Americans? You think they're terrorists, guess what? They think you guys are too.
And the stupid bit? Well you guys answered your own question when you re-elected George W Bush. Seriously, do some research on they guy. Check out his "war record."

I'd like to request a special exemption for myself and about 49 million of my buddies. That said, I realise this is a 'first thoughts' thing.

Back to under my bridge for now.

Freak Ona Leash
31-08-2005, 01:17
Yes. Why dont you guys ask people in the Middle East what they think of Americans? You think they're terrorists, guess what? They think you guys are too.
And the stupid bit? Well you guys answered your own question when you re-elected George W Bush. Seriously, do some research on they guy. Check out his "war record."
I never said all people from the Middle East were terrorists. The ones who assaulted the WTC certainly were. And just because we elected a retard for out prez makes us all stupid? Gross over-generalizations for the win? How about, based on waht Gavvie here has said, I say all Australians areoverly- judgemental hypocrites? Seems fair...

Shuya
31-08-2005, 01:27
Avast ye scurvy devils. T' next man T' mention PnR walks t' plank!

LordPomposity
31-08-2005, 01:31
Avast ye scurvy devils. T' next man T' mention PnR walks t' plank!

Arrr! But thar be booty fer the plunder in PnArrrrr! Me has ter feed me Trolls, matey!

The wastes be seeming more likely (arrrrr!)!

Freak Ona Leash
31-08-2005, 01:35
Avast ye scurvy devils. T' next man T' mention PnR walks t' plank!
Yep. Defonitly going to the wastes. And I'm still waiting for guildership here...except now I'm going to get a strike for my rant :(

VanDoo
31-08-2005, 01:57
Yep. Defonitly going to the wastes.

Thanks a lot, gents. Real nice of you there. :mad:

New Cult King
31-08-2005, 03:17
USA - Giant

Russia - Snow

China - Rice fields

Australia - Wild

Finland - Finnish sauce!

Germany - Tanks

France - Accordian music

United Kingdom - Old stone buildings

Canada - Great big forests

New-Zealand - Once Were Warriors

Congo - Poison darts

Japan - Bladerunner

Thailand - Temples

India - Crowded buses

Pakistan - Turbans

Romania - Vampires!

Poland - A kid I went to school with

Italy - Pizza

Spain - Bull fighting

Mexico - Siesta :p

Brazil - Copeira (sp?)

Norway - Vikings

Sweden - Blondes

Argentina - Soccer

Portugal - Big ships

South Africa - Car-jackings :(

Egypt - Mythology

Tunisia - No idea

Libya - Oil

Xinithorp
31-08-2005, 06:07
Answers in the quote


COUNTRIES (in no particular order)

USA Big

Russia Cold

China Mountain

Australia Kangaroo

Finland Blue

Germany Car

France Food

United Kingdom Telephone Booth

Canada Home

New-Zealand Isolated

Congo (or whichever name that region now bears...) Middle

Japan Crowded

Thailand Donut :wtf:

India Elephant

Pakistan Green

Romania Grey

Poland Hat

Italy Boot

Spain Bull

Mexico Taco

Brazil Swimsuit

Norway Cold

Sweden 24 hour day/night

Argentina Long

Portugal Soccer

South Africa Wine

Egypt Pyramid

Tunisia Dizzy Gilespe (playing "Night in Tunisia")

Libya Middle

Some of these were based on wierd stereotypes (Kangaroo!), some of these were colours I think of, and some were based on the geographical description. Congo being "Middle" because it's somewhere in the middle. Libya ain't in the middle. Oh well. ;)

So when's the part where we get the "correct" answers or the analysis of our complex thought process?

useless
31-08-2005, 07:42
USA: red necks

Russia: ruskies

China: poor people

Australia: steve irwin (crikey mate!)

Finland: ermm... fish?

Germany: not much

France: frogs

United Kingdom: chavs

Canada:....

Japan: anime?

India: elephants

Italy: romans?

Spain: stuff...

Sweden: ikea

South Africa: it's south of africa

Egypt: pharohs

berzerka
31-08-2005, 08:43
I never said all people from the Middle East were terrorists. The ones who assaulted the WTC certainly were. And just because we elected a retard for out prez makes us all stupid? Gross over-generalizations for the win? How about, based on waht Gavvie here has said, I say all Australians areoverly- judgemental hypocrites? Seems fair...

No it makes the majority stupid

nurgle_boy
31-08-2005, 08:53
USA-bush

Russia-big hats

China-noodles

Australia-rolf harris

Finland-fish

Germany-sausage

France-frogs and bad drivers

United Kingdom-chavs

Canada-cold

New-Zealand-australia

Congo (or whichever name that region now bears...)-pygmies

Japan-sushi

Thailand-curry

India-elephants

Pakistan-wars

Romania-romans

Poland-poles..

Italy-towers

Spain-those damn clicky things that the dance with...

Mexico-'eh.. gringo'

Brazil-nuts

Norway-snow

Sweden-potatoes :wtf:

Argentina-football

Portugal-swimming

South Africa- (don want this to offend) negro's... did a lot of history work on the slave trade in the south... sad, but true...

Egypt-pyramids

Tunisia-tuna

Libya- lips


man.. its amaing what pops into your head...

Wraith
31-08-2005, 09:27
USA = Arrogant, big.

Russia = Comradeship, poor.

China = Communism, stolid faced Chinese guy with red flag behind him.

Australia = Sheep farmers, very hot, surfing.

Finland = Foreign, no threat.

Germany = Own agenda, not very fashionable.

France = Pretentious, rude, traditional.

United Kingdom = Regal, quickly fading glory, no present day ‘identity’, relies on it’s past.

Canada = Optimistic, happy, cold weather.

New-Zealand = Maoris

Congo = Gorillas

Japan = The red circle white background flag, Samurai.

Thailand = Prostitutes (destroyed by Tourism, makes me feel sad for Thailand).

India = Shanty towns, spice and very colourful textile markets

Pakistan = Shanty Towns, dirty.

Romania = Dark dismal country, pale skin dark hair, vampires.

Poland = Very poor, cold weather.

Italy = Idiot young men on Mopeds, Rome (good architecture, old).

Spain = Hot, holiday destination, state of decay, rude people, attractive women.

Mexico = Same as Spain really, except the illegal immigrant vibe...

Brazil = Proud

Norway = Cold, isolated, private.

Sweden = Blondes, smiling very optimistic women.

Argentina = Corrupt

Portugal = Port, neutral.

South Africa = Troubled, *the* most annoying accent ever.

Egypt = Pyramids, mysterious, wind swept and eroded.

Tunisia = Cheap all inclusive holiday destination.

Libya = Bart Simpson dressed up as a UN representative of Libya in a Simpsons episode calling principle Skinner an 'American Pig'.

Unseeing Eye
31-08-2005, 09:28
USA-Bush

Russia-Commi

China-Nuke

Australia-Gallipoli

Finland-Beer

Germany-Nazi

France-Amphibious Troops

United Kingdom-Tanks

Canada-Maple Leaf

New-Zealand-Sheep

Congo (or whichever name that region now bears...) African People

Japan-Nipponese Infantry

Thailand-Satay Chicken

India-Ghandi

Pakistan-Seinfeld

Romania-Romans

Poland-Ice

Italy-Ice

Spain-Ice

Mexico-Border Crossing

Brazil-Dancers

Norway-Eskimo

Sweden-Eskimo

Argentina-Dancers

Portugal-Port

South-Africa African Soldiers

Egypt-Chariots

Tunisia-A white red and green flag.

Libya-A truck full of bombs

Yeah, once I start thinking about cold stuff I just cant stop...

plasmadaemon
31-08-2005, 09:35
USA- fatman scoop

Russia- tanks, lot's of 'em

China- made in china

Australia- bears that eat you alive

Finland- water

Germany- ze funny accent

France- desperate teenagers

United Kingdom- chavs

Canada- drama

New-Zealand- tan

Japan- suicides

Thailand- ;wtf:

India- lots and lots of 'em, in britian


Poland- pertinax

Italy- my girlfriend

Mexico- drop it like it's hot

Brazil- fottie! fottie! fottie!

Portugal- 0wnz

South Africa- Africa

Egypt- rock hippies

Compyraptor
31-08-2005, 10:17
USA
Capital Hill

Russia
Those furry hats

China
Pandas

Australia
The Outback

Finland
Snow

Germany
Castles and large forests

France
The enemy ;) j/k frogs and wine

United Kingdom
Home

Canada
Mountains and forests

New Zealand
Kiwi birds

Congo
Jungles and Gorillas

Japan
Samurai

Thailand
nothing really

India
The Jungle Book

Pakistan
Muslims (not that that's a bad thing)

Romania
Count Dracula

Poland
Snow

Italy
Rome

Spain
Heat

Mexico
Those Aztec pyramids

Brazil
The Amazon

Norway
Vikings

Sweden
Swede (the vegetable)

Argentina
Those South American grasslands

Portugal
Exotic locations

South Africa
The Savannah full of typical African animals (the name Africa in general brings up that image)

Egypt
The Pyramids

Tunisia
Desert

Libya
Desert

Vaya
31-08-2005, 10:29
At first I was wondering why Holland isn't on the list, but on second thought I guess you'd all give the same answer...

(anybody wanting to kick this one in in welcome by the way)

He Who Laughs
31-08-2005, 10:39
COUNTRIES (in no particular order)

USA - Bourbon

Russia - Vodka

Australia - Hmmm, Beer

Finland - Absolut

Germany - Buxom wenches with steins

United Kingdom - Warm beer

Canada - Flip-top heads

New-Zealand - Fush & chups

Congo - bloody big gorillas

Japan - 733t ninjas

India - "Get it In'dia!"

Pakistan - "And that hotel bed of his blew up like a HUGE Pakistani marque..."

Spain - "No-one expects zee Spanish Inquisition!"

Mexico - Corona

Norway - cold

South Africa - "The devil made me do it"

Egypt - Camels

TheSonOfAbbadon
31-08-2005, 12:02
USA - Idiocy

Russia - [Russian accent] Russia is best country in world, comrade [/Russian accent]

China - Kinda communist

Australia - XXXX [the beer]

Finland - Finnish, or whatever crazy language they speak.

Germany - HEIL!

France - [French accent] Death to ze Engleesh! [/French accent]

United Kingdom - ASBOs

Canada - [Canadian accent] What are you talkin' abaut, eh? [/Canadian accent]

New Zealand - Can't pronounce vowels.

Congo - It's a jungle that, according with many comic books, is teeming with jungle queens and leopard women.

Japan - NINJA!

Thailand - Makes Thai food, food from Thailand.

India - [Indian accent] Everything is Indian! [/Indian accent]

Pakistan - Makes super-sour sweets with their left over nuclear waste.

Romania - Where?

Poland - The land that the red tellytubby rules over?

Italy - Mario, the Italian plumber who's too busy saving Peach AGAIN to do any plumbing.

Spain - Ignored during the world wars.

Mexico - Big hats.

Brazil - Fevelas.

Norway - Nazis produced heavy water there during WW2...

Sweden - Is meant to have big busty blondes...

Argentina - Is it in South America, or Africa, who knows?

Portugal - Ignored more than Spain.

South Africa - Is brightly coloured in my Atlas, whereas the rest of Africa is kinda dull coloured...

Egypt - Pyramids!

Tunisia - Fun to say, Tunisia... Tunisia...

Libya - Playable in the game 'Red Alert 2'...


Yeah...

Freak Ona Leash
31-08-2005, 12:53
Poland - The land that the red tellytubby rules over?
...is that true? Must go to poland now...

Gaebriel
31-08-2005, 13:06
COUNTRIES (in no particular order)

USA - *not suited for WarSeer* - not because the word is unsuited as is, but because it could start an argument.

Russia - cold - well, interesting enough, because the summer temperatures in Moscow are as high as anywhere, but I can't help seeing all of Russia being covered in snow in my mind.

China - many - people, oh, yes :eek:

Australia - dangerous - wildlife, that is

Finland - sauna - finish sauna

Germany - slow - these idiots are as flexible as a collapsed down elephant where politics are concerned

France - baguette - the first of culinary-only associations

United Kingdom - history - is deep and interesting to me

Canada - ice hockey - well, I was taught Canadians have an ice hockey bat under the counter instead of a baseball bat...

New-Zealand - kiwi - the bird of course

Congo (or whichever name that region now bears...) - rivers - and rainforest

Japan - handies - I'm told it's ringtones everywhere - at least in Tokyo, which is 25% of Japan

Thailand - *not suited for WarSeer*

India - tech - inspired by a novel

Pakistan - atomic bombs - in conjunction to India

Romania - end of the world - from my point of view it's the last country before the black sea...

Poland - indifferent

Italy - pasta - another culinary association

Spain - hot - others are as well, but it's connected to 'siesta'

Mexico - Mexico city - an ex-girlfriend of mine came from there

Brazil - rainforest - poverty perhaps...

Norway - pertinax - nuff said

Sweden - girls - tall girls - not enough?

Argentina - falklands - the only thing I can associate...

Portugal - wine - another culinary association.

South Africa - apartheit - not anymore, thank god.

Egypt - pharaos

Tunisia - Karl May - well, it's in some of his novels...

Libya - Terrorists - bad, yes, but unkown to me beyond that...

Gaebriel
31-08-2005, 13:12
Germany Vanhoderlasen (No i dont know what it means)Neither do I :confused:

Freak Ona Leash
31-08-2005, 13:22
I somewhat speak German and I dont know what it means either. It looks like someone, who once when they were drunk listened to someone speak German, came up with that word...

Tormentor of Slaanesh
31-08-2005, 13:23
USA-global warming

Russia-T-34 tanks

China-potential superpower

Australia-kangaroo

Finland-nokia

Germany-sausages

France-continental shrug

United Kingdom-a stable country, was fading now isn't

Canada-knida french

New-Zealand-Sheep

Japan-samuri

Thailand-thai

India-Ghandi

Pakistan-nukes

Romania-no idea

Poland-independance

Italy-lasagne

Spain-moustaches

Mexico-aztec

Brazil-sugar

Norway-heavy water

Sweden-the women

Argentina-evita

Portugal-heat

South Africa- mandella

Egypt-sphinx

greece- Spartans

salty
31-08-2005, 13:45
Ok, I am biting back here. Don't take offence at these PLEASE, these are just general stereotypes attached to foreigners. I asked my friends and tallied up the answers that came up most:


USA: Humvees, oil, wars, George Bush

Russia: Big beards, bears, Communists

China: Tanks + Students = death

Australia: Things that kill you, Drop Bears...

Finland: erm.... not much really

Germany: (please don't get offended, I've cut out the worst ones here) ahem... arguments over sun loungers, 1990 and 1996.

France: (Again please don't be too offended; my mates are very stereotypical) surrendering, wine, garlic ( :wtf: )

United Kingdom: chavs, tea, crap penalty takers, crap sportsmen in general

Canada: moose

New-Zealand: ahem... "isn't that part of Australia"

Congo (or whichever name that region now bears...): "where?"

Japan: "Isn't Japan attached to Russia?" (I swear these quotes are true)

Thailand: I won't even go here...

India: curry

Pakistan: more curry

Romania: moustaches

Poland: that place Germany invaded

Italy: spaghetti bolognese, pizza, garlic bread

Spain: hot, holidays

Mexico: very hot, chilli

Brazil: great footballers

Norway: Nordic women

Sweden: SWEDISH WOMEN!, and Ulrika Johnson

Argentina: Falklands War, Hand of God

Portugal: next to Spain

South Africa: apartheid (possibly the most intelligent thing they came up with)

Egypt: Pyramids

Tunisia: camels?

Libya: "That dictator bloke"


Again, I apologise, my friends are kinda dim. And all those quotes are the honest truth.

Salty :)

feugan
31-08-2005, 13:53
Truly, word association throws up some random concepts. Not to mention exposes my lack of world knowledge...

Russia=St. Basil's Cathedral
China= Great Wall
Australia= Cricket
Finland= Mackerel vodka
Germany= The Black Forest
France= Revolution
United Kingdom= Big Ben
NZ= Birdlife
Congo= Human rights abuses
Japan= Robots
Thailand= Fish cakes and sweet chilli
India= Industry
Pakistan= Kashmir
Romania= Independence
Poland= Cavalry
Italy= Mopeds
Spain= Tapas
Mexico= Sombrero
Brazil= Carnival
Norway= Fjords
Sweden= Nobel Prize
Argentina= Oil
Portugal= South American colonialism
South Africa= Post-apartheid
Egypt= Karnak
Tunisia= Mos Eisley
Libya= Gaddafi

VanDoo
31-08-2005, 14:42
So when's the part where we get the "correct" answers or the analysis of our complex thought process?

That would be when I get a degree in psychology (i.e. not going to happen ;) ).


At first I was wondering why Holland isn't on the list, but on second thought I guess you'd all give the same answer...

(anybody wanting to kick this one in in welcome by the way)

Consider it done.


Canada - [Canadian accent] What are you talkin' abaut, eh? [/Canadian accent]

By the by, the "canadian accent" is, as far as I can tell, a myth. I'm French Canadian myself, and have lived for the better part of the last 3 years in Ontario. I also have stayed for almost 8 months in New Brunswick and have visited PEI and Nova Scotia. In all this time, I have NEVER heard anyone talk like that. Maybe this is a Prairies/West Coast thing, but I doubt it.


Canada - ice hockey - well, I was taught Canadians have an ice hockey bat under the counter instead of a baseball bat...

An ice hockey "bat" is actually called a stick.

sigur
31-08-2005, 15:01
USA= superpower, kinda scary
Russia= scary president
China= not many news -> scary, ever-growing market
Australia= strangely deformed hats
Finland= the finnish flag, music
Germany= elections!
France= Chirac, multiculture, maginot line
United Kingdom= Tony Blair, London terror attacks
NZ= Kiwi
Congo= Apes, civil war
Japan= big cities, shiny glass, neon
Thailand= those pointy, golden things you stuck onto your fingers
India= dirty river, specialists
Pakistan= "border", atomic bomb, India
Romania= terribly bad luck within the last half year
Poland= strong christian-right movement
Italy= Berlusconi :rolleyes:
Spain= Vega!, new government last year
Mexico= this crown "we" stole some centuries ago. Only country that protested against the annextion in 1938, food
Brazil= rain forest, cows
Norway= fjords, shores
Sweden= tasty meatballs
Argentina= cows mostly, pretty flag
Portugal= dancers
South Africa= Apartheid, former Nazi hideout
Egypt= terror attack, pyramids
Tunisia= post-exam vacation, alcohol, sand, Tatooine
Libya= those enormous 70ies shades

Wisdom
31-08-2005, 15:10
Holland- Pies (although thats got nought to do with the netherlands

Belgium- Beer

Luxemburg- Being small

USA- cowboy hats

Russia- snow

China- parades

Australia- Gallipoli (had to do an essay on it once)

Finland- my minds a blank

Germany- My mate Tom (whos half German)

France- cafes

United Kingdom
England-the north- God's own people, with the best food the south- cold people, no sense of humour
Scotland- battered haggis like scottish woman at our caf makes
Wales- Sheep and rain
Northern Ireland- george best

Canada- Bret Hart

New-Zealand- That bulldog gang (there was a programme about them on the other night)

Congo (or whichever name that region now bears...)- Cannibals, slavery, mercenaries

Japan- Honour, model kits

Thailand- prostitution

India- Top people, Great food

Pakistan- Nice people, Great food

Romania- the colour yellow

Poland- family, roots (my grandad was from there)

Italy- diving in football matches (which goes for a number of other countries on this list)

Spain- bullfighting, and being stuck in a little town while hitchiking and nobody picking us up while being soaked by rain

Mexico- emmigration

Brazil- carnivals and g strings

Norway- fishing

Sweden- Abba

Argentina- Diving, cheating, dishonour in football

Portugal- Sharpe

South Africa- My uncle Allan!

Egypt- Arabs I suppose, and pyramids

Tunisia- women with nice bums in tight jeans

Libya- Gaddafi and his dress sense

Freak Ona Leash
31-08-2005, 15:16
Holland=Drugs and prostitutes (this is why you never ask your friends to answer qurstions for oyu :wtf: )...no idea where the prostitute thing came from.

Melchor
31-08-2005, 15:23
Oh that's because everyone knows the Dutch are all prostitutes.
(Really, we are!)

Nah, protitution is legal here, that's probably why your friend came up with that.

Freak Ona Leash
31-08-2005, 15:42
Oh...I wonder why more people dont live in Holland?

Melchor
31-08-2005, 16:00
Lack of space is the issue according to some people.

berzerka
31-08-2005, 16:02
Oh...I wonder why more people dont live in Holland?

because most of the prostitutes you dont want to ******? and maybe because it's crowded already.

Melchor
31-08-2005, 16:07
Oh and don't forget the crappy weather...

berzerka
31-08-2005, 16:14
Oh and don't forget the crappy weather...

Mostly crappy weather, not right now. very nice sun shining through my window :) .

Antaeus
31-08-2005, 16:27
Holland - drugs

Belgium - chocolate

Luxemburg - money

USA - money (hmm, a pattern...)

Russia - furry hats

China - chicken (Chinese-style chicken)

Australia - cricket

Finland - heart disease

Germany - white (probably the football strip)

France - frogs (the old food stereotype)

United Kingdom - old-fashioned

Canada - ice hockey

New Zealand - black

Congo - river (?)

Japan - sun

Thailand - Buddhism (not sure why)

India - Sachin tendulkar

Pakistan - green

Romania - east

Poland - Warsaw Pact

Italy - pizza

Spain - weather

Mexico - sombreros

Brazil - football

Norway - health

Sweden - blonde hair

Argentina - crying

Portugal - Magellan

South Africa - apartheid (sorry guys, blame Modern Studies :()

Egypt - pyramids

Tunisia - tuna (:))

Libya - Don't know much about Libya

Some odd ones in there :eyebrows:

IAMPHONE
31-08-2005, 16:38
Holland - TV

Belgium - France :confused:

Luxemburg - invaison

USA - burger

Russia - Vodka

China - Panda

Australia - wasteland

Finland - Finland (just the first thing I think of, nothing else comes to mind)

Germany - pointy helmets

France - drowning sparrows in wine

United Kingdom - United Kingdom

Canada - The Rolling Stones

New-Zealand - Kiwi

Congo - Monkeys!

Japan - bowl

Thailand - sauce

India - exotic trees

Pakistan - nuclear weapons (first thing that comes to mind, nothing meant by this)

Romania - cheese

Poland - dancing

Italy - bread

Spain - piaella

Mexico - maracas

Brazil - rainforest

Norway - smiling people

Sweden -smiling people

Argentina - footbal

Portugal - portugal

South Africa - Aghulas

Egypt - pyramids

Tunisia - North Africa (is tunisia in North Africa?)

Libya - Red Alert 2

Xisor
31-08-2005, 17:35
Holland- "...people who are intolerant of other people's cultures...and the Dutch!"

Belgium- Go Karts along the promenade in Brugge(or Ostende...)

Luxemburg- Wizard thing from Harry Potter

USA- Don't. Get. Sarcasm.

Russia- "Affirmative!"(original red alert)

China- Wise old man, Gandalf could be Chinese imo...

Australia- Neighbours

Finland- Always mix it up on maps with Sweden and Norway...

Germany- Martial Hille, a warden from our Halls of Residence in first year. Reminded me a bit in mannerism of the german baddies from Indiana Jones.

France- Crepes, the food of the Gods. I've loved them ever since we did a project about France at primary school and got to make them. MMMmmm!

United Kingdom- Battle of Britain. Had to do a project on it at Air Cadets a few years back, pretty damn cool story. "Never in the history(field?) of human conflict has so much been owed, by so many, to so few"

Canada- The Battle of Vimy Ridge, learnt about it on a Battlefields tour in Belgium, the Canadians impressed the British enough to give them their autonomy properly!

New-Zealand- Lord of the Rings.

Congo (or whichever name that region now bears...)- Gorrilas!

Japan- Scary scary people. Really, they're terrifying: workaholics, short, can come up with things like Battle Royale, the Ring etc, *all* expert martial artists that may as well be Ninja-Wizards! :rolleyes: (There is something odd though, I'll have to investigate it one day)

Thailand- Thai Sweet Chilli Walkers Sensations, mmm delicious!

India- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Pakistan- Had a cool as hell pipe band at the international competition this year in Glasgow. Talk about cool!

Romania- My Dad is a big fan of Romania. Only 30 Years ago on travelling to it you might as well be travelling back in time 100 Years!

Poland- Grycuk, how does one pronounce that? We settled on 'grit-sook' for our friend who's of Polish descent, pretty nice sounding country, fancy visiting it once upon a time.

Italy- ROMAN EMPIRE!

Spain- "Iberian Infantry!"-Rome:Total War

Mexico- Sombrero! Wow, second. best. hat. ever.(fez = 1st)

Brazil- I intend to visit it at somepoint. Sounds like a pretty poor place, hope it gets a good break soon.

Norway- Pharoe Islands and claims on (nowadays)Scottish islands, that really might as well/should be Norweigan.

Sweden- Hot girls. Sorry, but every Swedish girl I've seen...

Argentina- Falkland Islands. I really don't know much about Argentina.

Portugal- Cool place. Apparently I almost got swept away when I was 2 when we were on holiday on the beach and a wave came really high up the beach...

South Africa- Nelson Mandela!

Egypt- A passion of mine for years, ever since I was a kid, loved the idea of the place. Can't wait to get a chance to visit it one-day.

Tunisia- Star Wars/Tatooine!

Libya- General Gadaffi, really don't know more unfortunately

Xisor

Vaya
31-08-2005, 17:42
Oh...I wonder why more people dont live in Holland?

Haha, that's because this (http://www.nisbo.nl/upload/basbakan%20balkenende.jpg) is our Prime Minister, these people (http://www.proflash.nl/images/tokkies.jpg) were our nations heroes at some point in recent history and this (http://afac.amsterdam.asp4all.nl/images/illu/4_fiets_weggeknipt2.jpg) will be your bicycle after two days.

VanDoo
31-08-2005, 19:46
Canada- The Battle of Vimy Ridge, learnt about it on a Battlefields tour in Belgium, the Canadians impressed the British enough to give them their autonomy properly!

YES! THANK YOU!

*Sheds a tear, and hugs Xisor*

Thud
31-08-2005, 19:58
Holland - Weed

Belgium - Congo. Cut-off hands. Guy Verhofstadt

Luxemburg - Belgian region

USA - Rednecks

Russia - The cyrillic alphabet, Stalin, Lenin etc

China - Mao Zedong

Australia - Steve Irwin

Finland - Alcoholism

Germany - Sylass, my ex. (:()

France - Alizee

United Kingdom - Joe Strummer and John Lydon

Canada - Mayonaise

New-Zealand - Wellingtons

Congo (or whichever name that region now bears...) Belgium

Japan - Nationalism. Manga.

Thailand - Good food. Humid air. Their king.

India - A certain hot girl.

Pakistan - Ashar. A guy in my class first year in high school

Romania - Ceaucesku.

Poland - Granddad.

Italy - Giovanni and Elena

Spain - Ithiltaen

Mexico - Zapatistas

Brazil - Romario (old footballer)

Norway - Home?

Sweden - Amy *********** Diamond. :mad:

Argentina - River Plate

Portugal - Fish

South Africa - Stephen Biku

Egypt - Library, pyramids and sphinxes

Tunisia - Tunis

Libya - Carlos The Jackal (Yes, he's really from Venezuela, I know)

Sir_Lunchalot
05-09-2005, 02:14
Holland - an obscure monutain village

Belgium - Waffles

Luxemburg - I've got a neighbor who's from there.

USA - uncle Sam

Russia - Hammer and sickle

China - Mao

Australia - a recent thread involving redbacks.

Finland - food.

Germany -industrial powerhouse

France - Quebec. damn seperatists. grr

United Kingdom - Discworld.

Canada - My home! Beavers Rule!

New-Zealand - jungle

Congo (or whichever name that region now bears...) - more jungle

Japan - dude in a funny hat.

Thailanddude ina funny hat, standing in front of a statue.

India - The Shadow.

Pakistan - more violence than is healthy

Romania - My hero, Vlad the Impaler

Poland - Pope Jean-Paul.

Italy - ROME

Spain - a conquistador.

Mexico - General Diego from the game Red Dead Revolver "I've got a case of cigars and a case of Tequila, andI'm not going anywhere!

Brazil - jungle. with snakes.

Norway - Lefse, and other goodies.

Sweden - IKEA

Argentina - draws a blank

Portugal - didn't they colonise south america some?

South Africa - a rather ugly apartheid system

Egypt pyramids, duh.

Tunisia - where's that?

Libya - well, good thing you put effort into that flag...

CELS
05-09-2005, 07:53
Interesting stuff. Basically, Norway to you is just a cold land that once had vikings and heavy water, but no has only fjords and fish and smiling women. And lefse.
What's this about health though? Norway's famous for health? That's a new one.

Holland - Blondes.

Belgium - Small

Luxemburg - Erm, small again. Oh, and french.

USA - Big.

Russia - Poor.

China - Productive.

Australia - Happy go lucky.

Finland - Lakes.

Germany - WW2.

France - Food and men in tight pants.

United Kingdom - Streets. (Not the Streets. Just streets.)

Canada - "BLAME CANADA, BLAME CANADA..". Oh, and that it's supposedly similar to Norway.

New-Zealand - Those natives.

Congo - Dictator.

Japan - Honour.

Thailand - Whores.

India - Disease.

Pakistan - Poor. And war.

Romania - Pale people.

Poland - WW2.

Italy - Cars.

Spain - Dry.

Mexico - Really dry, but with more booze.

Brazil - Music.

Norway - Fjords.

Sweden - Funny dialect.

Argentina - Bulls. (I guess maybe because Argentina exports meat to Norway)

Portugal - Portugese... (Don't like it much...)

South Africa - Racism.

Egypt - Yellow.

Tunisia - Annoying salesmen.

Libya - Centurion :wtf: (The ancient computer game)

Snoozer
05-09-2005, 09:13
Holland – shoes made from wood (what are they called??)

USA – Fat people

Russia – Bribery

China – child workers

Australia – crocodiles

Finland – Slow internet connections

Germany – backpackers (don’t know why)

France – mustache

United Kingdom – Punk (the music)

Canada - friendly

New-Zealand – Lord of the rings

Japan – School girls

Thailand – kick boxing (or what’s that thing they do)

India – Lots of people

Poland - WWII

Italy – looks like a shoe

Spain – a language I failed due to them speaking it too fast

Mexico – Kidnapping

Brazil –bikini

Norway – fish

Sweden – nothing comes to mind

Argentina - tango

Portugal – Spain

South Africa - Africa

Egypt – Nile

:D

Spacemunkie
05-09-2005, 09:21
Whoever posted Chavs as representing the UK was spot on.
That and vomit on the floor.

CELS
05-09-2005, 09:32
Holland – shoes made from wood (what are they called??)
Clogs.


Japan – School girls
:eyebrows:


Thailand – kick boxing (or what’s that thing they do)
Thai boxing. Kick boxing with knees and elbows and no gloves.


Spain – a language I failed due to them speaking it too fast
That's why I fail to learn most languages... :(

Adlan
05-09-2005, 10:27
Holland- Mariguana

Belgium- wipers (yipres)

Luxemburg- Laughter (It's smaller than norfolk)

USA- Image of this fat rude guy who was insulting me about my accent not being british (I speak norfolk)

Russia- Da, neyit (User friendly)

China - HSBC (had an add with china in it)

Australia - Fosters, haet that dam add

Finland- Storms ( To a sailor all fins are warlokcs who can conjure up storms at will)

Germany- kartoffleKoff

United Kingdom- Beef

Canada- maple syrup

New-Zealand- Sheep

Congo (or whichever name that region now bears...) - Umbongo

Japan- Fans

Thailand- Great aunt liz

India- Bangra Man (goodness gracious me)

Pakistan- Mr Arkwright (Open all hours character played by ronnie barker, ran a corner shop)

Romania- Eagles

Poland- Warsaw getto

Italy- meatball

Spain- costa del

Mexico- torita

Brazil- nut

Norway- fijord/slarty bart fast

Sweden- ya, ve are vrom svedn

Argentina- falklands

Portugal- port

South Africa- rugby

Egypt- Egyptologists make no money

Tunisia- An a free supply of condoms

Libya- bombings

Vaya
05-09-2005, 10:54
Holland - an obscure monutain village

Very interesting, since we have no mountains here whatsoever. :D

Thud
05-09-2005, 11:07
Vaalserberg is 321 m above sea level. Does that constitute a mountain? :p

Vaya
05-09-2005, 11:09
Hahahaha, I'm surprised you even know the name of our largest pile of soil. :D

That said: no. Though the residents of Vaals and Limburg will probably find me a heretic, I think they should call it the Vaalserheuvel (berg = mountain, heuvel = hill) and be done with it.

VanDoo
05-09-2005, 13:29
France - Quebec. damn seperatists. grr

Whoa! Easy there, feller! Not ALL Quebecers are separatists. I'm from Quebec and I'm DAMN PROUD of my country. Hell, I'm even serving in the CANADIAN armed forces, so don't put us all in the same category. In fact, you could say that Quebec isn't all that separatist; had we been, Quebec would have been it's own nation since 1995.


Canada - My home! Beavers Rule!

Yes they do. Might I add in more ways than one... :D


Interesting stuff. Basically, Norway to you is just a cold land that once had vikings and heavy water, but no has only fjords and fish and smiling women. And lefse.
What's this about health though? Norway's famous for health? That's a new one.

SNIP!

Canada - "BLAME CANADA, BLAME CANADA..". Oh, and that it's supposedly similar to Norway.


Yup! It's pretty much the same for all countries. Stereotypes are common. Don't take offense.


Australia - Fosters, haet that dam add

*Takes aussie accent* Fosters. Australian for beer. :D

Sir_Lunchalot
05-09-2005, 18:25
VanDoo, I know many quebecers are not seperatists (loyalists did outnumber the sepeatists in the refferendum...) it's just that out here in alberta, the only representation of Quebec I see is Just for Laughs, our Governer General, and the occasional newspaper article about the Bloc. :chrome:

and about Norway being very similar to Canada, I agree. everything I've heard about Norway sounds like here, just that Norway is willing to admit they're socialists, while we in Canada won't admit it. :chrome:

VanDoo
05-09-2005, 19:25
VanDoo, I know many quebecers are not seperatists (loyalists did outnumber the sepeatists in the refferendum...) it's just that out here in alberta, the only representation of Quebec I see is Just for Laughs, our Governer General, and the occasional newspaper article about the Bloc. :chrome:

I guess both Quebec and the RoC need to learn more about each other. By the by, how do you feel about our new Gov General?


and about Norway being very similar to Canada, I agree. everything I've heard about Norway sounds like here, just that Norway is willing to admit they're socialists, while we in Canada won't admit it. :chrome:

Yup, that's the feeling I get too. And you're right about the socialist issue as well.

Crux
05-09-2005, 20:05
COUNTRIES (in no particular order)

Holland - "...and the DUTCH!"

Belgium - Waffles. Mmm...

Luxemburg - Pancake :wtf:

USA - "The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue him?"

Russia - "In Soviet Russia, Boromir simply walks into you!", a WIERD internal joke.

China - Bicycle

Australia - "That's not a knife, THIS is a knife", "PLATYPUS! PLATYPUS! PLATYPUS!"

Finland - "Jacuzzi... huh huh huh" :wtf:

Germany - A teeny bit inapropriate for this forum.

France - "PREPARE ZE COW LAUNCHERZ!"

United Kingdom - "FREEEEEDOOOOM!"

Canada - "And Canada's like: What's going on, eh?"

New-Zealand - Kiwi.

Congo (or whichever name that region now bears...) - Donkey Kong.

Japan - "Worlds fattest cat saves children from burning building" (Makes perfect sense if you've ever been to 2chan)

Thailand - A REALLY cute girl from my former school.

India - Hates Pakistan.

Pakistan - Hates India.

Romania - Vlad.

Poland - Bad jokes about them buying septic tanks so they can invade Germany after they've figured out how to drive them, a cute girl that was friends with my sister.

Italy - "Bob, give this job to Clemenza..."

Spain - Off :wtf:

Mexico - Cool hats.

Brazil - Evil (whaddaya mean, we're stuck on this non-smoking airport for six hours before a 12-hour non-smoking flight?!"

Norway - Baaaaaad jokes.

Sweden - Geeks.

Argentina - Vacation.

Portugal - Coffee.

South Africa - Sadly, Apartheid.

Egypt - Pyramids, the Nile, Nile (the band), Tomb Kings.

Tunisia - Tatooine!

Libya - Type-os (how come I ALWAYS spell Lebanese as Lesbian?)

Yorkiebar
05-09-2005, 20:07
England:
"Bout that time, eh chaps?"
"Right-o"

Sir_Lunchalot
05-09-2005, 20:17
I'd care if the position were important, but the monarchy is no more than a figurehead so it doens't really matter. that said it'd probably be better if they could find someone without the seperatist background to fill a position that unifies the country.

and if we're gonna turn this into a debate on Canadian politics, we probably ought to do it in another thread.

in fact, I think I'll start said thread. look for 'all things Canadian' ... I wish there was a maple leaf smiley.

Crube
05-09-2005, 20:30
COUNTRIES (in no particular order)

Holland - Pr0n

Belgium - flat

Luxemburg - crap football

USA - warmonger

Russia - martin cruz smith (author of Gorky Park)

China - Incomprehensible

Australia - BBQ

Finland - Nightwish

Germany - Deutschland, Deutschland, uber alles....

France - GCSE hell, A level heaven

United Kingdom - I'm an Englishman, get me out of here

Canada - french americans.....

New-Zealand - LotR

Congo (or whichever name that region now bears...) do, do do , come on and do the....

Japan, Hitachi, Sony, Panasonic etc

Thailand *edited*

India - outsourced call centres

Pakistan - ex colleague

Romania - cheap property

Poland - Warsaw

Italy - white flag

Spain - bull (fighting)

Mexico - 3 stops on my cruise next year

Brazil - carnivaaaaalllll

Norway - Tromso

Sweden - see Holland

Argentina - Maradonna - cheating git

Portugal - Algave

South Africa - Apartheid

Egypt - Pyramid

Tunisia - North Africa

Libya F-111


and Crux - Lebanese are form Lebanon, not Libya....

Crux
05-09-2005, 20:42
@Crube: oops. That's what you get from not thinking. Still, that was the first thing that entered my mind.

Crube
05-09-2005, 20:45
@Crube: oops. That's what you get from not thinking. Still, that was the first thing that entered my mind.


Fairy snuff

the F111 thing came from my Mum really...

She os terrified of flying, and went on holiday to New Zealand during the Libya (incident), when US F111s were around the region

She rang whilst away, and said, "the flight was fine... we were on one of those F111s..."


Crube - " Ah, so you were over Libya then..."


Never lived it down.....