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    (Original post by Aphotic Cosmos)
    Germans are not stereotypically anything, because you can't apply a stereotype to 80 million unique individuals.
    Yes, you can.
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    (Original post by paella)
    Yes, you can.
    No, you can't :facepalm:
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    (Original post by Butterflyleg)
    No, you can't :facepalm:
    surely thats the meaning of stereotype
    if he meant every german person is X, Y or Z then the title would be "germans are...."
    but this is for the stereotypical german, hell i think everyone knows that one doesnt imply the other and that being born german doesnt mean you have to grow up to wear a funny overall thing and drink beer and eat sausages, just like because we are british doesnt mean we have to drink tea.
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    (Original post by 1721)
    surely thats the meaning of stereotype
    if he meant every german person is X, Y or Z then the title would be "germans are...."
    but this is for the stereotypical german, hell i think everyone knows that one doesnt imply the other and that being born german doesnt mean you have to grow up to wear a funny overall thing and drink beer and eat sausages, just like because we are british doesnt mean we have to drink tea.
    Well, my dad drinks beer and eats sausages(:lol:) but still, stereotypical thinking leads to wrong conclusions :p:
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    Read this in the German paper this morning. Can see why it got banned but to be honest, they're just direct and blunt.
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    "We considered that the portrayal suggested that German people were more likely to be unreasonable or aggressive to others"

    :mmm:


    I wonder if one about Germans aggressively occupying sunbeds would be allowed :p:
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)

    I wonder if one about Germans aggressively occupying sunbeds would be allowed :p:
    ha thats a classic
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    (Original post by Aphotic Cosmos)
    Germans are not stereotypically anything, because you can't apply a stereotype to 80 million unique individuals.
    Don't be so bloody stupid, everybody knows that literally everyone in France, for example, rides around on a bike wearing a Breton shirt, beret, mime make-up, baguette in the front basket and a ring of garlic and onions around their neck whilst simultaneously surrendering and eating cheese, usually Brie.

    Moron.

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    (Original post by Christian_j)
    Don't be so bloody stupid, everybody knows that literally everyone in France, for example, rides around on a bike wearing a Breton shirt, beret, mime make-up, baguette in the front basket and a ring of garlic and onions around their neck whilst simultaneously surrendering and eating cheese, usually Brie.

    Moron.

    You're right - I need to go find my Bowler Hat and go for a drive to the local pub in my union-jack-coloured mini with my bulldog. Might go watch a game of footie and then go shopping for a new monocle.
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    (Original post by Aphotic Cosmos)
    You're right - I need to go find my Bowler Hat and go for a drive to the local pub in my union-jack-coloured mini with my bulldog. Might go watch a game of footie and then go shopping for a new monocle.
    Sounds exciting actually...meanwhile, I'll just try to drown my sorrow in cheap vodka,
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    (Original post by Aphotic Cosmos)
    You're right - I need to go find my Bowler Hat and go for a drive to the local pub in my union-jack-coloured mini with my bulldog. Might go watch a game of footie and then go shopping for a new monocle.
    Indubitably. Pip-pip old bean.
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    (Original post by UGeNe)
    Sounds exciting actually...meanwhile, I'll just try to drown my sorrow in cheap vodka,
    In Soviet Russia, Sorrows drown YOU!
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    (Original post by Butterflyleg)
    Well, my dad drinks beer and eats sausages(:lol:) but still, stereotypical thinking leads to wrong conclusions :p:
    Without some accepted commonality of behaviour, values and culture between people, nations would not exist. What makes German people German or British people British? More than just a legal status in most cases. That's national culture - and Jerry's national culture involves guzzling sausage, swilling lager, wearing dungarees or similar attire and a penchant for military uniforms (oddly enough, never involving any sort of dungarees)
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    It is ridiculous.
    So many things cannot be done because of national stereotypes...

    Britain is probably one of the only countries that doesn't complain - We are always portrayed as the posh sounding evil Villain in Hollywood films.
    I want to be that villain. Though ofc I would win.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    "We considered that the portrayal suggested that German people were more likely to be unreasonable or aggressive to others"

    :mmm:


    I wonder if one about Germans aggressively occupying sunbeds would be allowed :p:
    Only if you want to start WW3
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