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RE: so stereotypical...

Postby flammable hippo » Thu 11.02.2006 6:19 pm

I think some of this geographic problems that occur also have to do with some of the maps that are being used. Like in the US, most schools use the Mercator Map which has to be the worst possible map ever spawned...

It shows Greenland as being the size of Africa...(it's 1/14 Africa's size)
Europe as being as big as South America...
Germany is put right in the middle of the map (The man who made the map was German)
Russia becomes this huge (even more huge than it is supposed to be)monstrous country that takes up almost all of Eurasia
And the Northern Hemisphere is given 2/3s of the map while the Southern Hemisphere gets only the other third. It should be the same...

Man, do I hate that map...
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RE: so stereotypical...

Postby hungryhotei » Thu 11.02.2006 6:42 pm

hyperconjugated wrote:
keatonatron wrote:
I'd hardly call the Middle East part of Asia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia
http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6059
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From your wikipedia link:

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Given the scope and diversity of the landmass, it is sometimes not
even clear exactly what "Asia" consists of.
Some definitions exclude Turkey,
 the Middle East, Central Asia and Russia
while only considering the Far East, Southeast Asia
and the Indian Subcontinent to compose Asia.[1]
The term is sometimes used more strictly
 in reference to the Asia-Pacific region,
which does not include the Middle East or Russia[2],
but does include islands in the Pacific Ocean  a number of which
may also be considered part of Australasia or Oceania although
Pacific Islanders are commonly not considered Asian.[3]
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RE: so stereotypical...

Postby AJBryant » Thu 11.02.2006 6:47 pm

From your wikipedia link:


Yeah, but all that sounds like geopolitical issues rather than simple scientific geography.


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RE: so stereotypical...

Postby kanadajin » Thu 11.02.2006 10:14 pm

i also wonder, do they have stereotypes for us in japan or india or africa or any of the american stereotyped place?s


of course, we stereotype ourselfs

all Black people like rap, all black people are good at basketball, blondes are stupid, and(now just because I say this dont start dissing canada) some people I know(not me :) ) say all American's are over weight.
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RE: so stereotypical...

Postby Dehitay » Thu 11.02.2006 10:23 pm

Kama wrote:
I don't like stereotypes. :|

Get out of New York and fast >=D ...and Brooklyn of all places. That state is breeding ground for stereotypes (which is ironically a stereotype of the place).

As for the good dancer stereotype of America, I can easily see where it comes from. To be honest, I would think the US contains a great deal of the world's best dancers.

I personally find stereotypes to be hilarious (mainly cause they completely screw up the visual impression I give people). I give off a rather intimidating aura (6 foot, large build, black clothes, trench coat when it's cold). But if you really get to know me, you figure out I'm a friendly psychopath who tries to get a laugh out of everything.
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RE: so stereotypical...

Postby tanuki » Thu 11.02.2006 10:32 pm

Dehitay wrote:
As for the good dancer stereotype of America, I can easily see where it comes from. To be honest, I would think the US contains a great deal of the world's best dancers.


I'm compelled to point out that the stereotype USAmericans have here is exactly the opposite. Stiff, bad dancers.

EDIT: By the way, I must admit I'm a bad dancer myself. If I had to choose, I would choose people expecting me to dance badly instead of people getting disappointed that I'm no latino salsa expert or something (which happened to me quite frequently when I lived abroad for a short time).
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RE: so stereotypical...

Postby mangamanzero » Thu 11.02.2006 10:36 pm

Dehitay wrote:
Kama wrote:
I don't like stereotypes. :|

Get out of New York and fast >=D ...and Brooklyn of all places. That state is breeding ground for stereotypes (which is ironically a stereotype of the place).

As for the good dancer stereotype of America, I can easily see where it comes from. To be honest, I would think the US contains a great deal of the world's best dancers.

I personally find stereotypes to be hilarious (mainly cause they completely screw up the visual impression I give people). I give off a rather intimidating aura (6 foot, large build, black clothes, trench coat when it's cold). But if you really get to know me, you figure out I'm a friendly psychopath who tries to get a laugh out of everything.
HEY... ME TOO... well, only the not liking stereotype/funny psychopath


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stereotypes are SO weird sometimes...


>:) evil... mwaahaahaa

Do i confuse you?
NO?

what stereotypes are there about "african american" ppl?(besides the obvious sports ones)
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RE: so stereotypical...

Postby seiryuu » Thu 11.02.2006 11:16 pm

Some people get shocked when they find out Russians are also Asian.

But, there aren't many stereotypes where I am.

Now if you're talking about online...
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RE: so stereotypical...

Postby chikara » Thu 11.02.2006 11:30 pm

seiryuu wrote:
Some people get shocked when they find out Russians are also Asian....

Russia (The Russian Federation) is in Eurasia. So part of Russia is in Asia and part is in Europe. I'm fairly certain that the Russians living in the Kaliningrad Oblast don't see themselves as Asian.
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RE: so stereotypical...

Postby mangamanzero » Thu 11.02.2006 11:36 pm

_"_ (ignored) so its true, black kids DO get less attention... ;)

(just kidding)
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RE: so stereotypical...

Postby ashitaka » Fri 11.03.2006 12:12 am

keatonatron wrote:
I know it is part of Asia, but wouldn't call it that.

I think the "Asian continent" has too much land mass to be of any help. Calling someone Asian by those terms is less specific than saying nothing at all.



I wouldn't call i asia either (well i call it south west asia), though it is part of it.
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RE: so stereotypical...

Postby Tspoonami » Fri 11.03.2006 7:29 pm

All people who make generalizations are stupid.
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RE: so stereotypical...

Postby Oyaji » Fri 11.03.2006 7:31 pm

And all extremists should be shot.
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RE: so stereotypical...

Postby kanadajin » Fri 11.03.2006 7:41 pm

_"_ (ignored) so its true, black kids DO get less attention...


LOL, not true, I get a lot of attention.. Maybe not on TJP >.> but in calsses :)
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RE: so stereotypical...

Postby Dehitay » Fri 11.03.2006 8:09 pm

Tspoonami wrote:
All people who make generalizations are stupid.

*snickers at the generalization you just made*

actually, stereotypes are rude if you just automatically assume that everybody in the group will fit them. However, they can be extremely helpful (if they're accurate). I'll admit that thinking all Aussies herd sheep and ride around in kangaroo pouches is gonna leave you a bit surprised. Though if you're under the impression that people who listen to rap are open to peer pressure, you'd be surprised how many times the stereotype fits.
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