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Maciamo
Jul 16, 2003, 14:57
Here is a famous caricature of European culture diversity. There are even t-shirts and postcards with it. Of course, you should understand the opposite of what's written.

THE PERFECT EUROPEAN SHOULD BE...


Technical ...... as a Portuguese
Humble ...... as a Spaniard
Cooking ...... like a Brit.
Available ...... as a Belgian.
Controlled ...... as an Italian.
Driving ...... like the French
Organized ...... as a Greek
Sober ...... as the Irish.
Humorous ...... as a German.
Generous ...... as a Dutchman.
Discreet ...... as a Dane.
Famous ...... as a Luxembourger.
Talkative ...... as a Finn.
Flexible ...... as a Swede.
Patient ...... as an Austrian.

There is probably an element of truth in all of these... The most easily understandable are for the : British, Irish, Dutch, German, Italian, French and Finn.

It's easy to find alternatives. We could say "as conciliant as the French", "as conventional as a Brit" or "as light-hearted as a German". :p

Malice Mices
Jul 17, 2003, 04:04
That's so true! I'm half german, and people think I'm too serious. I do laugh, I sware!! :p

philupthetank86
Jul 17, 2003, 09:55
gosh i wish i where german. im nothing but an american with 1/8 mexican which explanese my last name.