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October 2017

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Behaviour of foreigners



BEHAVIOR OUTSIDE OF THEIR COUNTRY
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Aussies: Dislike being mistaken for Pommies (Brits) when abroad.
Canadians: Are rather indignant about being mistaken for Americans
when abroad.
Americans: Encourage being mistaken for Canadians when abroad.
Brits: Can't possibly be mistaken for anyone else when abroad.
Aussies: Believe you should look out for your mates.
Brits: Believe that you should look out for those people who
belong to your club.
Americans: Believe that people should look out for & take care of
themselves.
Canadians: Believe that that's the government's job.

PATRIOTISM
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Aussies: Are extremely patriotic to their beer.
Americans: Are flag-waving, anthem-singing, and obsessively
patriotic to the point of blindness.
Canadians: Can't agree on the words to their anthem, when they can
be bothered to sing them.
Brits: Do not sing at all but prefer a large brass band to
perform the anthem.

TELEVISION
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Americans: Spend most of their lives glued to the idiot box.
Canadians: Don't, but only because they can't get more American
channels.
Brits: Pay a tax just so they can watch five channels.
Aussies: Export all their programs, which no-one there watches to
Britain, where everybody loves them.

SPORTS
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Americans: Love to watch sports on the idiot box.
Brits: Love to watch sports in stadiums so they can fight with
other fans.
Canadians: Prefer to actually engage in sports rather than watch
them.
Americans: Will jabber on incessantly about football, baseball, and
basketball.
Brits: Will jabber on incessantly about cricket, soccer, and
rugby.
Canadians: Will jabber on incessantly about hockey, hockey, hockey,
hockey, and how they beat the Americans twice,
playing baseball.
Aussies: Will jabber on incessantly about how they beat the Poms
in every sport they play them in.

LANGUAGE
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Americans: Spell words differently, but still call it "English".
Brits: Pronounce their words differently, but still call it
"English".
Canadians: Spell like the Brits, pronounce like Americans.
Aussies: Add "G'day", "mate" and a heavy accent to everything
they say in an attempt to get laid.

SHOPPING
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Brits: Shop at home and have goods imported because they live
on an island.
Aussies: Shop at home and have goods imported because they live
on an island.
Americans: Cross the southern border for cheap shopping, gas, &
liquor in a backwards country.
Canadians: Cross the southern border for cheap shopping, gas, &
liquor in a backwards country.

BEER
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Americans: Drink weak, awful-tasting beer.
Canadians: Drink strong, awful-tasting beer.
Brits: Drink warm, awful-tasting beer.
Aussies: Drink anything with alcohol in it.

VIEWS ON WEALTH
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Americans: Seem to think that poverty & failure are morally suspect.
Canadians: Seem to believe that wealth and success are morally
suspect.
Brits: Seem to believe that wealth, poverty, success and failure
are inherited things.
Australians: Seem to think that people with wealth are "lucky
bastards" and morally suspect.

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