Somila
Professional Teacher
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What are some of the most popular stereotypes you have heard about your country? Do they bother you?

Jun 11, 2020 7:00 PM
Comments · 6
Hi
Actually what bothers me the most is when people don't give themselves time to figure out something beyond a certain stereotype.
June 11, 2020
@Sonya I will say this though.... After living in the USA for a year I found that you guys are very patriotic which is great! However it’s almost like you are offended when other people are in your country. So much so that you are not open to learn about them, you are quick to dismiss and say well it is this in America or we say it like that over here which was always a bit of a shock to me. Especially because I was on a cultural exchange programme lol. This was just my experience though not saying everyone is like this.
June 11, 2020
I will say there are a lot of loud people, but there also a lot of quiet people, shy people, calm people, annoying people, just like anywhere :)
June 11, 2020
@Sonya mmmh the cowboy thing is new lol but yeah people do say Americans are loud.
June 11, 2020
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July 20, 2020
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Somila
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English, Spanish, Xhosa
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Spanish, Xhosa