Why are US Americans considered annoying, dumb, and lazy even if it's just a stereotype?

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    Feb 23, 2014 6:05 PM GMT
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    I'm not US American BTW...
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    Feb 23, 2014 6:38 PM GMT
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    I'm not American BTW...


    I'm not sure if it's a matter of being dumb, but more so ignorant.

    And stuff like this:












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    Feb 23, 2014 6:39 PM GMT
    idk, why do all you island bitches wanna try to swim to Miami and New York?
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    Feb 23, 2014 6:40 PM GMT
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    I'm not American BTW...


    I'm not sure if it's a matter of being dumb, but more so ignorant.

    And stuff like this:














    icon_eek.gif Are those people for real? That's kinda shocking.
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    Feb 23, 2014 6:42 PM GMT
    But Americans ARE annoying and dumb (undereducated & uninformed). And it's Americans themselves who think they're lazy when they're actually not, except it's always the OTHER guy who's lazy, never yourself.
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    Feb 23, 2014 6:46 PM GMT
    lol the locals in Jamaica and Antigua aren't exactly the sharpest knives in the drawer either
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    Feb 23, 2014 6:57 PM GMT
    It's not about them being "dumb", like someone said, its more about disinformation and the fact their media plays a huge rol in general brainwashing. Also the fact half of them take religion way too seriously (Jesus land) and have prehistoric views on basic things that are laughable nowadays. They don't have much references outside USA either (in part because they don't need to), so they have self-centered views on things, and when they share their views with people who do have extended knowledge (usually people who live in socially developed countries outside USA) that's when they look "dumb". It's a cultural thing, but not every US American is like that. And the lazy stereotype is usually attached to Mexicans.
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    Feb 23, 2014 7:07 PM GMT
    somersault saidlol the locals in Jamaica and Antigua aren't exactly the sharpest knives in the drawer either

    I'm assuming you haven't been across the Hudson to spend time in New Jersey. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 23, 2014 7:20 PM GMT
    David3000 saidIt's not about them being "dumb", like someone said, its more about disinformation and the fact their media plays a huge rol in general brainwashing. Also the fact half of them take religion way too seriously (Jesus land) and have prehistoric views on basic things that are laughable nowadays. They don't have much references outside USA either (in part because they don't need to), so they have self-centered views on things, and when they share their views with people who do have extended knowledge (usually people who live outside USA) that's when they look "dumb". It's a cultural thing, but not every US American is like that. And the lazy stereotype is usually attached to Mexicans.



    Well, doesn't that mean they're dumb?
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    Feb 23, 2014 7:22 PM GMT


    "Why are Americans considered annoying, dumb, and lazy even if it's just a stereotype?"

    I can assure you that 'annoying, dumb, and lazy' knows no border, is restricted to no country and is entirely pan-demographic.
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    Feb 23, 2014 7:26 PM GMT
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    David3000 saidIt's not about them being "dumb", like someone said, its more about disinformation and the fact their media plays a huge rol in general brainwashing. Also the fact half of them take religion way too seriously (Jesus land) and have prehistoric views on basic things that are laughable nowadays. They don't have much references outside USA either (in part because they don't need to), so they have self-centered views on things, and when they share their views with people who do have extended knowledge (usually people who live in socially developed countries outside USA) that's when they look "dumb". It's a cultural thing, but not every US American is like that. And the lazy stereotype is usually attached to Mexicans.



    Well, doesn't that mean they're dumb?

    No. They don't have low IQs. There are many factors that make people act or think a certain way and not only inner intelligence.
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    Feb 23, 2014 7:29 PM GMT
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    David3000 saidIt's not about them being "dumb", like someone said, its more about disinformation and the fact their media plays a huge rol in general brainwashing. Also the fact half of them take religion way too seriously (Jesus land) and have prehistoric views on basic things that are laughable nowadays. They don't have much references outside USA either (in part because they don't need to), so they have self-centered views on things, and when they share their views with people who do have extended knowledge (usually people who live outside USA) that's when they look "dumb". It's a cultural thing, but not every US American is like that. And the lazy stereotype is usually attached to Mexicans.

    Well, doesn't that mean they're dumb?

    Yeah: brainwashed, prehistoric views, religion-centered thinking, self-centered opinions, lack extended knowledge - sounds like a pretty fair definition of what dumb is, at least to the rest of the world.

    To which I'll add steadily declining math & science school scores, among the worst in the industrialized world.
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    Feb 23, 2014 7:29 PM GMT
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    David3000 saidIt's not about them being "dumb", like someone said, its more about disinformation and the fact their media plays a huge rol in general brainwashing. Also the fact half of them take religion way too seriously (Jesus land) and have prehistoric views on basic things that are laughable nowadays. They don't have much references outside USA either (in part because they don't need to), so they have self-centered views on things, and when they share their views with people who do have extended knowledge (usually people who live outside USA) that's when they look "dumb". It's a cultural thing, but not every US American is like that. And the lazy stereotype is usually attached to Mexicans.



    Well, doesn't that mean they're dumb?

    No. They don't have low IQs. there are many factors that make people act or think a certain way and not only inner intelligence.


    Still sounds like "dumb" to me. Anyway, why hasn't anyone talked about the "being annoying" stereotype?

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    Feb 23, 2014 7:34 PM GMT
    European subway systems are wonderful. So civilized; so clean; so punctual; so modern.

    America's like the NYC subway system. Not as civilized, clean, modern and punctual but it's hard to be when you cover a hundred times more area and run 24 hours instead of closing at midnight. When you're bigger, more visible and work harder the flaws will be more obvious. But we've gotten the job done since we beat the British.
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    Feb 23, 2014 7:36 PM GMT
    This is kind of scary


    http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/things-americans-believe-in
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    Feb 23, 2014 7:41 PM GMT
    Xavier92 saidThis is kind of scary


    http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/things-americans-believe-in

    Yeah, a lot of people post these because America's more visible:

    1 In 4 Americans Think The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3688238/

    Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3683470/


    I do wish other nations could be as introspective and turn a microscope on themselves.
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    Feb 23, 2014 7:50 PM GMT
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    I do wish other nations would also learn to turn a microscope on themselves.


    Truth and I can see people perceiving Americans as fat, BUT fat and lazy do not mutually go hand in hand. I'd argue it's the fact we put such a high value in work productivity that a lot of people just don't make it to the gym at the end of the day or take time to prepare meals. I'm not saying that's a rational excuse, but I know hardworking "big boned" people.
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    Feb 23, 2014 7:52 PM GMT
    Hollywood has a lot to do with it.

    You'll find all kinds everywhere you go.

    It's arrogance that gets me, people who think their shit doesn't stink. I can't speak for other countries, but there's plenty of arrogance right here in the USA.
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    Feb 23, 2014 7:57 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidHollywood has a lot to do with it.

    You'll find all kinds everywhere you go.

    It's arrogance that gets me, people who think their shit doesn't stink. I can't speak for other countries, but there's plenty of arrogance right here in the USA.


    Haha it's your location too, Long Island. Sadly Long Islanders are perceived as being a bit arrogant and feeling entitled.
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    Feb 23, 2014 8:00 PM GMT
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    Blakes7 saidHollywood has a lot to do with it.

    You'll find all kinds everywhere you go.

    It's arrogance that gets me, people who think their shit doesn't stink. I can't speak for other countries, but there's plenty of arrogance right here in the USA.


    Haha it's your location too, Long Island. Sadly Long Islanders are perceived as being a bit arrogant and feeling entitlement.


    Actually that's a general thing. Not much information + media boost brainwash makes people arrogant. Add loudness + rudeness and you have quite a combo.
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    Blakes7 saidHollywood has a lot to do with it.

    You'll find all kinds everywhere you go.

    It's arrogance that gets me, people who think their shit doesn't stink. I can't speak for other countries, but there's plenty of arrogance right here in the USA.


    Haha it's your location too, Long Island. Sadly Long Islanders are perceived as being a bit arrogant and feeling entitled.


    Yes, true. I can see the difference when I travel.
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    Feb 23, 2014 8:16 PM GMT
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    Blakes7 saidHollywood has a lot to do with it.

    You'll find all kinds everywhere you go.

    It's arrogance that gets me, people who think their shit doesn't stink. I can't speak for other countries, but there's plenty of arrogance right here in the USA.


    Haha it's your location too, Long Island. Sadly Long Islanders are perceived as being a bit arrogant and feeling entitled.


    no offense to you new yorkers but i think it's a nyc type of thing. folks in nyc are real arrogant when they go to other places. the way they drive, the way they act, and etc. they act like being straight out of new york is a badge of honor or people are supposed to give a fuck. icon_lol.gif newsflash, nobody cares if you're from new york city or idaho.


    I think it's just the way some of us come across. I mean my family is Italian American and sometimes I think we can be loud in public. It's not that we're actually looking for attention as much as it's what we're used to.
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    Feb 23, 2014 8:19 PM GMT
    I call it the rat race mentality. Example of the thought: "get outa my way, my business is more important than yours". I hate it, and can't wait to retire and get the hell out of here, especially after this winter, which is not over yet.
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    Blakes7 saidHollywood has a lot to do with it.

    You'll find all kinds everywhere you go.

    It's arrogance that gets me, people who think their shit doesn't stink. I can't speak for other countries, but there's plenty of arrogance right here in the USA.


    Haha it's your location too, Long Island. Sadly Long Islanders are perceived as being a bit arrogant and feeling entitled.


    no offense to you new yorkers but i think it's a nyc type of thing. folks in nyc are real arrogant when they go to other places. the way they drive, the way they act, and etc. they act like being straight out of new york is a badge of honor or people are supposed to give a fuck. icon_lol.gif newsflash, nobody cares if you're from new york city or idaho.


    I think it's just the way some of us come across. I mean my family is Italian American and sometimes I think we can be loud in public. It's not that we're actually looking for attention as much as it's what we're used to.


    For those unfamiliar with this, a slightly exaggerated portrayal of it can be seen throughout the movie "Moonstruck".
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    Feb 23, 2014 8:42 PM GMT
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    AnOriginal said
    Blakes7 saidHollywood has a lot to do with it.

    You'll find all kinds everywhere you go.

    It's arrogance that gets me, people who think their shit doesn't stink. I can't speak for other countries, but there's plenty of arrogance right here in the USA.


    Haha it's your location too, Long Island. Sadly Long Islanders are perceived as being a bit arrogant and feeling entitled.


    no offense to you new yorkers but i think it's a nyc type of thing. folks in nyc are real arrogant when they go to other places. the way they drive, the way they act, and etc. they act like being straight out of new york is a badge of honor or people are supposed to give a fuck. icon_lol.gif newsflash, nobody cares if you're from new york city or idaho.


    I think it's just the way some of us come across. I mean my family is Italian American and sometimes I think we can be loud in public. It's not that we're actually looking for attention as much as it's what we're used to.


    For those unfamiliar with this, a slightly exaggerated portrayal of it can be seen throughout the movie "Moonstruck".

    Italians are loud and make lots of hand and body movements but that dont make a person annoying. Its not the same type of 'loudness', just saying.