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OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 2:05:01 PM   
Historiker


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Hi guys. I am working on a new marketing project, that will play with US stereotypes about Germans.
Can you name me some?

I have:
- militaristic
- punctual
- Lederhosen
- Beer

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RE: OT: Stereotype about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 2:08:30 PM   
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RE: OT: Stereotype about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 2:39:50 PM   
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I'm half German and half Irish, so this profiling is starting to p!ss me off.

Hold my beer while I look over my Jap production notes.

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RE: OT: Stereotype about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 3:00:00 PM   
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When I was young, in the 50's, the German population in South St. Louis was known as the "scrubbin' Dutch" (Deutch) with some pride because of their habits of maintaining their properties in imacculate order...

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RE: OT: Stereotype about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 3:14:24 PM   
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You spelled bier wrong.

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 3:37:12 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Historiker

Hi guys. I am working on a new marketing project, that will play with US stereotypes about Germans.
Can you name me some?

I have:
- militaristic
- punctual
- Lederhosen
- Beer


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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 4:00:45 PM   
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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 4:03:49 PM   
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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 4:49:10 PM   
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Lot of Germans found their way to my neck of the woods.



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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 5:23:02 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Historiker

Hi guys. I am working on a new marketing project, that will play with US stereotypes about Germans.
Can you name me some?

I have:
- militaristic
- punctual
- Lederhosen
- Beer


First four stereotypes that I can rattle off:

-Superb engineers, manufacturers
-Stubborn
-Hard working
-Humorless

Of course, I know a number of Germans and they are all exceptional individuals that are counter to the above. Except for the stubborn and humorless bits.

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 5:35:34 PM   
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Stop that allegations or I invade your country!

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 5:37:03 PM   
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Herr Historiker,

YOU asked.

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 6:11:59 PM   
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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 6:13:49 PM   
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Stop that allegations or I invade your country!

Lmao

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 6:30:07 PM   
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We had a conference a few years ago, and as we were doing the closing After Action Reviews, most speakers got up and read off a few comments about the conference. But one of our Colonels (of German heritage) had two large posterboards with notes covering specific topics. He introduced himself and said "I know this may seem more formal than some of the other presentations, but as many of you know, my family is originally German, and of course we are known for certain things, like discipline, organization, oh and world conquest!" The crowd burst out laughing, but a succinct summary of your stereotypes. Since I am German heritage myself, I have always remembered that!

BTW, lest we forget the lighter side, his auto license plate was 'EIN BIER'!!

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 6:38:08 PM   
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Germans are known for their love of the land.
Particularly the land of their neighbors.

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 6:44:04 PM   
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their film investments are tax deductible

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8v8iy8QOKc&feature=related

.. he just wanted extra foam in his coffee..

uwe boll's masterpiece

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 6:56:50 PM   
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I always picture the techno viking when I think of germans

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 7:21:35 PM   
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If you're asking about "stereotypes in the negative" (given to mean a mostly false impressions) I would say your #1 point is fairly accurate. It's hard to underestimate the lingering power of war time propaganda (from two world wars).... most unfortunate.
I would also add that it's also hard to underestimate the ignorance of today's generation of Americans (through no fault of their own... we have become a 30 second sound bite society - depth and understanding are not asked for, nor encouraged).

Cheers,
B

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ORIGINAL: Historiker

Hi guys. I am working on a new marketing project, that will play with US stereotypes about Germans.
Can you name me some?

I have:
- militaristic
- punctual
- Lederhosen
- Beer


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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 8:11:20 PM   
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Don't know what Iced Tea is.

Worked with some visiting German museum curators on a project in the mid 90s and they were shocked at the concept of iced tea, a southern staple.

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 8:54:49 PM   
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According to my friend, who is originally from Poland, the Germans have become tree hugging wimps.  He says that they even drank water instead of beer when they went out after the Business meeting. 

My thoughts are:

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 9:10:51 PM   
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Maybe a poor choice of a word.
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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 9:15:54 PM   
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Orderly and drinking big huge glass mugs of dark beer.

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 9:22:12 PM   
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR0lWICH3rY

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 9:41:39 PM   
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Don't know what Iced Tea is.

Worked with some visiting German museum curators on a project in the mid 90s and they were shocked at the concept of iced tea, a southern staple.

That's sweet tea in the south!

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 9:59:56 PM   
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Wouldn't is just be the opposite of all the Italian stereotypes?

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 10:15:02 PM   
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What about popular German hats ?



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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 10:15:45 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Gräfin Zeppelin

What about popular German hats ?



I already have one for the project!



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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 10:16:28 PM   
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Of course you have one, Germans wear these day and night.

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/15/2012 10:26:01 PM   
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Achtung!
Jawohl!

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