You Know you're ........when:

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Theres one of these for every country so, post one for yours.


You know you're Australian if ...
* You believe that stubbies can be either drunk or worn.
* You're liable to burst out laughing whenever you hear of Americans "rooting" for something.
* You understand that the phrase 'a group of women wearing black thongs' refers to footwear and may be less alluring than it sounds.
* You pronounce Melbourne as 'Mel-bin'.
You believe the 'l' in the word 'Australia' is optional.
* You can translate: 'Dazza and Shazza played Acca Dacca on the way to Maccas.'
* You believe it makes perfect sense for a nation to decorate its highways with large fibreglass bananas, prawns and sheep.
* You call your best friend 'a total bastard' but someone you really, truly despise is just 'a bit of a bastard'.
* You think 'Woolloomooloo' is a perfectly reasonable name for a place.
* You're secretly proud of our killer wildlife.
* You believe it makes sense for a country to have a $1 coin that's twice as big as its $2 coin.
* You understand that 'Wagga Wagga' can be abbreviated to 'Wagga' but 'Woy Woy' can't be called 'Woy'.
* You believe that cooked-down axle grease makes a good breakfast spread. You've also squeezed it through Vita Wheats to make little Vegemite worms.
* You believe all famous Kiwis are actually Australian, until they stuff up, at which point they again become Kiwis.
* Beetroot with your Hamburger... Of course.
* You know that certain words must, by law, be shouted out during any rendition of the Angels' song 'Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again'
And "Living next door to Alice".
* You believe that the confectionery known as the Wagon Wheel has become smaller with every passing year.
* You wear ugg boots outside the house.
* You believe that every important discovery in the world was made by an Australian but then sold off to the Yanks for a pittance.
* You believe that the more you shorten someone's name the more you like them.
* Whatever your linguistic skills, you find yourself able to order takeaway fluently in every Asian language.
* You understand that 'excuse me' can sound rude,
While 'scuse me' is always polite.
* You know what it's like to swallow a fly, on occasion via your nose.
* You know it's not summer until the steering wheel is too hot to handle and a seat belt buckle becomes a pretty good branding iron.
* Your biggest family argument over the summer concerned the rules for beach cricket.
* You shake your head in horror when companies try to market what they call 'Anzac cookies'.
* You still think of Kylie as 'that girl off Neighbours'.
* When working on a bar, you understand male customers will feel the need to offer an excuse whenever they order low-alcohol beer.
* You know how to abbreviate every word, all of which usually end in -o:
arvo, combo, garbo, kero, lezzo, metho, milko, muso, rego, servo, smoko, speedo, righto, goodo etc.
* You know that there is a universal place called "woop woop" located in the middle of nowhere...no matter where you actually are.
* You know that none of us actually drink Fosters beer, because it tastes like piss. But we let the world think we do. Because we can.
* You have some time in your life slept with Aeroguard on in the summer. Maybe even as perfume.
* You've only ever used the words - tops, ripper, sick, mad, rad, sweet
- to mean good. And then you place 'bloody' in front of it when you really mean it.
* You know that the barbecue is a political arena; the person holding the tongs is always the boss and usually a man. And the women make the Salad.
* You say 'no worries' quite often, whether you realise it or not.
* You understand what no wucking furries means.
* You've drank your tea/coffee/milo through a Tim Tam.
* You own a Bond's chesty. In several different colours.
* You know that roo meat tastes pretty good, But not as good as barra. Or a meat pie.
* You know that some people pronounce Australia like "Straya" and that's ok.
 

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You Know you?re Italian when:
You have a nonna.
Your nonna?s meat balls are the best.
You eat Sunday dinner at 2:00.
Your car has a green red and a white bow with a horn attached on the mirror!
Your favorite slow song: Ti Amo.
You know all the words of That?s Amore.
The Godfather is your role model.
At least one person in your family does a great impression of Don Corleone.
You love Nutella? anytime?
You always dress to impress.
You love Versace, Gucci, Prada, Armani, just cause they are Italian.
You?ve been hit with a wooden spoon or had a shoe thrown at you by either your mother or your nonna.
Pasta, pasta, pasta everyday.
Your mechanic, plumber, electrician, accountant and travel agent are all blood relatives.
At least 5 of your cousins live on your street. All 5 of those cousins are named after your grandfather.
It is impossible for you to talk with your hands in your pockets.
You have many relatives named either Joe or Mary?
Your grandfather had a fig tree.
You?ve always wanted a red Ferrari.
You feel strangely comfortable when you sit on plastic-covered furniture.
You think have a concrete backyard is nice.
You are offended when the wedding you attend serves less than 9 courses despite the fact that you don?t eat half of it.
You actually believe everyone eats those sugared almonds in the bomboniere at your wedding.
You always have a friend who ?owes you a favor?.

:-|
 

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This should be good... :rolleyes:

I don't expect you to read them all so I'll highlight some.

*You've been able to legally drink at the age of 16, but have also been buying lottery tickets, cigarettes and drinking since you were 12 if you wanted to without any problems.
*You?re used to the eternal language divide between the Flemish and the French-speakers and to the kafkaesque organisation of public service.
*You?re used to see chocolate shops, restaurants and caf?s at any corner of any street in any major town.
*You?re deeply shocked and hurt that "frites/fritjes" are called French fries in US English instead of ?Belgian fries?.
*You expect rain and grey sky 200 days a year.
*You think that "laissez-faire" is better than conflict.
*You master the art of compromises - you ultimately think it's better to find the least bad solution for all than taking up a "harsh" stance that would clearly disadvantage someone.
*You proclaim being proud to be Belgian abroad while not even knowing the text of your national anthem (Braban?onne).
*You realise that even your politicians claim that our political system is over complicated -where else could you find for such a small country six parlements, more than 60 ministers (federal, regional, and for each linguistic community) and no national political parties?
*You consider that driving or moving 20km is already "far".
*You dream of building your own house in an already very dense country.
*You expect to see a marvellous Grand? Place/Grote Markt (Main Square) in every city.
*You proudly state that Belgian beers are the best in the world - all Belgians know that French and Dutch beers taste like cats' pee.
*You think that in spite of our language-related issues, French-speakers and Flemish is like an old couple who can't live apart and who will stick to its "enfant terrible" Brussels
*You know that administration is a fucking nightmare.
*You spent part of your summer holidays at the Belgian seaside, eating ice cream and driving a "cuistax" as a child. Seaside resorts like Blankenberge, Knokke, Koksijde and De Panne surely ring a bell.
*You like eating out and you expect excellent food and restaurants abroad - where else could you find so many rated restaurants than in Belgium?
*You don?t bother with the church, except for Christmas and your children's communions.
*You?re used to be the target of dumb French and Dutch jokes
*You love France but despise French arrogance and ethnocentrism.
*You know that Stella is nothing more than an ordinary beer (? la Budweiser for Americans) but advertised and sold as a luxury beer in the U.S.
*You actually realize that German-speaking Belgians exist when you see a trilingual warning on your cigarette packet or at the airport (yes Belgian has 3 official languages)!
*You know what the words ?ring, kot, babeler/babelen, blocus, speculoos, GSM, BHV, communautaire, amai, godverdomme' refer to.
*Scandals in all kind and corruption is part of Belgian life.
*You have already done some moonlighting (travail au noir/werk in zwart) in your life.
*Sinterklaas/Saint-Nicolas Sint Maarten/Sint Martin brought you presents on the 6th December11th November when you were a child (is a local thing)
 

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You Know You're Indian When...
1. Everything you eat is savored in garlic, onion and tomatoes.

2. You try and reuse gift wrappers, gift boxes, and of course aluminum foil

3. You are Always standing next to the two largest size suitcases at the Airport.

4. You arrive one or two hours late to a party - and think it's normal.

5. You peel the stamps off letters that the Postal Service missed to stamp

6. You recycle Wedding Gifts , Birthday Gifts and Anniversary Gifts

7. You name your children in rhythms (example, Sita & Gita, Ram & Shyam,
Kamini & Shamini.)

8. All your children have pet names, which sound nowhere close to their
real names.

9. You take Indian snacks anywhere it says "No Food Allowed"

10. You talk for an hour at the front door when leaving someone's house.

11. You load up the family car with as many people as possible.

12. You use plastic to cover anything new in your house whether it's the
remote control, VCR, carpet or new couch.

13. Your parents tell you not to care what your friends think, but they
won't let you do certain things because of what the other "Uncles and Aunties" will think.

14. You buy and display crockery, which is never used , as it is for special occasions, which never happen.

15. You have a vinyl tablecloth on your kitchen table.

16. You use grocery bags to hold garbage.

17. You keep leftover food in your fridge in as many numbers of bowls as possible.

18. Your kitchen shelf is full of jars, varieties of bowls and plastic
utensils (got free with purchase of other stuff )

19. You carry a stash of your own food whenever you travel (and travel
means any car ride longer than 15 minutes).

20. You own a rice cooker or a pressure cooker.

21. You fight over who pays the dinner bill.

22. You live with your parents and you are 40 years old. ( And they prefer
it that way).

23. You don't use measuring cups when cooking.

24. You never learnt how to stand in a queue.

25. You can only travel if there are 5 persons at least to see you off or
receive you whether you are traveling by bus, train or plane.

26. If she is NOT your daughter, you always take interest in knowing whose
daughter has run with whose son and feel proud to spread it at the velocity
of more than the speed of light.

27. You only make long distance calls after 11 p.m.

28. If you don't live at home, when your parents call, they ask if you've
eaten, even if it's midnight .

29. You call an older person you never met before Uncle or Aunty."

30. When your parents meet strangers and talk for a few minutes, you
discover you're talking to a distant cousin.

31. Your parents don't realize phone connections to foreign countries have
improved in the last two decades, and still scream at the top of their
lungs when making foreign calls.

32. You have bed sheets on your sofas so as to keep them from getting
dirty.

33. It's embarrassing if your wedding has less than 600 people.

34. All your Tupperware is stained with food color.

35. You have drinking glasses made of steel.

36. You have mastered the art of bargaining in shopping.

37. When you have Taco Bell sauce stocked up in your glove compartment or pantry, or any other place where you can store sauce.
 

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You know you're Swiss when...

You know you're Swiss when...

* you think getting up early is good.
* you are actually interested in the local elections.
* you expect the shop clerk to say goodbye after you purchase something.
* you try to defend cartel based economics to a visitor.
* you think that plaid jackets with flowery ties don't look that bad.
* you think it's fair that you can only wash clothes once a month.
* you wonder why anyone would want to shop outside of working hours.
* you think it's OK to drive slow on Sundays.
* you feel like you're broke if you have less that SFr. 300 in your pocket.
* you dress up to go grocery shopping.
* you understand why Chinese food should cost more than normal food.
* you wish that your hometown had expensive garbage bags too.
* you think it's OK for a Chinese restaurant to be run by a Swiss and staffed by Spaniards and Portugese.
* you start preparing costumes for Fasnacht.
* you join a Guggemusik band.
* you think Thursday night shopping is really convenient.
* you think that large American cars are 'cool'.
* you think it's cool to drink expensive imported American beers.
* you prefer fizzy mineral water to tap water.
* you throw a party and expect everyone to leave by 11:30 pm.
* you clean up during parties.
* you expect dinner guests to help with the washing up.
* you begin to understand the subtlety of the Swiss cuisine.
* you appreciate the differences between the cantons.
* you feel really hungry if you don't start eating lunch by 12:00.
* you have breakfast cereal for dinner.
* you say Gruezi to everyone, and consider it impolite when they don't say it back.
* you don't mind paying SFr.20 for a paperback book.
* you think that 3% unemployment is high.
* you consider getting goats and sheep to graze in your backyard.
* you only eat fondue in winter.
* you complain to your neighbour about the noise when he flushes his toilet after 10 pm.
* you become interested in the myriad of insurance offerings.
* you get interested in Swinging.
* you expect to be delayed by road works every summer.
* you become concerned about the colour of your neighbour's curtains.
* you put Aromat on all your food.
* you worry about getting a cold when there's a draft.
* you think spontaneity is OK, as long as it's planned.
 
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You know you're British when...

You know you're British when...

* You believe that Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday are all good nights for drinking. Sunday is also entirely reasonable.
* After a big night out you find yourself looking for a curry house.
* Coming to work with a hangover is entirely accepted and indeed expected at least once a week.
* You're always half an hour late to work and no one notices or even cares.
* You can actually give directions to tourists on Oxford Street!
* You step over a drunk on the underground rather than offering to help them.
* You don't even bother looking out of the window when you get up in the morning to check what the weather is like. You know it is grey and overcast
* You consider a suit to be normal attire for the pub.
* You expect men to actually cut, comb and style their hair (using hair products). And to wear decent clothes and moisturize daily.
* You collapse with laughter when listening to the funny accent of the Aussie international telephone operator (or on TV!).
* You think ?40 for a haircut is quite reasonable.
* You can't remember what 'customer service' means.
* More than three hours sunlight on summer days seems excessive.
* You don't think twice about tipping your hairdresser
* You finish every sentence with 'Cheers' or 'Yeah'.
* You only realise you have lost your sun glasses when you remember you left them in Greece 2 summers ago.
* You like English cooking. After all, it's hard to beat a full English breakfast.
* You are on to your 6th umbrella and your second overcoat... this year.
* You buy disposable BBQs from Tesco.
* A day at the beach means wearing the warmest clothes you own while standing on golf ball-size pebbles and the thought of swimming doesn't even enter your head.
* You don't think twice about buying a sandwich wrapped in cellophane.
* A sunny lunchtime means searching for a patch of grass and stripping off practically down to your underwear.
* You've accepted queuing as a way of life. In fact you're proud of how good you are at it.

I'll be honest most of these don't apply to me though. :p
 
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* After a big night out you find yourself looking for a curry house, but a Kebab shop will do (eh STAVROS?).
* Coming to work with a hangover is entirely accepted and indeed expected at least once a week (Unless Scottish of course).
* You're always half an hour late to work and no one notices or even cares. I once spent two days on holiday and people were running around looking for me - I was on HOLIDAY which I requested in writing and got acceptance in writing for!
* You can actually give directions to tourists on Oxford Street - then you are not a Londoner.
* You step over a drunk on the underground rather than offering to help them - of course, he wont thank you he is sleeping it off.
* You don't even bother looking out of the window when you get up in the morning to check what the weather is like. You know it is grey and overcast - Do not like Brit Weather? Hang around for 10 mins some different stuff will come along you may like.
* You consider a suit to be normal attire for the pub, yes a shell suite.
* You expect men to actually cut, comb and style their hair (using hair products). And to wear decent clothes and moisturize daily - City of London and Edinburgh only.
* You collapse with laughter when listening to the funny accent of the Aussie international telephone operator (or on TV!) - I do when I hear an East Londoner - from SE London.
* You think ?40 for a haircut is quite reasonable, no, no it is not, 10 and the hairdresser is bloody lucky to get it as it has a 50p tip in it..
* You can't remember what 'customer service' means - no you have never ever experienced it until we got all these East Europeans in and their damn work ethic.
* More than three hours sunlight on summer days seems excessive, the sun can shine for more that 20 mins? Who knew?.
* You don't think twice about tipping your hairdresser - duh.
* You finish every sentence with 'Cheers' or 'Yeah' - of course. My fav Cheers Mate.
* You only realise you have lost your sun glasses when you remember you left them in Greece 2 summers ago - er in 1978 actually.
* You like English cooking. After all, it's hard to beat a full English breakfast - trouble is its all down hill from their unless you go expensive or ethnic.
* You are on to your 6th umbrella and your second overcoat... this year - year, month you mean.
* You buy disposable BBQs from Tesco. Of course.
* A day at the beach means wearing the warmest clothes you own while standing on golf ball-size pebbles and the thought of swimming doesn't even enter your head - you paint a far too rosey picture of a Brit seaside holiday.
* You don't think twice about buying a sandwich wrapped in cellophane - must be so wrapped and cost an arm and a leg.
* A sunny lunchtime means searching for a patch of grass and stripping off practically down to your underwear - no that is at night and is called cottaging.
* You've accepted queuing as a way of life. In fact you're proud of how good you are at it - and HATE damn foreigners who have never ever been taught how to.
 

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Just for my own sake (to prove to myself that I'm at least remotely normal), I've added my own answers to these.

102 Ways That You Know You're Chinese said:
1. You love to go to $1.75 movies.
?1.00 DVDs from charity shops.

2. You love to go to $1.50 movies even more!
Piracy.

3. You don't order sweet and sour pork, egg foo young, or chop suey at a chinese restaurant.
Nope.

4. You have a pager, even though you don't really need it.
No.

5. You have a really nice pager, with an alphanumeric display.
See above.

6. You have a cellular phone, even though you don't really need it.
I probably don't, actually.

7. You hate to spend more than $5 for lunch.
I think we've spent 110 Euros at one point.

8. You drive a Honda.
No.

9. You have custom rims on your Honda.
No.

10. You have a chinese knick-knack hanging on your rearview mirror.
No.

11. You like to eat chicken feet.
Chicken feet are amazing.

12. You suck on fish heads and fish fins.
Not really.

13. You turn bright red after drinking 2 tablespoons of beer.
Never done it, but probably.

14. You can get a buzz on Coors Cutter, O'douls, or Miller Sharps.
No idea what those are.

15. You look like you are 18.
Yes I do, and I did when I was 13 as well.

16. You always look up at women, if you are male.
Not always.

17. You always look up at chinese men, if you are female.

18. You live at your parents house, and you are not claimed as a dependent by them.
I'm still in school.

19. You only buy used cars.
Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes.

20. You have more than 5 remote controls in your TV room.
I'm going to count this one, because we would do if we hadn't lost half of them.

21. You sing Karaoke.
Never. EVER.

22. You have a custom stereo in your Honda with the custom rims.
No.

23. You entire house is covered with tile.
No.

24. You have those plastic walkways covering your hallway and other heavy foot traffic areas.
No.

25. You own a gun if you are male.
Not legal in this country.

26. You have plastic or some other kind of cover on your furniture.
Yep.

27. You leave the plastic on your lampshade for 10 years or more.
No.

28. You eat family dinners with the TV on.
Absolutely.

29. You love watching Connie Chung.
No idea who she is.

30. You have an incredible amount of clutter in your house.
Indeed.

31. You can't bear to throw away things.
No I can't.

32. You are an engineer.
My dad is, so I'm going to count this one.

33. Your dad washes his hair 4 times a year.
No.

34. You hate getting B's.
Of course I do.

35. Your house smells like preserved fish.
I smell a bit like preserved fish now.

36. Your house smells like chinese medicine.
Not really.

37. You have about 12-20 uncles and aunts.
No.

38. You've never kissed your mom or dad.
No, I don't think I have.

39. You've never hugged your mom or dad.
I have.

40. Your unassisted vision is worse than 20/500.
No idea what that means, but it's pretty bad.

41. You wear contacts, to avoid wearing your "coke bottle glasses".
No.

42. You've worn glasses since you were in fifth grade.
Year 8 actually, but meh.

43. You had a bowl cut before.
No.

44. You go to yard sales often.
Used to, still do a bit.

45. If you lose a dollar, you dwell upon it for more then 5 mintues.
No.

46. Your parents own a restaurant or grocery store.
No.

47. You love to "buck" the system.
Too uptight.

48. If you are overcharged you scream bloody murder, but if you are undercharged, you go your merry way.
Attitude of parents. It's pretty scary. One hotel receptionist once burst into tears.

49. Your hair sticks up when you wake up.
YES YES YES YES FOR THE LOVE OF GOD YES.

50. You get a rush from getting a good deal.
Not really.

51. You'll make ridiculous offers when bargaining. ("I'll give you $5 for that car")
Nope.

52. You'll haggle over something that is not negotiable.
No.

53. You love to use coupons.
No.

54. You drive around looking for the cheapest gas.
No.

55. You add twice the recommended amount of water when making orange juice from concentrate.
Yup.

56. You'll squeeze a toothpaste tube down to paper thin.
Doesn't everyone do that? So what, you white people throw away toothpaste before it's all been used? Goddamn. o_O

57. You take showers at night.
Always. I'M NORMAL!

58. You'll drive around for hours looking for the best parking space.
No.

59. You'll learn about sex from someone other then your parents.
School.

60. You'll be convinced your parents had sex as many times as required to produce you and your siblings.
That's not a nice thought, but I can imagine so. I just don't want to.

61. You've never seen your parents kiss.
No I haven't.

62. You've never seen your parents hug.
No.

63. Your grandmother lives with you and your family.
She's in China.

64. Your Honda has been "lowered".
No.

65. You never buy stuff from the concession stands at the movies.
Ocassionally popcorn.

66. You tip 15% or less.
Tipping is not customary here, but even so the fact that we've never tipped in our entire lives is saying something.

67. You never order dessert at restaurants.
Never.

68. You always have water only when dining out.
Apart from me, this is true.

69. You refuse to use the valet.
No valet here, but if there were, we wouldn't use it.

70. You try not to use the bellhop, for fear of tipping.
What's a bellhop?

71. You avoid the non-free snacks in hotel rooms.
People actually eat snacks from the minibar? o_O Those snacks are the biggest ripoffs in the universe.

72. You don't mind squeezing 20 people into one motel room.
Never done it before.

73. You want your dollar back from the friend who borrowed it right away.
No.

74. You get the runs when you drink lots of milk.
No.

75. Most girls have more body hair than you if you are male.
I'd say I have slightly more. But only because I don't shave.

76. You have a great love for cameras.
Cameras!

77. Sanrio means a lot to you if you are female.

78. Your fridge stinks.
Yes.

79. Your parents don't want you to move out when you turn 18.
They used to not. But then they realised that the university here is crap.

80. Your parents want to live with you when they are old.
Yes.

81. You tap the table when someone pours tea for you.
No.

82. You point to your nose when referring to yourself.
No.

83. You say "Aiya!" and "Wah!" frequently.
All the time. Sometimes by accident in front of white people. Like Amy Wong.

84. You lie about your kids' ages when going to a movie or amusement park.
No.

85. You lie about your age to get a senior citizen's discount.
No.

86. You don't want to wear your seatbelt because it is uncomfortable.
That reminds me of this one incident when the police stopped our car because I wasn't wearing a seat belt. My dad was extremely surprised, and from then on decided that the UK is more of a police state than PR China.

87. You love Las Vegas, slot machines, and blackjack.
Never been there.

88. You love to play Mahjong.
Don't know how to play.

89. You want to marry chinese.
No.

90. You have to read all your parents' mail written in english.
I sometimes have to explain words to them.

91. You have to make phone calls for your parents to english speakers.
Call centres, sometimes.

92. Your parents ask you if you are home when you come home. ("Faan nei lah?")
Yes.

93. You get a knuckle in your skull if you are being punished by your parents.
No.

94. You are constantly being set up with uninteresting people by your parents.
Yes.

95. You always hear about how great so-and-so's son or daughter is.
All the bloody fecking time.

96. Your Honda has the "boom".
No V-TEC kicking in.

97. Your parents wish you would give 30% of your income to them.
No.

98. Your childhood is filled with painful memories of the long feather duster ("Guy Mo So")
No.

99. You can use the words "chink" and "chinaman" with impunity.
Yes.

100. Your clothes smell like fried foods.
I smell like fish right now.

101. You talk at the top of your voice at all occasions.
Until I learn't not to, yes.

102. You hate eating cheese.
ABSO-FECKING-POSITIVE-LUTELY.

My Chinese score: 45/102 = 44.1%
 

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you know you're german when...

You separate your trash into more than five different bins. - three...
Your front door has a sign with your family name made from salt dough. - nope, just a normal metal one
You carry a "4You" backpack. - nope, armed forces-style in black
You eat a cold dinner at 6pm. - nope
You call your cell phone "handy" and a projector "beamer". - of course, as well as "Oldtimer" for classic car and so on, we are obsessed with fake anglizisms :p
You have no problems with nude beaches and saunas. - that's correct
You have asked your Asian-American friend, "No, but where are you *really* from?" - I have an asian-german friend, does that count, too?
You have gotten splinters from environmentally friendly toiled paper. - I'm not that hardcore...
You call an afternoon stroll "Nordic Walking". - I loathe "nordic walkers"...
You are shocked when you have to pay for dental care. - Yes, absolutely
You own a pair of jeans in a color other than blue. - Does "once owned" count, too?
People start talking about Hitler and Hofbr?uhaus when you tell them where you're from. - I'm rarely abroad, so can't tell
Tenth grade was all about dancing lessons. - :?
You work 40 hour weeks and have 6 weeks of vacation a year, but complain about hard times. - We complain about everything, it's our nature. :p
Your childhood diet consisted of Alete and Zwieback. Your college diet consisted of Miracoli and D?ner. - Pretty much yes...
You were educated about sex by Dr. Sommer. - Nope, school...
You yell at people for jaywalking. - Nope, I do it occasionally myself when I'm impatient
You grew up watching "L?wenzahn" and "Die Sendung mit der Maus". And Baywatch. - Damn...
You think college tuition is an outrage. - Yeup
You routinely go 100mph on the highway and tailgate heavily. - First yes, second according to my mother and sister, too...
On your last day of high school you made your teachers sing Karaoke and jump through hoops. - We were too lazy, we just took them out of their classes and went for a big BBQ
You wear brown leather shoes. - Nope, and I will never
Your first audio tape was Benjamin Bl?mchen and Bibi Blocksberg. - Once again, damn...
You have ended an English sentence with "..., or?". - Can't remember, maybe...
You can tell at least one Manta joke. - Absolutely, I was the king of Manta jokes in school...
You're a college student in your 11th year. - Never went studying, but I know some who studied a considerable amout of time
Your first sexual experience was on Sat1, Saturday night at 11pm. - :rolleyes:
You spent hours in school learning to pronounce "th". - Even though I'm not really good at foreign languages, I think the th ain't my problem...
You expect chocolate in your shoes on December 6th. - <_<
You complain that in other countries everything is dirty. - Unlike most germans, I don't complain very much except of idiots on the streets...
 
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Your first sexual experience was on Sat1, Saturday night at 11pm. - :rolleyes:
I don't really understand this one, despite living there for some years (maybe I'm too old...). "Peep!"?
You spent hours in school learning to pronounce "th". - Even though I'm not really good at foreign languages, I think the th ain't my problem...
Ve vill be zu judges of zat! (Actually, pronunciation and accent seem to have a strong influence on how well other people think you speak a foreign language, so it definitely isn't unimportant.)
 

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Is it like Canal+ at midnight (when they remove the C)? ;)

You know you're Swedish when you
  • have mastered queues.
  • space yourself evenly at a bus stop.
  • say thank you when you pay for things
  • do not talk to strangers
  • unless it's about the weather
 
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I don't really understand this one, despite living there for some years (maybe I'm too old...). "Peep!"?
According to wikipedia, "Peep!" has been broadcasted by RTL2, but basically yes, besides softcore-films like Emanuelle or something...

Alas, the nineties... *sigh*
 

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OK then...

  • You separate your trash into more than five different bins.
    Four if you count the glass container down the street. I don't use the brown bin...
  • You carry a "4You" backpack.
    They're good backpacks!
  • You call your cell phone "handy" and a projector "beamer".
    Yeah, sadly... but "beamer" is way cooler than "projector". :p
  • You are shocked when you have to pay for dental care.
    Anytime my health insurance doesn't cover something, actually.
  • You own a pair of jeans in a color other than blue.
    Black of course.
  • You work 40 hour weeks and have 6 weeks of vacation a year, but complain about hard times.
    As soon as my holidays are over for more than half a workday, yes. :D
  • You yell at people for jaywalking.
    No, only shaking my head for those not doing it.
  • You think college tuition is an outrage.
    Of course.
  • You routinely go 100mph on the highway and tailgate heavily.
    Rarely. But I have routine in both, I think...
  • You wear brown leather shoes.
    Absolutely not. Black is the only colour for shoes, period.
  • Your first audio tape was Benjamin Bl?mchen and Bibi Blocksberg.
    First one, yes.
  • You have ended an English sentence with
    I would never, do that, or? My English makes me nobody so quickly after!
  • You're a college student in your 11th year.
    I only needed six... but I do know someone who is now in year 11, yes. :D
  • Your first sexual experience was on Sat1, Saturday night at 11pm.
    I thought that was VOX (or RTL2).
 

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You know you're from Boston if.....

1. The Red Sox World Series win was, and will always be, one of the greatest moments in your life.
I was in 5th grade so yes.

2. The guy driving in front of you is going 70 mph and you?re swearing at him for going too slow.
Sometimes. Depends where.

3. When ordering a tonic, you mean a Coke.
only old people do this.

4. You went to Canobie Lake Park or Water Country as a kid
Fuck. Yes.

5. You actually enjoy driving around rotaries.
The Mazdas and the big roundabouts. they rock.

6. You do not recognize the letter ?R? as a part of the English language.
only at the end of words that don't end in it like 'Idear'

7. Your social security number starts with a 0.
probs. I can't remember.

8. You can actually find your way around Boston.
true.

9. You know what a ?regular? coffee is.
CREAM AND SUGAR

10. You keep an ice scraper in your car year-round.
actually I keep 3.


11. You can tell the difference between a Revere accent and a Dorchester accent.
yep.

12. Springfield is located ?way out west.?
true. my cousins live there.

13. You almost feel disappointed if someone doesn?t flip you the bird when you cut them off or steal their parking space.
They should.

14. You know how to pronounce the names of towns like Worcester, Billerica, Gloucester, and Haverhill.
I do.

15. Anyone you don?t know is a potential idiot until proven otherwise.
*shrug*

16. Paranoia sets in if you can?t see a Dunkin Donuts or CVS within eyeshot at all times.
It's weird.

17. You have driven to New Hampshire on a Sunday just to buy alcohol.
I'm too young for this.

18. You know how to pronounce Yastrzemski.
Only because of the song.

19. You know there?s a trophy at the end of the Bean Pot.
Went to a game once. it was fun.

20. You order iced coffee in January
all the fuckin' time.

21. You know that the Purple Line will take you anywhere
maybe anywhere but certainly not whenever.

22. You love scorpion bowls.
they're alright.

23. You know what they sell at a Packie.
I do.

24. Sorry Manny, but number 24 means DEWEY EVANS.
Yep.

25. You know what First Night is.
It's kinda terrible but yes.

26. You know at least one guy named Sean, Pat, Whitey, Red, Bud or Seamus.
I know them but I do not associate with them.

27. McLobster? McCrap!
McKosher FTW.

28. You know at least 2 cops in your town because they were your high school drinking buddies.
I probably won't because private school.

29. Sure there are 6 New England states, but Connecticut really doesn?t count.
Fuck them.

30. You intentionally give wrong directions to tourists, feel bad when they drive off, but then say to yourself, ?Ah, screw ?em.?
Yep.

31. You know at least one bar where you can get something to drink after last call.
Yep.

32. You?re sick of the Kennedy?s, but you vote for them anyway.
Haven't voted yet but would.

33. You know holding onto the railing when riding the Green Line is not optional
lies. those who are adept know the footwork.

34. The numbers ?78 and ?86 make you cringe.
Kinda. I don't care that much.

35. You?ve been to Goodtimes before
Nope.

36. You think the rest of the country owes you for Thanksgiving and Independence Day. (?and they DO).
Thanksgiving is a gift from got.

37. You have never been to ?Cheers.?
fuck that. I live on Beacon street where The Bull and Finch is.

38. The words ?WICKED? and ?GOOD? go together.
almost as much as wicked goes with pissah.

39. You?ve been to Fenway Park several times.
I live where I can see it.

40. You?ve gone to at least one party at U Mass.
Kinda. there was that one time....

41. You own a ?Yankees Suck? shirt or hat.
when I was little.

42. You know what a Frappe is.
of course I do.

43. You?ve been to Hempfest.
once by accident.

44. You know who Frank Averuch is.
no, sorry.

45. ADVANCED: You know Frank Averuch was once Bozo the Clown
I actually did know this.

46. You can complete the following: ?Lynn, Lynn??
"...city of sin, never come out the way you came in!" I was there today actually.

47. You get pissed off when a restaurant serves clam chowder, and it turns out to be friggin? Snows.
Like I said, Kosher.

48. You actually know how to merge from six lanes of traffic down to one.
Yeah. It sucks every time.

49. The TV weatherman is damn good if he?s right 25% of the time.
yep.

50. You never go to ?Cape Cod,? you go ?down the Cape?.
I wouldn't do that either but If I would....

51. You think that Roger Clemens and Johnny Damon are more evil than Whitey Bulger.
Yeah. Whitey's just an ol' Dorchester boy like his brother.

52. You know who Whitey Bulger is.
Everyone does now.

53. You went to the Swan Boats, House of Seven Gables, or Plymouth Plantation on a field trip in elementary school
Fuck yeah. Mrs. Kichel's class.

54. Bobby Orr is loved as much as Larry Bird, Tom Brady, and Ted Williams.
maybe more nowadays.

55. You remember Major Mudd.
I do not.

56. You know what candlepin bowling is
It's not as good as normal bowling.

57. You can drive to the mountains and the ocean all in one day
yeah.

58. You know Scollay Square once stood where Government Center is.
Gov't Center sucks.

59. When you were a kid, Rex Trailer was the coolest guy around. Speaking of which?
no.

60. You can still hum the song from the end of Boom Town
no.

61. Calling Carrabba?s an ?Italian? restaurant is sacrilege
I only found out Carrabba's was Italian like a few days ago. no joke.

62. You still have your old Flexible Flyer somewhere in your parents? attic.
I do. great pictures too.

63. You know that the Mass Pike is some sort of strange weather dividing line.
More 495 but I see it.

64. The only time you?ve been on the Freedom Trail is when relatives are in town.
at least on purpose.

65. The Big Dig tunnel disaster wasn?t really that much of a surprise.
That company did a terrible job but it's fun driving in there.

66. You call guys you?ve just met ?Chief? or ?Boss.?
That's just a boston thing?

67. 4:15pm and pitch black out means there?s just 3 more shopping days until Christmas
I never count that way but sure.

68. You know more than one person with the last name Murphy
I think so.

69. You refer to Savin Hill as ?Stab ?n Kill.?
I have before.

70. You?ve never eaten at Durgin Park, but recommend it to tourists.
I've eaten there. It wasn't that bad.

71. You can?t look at the zip code 02134 without singing it.
Why would you do that?

72. You voted for a Republican Mormon as Governor just to screw with the rest of the country.
I can't vote.

73. 11pm? Drunk? It means one thing: Kowloon!
It burned down.

74. 2am? Drunk? It means one thing: Kelly?s Roast Beef!
Yeah sure. but only the Revere one.

75. 5am? Drunk? It means one thing: You wish you had a blanket in your back seat
hahaha

76. You know that P-Town isn?t the name of a new rap group.
hahahahahaha

77. People you don?t like are all ?Bastids."
Yep.

78. You took school or work off for the Patriots first Super Bowl Win Parade.
I wish I did.

79. You?ve called something ?wicked pissa.?
sure.

80 You?ll always get razzed for Dukakis.
He's my neighbor.

81. Saturday afternoons meant Creature Double Feature with Dale Dorman.
My dad has told me about this so I'll count it.

82. Sunday mornings meant the Three Stooges on Channel 38
Yes. Still means it.

83. You?ve slammed on your brakes to deter a tailgater
I thought everyone does it.

84. No, you don?t trust the Gorton?s Fisherman.
Only when I can't care about cooking.

85. You know that Papa Gino?s usually as a jukebox.
yep.

86. You think Aerosmith is the greatest rock band of all time
Fuck that. Steve Tyler is a douche.

87. Your town has at least 6 sub shops, and none of them are a Subway.
none of the first 6 are at least.

88. You know at least three Tony?s, one Vinnie and a Frankie.
no Frankies.

89. 20 degrees isn?t that bad as long as there?s no wind.
word.

90. You were very sad when saying goodbye to the Boston Garden.
I was too little.

91. Thanksgiving means family, turkey, High School football, and the long version of Alice?s Restaurant.
and awesome food as well.

92. You know the guy who founded the Boston Pops was Athah Feedlah.
Yes.

93. You know what the Combat Zone is.
I probably should.

94. You drive 45 minutes to New Hampshire to save $5 in sales tax.
depends on what.

95. You?ve pulled out of a side street and used your car to block oncoming traffic so you can make a left.
Who doesn't do this?

96. You?ve bragged about the money you?ve saved at The Christmas Tree Shop
hahaha

97. You?ve been to Hampton Beach on a Saturday night.
nope.

98. Playing street hockey was a daily after school ritual.
maybe once or twice.

99. Hearing an old lady shout ?Numbah 96 for Sioux City!? means it?s time for steak.
I remember that place but it was never that good.

100. You remember Jordan Marsh, Grants, Bradlees, Caldor, Zayres, or Ann & Hope.
a few of those.


101. You actually get these jokes and can think of even more.
 
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