How to irritate different europeans

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Re: How to irritate different europeans

Postby Henkkles » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:46 am

I fear that you people missed why it doesn't say anything over Finland. It's because Finnish people are very self conscious about their image abroad, and are excited anytime Finland gets a mention somewhere. What the person did was to neglect Finland completely, which honestly annoys Finnish people far more than anything they could have typed on the map.
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Re: How to irritate different europeans

Postby vogeltje » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:21 pm

Henkkles wrote:I fear that you people missed why it doesn't say anything over Finland. It's because Finnish people are very self conscious about their image abroad, and are excited anytime Finland gets a mention somewhere. What the person did was to neglect Finland completely, which honestly annoys Finnish people far more than anything they could have typed on the map.


:lol:

For me, Finnland is very famous because Father Christmas lives there :)

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Re: How to irritate different europeans

Postby Cavesa » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:34 pm

Henkkles wrote:I fear that you people missed why it doesn't say anything over Finland. It's because Finnish people are very self conscious about their image abroad, and are excited anytime Finland gets a mention somewhere. What the person did was to neglect Finland completely, which honestly annoys Finnish people far more than anything they could have typed on the map.


Considering the circumstances in which the Czech Republic gets mentioned abroad (usually when a politician does something extraordinarily stupid, funny, and embarrasing in public, like stealing the pen he's just signed an important document with), we are often glad to be ignored :-D

Finns have no reason to be so self conscious! They are great!
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Re: How to irritate different europeans

Postby mercutio » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:32 pm

tastyonions wrote:France: any sentence in French without 100% perfect accent and grammar.

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It was precisely this attitude from french people which made me choose to learn Spanish and not french! It seems this stereotype is maybe true
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Re: How to irritate different europeans

Postby ed_phelan » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:50 pm

Remind Brexiteers in the UK that they are Europeans. :D
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Re: How to irritate different europeans

Postby Carmody » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:25 pm

Remind Americans of who their President head of state is and what he does and says.
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Re: How to irritate different europeans

Postby rdearman » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:56 pm

OK, I'm locking this thread because it is becoming too political.
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