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Post by Miyamoto » Tue Sep 14, 2004 9:45 pm

No.. I'm pretty sure they were calling me a homosexual....
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Post by peachvampiress » Tue Sep 14, 2004 9:49 pm

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No.. I'm pretty sure they were calling me a homosexual....
They might have called you gay, but they mostly likely didn't actually mean that you were gay, or think that you were gay. Everyone uses "gay" as slang now.
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Post by Miyamoto » Tue Sep 14, 2004 9:51 pm

Peach: Yeah I realize that. ^^;; but I really thing they were calling me gay gay.... Nevermind...
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Post by lemonusagi125 » Wed Sep 22, 2004 8:31 pm

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Kentucky (Or more rather Louisville)
-Most people couldn't care less about the Derby, and we don't all ride/own/love horses

-Yes, its still called Kentucky Fried Chicken here (you won't believe how many people think they're oh so funny when they point out the "redundancy" of calling it KFC in Kentucky. Its a BRAND moron, the name won't change)

-Only tourists eat the bourbon chocolate (or wear fugly hats at Derby)

-We don't all sit on our porches barefoot and make moonshine ( Thats only eastern KY :) )

-Yes, there are Jews in Kentucky. We even have all three major branches representing, yo.

-Louisville is a mostly liberal, urban part of Kentucky (16th largest city in the US, kinda neat), certainly not hickish or straight-laced. Pick up a copy of Velocity (local free newspaper) and see how progressive we are.

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Post by peachvampiress » Wed Sep 22, 2004 9:27 pm

Sterotypes about lip syncing and those who do it as a hobbie (like me):

-We don't do it because we can't sing. We do it because it's a hellofa lot more funner than singing over top of a CD.
-It's not something that any retard can do (to quote my dad -_-).
-It's NOT easy. I can't stress that enough. It takes a lot of practice to memorize not only the lyrics, but EVERY SOUND THE SINGER MAKES, to get all of the expressions right, and to make it look real.
-A lot of people have to come up with things to do while they're lip syncing so that it isn't boring. This takes a lot of practice and planning, especially if you're like me and choreograph what you're doing to the song.
-Again, if you're like me and imitate the person you're lip syncing to, it can be hard to find clothes that fit and make you look like said singer.

Fact:I have been lip syncing for two years.
Fact:My school has had a lip syncing competition each year. Ever since I've entered, I have always won first place.
Fact:It is my senior year and I will win again!

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Post by Artemis » Wed Sep 22, 2004 9:46 pm

peachvampiress wrote:Sterotypes about lip syncing and those who do it as a hobbie (like me):

-We don't do it because we can't sing. We do it because it's a hellofa lot more funner than singing over top of a CD.
-It's not something that any retard can do (to quote my dad -_-).
-It's NOT easy. I can't stress that enough. It takes a lot of practice to memorize not only the lyrics, but EVERY SOUND THE SINGER MAKES, to get all of the expressions right, and to make it look real.
-A lot of people have to come up with things to do while they're lip syncing so that it isn't boring. This takes a lot of practice and planning, especially if you're like me and choreograph what you're doing to the song.
-Again, if you're like me and imitate the person you're lip syncing to, it can be hard to find clothes that fit and make you look like said singer.

Fact:I have been lip syncing for two years.
Fact:My school has had a lip syncing competition each year. Ever since I've entered, I have always won first place.
Fact:It is my senior year and I will win again!

VIVA LA PESCA!!

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Wow, that's actually pretty interesting. I had no idea that so much was needed to do that. ^^
Back on topic...I'm from Washington too, so I can verify what Artemis Lover said. Pretty much all of that is true. ^^
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Post by NameGoesHere » Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:44 pm

Wow... I can't believe that I missed this topic for so long.

Oklahoma Stereotypes:
01.) Not everyone speaks with a southern accent.
02.) Not everyone owns cattle. (Though I do live right next to some. ^_^;)
03.) Not every woman is a fat, lazy housewife in a muumuu. (They are common, nevertheless.)
04.) Gun racks are not a standard automobile accessory.
05.) Not everyone has been in a tornado.
06.) Tractors aren't the standard mode of transport, most people can't even start one.
07.) Farmers make up a very small part of the population.
08.) It's not full of drunken Indians.
09.) Not everyone is an "Okie." ("Okie" is like a hillbilly, slow, poor, dirty, etc.)
10.) Old cars on cinder blocks are not customary lawn ornaments.

Personal Stereotypes:
01.) Just because I'm a tomboy does not mean that I ignore taking care of my skin, hair, nails, etc.
02.) Just because I often wear men's clothes does not mean I'm a lesbian.
03.) I can be a nice person, be a Christian, and wear spiked collars at the same time.
04.) My religion and locality do not make me close-minded.
05.) Being a teenager does not make me lazy, useless, disrespectful, horny, stupid, loud, materialistic, or irresponsible.
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Post by isaisa » Wed Sep 29, 2004 9:38 pm

Oooo...I've got some on the hispanic stereotypes

- No we do NOT speak MEXICAN...we speak SPANISH...there are several different spanish dialects...one word won't mean the same thing in some other Latin American country

- We are not all in gangs

- Not all of us are drop outs

- Most of us know english very well and have a good reading level

oh and here's the one that bugs me the most: just cuz we're hispanic/latino does not mean that we are automatically mexican

and here are some about Southern California

- We're not all tree huggers

- everyone doesn't surf

- we don't live next door to the stars

- and we're not valley girls

Yeah I got something on the anime fan thing...I told my friend that I'm into it and all and he's like, "It scares me that you want to be Japanese." I don't get that.... :?
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Post by Sailorasteroid » Wed Sep 29, 2004 10:08 pm

isaisa wrote:oh and here's the one that bugs me the most: just cuz we're hispanic/latino does not mean that we are automatically mexican
I'm not Hispanic, but I've heard people stereotyping them, and what's weird is it's regional Go to Florida, and you'll no longer be Mexican, you'll be Cuban. And come to New York and you're Puerto Rican.
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Post by isaisa » Wed Sep 29, 2004 10:55 pm

Yeah I know, I've heard that too. I guess it's cuz Mexico is next to California and Cuba is close to Florida....but I dunt get the New York and Puerto Rico thing...lol :lol:
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Post by jupiter23 » Thu Sep 30, 2004 1:24 pm

isaisa wrote:Yeah I know, I've heard that too. I guess it's cuz Mexico is next to California and Cuba is close to Florida....but I dunt get the New York and Puerto Rico thing...lol :lol:
That is because a while back there was a large number of Puerto Ricans migrating to the US, I believe around the time the US aquired it as a territory (see West Side Story). And I can attest to the fact that not all Puerto Ricans live in New York, because my Great-Uncle (related by marriage) is from Puerto Rico and lives in Tennesee.
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Post by Rainbow » Thu Sep 30, 2004 7:13 pm

I'm not sure whether or not this is a stereotype or not, but just because I'm blond doesn't mean I have blue eyes--mine are brown! This even got messed up on my learner's permit! :evil:
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Post by usachan » Thu Sep 30, 2004 8:29 pm

Well said isaisa! I'm not hispanic, but a lot of my friends are. I live in and area with a large hispanic population, and my friends don't fit the sterotype at all. And also living in Southern California, I have never met a celebrity in my life, and also never surfed!

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Post by isaisa » Thu Sep 30, 2004 10:42 pm

Yeah I know! It's like for some odd reason when people hear that you're from Los Angeles, they go nuts. I've only seen one celebrity my whole life and that was Danny Bonaduce, ya know the red haired kid from the Partridge Family, and that was like....three years ago. :)
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Post by usachan » Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:26 am

lol, well, you've seen one more than I have.

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Post by Jusenkyo no Pikachu » Sat Oct 02, 2004 7:37 am

isaisa wrote:Yeah I know! It's like for some odd reason when people hear that you're from Los Angeles, they go nuts. I've only seen one celebrity my whole life and that was Danny Bonaduce, ya know the red haired kid from the Partridge Family, and that was like....three years ago. :)
Only celebs I've ever met are Dave Prowse, John Rhys-Davies, Sean Astin and Penny Johnson Jerald (and Joshua Seth and Wayne Grayson), but I've met all of them at conventions down here, not in LA. And I lived in Calabasas for a year. Although I heard that Britney Spears was enrolled at my HS.
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Post by jupiter23 » Tue Oct 05, 2004 2:01 pm

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isaisa wrote:Yeah I know! It's like for some odd reason when people hear that you're from Los Angeles, they go nuts. I've only seen one celebrity my whole life and that was Danny Bonaduce, ya know the red haired kid from the Partridge Family, and that was like....three years ago. :)
Only celebs I've ever met are Dave Prowse, John Rhys-Davies, Sean Astin and Penny Johnson Jerald (and Joshua Seth and Wayne Grayson), but I've met all of them at conventions down here, not in LA. And I lived in Calabasas for a year. Although I heard that Britney Spears was enrolled at my HS.
I can tell you right off that that rumor about Britney Spears is not true, because she is from Kentwood, Louisiana(about the same area as me) and most likely went to high school there, and besides, I believe she is too old for school anymore, anyway.
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Post by Artemis Lover » Fri Oct 08, 2004 8:20 pm

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Artemis Lover wrote:Actually, most of the Washington/Seattle stereotypes are true:
~We do get a LOT of rain, but not in the summertime
~A lot of fish is sold in places like Pike Place Market
~We ARE famous for chocolate and coffee
~There are trees everywhere, and there are even some in the city
~Most people here are liberals
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