chi chi wrote:
teamoperu wrote:Ha ha. Ever so humourous chi chi. Isn't it hilariously grand that you can make jokes using broad negative stereotypes of groups of people. Wouldn't it be funnier if we replaced “backpackers” with, says, “Jews” or “blacks”.
What's wrong with cracking a joke? Thanks to those stereotypes, we can have a good laugh so now and then. I like stereotypes.
In the área I am staying at right now, there's a lot of ''bling-bling'' people.
I am sure that even the clean shaven, showered and well behaved backpackers can laugh with it. I am sure they are bothered as well if they have to sit next to one of their scruffy, smelly counterparts on a 12 hour flight.
Yeah, they are real funny... until you are the butt of the joke.
Chi chi said: “We had a look in the Sheraton when we were there. (Iguazu). It looks like a retirement home. It was full of old age Americans that arrived by a tour bus. Many of them were hanging around in the lobby and bar with their rollator and a bottle of oxygen dangling around their neck. And there isn't too much craic going on at night unless you love to hear those old guys their Vietnam stories over and over again in the bar.” haha So very funny. I am sure the vets who risked their lives find your humour a barrel of fun.
“Some examples of stereotypes of Belgium are:
Belgian people are stupid
Walloon people are lazy- Flemish people work hard
Belgians are born with a brick in their belly
Belgium is the land of child-kidnappers (cfr. Dutroux)
Belgians build garden sheds and decorate them with fake ornaments
Belgians evade taxes and do all things in black”
You don't get it. Maybe because you were sitting beside those Belgium perverts and child-kidnappers who frequent sex tourism hot spots in Thailand, for example.