the National Stereotypes

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They also wear large ostentatious gold jewelry and watches. Foreigners assume the country to be extremely liberal, multicultural, soft on crime and drugs, and obsessed with tolerance and fairness. Whisky (spelled as whiskey in Ireland, making the distinction) and especially scotch are their most universal export product. Examples are Christopher Hitchens, John Lydon, Margaret Thatcher, Jeremy Clarkson, Nigel Farage, Anne Robinson, Simon Cowell, Gordon Ramsay, Some of them can be considered being a charming Magnificent Bastard too though, especially in countries (like the USA) where their blunt, honest attitude helps to cut. And since A Serbian Film they are not likely to gain a reputation for good taste any time soon Montenegrins are allergic to work and youll never oedipus Rex by Sophocles Tragic Hero see one stand up or, God forbid, walk somewhere. Both are somewhat Truth in Television: During World War I, the Sassari brigade (raised completely in Sardinia) was nicknamed devils by the enemy.