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On this breezy October morn, I walk
in the swift shadows of cloud-cursing rooks,
watching the world wake on the horizon.
All houses wherein men have lived and died
Are haunted houses. Through the open doors
The harmless phantoms on their errands glide,
With feet that make no sound upon the floors.
We meet them at the doorway, on the stair,
Along the passages they come and go,
Impalpable impressions on the air,
A sense of something moving to and fro.
I was looking up what the Italian stereotype (eat pizza and pasta, lots of hand gestures, loud, flirts/romantics, fashionable, crazy drivers, hot tempered...Italian stereotypes: https://www.justlanded.com/english/Italy/Articles/Culture/Being-Italian
) but then thought it would be interesting to see what came up to describe Brits.True: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/08/14/british-stereotypes_n_5461440.html
Here it is suggested that the there's some truth in the fact that Brits tend to have a stiff upper lip, lover tea, drink too much alcohol, have a country of beautiful green countryside and lots of stately homes, are polite and apologise a lot, but can be snobbish, cook badly, love the Beatles, and are Dr Who fans.
But misconceptions include their love of queuing, there are red telephone boxes everywhere, people live in thatched cottages, and men wear bowler hats (I'm not sure I have ever seen one!)
Of course there are a lot of misconceptions about stereotypes, but do you think there is any truth in them?
Here are some resources that you might find interesting to explore: http://www.nationalstereotype.com/http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/expressenglish/2011/11/111128_ee_stereotypes.shtmlhttps://www.buzzfeed.com/patricksmith/stereotypes-people-are-sick-of-hearing-about-their-countr?utm_term=.heLN5VdRM#.eeRxROzZA