1. Post #1
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    Dennab
    August 2010
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    Estonia in the eyes of Latvians, has a strategic position as a Nordic country, Scandinavian country. Latvia isn't a Nordic country nor like Poland that is Central-European." Tells Aivare, that these factors make the main ego-like difference for Latvians between Latvia and Estonia, as Latvia has no strategic position as a Nordic country or as a Central European country like Poland.

    Estonians have almost no stereotypes towards Latvians. A joke stereotype of Latvians having 6 toes can't be taken very seriously. Estonians describe Latvia as a historic neighbor and a member of the Baltic countries.

    "Latvians have considerably stronger stereotypes towards Estonia and Estonians, than Estonians have towards Latvia. Estonians practically have no stereotypes for Latvia and Latvians. People, who look upwards towards others, make more intensive stereotypes towards the people they look upwards too," explains Aivare.

    Stereotypes of Estonians and Latvians towards each other

    Estonian associations

    Towards Latvia:
    Riga
    Bad roads
    No islands
    Ventspils
    Saldejums
    Karums

    Towards Latvians:
    Six toes
    Love to eat fish
    We love them
    They are like cousins - weird, but we love them
    You can't pick relatives


    Latvian associations

    Towards Estonia:
    Successful business sphere and successful industry
    Advanced social- and medical system
    IT-sphere
    Spas
    Islands
    Munamägi (largest mountain in the Baltics)
    Tartu University
    Soviet memories
    Liquor "Old Tallinn"
    Kama (food)
    More successful than Latvia


    Towards Estonians:
    Blond, light haired
    Non-communicators
    Slow (when contacting)
    Rational
    Foreseeing
    Strategic
    Patriotic
    Careful
    Determined
    "Sexy Estonian boy"
    Better than Latvians
    Similar to Scandinavians

    This is not some troll thread, it is from a real scientific study..
    This is the 195 page study : "http://dspace.utlib.ee/dspace/bitstream/10062/9205/1/Aivarekatri.pdf"
    (warning PDF, prepare your PC to be frozen)
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    "Sexy Estonian boy"

    Edited:

    Someone made a thread about jaanus :)
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    I hope Jaanus was right when he told me how good the women in Estonia are, I'm going there for a week tomorrow
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    Estonian associations

    Towards Latvia:
    Ventspils
    Saldejums
    Karums
    oh, ok
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    I hope Jaanus was right when he told me how good the women in Estonia are, I'm going there for a week tomorrow
    "Baby, it'll blow your mind."

    I need to watch less Futurama.
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    For some reason I MUST post in this thread to tell you;
    Shut up you six-toed fish lover.
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    For some reason I MUST post in this thread to tell you;
    Shut up you six-toed fish lover.
    Shut the hell up you have a successful business sphere and good social/medical skills who's laughing now.
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    We have something smilair in the Netherlands against the Belgians, Dutch poeple stereotype Belgians as being generally dumb/akward, while Belgians stereotype Dutch as being extremely greedy.
    I believe all neighbouring countries do this. This is the first time I heard about one side having positive stereotypes while the other doesn't tough.
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    I hope Jaanus was right when he told me how good the women in Estonia are, I'm going there for a week tomorrow
    from what I'm told he was right
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    I believe all neighbouring countries do this.
    Like with the english and the scots, welsh and irish.

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    Dennab
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    The fuck? how is having a mountain in a country a stereotype??
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    Like with the english and the scots, welsh and irish.
    sweden and norway
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    May I note, while we do have good industry and buisness practices, we dont get paid shit.
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    Us Estonians call latvians "saldejum's" a saldejums means "icecream" in latvian. I have no idead where this nickname came from..
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    I always win ethnic battles with friends because none of them can ever think of a negative swedish stereotype. Fuck yar swedish descent
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    I hope Jaanus was right when he told me how good the women in Estonia are, I'm going there for a week tomorrow
    He is SO right

    I always win ethnic battles with friends because none of them can ever think of a negative swedish stereotype. Fuck yar swedish descent
    Same thing with me, they try to insult Estonians with things like "uh, uhm you are like near Russia"
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    So basically all Estonian stereotypes shit down on Latvia while Latvian stereotypes makes Estonia look like best country in Europe (Which apparently it isnt)? I smell something retarded here.


    Btw trust me, chicks are HOT here. Even though I'm Russian, I find Estonian girls more sexy. Too bad can't speak with them :<

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    May I note, while we do have good industry and buisness practices, we dont get paid shit.
    An Estonian working in Finland earns by average triple the amount of money they would here, for example.
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    for some reason i've always imagined people in Estonia to still be using horse buggies on dirt roads to get anywhere.
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    for some reason i've always imagined people in Estonia to still be using horse buggies on dirt roads to get anywhere.
    Yeah, no.
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    for some reason i've always imagined people in Estonia to still be using horse buggies on dirt roads to get anywhere.
    i wish the 911 emote still existed
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    for some reason i've always imagined people in Estonia to still be using horse buggies on dirt roads to get anywhere.
    Estonia has horses :o
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  23. Post #23
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    So basically all Estonian stereotypes shit down on Latvia while Latvian stereotypes makes Estonia look like best country in Europe (Which apparently it isnt)? I smell something retarded here.


    Btw trust me, chicks are HOT here. Even though I'm Russian, I find Estonian girls more sexy. Too bad can't speak with them :<
    Most people are able speak Russian here even when they are Estonian...
    At least most people I know

  24. Post #24
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    The six-toed joke is pmuch from the LV afaik.

    What does LV mean on the number of a Latvian car? Lisa-Varvas (Additional toe)


    And as I saw yesterday, some Estonians can be total douchebags when they are drunk.

    BTW, Latvia has good roads, but there are only like, 10 main roads. Seriously. To get to the Kolka (Place nime in Latvia actually) you have two roads, one goes from Jurmala, other from Ventspils.

  25. Post #25
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    The six-toed joke is pmuch from the LV afaik.

    What does LV mean on the number of a Latvian car? Lisa-Varvas (Additional toe)


    And as I saw yesterday, some Estonians can be total douchebags when they are drunk.

    BTW, Latvia has good roads, but there are only like, 10 main roads. Seriously. To get to the Kolka (Place nime in Latvia actually) you have two roads, one goes from Jurmala, other from Ventspils.
    When I was like 6 we went to a spa/water park thing in Jurmala (latvia). There was literally poop floating around...
    Scarred for life :(
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    When I was like 6 we went to a spa/water park thing in Jurmala (latvia). There was literally poop floating around...
    Scarred for life :(
    Haha. Did not see it myself when I went there like, 6 years ago?

    But Latvia is weird, they have no monuments or anything on here and there on the roads.
    Drive around in Estonia and you find something, like a monument or a small town, church, whatever. In Latvia, nothing, Absolutely nothing.

    BTW, bit offtopic but http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14635021
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    And as I saw yesterday, some Estonians can be total douchebags when they are drunk.
    uh yeah some <any nationality on earth> can be total douchebags when theyre drunk
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    Haha. Did not see it myself when I went there like, 6 years ago?

    But Latvia is weird, they have no monuments or anything on here and there on the roads.
    Drive around in Estonia and you find something, like a monument or a small town, church, whatever. In Latvia, nothing, Absolutely nothing.



    BTW, bit offtopic but http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14635021
    Yeah especially in northern latvia there are like no cars on the road, no signs, no towns and no villages , it looks like nuclear war add a few thousand years.

    Oh come on, that BBC article makes Estonians look like some weirdass nature freaks...

  29. Post #29
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    Was this really needed as a general discussion ?

    Edited:

    Also i don't know anti Eesti stereotypes

    Edited:

    By the way, don't forget about your Livonian Heritage, FYI (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livonian_language)

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    I always win ethnic battles with friends because none of them can ever think of a negative swedish stereotype. Fuck yar swedish descent
    blonde haired girly men
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    Most Estonians add "Right?" "Look..." to almost every sentence.

    As for patriotism, original Estonians hate Russians a lot. It's because of Adidas-wearing, bald, teethless Russians cussing on every Estonian for something, like being too slow or dumb. Basically attacking. Some of my friends don't want to date Estonian girls because they think that the girls will reject my friends for being a russkie. The discrimination against each other is still strong, speaking from experience.

    Being a Russian I have nothing against Estonians. Thing is both parties should learn both Estonian and Russian.
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    Was this really needed as a general discussion ?

    Edited:


    Also i don't know anti Eesti stereotypes

    Edited:

    By the way, don't forget about your Livonian Heritage, FYI (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livonian_language)
    That's pretty interesting, the words look like Estonian with little lines and scribbliy-doos all over them

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    Estonian associations

    Towards Latvia:
    Riga - The only reason why we got fucked over during the Livonian period
    Bad roads - True
    No islands - You own one of ours.
    Ventspils - It's a nice plaec
    Saldejums - You know that is ice cream right
    Karums - That is just cur with sugar ( It's delicious )

    Towards Latvians:
    Six toes - what ?
    Love to eat fish - Ye, they're tasty
    We love them - Fuck ye
    They are like cousins - weird, but we love them - <3
    You can't pick relatives - True


    Latvian associations

    Towards Estonia:
    Successful business sphere and successful industry - I can't really tell.
    Advanced social- and medical system - Not that i heard of
    IT-sphere - True
    Spas
    Islands - We will get it back...one day
    Munamägi (largest mountain in the Baltics) - There are no mountains in the Baltics also you beat us by only 8 meters
    Tartu University -
    Soviet memories - Fuck them soviets
    Liquor "Old Tallinn" - Never heard of
    Kama (food)
    More successful than Latvia - You wish


    Towards Estonians:
    Blond, light haired
    Non-communicators
    Slow (when contacting)
    Rational
    Foreseeing
    Strategic
    Patriotic
    Careful
    Determined
    "Sexy Estonian boy"
    Better than Latvians
    Similar to Scandinavians
    - HAHAAHAHHAHAHAHA, ye right...you guys are a joke.
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    We Latvians believe Estonians are horribly slow
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    Where is my Latvian home boys when i need them !?
    Get over here, Paravin.
    Edit
    You came in the right time.
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    Also that six toes stereotype is really funny, I've had estonians come up to me and ask me to show my feet, because they want to know if I've got six fingers.
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    Also that six toes stereotype is really funny, I've had estonians come up to me and ask me to show my feet, because they want to know if I've got six fingers.
    I'd show them my foot at 10 km/h.

    Edited:

    I wonder when will Januus come here.
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    Kama is a type of powder which makes food, like cottage cheese, very delicious.

    Nothing bad about Latvia. You guys have Stanislav Davydov(similar to Ray William Johnson) and a nice waterpark called Jurmala.
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    Latvia has perfect girls, if you don't agree you like penises.
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    Kama is a type of powder which makes food, like cottage cheese, very delicious.

    Nothing bad about Latvia. You guys have Stanislav Davydov(similar to Ray William Johnson) and a nice waterpark called Jurmala.
    Anyone who tries to be similar to him is an idiot...or is looking for easy money.
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