Friday, January 26, 2007

You're an Astronaut (And You're Blowing up the Moon)

The first noun that came to mind to match the adjectival form of a nation, as based on absorbed pop culture and various stereotypes:
  • American Pie
  • Canadian bacon
  • English Breakfast
  • French fries
  • Chinese food
  • Japanese animation
  • Polish sausage
  • Egyptian pyramids
  • Jamaican bobsled team
  • Iraqi war
  • Mexican border
  • Greek mythology
  • Italian Renaissance
  • Brazilian wax
  • Austrian nobleman
  • Swedish meatball
  • Cuban cigar
  • New Zealand wool
  • Thai massage parlor (with "Thai iced tea" popping into my head a moment later)
  • Belgian waffles
  • Russian mail order bride
  • Australian aborigine
  • Korean dictator
  • Kenyan wildlife preserve
  • Vietnamese coffee
  • Swiss army knife
  • Colombian drug lord
  • Argentinian national football league
  • Tahitian Moon
  • Turkish bath
  • Irish Republican Army
  • Spanish Fly
  • Mongolian horde
  • Armenian genocide
  • Danish butter cookies
  • Fijian mermaid
  • Haitian refugee
  • Lebanese Blonde (the Thievery Corporation song, not the variety of hashish)
And beyond these, I couldn't think of single nation in the world with which I had an immediate association. Does that say more about me or the nations?

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