accent and in a nasal brawl. Egypt : Ancient Egypt: If Egypt is shown in fiction, usually references are made Ancient Egypt: pyramids, mummies, sphinxes (like the one in Gizeh ancient tombs, hieroglyphs, obelisks, sarcophaguses, pharaohs (expect references to Cleopatra VII, Cheops, Ramses II, Nefertete, Tutankhamun or Amon and characters walking. When actual presidents arent directly referenced themselves a standard version of the American President will be used. But the mere sight of a bare breast or genitalia is a gigantic Berserk Button, despite the fact that gun violence is more harmful than human nudity. Perhaps the most modern of all Greek stereotypes (most popular in the rest of the EU) is Greece as the monetary black hole, unable to cope with the 2008 stock market crash until this very day. A reference to mandarins and their Emperor will be made, despite the fact that The Last Emperor was forced into abdication in 1911. Their foul tasting and even dangerous traditional cuisine. College students will be wearing a student beret (a tradition that doesnt exist in non-English speaking universities). They are known for being devout Catholics and may be insistent everyone else be, too. The female counterpart of this character is the Italian bombshell, exemplified by actresses as Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, Claudia Cardinale, Anna Magnani, Monica Bellucci, Isabelle Adjani, Isabelle Rossellini, Italian women in modern works are always hot. In popular culture the Turkish massage will always be given by a huge moustached Turk who beats heavily with his fists on the back of his relaxing customer. Vatican City Somewhat of a subtrope of Italy there can be some substantial overlap, especially in historical works (even though the last three popes and, of course, the first were not Italian). Occasionally also shares the Transylvanian stereotypes (Vampires, torches and pitchforks etc.) mentioned in detail under Romania, thanks mostly to messy local history and Bela Lugosi. In reality, Scotland has produced quite some notable scientists and inventors who had a positive effect on human history, including Alexander Graham Bell (inventor of the telephone Kirkpatrick Macmillan (inventor of the bicycle James Clerk Maxwell (discoverer of electromagnetic radiation Joseph Lister (introduced antiseptic surgery. Spanish painting has also produced some iconic artists, like Diego Velazquez, Francisco De Goya, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Salvador Dali. Legion of Lost Souls: The French Foreign Legion is another legendary phenomenon associated with the country. The Ganges river will also be shown, but only when Hindus are washing themselves in the holy river. Some even say its equal to, if not better than the (stereotypical) capital of barbeque itself, the United States of America. According to them, the only people that never made any trouble about the way they were spoofed were the Britons. Or theyll be blues guitarists who went to the crossroads to sell their soul to the devil in exchange for their talent. The USA is not even the only country with multinationals or shoddy unsophisticated stuff. On the other, theres Boulder and the ski towns, home of the Granola Girl, the New-Age Retro Hippie and, for the latter, rich celebrities making a second home, all of them snowboarding and getting high. Chinese delicacies like thousand-year-old egg and bird nest soup are well-known among Westerners, and Koreans are said to favour kimchi and dog meat.