Monday, 3 December 2012


Hello guys!

Today I'm going to be talking about glasses! There's an infamous stereotype that people with spectacles are smart- and surprisingly, there can be some truth to that!
Some people require glasses because they've read too much in the dark. Reading is a symbol of education and intelligence, which is how I assume this particular stereotype came about.

The majority of people who need glasses, however, have inherited poor eyesight from relatives, and there can be other causes of acquiring glasses, such as reading too close to a page, or spending too much time on a computer or phone.

Just because I have glasses because I read too much in the dark, doesn't make me biased!
Most certainly not.
I think.
I hope.

Just a note-
There's the typical image of a "geek", or "nerd", who is usually portrayed with glasses. "Four eyes" is practically a classic in a bully's dictionary. Suddenly, people who don't require glasses are wearing fake ones because its become fashionable. Doesn't that seem a little unfair? Shouldn't the real glasses owners get some kind of credit? After teasing people with glasses for decades for no reason (you don't really have much choice but to wear glasses after being diagnosed with poor eyesight. That is, unless you're willing to wear contact lenses- certainly not me! I'm afraid of putting anything in my eye; I still have to talk myself into opening my eyes underwater- putting in a contact lens is my equivalent to wrapping your eye in cling film. No thank you. I suppose I'm just really melodramatic.).

Ok, rant over!
PS I have nought against people donning fake glasses for fashion, it just irritates me when someone has taken the mickey out of someone (*cough*me*cough*) for wearing "goofy glasses", and then whipped out their own fake pair. Seriously?! I despair with humanity. I think I shall resign to being a walrus.

Monday, 19 November 2012

I'm running low

Hi guys...
I need more stereotypes to bust, so I asked a bunch of vunderbar people on instagram and in school, but most responses have been quite brief and hard to make into a post sufficient to pass as part of an English assignment.
In fact, I'm typing this up during break-
And will certainly regret writing that in my English lesson.
So I've decided to, instead of writing a proper post, I'll just write up an array of responses that I received from insta.

There are 'fast food places everywhere. There's one down my street [in America]"

"Well, coming from a Canadian, honestly, lots of us love maple syrup, because it is superduperdelicious. And we only have polar bears in the arctic, the far north. But they don't wander around here XD"

"Not all Canadians like maple syrup (my friend's from Canada, and she can't stand it!)"
-Hanna shuller (please forgive any mis-spelled names)

I'm sorry for such a short attempt, but I'll be back with a proper, grammatically correct blog soon!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

A grumpy old bunch

So recently, I happened across the rather unfortunate stereotype that British citizens are unusually grumpy, and arrogant.

I think that this is a particularly disruptive, and quite frankly ridiculous assumption.
I have seen many arguments in the comments section of YouTube videos about racism, and have seen many accusations towards British people .

I believe that the basis for this personality stereotype is how the videos that "trolls" will watch, aggravate British people and they express their (temporary) feelings in the comments section- that is there for that specific reason. The other viewers then see these negative comments, and usually end up fighting with the other user.
I think that they then get the impression that we're just a grumpy old bunch, which I don't think is true.

Yes, we can be arrogant- but then, all people can be, in all countries, and it isn't really fair to judge an entire creed on a few negative reactions, that, if you think about it, could be understandable. Add the fact that in all countries, there are unpleasant people- but pleasant people to balance it out.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, it's wrong to judge an entire nation on the mistakes of a few nitwits.
It's ok of there is some truth to the stereotype, and isn't all negative (e.g British people love tea).

Monday, 8 October 2012


Hello, I'm back!

Oh, just briefly, how do you pronounce 'rant'? I say it ruh-aunt, whereas a lot of people I know use ruh-ant.
Am I the only one who gets this?

Anyway, back to the actual purpose of this blog!

11 out of 21 people in a year 8 (grade 8 for all you awesome Americans reading ^^) like tea - they are only 12-13, younger than me, so that probably counts for more.

The majority of British children in a class like tea, even from a young age.This could be because they were exposed to the regular drinking of tea by adults around them, even from infancy.

Again, sorry for...well...everything...

Tabby over and out!

Friday, 21 September 2012

Me again!
I have results for the marmite experiment (if you could call it one)!
Out of 20 people,
15% love marmite (including moi),
80% hate it (unbelievable), and I didn't realise before, but my friend Niaomi (love2quote) hasn't actually tasted the delicacy before!
Fine, fine, it's not a 'delicacy'. Come on, forgive me; I'm allowed some creative freedom, surely!

The poll has closed *dramatic music* so I'm going to be writing a blog soon questioning wether or not most British people drink tea!
See you guys soon,
PS I apologise for such a short entry, and after such a lengthy period of time; I've been under brutal attack from the dreaded homework, the amount of which has suddenly increased due to the new school year.

Sunday, 16 September 2012


Yes, it's me again!
Unfortunatley, this isn't a proper blog- just an update.
Sorry I couldn't write a post yesterday- I was at a party with Noor- and as a result I'm utterly zonked right now, so I won't be able to write much today either!
Sorry- don't worry, I'll write as soon as possible!
PS Thank you for unblocking the page, blogger people! :3

Friday, 14 September 2012


Hello, fellow humans!
I'm back! I hope you liked the last post- I sacrificed a lot for that (my frineds still haven't forgiven me for trying to measure their eyebrows)!

There haven't been many votes on the poll- ok, one vote, so I'm going to keep it up for a little while longer.
Meanwhile, I'm going to be talking about marmite.
In the advert, it says "you either love it, or hate it". Unlike most promotional statements (no, 'pink cleaning wash'- thing, you didn't remove the tomato stain from my shirt- let alone 'anything' !) , I can't seem to find anything untruthful about it.
Including myself, only 6 people I know love marmite, and everyone else I know doesn't.
That's pretty much all the information I have- I'm sending out an email to a bunch of people asking them their views on the spread, and i'll post the results as soon as they're in!

From now on, I'm going to be doing a 'ponder' every time I publish a new post- random questions that you can answer in the comments if you want to!
Today's ponder:
What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?


PS When I went online today, I saw that Blogger has put this page under examination, because I might've 'violated the blogger rules". If anyone from Blogger is reading this, then I appologise- I wasn't breaking the rules on purpose- whatever I say on here isn't meant to be offensive at all!
I can see how something about stereotypes can easily be seen as offensive, but I'm doing this purely out of interest; I have no intention of hurting anyone's feelings.
Readers, don't worry, I'll still be posting blogs on here- you can still access the page!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Giant Eyebrows-?

Hello, it's me again!
I'm going to begin the series with a stereotype that I'd actually never heard of before- that British people have unusually large eyebrows.

I have been inspecting people's eyebrows (well, staring at them), much to their surprise, and I have noticed that they are quite big!
To confirm my hunch, I approached my friends with a ruler and asked them "Please can I measure your eyebrows?". I don't think they fully appreciated the importance of my task. All of them ran away, baying with laughter. That is, all except Noor, who simply sat by her computer and uttered in a dead monotone: "yup.". Hooray- someone agreed to participate in my highly important experiment! It's not as though she just said yes because she was mesmerised by the computer screen and didn't actually catch a single word I said. When I approached her about it later, she looked at me as though I was a nitwit and walked away.
I'm sure it's just a phase.
I know she really wants to have her eyebrows measured.
I know it.

Well, that's all the information I have presently!
I'll update soon!

PS- My twin Kitty said that this blog was a "really awful idea". 
Wow, such a supportive friend!
Kitty, if you're even bothering to read this, then look:
I have 8 WHOLE PAGE VIEWS! *walks off happily*

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Welcome to my blog!

Hello! I'm a massive fan of Hetalia, and have always nurtured an interest in stereotypes. I used to believe firmly that all these judgements had no foundation whatsoever, and thought they were just offensive. I'm English, you see, and you are probably already aware that there are innumerable amounts of stereotypes surrounding British people. It was only recently that I was exposed to the humorous side of stereotypes. This sudden change of perspective made me wonder if there was indeed any truth behind all the rumours, and so I decided to set up this blog!
On here I'll be putting stereotypes to the test- I've put up a poll so you can choose which one you'd like to read about next!
I hope you enjoy this blog!
Tabby Kirkland Jones (Hetalia fans, please forgive my pen name!)