What are some of the more common European Stereotypes?
Dissecting Common European Stereotypes
This is meant to be silly so please don't get sidetracked by political correctness. This is all in good fun, designed for a laugh.
My favorite t-shirt on the subject says: “Heaven is where the police are British, the chefs Italian, the mechanics German, the lovers French, and it’s all organized by the Swiss…Hell on the other hand is where the police are German, the chefs British, the mechanics French, the lovers Swiss, and it’s all organized by the Italians.”
Depending on what country you're in, I've seen many close variations of this ever-popular theme.
Others fun variations include “never to cook like a Brit, drive like a Frenchman, be as humorous as a German, as good a soldier as a Belgian, as talkative as a Finn, as computer literate as the Portuguese, as patient as an Austrian, as generous as a Dutchman, as organized as a Greek, as humble as a Spaniard, as sober as an Irishman, as self-restrained as an Italian," and so on...you get the point.
These are by far the nicer stereotypes I've found. If you search the internet you'll find much harsher stereotypes but we want to keep it light-hearted.