Saturday, October 08, 2005
And In Other Shocking News
Paul Trapnell, a professor of psychology at the University of Winnipeg, agreed that claiming particular national character traits can support certain motives: differentiating a population from other cultures and building its self-esteem.Darcey of Dust My Broom predicts mass denial, even while he punctures another stereotyped news article.
"So we'll try to see ourselves as different from Americans and the differences we'll latch onto are the differences that also serve our desire to think good about ourselves," said Trapnell, one of three Canadian researchers who contributed data to the study.
Some of the older houses down here don't have any type of heating other than fireplaces and/or space heaters, so when it drops down into the 20s the inhabitants are cold. But that happens rarely.
Maybe if you crawled in the freezer. I don't recommend that though. But they do have that neat little system of tunnels and walkways, you can walk everywhere and never once set foot outside.
In addition, a sports hero isn't respected unless teeth are missing.
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