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General knowledge bias

September 17, 2011

This joke, albeit funny, requires some basic general knowledge on European countries, their culture and history, and the biases flourishing about them.

The general knowledge required is considered very minimal. Minimal enough, so that anyone can laugh at the joke.

But would we laugh as much if the countries were Zambia, Tchad, Laos, Mongolia, Zimbabwe and Costa Rica?

And no, it’s not because “this is our culture, and we know it better”. Because we would expect anyone in the world with a fair share of basic education to get the joke.

Something to think about…

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