@Yuko: I thought that at least the one about the languages was true. Actually, I, as a Slovak, can understand Czech
perfectly, Polish almost perfectly, then a little Slovenian, Croatian and Bulgarian and a tiiiiny bit of Russian.
@Alenas: They probably mistook you Croats for Turks or someone else living in that area? I'm not sure how it's today but
Turks did wear turbans in the past, didn't they?
And of course, Slovaks lol'd at Hostel too, considering it wasn't even shot in Slovakia, but in Czech republic. And we
then heard the actors speak Czech and saw all these writings in Czech in the movie and were like "Oh right,
Slovakia for sure..." Honestly, the only thing that was truly Slovak in Hostel, was the music. And even that was
like 30+ years old songs. Good - I admmit that - but still old. XD
@Pandemonium: Yep and then imagine that Lithuania in Slovak is "Litva" and Latvia is "Lotyšsko".
Couldn't have got mixed up any more, I guess. :DD
And I never believe these stereotypes about various nations, although it often does seem like a lot of Americans are
dumb. A few years ago, the ambassador from that time came to have a presentation in my school and began: "Well, I
got lost on my way to Slovakia and accidentally ended up in Slovenia..." (I'm still not sure whether it was
supposed to be joke or not but he couldn't have said anything more stupid in front of 300 Slovaks.)
@Valuna: I feel kinda proud because I knew all of what you wrote (except for that about Halloween and St.Maarten's day),
because I'm studying Dutch and I have some lessons on the Dutch and Belgian history and culture, too. :)