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Stereotypes Colombians Can’t Stand Hearing

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Colombia has been declared “the happiest country in the world” on several occasions. But there are certainly plenty of things that make us Colombianos less than happy, like being asked if we carry coke at all times ?. Wanna see Colombianos smile again? Then stay clear of these stereotypes…

All Colombians Sound the Same

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Few things are more annoying than having complete strangers say you don’t sound Colombian because you don’t have that accent. News flash: we’re not all from the same region.

All Colombian Women Look Like This

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Colombian women come on all shapes and sizes, including ladies of Afro and indigenous descendent. Oh yeah, not all of us got boob jobs for our quinces either.

Colombians are Addicted to Coffee

I know this might come as a shock to most, but just because Colombia is the third largest producer of coffee in the world, it doesn’t mean every Colombiano loves it. There are plenty of other delicious beverages in the country including tea and aguapanela (if you don’t know what it is, look it up).

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Every Colombian is a Drug Dealer

Everyone knows who Pablo Escobar is. However, what he isn’t is a fair representation of all Colombians. Not everyone in the country is a coke trafficker, coke farmer, coke mule or drug lord. Also, shocking fact, coke is not legal in Colombia.

Colombian Women are Easy

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Have you heard of the term friendly? That’s what people from Colombia are, both men and women. Because we use terms of endearment like “baby” and “love,” doesn’t mean we’re trying to get into everyone’s pants.

Colombians are Only Good at Fútbol

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While Colombia made it to the 2014 World Cup and played fairly well (James Rodriguez is like a God), soccer is not the only sport Colombians dominate. Catherine Ibargüen from Apartadó, Colombia is a Summer Olympics medalist in the high jump; tennis player Marianna Duque from Bogotá high rank sits at 90 worldwide and Rigoberto Urán won second place in the 2014 Giro D’Italia.

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Every Colombian Abuses Cocaine

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You want to be careful with this one. Remember former UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Nicolette van Dam? Her offensive tweet of the “Colombian wall,” which made an allusion to Colombian national soccer team members James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao snorting cocaine, led to millions of very upset Colombians – and a resignation on her part.

Colombia is a Third-World Country Where Tourists Get Kidnapped

 

Have I mentioned we’re a happy country? This above is a better representation of who we are. Sing it, Carlos!

Colombians are Only Made of Mulatos Dancing Salsa

We sure love to dance, but there’s much more to us than just salsa dancers. Have you heard of vallenato?

Colombia = Guerrillas and Paramilitaries

Wrong! We’re great food, amazing music, incredibly charming people, great cities, amazing beaches. Colombia is not all mass media makes it out to be.

Colombia is a Caribbean Country

There are paradise-like beach destinations to visit in both the Atlantic and Pacific coast, but you can’t go to Bogota wearing flip flops and get mad because it’s not a tropical weather. The city is 2,600 meters above sea level! Pull out your Almanac and get to studying.

Every Colombian is a Party Animal

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Colombians have a reputation of being high energy, music lovers, great dancers and extremely sociable individuals. That might be true to some extent, it doesn’t mean we party every night and arrive hungover to work and school the next morning.

Colombian Food is Spicy because All Latin Food is Spicy, Duh

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Not true. As a matter of fact the only Latin American country that loves chile so much they add it to literally everything is Mexico.

Colombianos, what’s the most annoying stereotype you’ve heard? mitú wants to know. Let us know in the comments below. 

8 Lyrics that are the Best F U to an Ex

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8 Lyrics that are the Best F U to an Ex

Cheating is like a disease, no matter who you are or how fabulous you are, you’re not immune to it — no one is. Luckily, these powerful songstresses know your pain and their lyrics are your anthem to get over that worthless descarado.

“Quédate con ella” – Natalia Jiménez

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?Yo no plancho, ni barro, ni voy por cigarros, ni tiendo la ropa, ni lavo chacharros, que otra aguante este maltrato, ya no puedo más.?

So you like her because she’s a DNB who only knows how to cook and clean? Keep her. I got more going on in my life and I don’t need you so… bye Felicia!

“Te quedó grande la yegua” – Alicia Villareal

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?Quieres que la mujer se someta a su hombre, por algo ha de ser. Yo estaba dispuesta a darte mi vida, pero una mujer como yo, pero una mujer como yo, no te merece.?

In other words, I’m a whole lotta woman – and you can’t handle it.

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“Infiel” – Rocio Durcal

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?Infiel, quien traiciona un gran amor es un infiel. El que tiene doble vida, la legal y la escondida. Aunque diga lo que diga, es un infiel.?

Rocío Dúrcal tells you exactly how to spot a cheater. Her angelic voice makes it seem like the song is a sweet melody, but don’t be fooled, as charming as she sounds, she puts that fool on blast.

“Si te vas” – Shakira

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Even with all that hip shaking and sensual belly rolling, Shakira shows you how you can put your ex in his place because, as she says… If you replace me with that hag, you can forget we even knew each other.

“Qué tal se siente” – Graciela Beltran

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?¿Qué tal se siente que te llegue la noticia que te pusieron el cuerno hasta con tu mejor amigo??

As Graciela suggests, maybe that scum you had as an ex deserves a taste of his own medicine. Oh so you call yourself a man and you can dish it out but can’t take it??

*Disclaimer: mitú does no condone or endorse infidelity.

“La papa sin catsup” – Gloria Trevi

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?Me dejaste como una papa sin catsup, como uña sin mugre… y la mugre eres ¡tú!?

If you really want to make your ex feel like sh*t, take a few notes from Gloria Trevi. She knows just what to say.

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“Rata de dos patas” – Paquita la del Barrio

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?Alimaña. Culebra ponzoñosa deshecho de la vida, te odio y te desprecio.?

Man, Paquita has no chill. She’s been through some pain, but so have you. Good thing she’s got your back.

“Que creías” – Selena

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?¿Tú qué creías? ¿Tú qué creías? ¿Que te ibas a encontrar un amor mejor que el mío que te hiciera más feliz? Pues ya vez, no es tan sencillo.?

Who the hell would cheat on the queen? But please, did he really think she would take him back after what he did? Take a queue from her and know when to walk away…

What songs do you dedicate to your ex-boyfriend? mitú wants to know. Tell us in the comments below. 

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