East Ethnia and West Ethnia

This is my daughter's favorite feature of the web stats program, to find out where the readers are. It looks like this blog, which has a small but very high-quality readership, has more readers in Europe than in the Americas.

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This relation seems to change meaningfully only in those rare instances when East Ethnia gets a mention in the US media or one of them megablogs. Is it the subject matter? Or more evidence for what our import marketers (shoes, cars, kitchen gadgets...) constantly tell us, that Europeans have better judgment and are more tasteful? Or is it the recognition of my inner European?

Your Inner European is Spanish!

Energetic and lively.

You bring the party with you!

This is something I did not know, though it sets a boy to wonder how many other inner Spaniards there may have been in lovely Freeland, Washinton. Turns out the inner Mrs Ethnia is Irish and the inner Ethniette is Swedish, as well. Who would have guessed?


T K Vogel said...

Darn, my inner European is *French*. Maybe I misunderstood the instructions? Or maybe the test doesn't work with *real* Europeans?

Michael M. said...

Alright CET! Yeah! In your face, East Greenland Time! W00t!

I scored "Italian" on the test. I wonder if any Eastern European nationalities are among the possible outcomes?

Eric Gordy said...

I'd like to see the quiz questions for the inner EE outcomes! But something tells me there aren't any. They could mine the "You know you're Serbian when..." thing that is at many places around the web.

T K Vogel said...

I just tried to provoke it into giving me an EE score, and I got a Russian. The borscht is a giveaway.

Katja R. said...

I scored as Irish, and I put in that my ideal night out is 'talk and coffee with friends and perhaps some argueing,' THAT seems pretty Balkans to me! I mean they need to get their stereotypes a little more refined !!! if it was Irish then it should be beer with friends and a lot of argueing, I know, it's the fact I get a little testy about the British D'uh so do some Balkans people!

Katja R. said...

Yeah it can be gamed, second time I changed nothing but the vodka and borscht question and it came out with Russian.
Oh Carniola's comment section is being pissy again. Triedd to comment and CAN'T, moral, NEVER monkey with a good site!