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I went to Guatemala over Christmas.
Someone asked me what it was like.

I said, “ I imagine it is a bit like the mountains of southern China, Laos, Vietnam.”
They looked at me like I was crazy.

I tried to prove my sanity. I came across these images. Which is Hmong?
Which is Guatemala?

Anyone care to comment.

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Re: Cultural Mystery- Explain this [Velocibuddha] [ In reply to ]
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Hmong top, Guatemala bottom.

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing." -- Ron Swanson
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Re: Cultural Mystery- Explain this [Velocibuddha] [ In reply to ]
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bottom is guatemala. that wasn't hard.

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Yep, OP or other live in a large Hmong area? I am in Northern WI and it has a large Hmong population and the cities do as well.

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Well the church was a give away.
What if I switched the scenery?
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Re: Cultural Mystery- Explain this [Velocibuddha] [ In reply to ]
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wouldn't have mattered. the clothing was the giveaway for me.

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Re: Cultural Mystery- Explain this [Velocibuddha] [ In reply to ]
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The church did give it away, along with the garments in the top photo which look very sherpa-like.

Plus, they look Asian and the others don't.

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing." -- Ron Swanson
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Re: Cultural Mystery- Explain this [JasoninHalifax] [ In reply to ]
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JasoninHalifax wrote:
wouldn't have mattered. the clothing was the giveaway for me.

What do you have a PhD in traditional women’s clothing or something?
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Re: Cultural Mystery- Explain this [Velocibuddha] [ In reply to ]
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The Hmong women are probably all from the same village. The Guatemalan women present a collage of different villages and tribal clothes.
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Re: Cultural Mystery- Explain this [Velocibuddha] [ In reply to ]
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maybe ;-)

it just looked more like central americas to me. If you hadnt given it as multiple choice, no way I would have known.

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Re: Cultural Mystery- Explain this [JasoninHalifax] [ In reply to ]
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My brother has the following theory:
1) The human mind can remember x number of people.
2) The world contains x + 1 people.
(These people are continuously making small modifications in their appearance so that you don’t catch on).

Perhaps something like that is going on.

The better explanation is that there are some confluent circumstances that Guatemalan and Hmong share: ancient cultures, mountain enclaves, surrounding lowland jungles

But still...
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Re: Cultural Mystery- Explain this [Velocibuddha] [ In reply to ]
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Maybe he just likes to dress up his German sex robot in traditional Hmong women's clothing.

Not that there is anything wrong with that.
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Tom_hampton wrote:
Maybe he just likes to dress up his German sex robot in traditional Hmong women's clothing.

Not that there is anything wrong with that.


People seem to think that they are getting the better of the machines.
But they are wrong.

I say to hell with the sex robots.

Some robot wants to have sex with me... it is gonna have to pay.
Last edited by: Velocibuddha: Jan 12, 18 12:49
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Re: Cultural Mystery- Explain this [Velocibuddha] [ In reply to ]
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I stayed in a few villages in Guatemala and also stayed briefly in the northern hills of Thailand where they have Hmong tribes.

I'd say you are accurate in suggesting there are similarities.

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Re: Cultural Mystery- Explain this [Velocibuddha] [ In reply to ]
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Can't tell the difference. They both look like shitholes to me.

I'm kidding, just couldn't pass it up in light of the other thread.
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Re: Cultural Mystery- Explain this [Velocibuddha] [ In reply to ]
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So we all could tell the difference, but I think the pictures helped your larger point (if you still care).
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Re: Cultural Mystery- Explain this [Velocibuddha] [ In reply to ]
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An example of convergent evolution?
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