Here’s a statement of fact – Austrians are a grumpy lot. Of course, that is not to say that every Austrian existence is grumpy, just that most of them are. If you were to randomly select about a hundred Austrians, you could bet that more than 70 of them would be grumpy people (and you probably wouldn’t lose the bet!)
Think that’s a bit of an overgeneralization? Challenge accepted! Let’s see if we don’t win you over after you set your eyes on the funny map below.
Image source: Alphadesigner.com
See what we are talking about? If this doesn’t scream grumpy to you, what does?
Seriously, most funny maps usually look somewhat like this – some persons recreating maps of countries or continents, for example, by replacing the original names on those maps with their preferred tags. Most of these tags are usually hilarious, as we can see here, but very few are ever this grumpy.
Not convinced about the Austrians being a grumpy lot yet? Well, let’s take a more detailed look into the funny map above.
2 Signs on the Map that Show that Austrians are a Grumpy Lot
1. The Snubiness
Quick question, when you think of Spain, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? How about the second? Third? How about the tenth?
Now, at what position did the words “Noisy Peasants” come to mind? None, right? Good.
Now let’s repeat the process, but this time with Portugal? When did the word “Beggars” come to mind? Not at all, right? Exactly! If you were a grumpy Austrian, however, those would be the first words that would have come to your mind!
2. The Accusations
If there was ever a telltale sign of grumpiness, it would have to be accusing one’s neighbors. From what we can see on that map then, the Austrians are guilty yet again!
Six times! That’s the number of times the word thieves was used in that funny map. Six! And that’s just the first accusation. Let’s not include the “Fake Scandinavia” and the “Bad Skiers” accusation in the mix. If that doesn’t scream grumpy, then we don’t know what does.
See why they are considered a grumpy lot now?
Grumpy or not, however, you have to admit that the Austrians are great people when you warm up to them. Disagree with us? That’s another bet we’d like to make! Just try paying a visit to the part of the map tagged “4th Reich” and see if you would fall in love with the grumpy lot!