I see fable doesn't even bother with talking about his region. Too embarrassed, I suppose.
So, about the U.S. Let's see...
1.) All Americans aren't stupid. This is a misconception both in and outside of the U.S. Only the vast majority of them are dumb.
2.) All Americans are not obese. I can't stress this one enough. There are equal proportions of obese and anorexic people in the U.S.
3.) All Americans aren't lazy. Again, just the majority.
Yes, I was kidding. Maybe.
Florida, in particular.
1.) Not all Floridians are dumb yokels. There are some, as sometimes stereotypes can be true about some people, but the majority of Floridians are not yokels. How this one got started I don't get; I suppose it's just the assumption that, with Florida being in the south--and the stereotype attached to "Southerners"--Florida somehow got roped in on it.
2.) There are not rolling fields of orange groves everywhere, nor is the vast proportion of Florida dominated by swampland. I had a friend come in from California who swore to me it appeared that Florida was nothing but swamp. Then, driving up the highway, he pointed at canals and trees and claimed it reaffirmed his statement. It is NOT true!
3.) The "Sunshine State" is an undeserved name. Even as I type this, it is raining outside, in the middle of December I might add. The sun shines here maybe only half the year, the rest of the time it is cloudy and raining. The Sunshine State is a truly undeserved and really bizarre nickname for Florida.