Nick Kapur, an American historian revealed which words Japanese people search for the most in connection with European countries. The study was based on Japanese Google’s autocomplete suggestions, szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu reports.
Surprisingly, the most curious thing about Hungary was not gulyás, paprika or even Ferenc Puskás. The most searched-for Hungarian word is lard, which is pig fat, the main ingredient of many traditional Hungarian recipes.
Other countries’ food specialties, such as the Romanian honey, the Belgian chocolate, or the Bulgarian yoghurt were also popular. Other finds reveal that, according to stereotypes of European countries, the Netherlands is famous for their tulips, Ireland is very green, and in Denmark everyone is happy, but they also mention luxurious prisons in Norway and the Greek financial collapse.
I made a map of Japanese stereotypes of European countries, based on Japanese Google autocomplete suggestions. pic.twitter.com/g2hAqF5vOw