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(Reuters)   "Burkinabe troops join French-led push against Mali rebels". Well I'm sure the Fench are relieved to have the backing of the mighty country of...Burkinab? Burk? You tell me then..,   (reuters.com) divider line 65
    More: Interesting, Burkinabe, Burkinabe troops, Islamic terrorism, Addis Ababa, Malian, Bamako, West African, Algerian  
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2013-01-24 10:40:06 AM  
i know burkina faso, but who are the fench?
 
2013-01-24 10:44:02 AM  
Hey, that's great.  But who are the Chefs?
 
2013-01-24 11:08:40 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: i know burkina faso, but who are the fench?


Arthur Dent's other ex-girlfriends.
 
2013-01-24 11:26:06 AM  
They're from Burqastan, ironically enough:

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-24 11:26:07 AM  
This could work...
www.cartoonjr.com
 
2013-01-24 11:26:48 AM  
Who are the Burkina Fatsos?
 
2013-01-24 11:26:49 AM  
That is so Fench
 
2013-01-24 11:27:22 AM  
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

How old are the children?
 
2013-01-24 11:28:11 AM  
I still say Burkina Faso is the world winner of the "best capital name" contest.

/Ouagadougou
 
2013-01-24 11:29:51 AM  
I know it's hard to keep track of the scary little 3rd world countries in darkest Africa, but at least try looking at a globe, Subtard.
 
2013-01-24 11:30:00 AM  
What should they be called...Burkina Fassholes?
 
2013-01-24 11:31:08 AM  
France can't match the backing of Paulau that America enjoyed in "The Coalition of the Willing".

And don't forget Poland. Never forget Poland.
 
2013-01-24 11:31:21 AM  
Weren't they the Viking folks in How to Train Your Dragon?
 
2013-01-24 11:33:15 AM  
I guess this is a Poe's Law occasion. Are people just trolling, or have they really not heard of Burkina Faso? The unrest in that country was huge news as recently as 2011.
 
2013-01-24 11:34:35 AM  

Absurdity: I still say Burkina Faso is the world winner of the "best capital name" contest.

/Ouagadougou


images1.wikia.nocookie.net

// Quagdingo?
 
2013-01-24 11:36:13 AM  

Forced Perspective: I guess this is a Poe's Law occasion. Are people just trolling, or have they really not heard of Burkina Faso? The unrest in that country was huge news as recently as 2011.


Never underestimate the typical American's lack of geographic knowledge.
 
2013-01-24 11:37:09 AM  

Rapmaster2000: France can't match the backing of Paulau that America enjoyed in "The Coalition of the Willing".

And don't forget Poland. Never forget Poland.


Polski's gunna polski.

/kurwa
 
2013-01-24 11:39:46 AM  

Arkanaut: Forced Perspective: I guess this is a Poe's Law occasion. Are people just trolling, or have they really not heard of Burkina Faso? The unrest in that country was huge news as recently as 2011.

Never underestimate the typical American's lack of geographic knowledge.


It's the lack of maps, you see.
 
2013-01-24 11:39:53 AM  
I'm going to order some Feedom Fries with my lunch today.
 
2013-01-24 11:40:22 AM  

Forced Perspective: I guess this is a Poe's Law occasion. Are people just trolling, or have they really not heard of Burkina Faso? The unrest in that country was huge news as recently as 2011.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-24 11:42:33 AM  
Baburkakke
 
2013-01-24 11:42:53 AM  
Having recently lived in Burkina, less than 10k from the Malian border, I'm getting a kick...etc.

Seriously, though: Burkina isn't super militarized, but I couldn't be prouder of them for having their shiat enough together to do this. This is a HUGE deal there; I mean, we're talking about a country that is so poor they lost their shiat with pride when they got a TIE in the African Cup.

Also: don't knock it till you've been there. "Burkina Faso" means 'land of the upright people' in Moore, Jula, and Gourmanche. And it's true: I've never felt safer anywhere in my life, and even though your average person there makes about $.20/day, I've had all kinds of expensive things returned to me when I lost them. I even had a cabbie go an hour out of his way to return the laptop that I somehow forgot in the back of his car.

It's FAR cry from the Land of the Free (so long as you have money) and the Home of the Brave ('OMG I FEEL SO UNSAFE IN MY ALMOST CRIME-FREE SUBURB THAT I CARRY A CONCEALED PISTOL AND WANT LAWS LOOSENED SO I CAN OWN AN ASSAULT RIFLE AT HOME!!!). 

/ fo gomda moore?
 
2013-01-24 11:44:07 AM  

Absurdity: I still say Burkina Faso is the world winner of the "best capital name" contest.

/Ouagadougou


Wa-ga-doo-goo!

/used to think it was Oo-ga-doo-goo
//which I like better actually
 
2013-01-24 11:44:52 AM  
Le Clustere farke
 
2013-01-24 11:46:01 AM  
That's got to be the most willfully ignorant and simultaneously insulting headline I've ever read.

subtard or trollmitter?
 
2013-01-24 11:47:07 AM  

whistleridge: Having recently lived in Burkina, less than 10k from the Malian border, I'm getting a kick...etc.

Seriously, though: Burkina isn't super militarized, but I couldn't be prouder of them for having their shiat enough together to do this. This is a HUGE deal there; I mean, we're talking about a country that is so poor they lost their shiat with pride when they got a TIE in the African Cup.

Also: don't knock it till you've been there. "Burkina Faso" means 'land of the upright people' in Moore, Jula, and Gourmanche. And it's true: I've never felt safer anywhere in my life, and even though your average person there makes about $.20/day, I've had all kinds of expensive things returned to me when I lost them. I even had a cabbie go an hour out of his way to return the laptop that I somehow forgot in the back of his car.


(googles).....

Ah! So that's what happened to Upper Volta!

/now I feel old
 
2013-01-24 11:47:45 AM  

Rapmaster2000: France can't match the backing of Paulau that America enjoyed in "The Coalition of the Willing".

And don't forget Poland. Never forget Poland.


Best thing Poland did for the Coalition was not bringing any "Bison" bombers.
1.bp.blogspot.com
/yes, this is an airplane
//better to say was an airplane
 
2013-01-24 11:48:01 AM  

i upped my meds-up yours: Absurdity: I still say Burkina Faso is the world winner of the "best capital name" contest.

/Ouagadougou

Wa-ga-doo-goo!

/used to think it was Oo-ga-doo-goo
//which I like better actually


Even better: the 3 biggest cities are Ouagadougou, Bobo-Dioulasso, and Fada N'Gourma. How can you  notlove a countries whose 3 largest cities are Ouaga, Bobo, and Fada? It's brilliant!
 
2013-01-24 11:48:41 AM  
So France broke up Ansar Dine and AQIM?
That fracking whore!!!!!
 
2013-01-24 11:49:33 AM  

whistleridge: I've had all kinds of expensive things returned to me when I lost them. I even had a cabbie go an hour out of his way to return the laptop that I somehow forgot in the back of his car.


Maybe you shouldn't travel so much if you're going to lose stuff all over the world. Just sayin'...
 
2013-01-24 11:51:15 AM  

Arkanaut: whistleridge: I've had all kinds of expensive things returned to me when I lost them. I even had a cabbie go an hour out of his way to return the laptop that I somehow forgot in the back of his car.

Maybe you shouldn't travel so much if you're going to lose stuff all over the world. Just sayin'...


Meh. When you live in a place long enough, it's home. I'd have done the same thing here, most likely. Only difference is, the odds are much higher here that I wouldn't have ever seen that cabbie again.
 
2013-01-24 11:54:53 AM  
Moss: That's the American one. You Berk!
Roy: :^(
 
2013-01-24 11:57:53 AM  

whistleridge: Having recently lived in Burkina, less than 10k from the Malian border, I'm getting a kick...etc.

Seriously, though: Burkina isn't super militarized, but I couldn't be prouder of them for having their shiat enough together to do this. This is a HUGE deal there; I mean, we're talking about a country that is so poor they lost their shiat with pride when they got a TIE in the African Cup.

Also: don't knock it till you've been there. "Burkina Faso" means 'land of the upright people' in Moore, Jula, and Gourmanche. And it's true: I've never felt safer anywhere in my life, and even though your average person there makes about $.20/day, I've had all kinds of expensive things returned to me when I lost them. I even had a cabbie go an hour out of his way to return the laptop that I somehow forgot in the back of his car.

It's FAR cry from the Land of the Free (so long as you have money) and the Home of the Brave ('OMG I FEEL SO UNSAFE IN MY ALMOST CRIME-FREE SUBURB THAT I CARRY A CONCEALED PISTOL AND WANT LAWS LOOSENED SO I CAN OWN AN ASSAULT RIFLE AT HOME!!!).
/ fo gomda moore?


Do they have vast supplies of strawmen too? Way to turn a positive, informative post to a troll.
 
2013-01-24 12:00:14 PM  

syberpud: Do they have vast supplies of strawmen too? Way to turn a positive, informative post to a troll.


Very well put.
 
M-G
2013-01-24 12:02:33 PM  
deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com

"Burkina Faso? Disputed Zone? Who called all these weird places?" - Homer Simpson
"Quiet, it might be you, I can't remember." - Homer's Brain
"No, I'm gonna ask Marge." - Homer Simpson
"No, no! Why embarrass us both? Just write a check and I'll release some more endorphins." - Homer's Brain


/hot
 
2013-01-24 12:03:04 PM  
dl.dropbox.com
 
2013-01-24 12:03:12 PM  
Isn't Burkinab right next to Elbonia and just south of Panau?
 
2013-01-24 12:03:17 PM  

syberpud: whistleridge: Having recently lived in Burkina, less than 10k from the Malian border, I'm getting a kick...etc.

Seriously, though: Burkina isn't super militarized, but I couldn't be prouder of them for having their shiat enough together to do this. This is a HUGE deal there; I mean, we're talking about a country that is so poor they lost their shiat with pride when they got a TIE in the African Cup.

Also: don't knock it till you've been there. "Burkina Faso" means 'land of the upright people' in Moore, Jula, and Gourmanche. And it's true: I've never felt safer anywhere in my life, and even though your average person there makes about $.20/day, I've had all kinds of expensive things returned to me when I lost them. I even had a cabbie go an hour out of his way to return the laptop that I somehow forgot in the back of his car.

It's FAR cry from the Land of the Free (so long as you have money) and the Home of the Brave ('OMG I FEEL SO UNSAFE IN MY ALMOST CRIME-FREE SUBURB THAT I CARRY A CONCEALED PISTOL AND WANT LAWS LOOSENED SO I CAN OWN AN ASSAULT RIFLE AT HOME!!!).
/ fo gomda moore?

Do they have vast supplies of strawmen too? Way to turn a positive, informative post to a troll.


Say what you want. In Burkina I could walk home drunk at 3am in entirely unlit quarters of town by myself with relatively large amounts of cash on me and never feel the slightest bit unsafe. When I got back here, the very next day there was a major school shooting and my neighbors talk about NOTHING but 'OMG OBAMA IS TAKING OUR GUNS GET TO GANDER MOUNTAIN AND GET AMMO WHILE YOU CAN'.

The contrast is remarkable: A town where everyone is dirt poor, living on the edge of a farking war zone, and dealing AQIM members passing through town - everyone is happy. One of the safest suburbs in the US, which is itself one of the safer places on Earth - everyone is living in fear. It kind of just...jumps out at you.
 
2013-01-24 12:10:02 PM  

whistleridge: Say what you want. In Burkina I could walk home drunk at 3am in entirely unlit quarters of town by myself with relatively large amounts of cash on me and never feel the slightest bit unsafe. When I got back here, the very next day there was a major school shooting and my neighbors talk about NOTHING but 'OMG OBAMA IS TAKING OUR GUNS GET TO GANDER MOUNTAIN AND GET AMMO WHILE YOU CAN'.

The contrast is remarkable: A town where everyone is dirt poor, living on the edge of a farking war zone, and dealing AQIM members passing through town - everyone is happy. One of the safest suburbs in the US, which is itself one of the safer places on Earth - everyone is living in fear. It kind of just...jumps out at you.


According to a 2005 World Health Organization report, an estimated 72.5% of Burkina Faso's girls and women have suffered female genital mutilation. The UN Development Program Report ranks Burkina Faso as the country with the lowest level of literacy in the world, despite a concerted effort to double its literacy rate from 12.8% in 1990 to 25.3% in 2008.

Sounds like Nirvana, sport. We are so happy! And safe! I mean as long as you aren't a woman.
 
2013-01-24 12:15:44 PM  

halfof33: whistleridge: Say what you want. In Burkina I could walk home drunk at 3am in entirely unlit quarters of town by myself with relatively large amounts of cash on me and never feel the slightest bit unsafe. When I got back here, the very next day there was a major school shooting and my neighbors talk about NOTHING but 'OMG OBAMA IS TAKING OUR GUNS GET TO GANDER MOUNTAIN AND GET AMMO WHILE YOU CAN'.

The contrast is remarkable: A town where everyone is dirt poor, living on the edge of a farking war zone, and dealing AQIM members passing through town - everyone is happy. One of the safest suburbs in the US, which is itself one of the safer places on Earth - everyone is living in fear. It kind of just...jumps out at you.

According to a 2005 World Health Organization report, an estimated 72.5% of Burkina Faso's girls and women have suffered female genital mutilation. The UN Development Program Report ranks Burkina Faso as the country with the lowest level of literacy in the world, despite a concerted effort to double its literacy rate from 12.8% in 1990 to 25.3% in 2008.

Sounds like Nirvana, sport. We are so happy! And safe! I mean as long as you aren't a woman.


What we call female genital mutilation is an important, time-honored tradition in African culture. Who are we to judge them? They're not bad for doing it, they're just different.
 
2013-01-24 12:17:03 PM  

halfof33: whistleridge: Say what you want. In Burkina I could walk home drunk at 3am in entirely unlit quarters of town by myself with relatively large amounts of cash on me and never feel the slightest bit unsafe. When I got back here, the very next day there was a major school shooting and my neighbors talk about NOTHING but 'OMG OBAMA IS TAKING OUR GUNS GET TO GANDER MOUNTAIN AND GET AMMO WHILE YOU CAN'.

The contrast is remarkable: A town where everyone is dirt poor, living on the edge of a farking war zone, and dealing AQIM members passing through town - everyone is happy. One of the safest suburbs in the US, which is itself one of the safer places on Earth - everyone is living in fear. It kind of just...jumps out at you.

According to a 2005 World Health Organization report, an estimated 72.5% of Burkina Faso's girls and women have suffered female genital mutilation. The UN Development Program Report ranks Burkina Faso as the country with the lowest level of literacy in the world, despite a concerted effort to double its literacy rate from 12.8% in 1990 to 25.3% in 2008.

Sounds like Nirvana, sport. We are so happy! And safe! I mean as long as you aren't a woman.


It's more like 90%. And unlike you, I have heard the neighbor's daughter screaming her way through one, and had to pretend like I didn't. Also unlike you, I know that local tribal superstition holds that a baby will die if its head touches the clitoris during birth, so even if a woman isn't excised, if the midwife has the chance she'll do it on the spot during childbirth. With a hand-held razor blade.

No, it's not paradise. Far from it. Which is why there are aid workers galore there, and which is why it's routinely ranked as one of the poorest and least developed countries on Earth.

But that only makes my point that much stark: if someone who has *no* idea where their next meal is coming from can be happy and live their life without being depressed or in constant fear of their neighbors, why can't we? Why do Americans feel that they all need guns all the time, just to accomplish the day to day tasks of life?

I'm not anti-gun, btw. I'm just anti that level of paranoia and unhappiness. I spent the last year surrounded by some of the happiest people I've ever met. And it's really...depressing...to come home and see people who should be all rights be even happier be the exact opposite instead. Why do some many people here needlessly live in fear? I don't get it.
 
2013-01-24 12:17:47 PM  
Fance suendes
 
2013-01-24 12:22:59 PM  

whistleridge: But that only makes my point that much stark: if someone who has *no* idea where their next meal is coming from can be happy and live their life without being depressed or in constant fear of their neighbors, why can't we? Why do Americans feel that they all need guns all the time, just to accomplish the day to day tasks of life?

I'm not anti-gun, btw. I'm just anti that level of paranoia and unhappiness. I spent the last year surrounded by some of the happiest people I've ever met. And it's really...depressing...to come home and see people who should be all rights be even happier be the exact opposite instead. Why do some many people here needlessly live in fear? I don't get it.


Hmmm, you are making powerful points in favor of mutilation, superstition, ignorance, embedded misogyny and poverty.
 
2013-01-24 12:25:18 PM  

halfof33: whistleridge: But that only makes my point that much stark: if someone who has *no* idea where their next meal is coming from can be happy and live their life without being depressed or in constant fear of their neighbors, why can't we? Why do Americans feel that they all need guns all the time, just to accomplish the day to day tasks of life?

I'm not anti-gun, btw. I'm just anti that level of paranoia and unhappiness. I spent the last year surrounded by some of the happiest people I've ever met. And it's really...depressing...to come home and see people who should be all rights be even happier be the exact opposite instead. Why do some many people here needlessly live in fear? I don't get it.

Hmmm, you are making powerful points in favor of mutilation, superstition, ignorance, embedded misogyny and poverty.


*rolls eyes*

Whatever, dude. We're posting in a thread celebrating Americans' inability to find places on a map, and the mindset of "HUUURRRR, FUNNY COUNTRY NAME'. If you want to be a dumbass and deliberately misunderstand what's being said, go for it. I could care less.
 
2013-01-24 12:28:48 PM  

Absurdity: I still say Burkina Faso is the world winner of the "best capital name" contest.

/Ouagadougou



Djibouti loses with...Djibouti.  Nice effort. *slow clap*  Way to phone it in, guys.
 
2013-01-24 12:31:57 PM  

whistleridge: Whatever, dude. We're posting in a thread celebrating Americans' inability to find places on a map, and the mindset of "HUUURRRR, FUNNY COUNTRY NAME'. If you want to be a dumbass and deliberately misunderstand what's being said, go for it. I could care less.


No actually, sport, I understand completely. You feel safe! Really safe, well as long as you are not a woman, and troubled by that pesky clitoris.

You are also easily the finest sweeping generalization generator I have ever seen in my life. Everyone in America is unhappy! Every. Single. One.

By the way, how much less could you care? It seems like that vaunted B.F. education system is rubbing off on you! Thanks for posting.
 
2013-01-24 12:34:40 PM  
Durka-durhka.
give me doughnuts - you got to gve it the full city, country reading, but quickly Djibouti, Djibouti. And repeatedly... Djibouti, Djibouti Djibouti, Djibouti Djibouti, Djibouti Djibouti, Djibouti
 
2013-01-24 12:38:09 PM  
If we are discussing genital mutilation just ask your local Jew for their opinion stupid customs in the name of tradition and religion know no boundaries.
 
2013-01-24 12:38:31 PM  
I thought the best thing about Berk was the pet dragons....
 
2013-01-24 12:39:04 PM  

halfof33: whistleridge: Whatever, dude. We're posting in a thread celebrating Americans' inability to find places on a map, and the mindset of "HUUURRRR, FUNNY COUNTRY NAME'. If you want to be a dumbass and deliberately misunderstand what's being said, go for it. I could care less.

No actually, sport, I understand completely. You feel safe! Really safe, well as long as you are not a woman, and troubled by that pesky clitoris.

You are also easily the finest sweeping generalization generator I have ever seen in my life. Everyone in America is unhappy! Every. Single. One.

By the way, how much less could you care? It seems like that vaunted B.F. education system is rubbing off on you! Thanks for posting.


Thanks for understanding, sport. That's very cromulent of you. I say, old boy, could you be a real champ and generalize my generalizations for me? Oh, I say, you've already done so. Jolly good. Cheerio then.
 
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