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(Some Guy)   Somebody had British people fill in all of their American stereotypes on maps of the US. Come for MS: "Named by a cat walking across a keyboard", stay for RI: "Tiny; Stoned Students; Not a real place; Not in Rhodes; Not an Island"   (liberalamerica.org) divider line 250
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2014-08-03 10:14:09 AM  
PNW: weed, rain, and hipsters...

/ kinda accurate
// rural Oregon: less rain than outsiders may think, and more rednecks than hipsters....
/// they certainly know more about me than I do about them (eg. where do "Chavs" live?)
 
2014-08-03 11:56:07 AM  
 
2014-08-03 12:33:10 PM  
Terrible cheese? In my area?  No Farking way.
(well, to be honest there are a lot of processed cheese makers here, but there are some awesome places).
At least upstate they had "cheese".
 
2014-08-03 01:26:04 PM  
About the only thing on there I'd disagree with is 'lakes' for Indiana.  Where did they get that?

I suspect that if we tried that with US people labeling the UK, if they gave us a big enough map to work with, we'd put London  in Scotland, Wales in Switzerland, call Ireland Greenland,  and every single label would be 'funny accent'.
 
2014-08-03 01:31:03 PM  
There are cookies in Maryland and I was not informed?
 
2014-08-03 01:44:03 PM  
This is so fresh.
 
2014-08-03 02:11:47 PM  
Pennsylvania - Nailed it.
 
2014-08-03 02:12:23 PM  
Proud to be RON BURGUNDY
 
2014-08-03 02:13:55 PM  
Not as funny as the one naming the states.  Get a new idea, morans.
 
2014-08-03 02:14:09 PM  
img.fark.net

Yup.  They nailed it.
 
2014-08-03 02:14:48 PM  

NutWrench: There are cookies in Maryland and I was not informed?


I feel the same way about the hot homoerotic steelworkers from the Simpsons who are allegedly in PA.
 
2014-08-03 02:15:14 PM  
North Carolina : bibles (check), grits (check), jazz music (what?)
 
2014-08-03 02:17:31 PM  

NutWrench: There are cookies in Maryland and I was not informed?


This.  Marylander most of my life.  I like cookies as the next guy, but I had no idea that they were associated with MD.
 
2014-08-03 02:18:07 PM  
Farms in Pittsburgh?
Guess they forgot about the industrial revolution. And know nothing of robotics, tech, and state of the art hospitals/research.
 
2014-08-03 02:18:09 PM  

Speaker2Animals: The correct link:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/tomphillips/the-stereotype-map-of-every-us-s ta te-according-to-british-pe


A buzzfeed link would never have made it through. We got tricked!
 
2014-08-03 02:18:33 PM  

Sliding Carp: About the only thing on there I'd disagree with is 'lakes' for Indiana.  Where did they get that?

I suspect that if we tried that with US people labeling the UK, if they gave us a big enough map to work with, we'd put London  in Scotland, Wales in Switzerland, call Ireland Greenland,  and every single label would be 'funny accent'.


This leads me to believe that the people who made this were not Brits. Not rank and file Brits anyway. Probably expats here for a long time, or Americans.

Fake Irish people for Boston was pretty funny though.
 
2014-08-03 02:18:50 PM  

Massachusetts is sorta like New York: outside the metro areas of Boston or New York City, nothing else in the state really registers or matters.


Mark Walberg films for Boston? Jeebus, those Brits are really blocking all that "American Revolution" history that happened in Boston.

 
2014-08-03 02:19:28 PM  

Speaker2Animals: The correct link:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/tomphillips/the-stereotype-map-of-every-us-s ta te-according-to-british-pe


But that would give buzzfeed clicks..
 
2014-08-03 02:19:45 PM  
Left "disney world" yesterday morning to move to "trains". Right now just a little east of "bibles," but I'm almost there.
 
2014-08-03 02:20:13 PM  
Accurate overall, with some exceptions. But Swedish for Connecticut? Really? How the hell do the Swedish fit in?
 
2014-08-03 02:20:48 PM  

Empty H: North Carolina : bibles (check), grits (check), jazz music (what?)


The only thing I can think of is that there's a few (Trane, Monk, Max Roach) who were born there.  Of course they left tout-suite, but they're *from* there.
 
2014-08-03 02:22:38 PM  

noneyourbase: NutWrench: There are cookies in Maryland and I was not informed?

This.  Marylander most of my life.  I like cookies as the next guy, but I had no idea that they were associated with MD.


<a href="http://imgur.com/KiS7coS"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/KiS7coS.jpg" title="Hosted by imgur.com" /></a>

Welp, learned something new today.
 
2014-08-03 02:24:15 PM  
Pfft white people in Connecticut? I guess as long as you're not near any metro area...
 
2014-08-03 02:24:20 PM  
Huck Finn in Mississippi? Limey please. Everyone knows that should have been Missouri. All we got was possibley racist.
 
2014-08-03 02:24:21 PM  

skinink: Massachusetts is sorta like New York: outside the metro areas of Boston or New York City, nothing else in the state really registers or matters.
Mark Walberg films for Boston? Jeebus, those Brits are really blocking all that "American Revolution" history that happened in Boston.


To them that was just a little uprising.
 
2014-08-03 02:24:26 PM  

I'm an Egyptian!: Accurate overall, with some exceptions. But Swedish for Connecticut? Really? How the hell do the Swedish fit in?


I didnt see Swedish. I saw "White privilege", which is pretty much CT.
 
2014-08-03 02:24:52 PM  

noneyourbase: NutWrench: There are cookies in Maryland and I was not informed?

This.  Marylander most of my life.  I like cookies as the next guy, but I had no idea that they were associated with MD.


Evidently it's a brand of cookies over in the UK. Basically, their version of Chips Ahoy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryland_Cookies
<a data-cke-saved-href="<a href=" href="<a href=" http:="" upload.wikimedia.org="" wikipedia="" en="" 9="" 95="" maryland_cookies.jpg"="" target="_blank">upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-08-03 02:26:06 PM  

TDBoedy: Pfft white people in Connecticut? I guess as long as you're not near any metro area...


This too.
 
2014-08-03 02:27:41 PM  

Speaker2Animals: The correct link:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/tomphillips/the-stereotype-map-of-every-us-s ta te-according-to-british-pe


How about an actual list one can read without tilting one's head and squinting?  Anybody got a link to that?
 
2014-08-03 02:28:35 PM  
Tornados and the wizard of oz? At least they aren't asking if we still get ambushed by Indians. I actually had a French girl ask me about Indians while I was in Ireland. The answer is: they usually just hang out, build casinos, sell whiskey, fireworks and meth.
 
2014-08-03 02:28:40 PM  

exvaxman: Terrible cheese? In my area?  No Farking way.
(well, to be honest there are a lot of processed cheese makers here, but there are some awesome places).
At least upstate they had "cheese".


They didn't even list Happy Days or cannibal killers for Wisconsin. At least they didn't put Bon Iver in my area.
 
2014-08-03 02:29:52 PM  
Politicians mentioned:  Bill Clinton, Sarah Palin and Obama (twice).  If they hadn't drawn that arrow to DC for House of Cards, they could have labeled Delaware "credit cards."
 
2014-08-03 02:30:17 PM  
As expected, Texas is known for "guns", which shows that many foreigners are wholly ignorant of Kentucky.
 
2014-08-03 02:33:52 PM  
As someone who's driven by the Toll House sign in Whitman, Massachusetts dozens of times, I'm not getting a kick out of this Maryland cookie BS.
 
2014-08-03 02:34:19 PM  

Dimensio: As expected, Texas is known for "guns", which shows that many foreigners are wholly ignorant of Kentucky.


I don't think knowledge or not of Kentucjy has one damn thing at all to do with this stereotype, man:
asp.tacticalgear.com

/not foreign
 
2014-08-03 02:35:04 PM  

firesign: Dimensio: As expected, Texas is known for "guns", which shows that many foreigners are wholly ignorant of Kentucky.

I don't think knowledge or not of Kentucky has one damn thing at all to do with this stereotype, man:
[asp.tacticalgear.com image 644x260]

/not foreign


FTFM
 
2014-08-03 02:36:28 PM  

iheartscotch: Tornados and the wizard of oz? At least they aren't asking if we still get ambushed by Indians. I actually had a French girl ask me about Indians while I was in Ireland. The answer is: they usually just hang out, build casinos, sell whiskey, fireworks and meth.


To be far that's what most Americans think about Kansas when they think of it. Has anything worth while came from that sad state?
 
2014-08-03 02:37:30 PM  

firesign: Dimensio: As expected, Texas is known for "guns", which shows that many foreigners are wholly ignorant of Kentucky.

I don't think knowledge or not of Kentucjy has one damn thing at all to do with this stereotype, man:


/not foreign


Texas has developed the reputation through bluster. Kentucky, on the other hand, is a genuine den of gun nuttery.

/Kentucky resident and firearm owner.
 
2014-08-03 02:38:47 PM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: iheartscotch: Tornados and the wizard of oz? At least they aren't asking if we still get ambushed by Indians. I actually had a French girl ask me about Indians while I was in Ireland. The answer is: they usually just hang out, build casinos, sell whiskey, fireworks and meth.

To be far that's what most Americans think about Kansas when they think of it. Has anything worth while came from that sad state?


If a means to generate electricity from derp is ever devised, Kansas will become the most prosperous state in the nation.
 
2014-08-03 02:40:28 PM  

tripleseven: Sliding Carp: About the only thing on there I'd disagree with is 'lakes' for Indiana.  Where did they get that?

I suspect that if we tried that with US people labeling the UK, if they gave us a big enough map to work with, we'd put London  in Scotland, Wales in Switzerland, call Ireland Greenland,  and every single label would be 'funny accent'.

This leads me to believe that the people who made this were not Brits. Not rank and file Brits anyway. Probably expats here for a long time, or Americans.

Fake Irish people for Boston was pretty funny though.


Brits get a lot more American media saturation than vice versa.  But there is a reason why there's responses like Where? and I Dunno and Empty.  A lot of the contestants on Pointless (a game show where contestants get several sort of related questions or a question with several answers and try to get the most obscure correct answer) seem to do a decent job on American questions.  Assuming they're not picking out the absolute best and brightest (I'm assuming they're not as strict as Jeopardy/Mastermind), they do a hell of a lot better than the average American would about similar things in Britain.
 
2014-08-03 02:40:32 PM  

tripleseven: Sliding Carp: About the only thing on there I'd disagree with is 'lakes' for Indiana.  Where did they get that?

I suspect that if we tried that with US people labeling the UK, if they gave us a big enough map to work with, we'd put London  in Scotland, Wales in Switzerland, call Ireland Greenland,  and every single label would be 'funny accent'.

This leads me to believe that the people who made this were not Brits. Not rank and file Brits anyway. Probably expats here for a long time, or Americans.

Fake Irish people for Boston was pretty funny though.


Almost certainly. Most foreigners would be incapable of doing such a thing for any other country. Anyway, I was glad to get away with only "light imbreeding"
 
2014-08-03 02:40:44 PM  
Oh look, it's the Brits' monthly attempt at feeling better about themselves....next month, a stunning expose in some British rag about cousins marrying cousins in Kentucky.
 
2014-08-03 02:44:47 PM  
100% accurate.
 
2014-08-03 02:45:22 PM  

lindalouwho: Farms in Pittsburgh?
Guess they forgot about the industrial revolution. And know nothing of robotics, tech, and state of the art hospitals/research.


Google up the history of Paterson, NJ, that's were American industry began.  Paterson was founded as an industrial city, and was the first city in the new US of A to have its streets laid out on a grid pattern.
 
2014-08-03 02:45:38 PM  
So, basically, we're the weird kid with ADHD that our parents don't understand in our late 20s...
 
2014-08-03 02:46:15 PM  
Surprisingly accurate. I live in the Whiskey / Fried Chicken / Country Music / Miley Cyrus belt.
 
2014-08-03 02:48:08 PM  
No Grand Canyon?
Props to them for the Alice Cooper reference, though.
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-03 02:48:24 PM  
Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon:
To be far that's what most Americans think about Kansas when they think of it. Has anything worth while came from that sad state?

Food.
 
2014-08-03 02:49:15 PM  
Weed, skiing, mountains, and South Park. Yea, that's not even a little bit wrong.
 
2014-08-03 02:49:30 PM  
Jersey doesn't do too bad, actually most of the Northeast comes out pretty much unscathed,  unlike the South and West, so yup, the British really do understand Murica.

BTW, I've been saying now for a long time that the Northeast could do much better if it seceded from Murica and joined the EU.
 
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