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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
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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.
 
2014-08-03 02:51:21 PM  

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


Victor Borge had a ranch in CT but he was a Dane.

*shrug*
 
2014-08-03 02:51:54 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?


Buster Keaton, Amelia Earhart, M&M's, Elvira, Charlie Parker. Also a shiat-ton of wheat.
 
2014-08-03 02:51:57 PM  

Fissile: 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.


This was meant to be for a liberal echo chamber, so, good for having your beliefs confirmed?
 
2014-08-03 02:51:58 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?


Dwight David Eisenhower, Leader of the combined Allied Forces, director of the D-day invasion, proponent of the US Interstate system.
Langston Hughes, artist, author, poet
Charlie Parker, jazz musician
Joe Walsh, musician of some fame
Gale Sayers, kind of a decent footballer
James Naismith, inventor of basketball
Amelia Earhart, aviatrix
Koch brothers, own much of the world
Walter Chrysler, of the same motor company
Russell Stover, candy maker
R Lee Ermy, Dennis Hopper, Buster Keaton, actors
Erin Brockovich, activist
 
2014-08-03 02:53:34 PM  
That was compiled by Americans posing as Brits. Every Brit I know understands little of the states--and these are PhDs--so I doubt they know minutiae about all 50 states.
 
2014-08-03 02:53:57 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?


Eisenhower. But, he was born in Texas and his parents moved to Kansas when he was very little, so I don't know if he counts. We've also got oil, natural gas and some wind-farms. Also I could get a gun over my lunch break if I chose to; that's pretty awesome.
 
2014-08-03 02:55:00 PM  
America - 100 years is a long long time

Great  Britain - 100 miles is a long long way
 
2014-08-03 02:55:09 PM  
What they came up for Chicago was Obama?  Whatever limey wankers.
 
2014-08-03 02:55:16 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.


I can see the mystery of why Brits associate Maryland with cookies is solved, but there's another cookie that *should* be the reason. Bergers Cookies. I blow half my annual xmas present budget mailing those damn things to faraway friends.

Sliding Carp:

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'.

My mom taught a semester of college-level European History 101, and they did actually have students label countries on a map. Some of the responses were predictably sad / hilarious. As in, she actually brought some home to be laughed over at the dinner table.
 
2014-08-03 02:55:23 PM  
Meanwhile, U.S. Americans struggle to name 2 cities in the U.K.
 
2014-08-03 02:55:46 PM  
12349876: are there any episodes of 'Pointless' online?
 
2014-08-03 02:55:47 PM  

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

Victor Borge had a ranch in CT but he was a Dane.

*shrug*


They got their Murican history lessons confused.  The Colony of New Sweden(befor the English took over) was originally set up in what is now South Jersey, Delaware and Southern Pennsylvania.  There is a town in South Jersey called Swedesboro to this day.  Northern New Jersey, and Southern New York was originally the Colony of New Netherlands, NYC was originally called New Amsterdam.
 
2014-08-03 02:57:24 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.


CSB: In the mid-60s I commuted from Staten Island to Manhattan to go to high school. One of my history teachers was also from SI. He used to joke that sometimes the doors on the trains on SI would stick open and the Indians were able to fire an arrow or two into the car. A kid from upper Manhattan asked me incredulously if there were hostile Indians on Staten Island still.
 
2014-08-03 02:58:00 PM  
Essex, Wessex, and Sussex are ok, but the people of Nossex, they died out.
 
2014-08-03 02:58:22 PM  

Fano: Fissile: 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.

This was meant to be for a liberal echo chamber, so, good for having your beliefs confirmed?


Yup, us liberuls should leave, then the rest of you can set of your Republic of Farktardistan, and elect Jebus as head of state for all eternity.
 
2014-08-03 02:59:09 PM  

Frantic Freddie: 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.


A president.
 
2014-08-03 02:59:47 PM  

iheartscotch: 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?

Eisenhower. But, he was born in Texas and his parents moved to Kansas when he was very little, so I don't know if he counts. We've also got oil, natural gas and some wind-farms. Also I could get a gun over my lunch break if I chose to; that's pretty awesome.


They are called Breecher's Bibles once you cross into Kansas. Don't they teach you dang Jayhawks anything anymore?
 
2014-08-03 03:00:24 PM  
Fissile: Northern New Jersey, and Southern New York was originally the Colony of New Netherlands, NYC was originally called New Amsterdam.

Why'd they change it?
 
2014-08-03 03:01:15 PM  

limboslam: 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.


Cousins marrying cousins isn't a big deal in the UK. Thats a US fetish from eugenics laws in the 20s.
 
2014-08-03 03:02:13 PM  

Fano: Essex, Wessex, and Sussex are ok, but the people of Nossex, they died out.


Nosexx? you mean Northrumb. . .I see what you did there. . .
 
2014-08-03 03:02:27 PM  

meanidea: Fissile: Northern New Jersey, and Southern New York was originally the Colony of New Netherlands, NYC was originally called New Amsterdam.

Why'd they change it?


I can't say...
 
2014-08-03 03:02:51 PM  

meanidea: Fissile: Northern New Jersey, and Southern New York was originally the Colony of New Netherlands, NYC was originally called New Amsterdam.

Why'd they change it?


I can't say...
 
2014-08-03 03:03:26 PM  
Drat.
 
2014-08-03 03:12:33 PM  

fastfxr: That was compiled by Americans posing as Brits. Every Brit I know understands little of the states--and these are PhDs--so I doubt they know minutiae about all 50 states.


ecx.images-amazon.com

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2014-08-03 03:13:48 PM  

nanim: 12349876: are there any episodes of 'Pointless' online?


Youtube seems to have a fair number of them.  The best way to get the newest ones is on the BBC iPlayer (there are ways nudge nudge wink wink to get a correct address to view it).
 
2014-08-03 03:14:54 PM  
What I know about the UK:
Sussex: has "sex" in it
Little Hangleton: Where Voldemort is from
Little Whinging: Where Harry Potter lives
Bath: Has old bathhouses. Also, I think Jane Austen lived there.
Scotland: Haggis
Ireland: Catholics
London: what I've seen in "Pulling," "Doctor Who," "Coupling," "The IT Crowd," "Spaced" and that one Austin Powers movie. Also, Harrod's.

/Love you Brits. I do.
//Y'all also apparently really love knitting. Cool.
/// You can keep Jeremy Clarkson and that angry chef guy.
 
2014-08-03 03:15:51 PM  
Florida get's a mighty LOL.

so damn true.
 
2014-08-03 03:16:20 PM  

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


Not just foreigners! I know exactly three things about Kentucky, as a U.S. Citizen. 1: Special laws exist to distinguish Kentucky bourbon from other bourbon. 2: I once read a study which concluded that on average people living in Kentucky were the least happy people in the nation. 3: Kentucky elects some of the most retarded senators the US is capable of producing.

That's it!
 
2014-08-03 03:16:45 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: Ireland: Catholics


Yeah, about that...
 
2014-08-03 03:16:51 PM  

maxheck: meanidea: Fissile: Northern New Jersey, and Southern New York was originally the Colony of New Netherlands, NYC was originally called New Amsterdam.

Why'd they change it?

I can't say...


People just liked it better that way
 
2014-08-03 03:16:52 PM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: iheartscotch: 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?

Eisenhower. But, he was born in Texas and his parents moved to Kansas when he was very little, so I don't know if he counts. We've also got oil, natural gas and some wind-farms. Also I could get a gun over my lunch break if I chose to; that's pretty awesome.

They are called Breecher's Bibles once you cross into Kansas. Don't they teach you dang Jayhawks anything anymore?


You've got expensive tastes; $1,800 is the starting price on a Sharps .45-70. And, I wouldn't call just anybody from Kansas a Jayhawk; they might be a Wildcat.

/ it can be serious stuff around here; if you wear red and blue in the wrong town, that is
 
2014-08-03 03:17:09 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".


But is there a tradition of making lots of different cheeses?

I mean, compare Wikipedia's list of American cheeses and list of British cheeses.

Is the cheese scene in the US really that bad?

nanim: 12349876: are there any episodes of 'Pointless' online?


If you can find a UK proxy, you could probably get in at the BBC iPlayer website.

Alternatively, a certain cove inhabited by unscrupulous sailors has episodes listed.

It's a good quiz; a simpler way to describe it is reverse Family Feud (I think that's the US name for what ended up as Family Fortunes in the UK). They're trying to find answers that the fewest people gave. Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman have some good banter, too.
 
2014-08-03 03:22:44 PM  
Meanwhile in Britain,

libcom.org
 
2014-08-03 03:23:16 PM  

Panty Sniffer: Needlessly Complicated: Ireland: Catholics

Yeah, about that...


Hey, I'm Puerto Rican so everyone just assumes I'm Catholic. I meant no disrespect.

/I'm more of an agnostic/secular humanist.
//I know, CSB
 
2014-08-03 03:24:27 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".


I don't see how the fark Brits can rank food with a straight face.
 
2014-08-03 03:25:55 PM  
I'm so happy, sitting here on my surfboard in my flowered shirt.

It's all true, except the flowered shirts locals wear are in muted colors, not like those ghastly rags we sell to the tourists.

Also, medical marijuana and gay marriage.
 
2014-08-03 03:26:01 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?


Two Nobel Prize winners, William Burroughs, and Barry Freaking Sanders aren't enough for you?
 
2014-08-03 03:28:08 PM  
Oh look someone discovered https://4chan.org/int/

Yeah we do this all the time. I'm always interested in how not shiatty forners are about our fair land here. Hell I can't even name a bunch of American states that some of them can.

We also do this with Yurp but that's easier, there's been more time to build up stereotypes and jokes about massacring each other by the millions back in the 1200s and stuff. I'd like to see us do this with Australian States. I doubt we'd get many players though.
 
2014-08-03 03:29:13 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: Panty Sniffer: Needlessly Complicated: Ireland: Catholics

Yeah, about that...

Hey, I'm Puerto Rican so everyone just assumes I'm Catholic. I meant no disrespect.

/I'm more of an agnostic/secular humanist.
//I know, CSB


No worries.  I was pointing out that Ireland most definitely is not a part of Britain.  Northern Ireland is.  They have been killing each other over it for several centuries.
 
2014-08-03 03:31:03 PM  

graeylin: 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?

Dwight David Eisenhower, Leader of the combined Allied Forces, director of the D-day invasion, proponent of the US Interstate system.
Langston Hughes, artist, author, poet
Charlie Parker, jazz musician
Joe Walsh, musician of some fame
Gale Sayers, kind of a decent footballer
James Naismith, inventor of basketball
Amelia Earhart, aviatrix
Koch brothers, own much of the world
Walter Chrysler, of the same motor company
Russell Stover, candy maker
R Lee Ermy, Dennis Hopper, Buster Keaton, actors
Erin Brockovich, activist


Born in Kansas, but cut his musical teeth in Ohio.
 
2014-08-03 03:31:46 PM  

iheartscotch: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: iheartscotch: 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?

Eisenhower. But, he was born in Texas and his parents moved to Kansas when he was very little, so I don't know if he counts. We've also got oil, natural gas and some wind-farms. Also I could get a gun over my lunch break if I chose to; that's pretty awesome.

They are called Breecher's Bibles once you cross into Kansas. Don't they teach you dang Jayhawks anything anymore?

You've got expensive tastes; $1,800 is the starting price on a Sharps .45-70. And, I wouldn't call just anybody from Kansas a Jayhawk; they might be a Wildcat.

/ it can be serious stuff around here; if you wear red and blue in the wrong town, that is


Everyone west of the Missouri line is a stinking no good Jayhawk.
 
2014-08-03 03:32:12 PM  
I do love the country that gave us Leicester and Worcester (pronounced Lester and Wooster) complain that Massachusetts is hart to spell and that Arkansas is pronounced weird.
 
2014-08-03 03:32:48 PM  

Pimparoo: 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?

Two Nobel Prize winners, William Burroughs, and Barry Freaking Sanders aren't enough for you?


He's likely not seeking real answers. I suspect he's just being political.
 
2014-08-03 03:33:20 PM  

Pimparoo: 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?

Two Nobel Prize winners, William Burroughs, and Barry Freaking Sanders aren't enough for you?


None posses a superbowl ring

/oblig 'murics
 
2014-08-03 03:33:22 PM  
Named by a cat walking across a keyboard

s3.amazonaws.com
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2014-08-03 03:35:24 PM  

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


We have an IKEA in New Haven?
 
2014-08-03 03:35:58 PM  
We need an "unamusing" tag.
 
2014-08-03 03:36:12 PM  

Fissile: 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.


Farking THIS. Paterson is known for crime and desperation these days, but its past is HUGE in the development of this country.
 
2014-08-03 03:40:28 PM  
So very cold, Prince  fine.   Big shopping mall ok, same for the Fargo reference.    cute accent?   err what ? never heard the Minnesota accent called cute.
 
2014-08-03 03:40:49 PM  

Pimparoo: William Burroughs


I'm not sure "Well, there's nothing to do here but heroin" is a selling point for a state...

//jus' kiddin
 
2014-08-03 03:42:33 PM  

Fissile: 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.


I'm familiar with Paterson - I did a job there for 6 weeks for ACORN many moons ago ;-)
 
2014-08-03 03:43:12 PM  

meanidea: Fissile: Northern New Jersey, and Southern New York was originally the Colony of New Netherlands, NYC was originally called New Amsterdam.

Why'd they change it?



Treaty of Breda (1667)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Breda_%281667%29
 
2014-08-03 03:43:31 PM  
This is a Maryland cookie!

www.myjudythefoodie.com
 
2014-08-03 03:43:35 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: Oh look someone discovered https://4chan.org/int/

Yeah we do this all the time. I'm always interested in how not shiatty forners are about our fair land here. Hell I can't even name a bunch of American states that some of them can.

We also do this with Yurp but that's easier, there's been more time to build up stereotypes and jokes about massacring each other by the millions back in the 1200s and stuff. I'd like to see us do this with Australian States. I doubt we'd get many players though.


Roos and a shiat ton of crikey.

And beer.
 
2014-08-03 03:44:33 PM  
There once was an Australian one shared on fark.

That was made by an American who did not have Australian ancestry.  His sister shared it on facebook one day after somebody took it seriously and it became shared by news articles.

How long before we discover this one was made by an I.T. Institute grad on an insomnia jag.
 
2014-08-03 03:45:38 PM  
i57.tinypic.com
 
2014-08-03 03:47:09 PM  
i57.tinypic.com
 
2014-08-03 03:47:53 PM  

grimlock1972: So very cold, Prince  fine.   Big shopping mall ok, same for the Fargo reference.    cute accent?   err what ? never heard the Minnesota accent called cute.


Y'er darned tootin!!
 
2014-08-03 03:48:33 PM  
i62.tinypic.com
 
2014-08-03 03:50:11 PM  
mjjt: img.fark.net

Pretty much how the entire world views the US: New York, New Jersey, Florida, Texas, California and a whole lot of nothing.
 
2014-08-03 03:50:15 PM  
i59.tinypic.com
 
2014-08-03 03:53:02 PM  
i62.tinypic.com
 
2014-08-03 03:54:36 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: We need an "unamusing" tag.


For your posts? I think "trite" or "trying too hard" would be better.

Seriously, why do people like you post that kind of tripe? "Oh, I'm so bored with all this. I'm going to post about how very unamused I am. Am I cool now?"
 
2014-08-03 03:55:35 PM  

mjjt: [i57.tinypic.com image 850x691]


I used to know an Aussie who couldn't keep Ohio and Iowa straight.  She even lived in the States for awhile.  Married an American.

/she was also quite vehement that Australians are the only people on earth without an accent
 
2014-08-03 03:56:02 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?


Wizard of Oz, yes.

Tornadoes? Not so much. Those come to mind for Arkansas and Oklahoma quicker than they do for Kansas for me,depending on the year. This year, Arkansas would be first. Last year? Oklahoma.

That's not to say tornadoes don't happen in Kansas, just that they're not the first thing that pops into my head.
 
2014-08-03 03:56:23 PM  
Missouri described perfectly.  Meh, Meh, and Meh.
 
2014-08-03 04:00:01 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: Meanwhile, U.S. Americans struggle to name 2 cities in the U.K.


Leeds, Dover

Still have relatives living in both, though, so I don't count. But I'll take the cookie anyway. ;)
 
2014-08-03 04:01:02 PM  

noneyourbase: 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.


List of things you didn't learn: How to link things on Fark.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryland_Cookies

(I really hope I didn't fark that up now)
 
2014-08-03 04:01:14 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.


My wife grew up on a farm just East of Pittsburgh (labelled "Amish"). So yeah, they're there. W. of Moon Township, N. of Fox Chapel, S. of South Hills, East of Monroeville. Cuz Pittsburghers like to eat.
 
2014-08-03 04:02:08 PM  

darch: Fissile: 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.

Farking THIS. Paterson is known for crime and desperation these days, but its past is HUGE in the development of this country.


Don't be so butthurt, I wasn't suggesting one city did it alone forcryin'outloud - just that Pgh wasn't farmland.
Sheesh.
 
2014-08-03 04:04:37 PM  
Ok, so perhaps an obliging brit can explain to me why wine was tagged in Virginia but not in California? Does the CA wine industry need to work on their international marketing?

/Grew up in Kansas
//Brits have it exactly right
///The survey respondents used a lot of words to say "bugger all"
 
2014-08-03 04:05:44 PM  

meanidea: Fissile: Northern New Jersey, and Southern New York was originally the Colony of New Netherlands, NYC was originally called New Amsterdam.

Why'd they change it?


I can't say, Maybe guidos liked it better that way
 
2014-08-03 04:08:05 PM  
There's a series of British books titled "Crap Towns" focusing on the 50 worst cities to live in in
England (three books, but some cities are in more than one).  I emailed the authors asking if they
had licensed the title for an American version; they said they hadn't yet, but the idea appealed to
them.  (Some would say the US is one enormous "crap town".)
 
2014-08-03 04:10:16 PM  

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

My wife grew up on a farm just East of Pittsburgh (labelled "Amish"). So yeah, they're there. W. of Moon Township, N. of Fox Chapel, S. of South Hills, East of Monroeville. Cuz Pittsburghers like to eat.


My post: "...in Pgh."

Your post: "....East of Pgh."

And no farms or Amish in the teeny tiny square you describe. A garden, maybe?
 
2014-08-03 04:14:59 PM  

Dadoody: Meanwhile in Britain,

[libcom.org image 500x358]


No, that would most definitely not be in Britain.  Northern Ireland or Ireland, but not Britain.

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.


No, it just that while it's something that is really important to US history it isn't to UK history.  People know it happened but it's not the first association that comes to mind.  Having been there I've got to say my first association with Boston is fake Irish.  They can't wait to tell you how Irish they are, with one grandparent five generation ago from Sligo.
 
2014-08-03 04:16:32 PM  

Aigoo: Colour_out_of_Space: Meanwhile, U.S. Americans struggle to name 2 cities in the U.K.

Leeds, Dover

Still have relatives living in both, though, so I don't count. But I'll take the cookie anyway. ;)


You've only earned half a cookie there.
 
2014-08-03 04:18:34 PM  

Bonzo_1116: Roos and a shiat ton of crikey.

And beer.


mjjt: [i57.tinypic.com image 288x196]


That's pretty much it. I was also going to add, Don't Sleep In Da Ro'; crazy weather; pretentious wannabe poms; pretentious poms wannabe strayans; bogans so bogan don't know what a pom is; burn your house down and rebuild it every year; man the harpoons we got boat people.
 
2014-08-03 04:21:26 PM  
Hilarious and accurate.  I agree with most of those impressions.
 
2014-08-03 04:22:22 PM  

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: Aigoo: Colour_out_of_Space: Meanwhile, U.S. Americans struggle to name 2 cities in the U.K.

Leeds, Dover

Still have relatives living in both, though, so I don't count. But I'll take the cookie anyway. ;)

You've only earned half a cookie there.


Beat me to it.
 
2014-08-03 04:22:41 PM  

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

My wife grew up on a farm just East of Pittsburgh (labelled "Amish"). So yeah, they're there. W. of Moon Township, N. of Fox Chapel, S. of South Hills, East of Monroeville. Cuz Pittsburghers like to eat.

My post: "...in Pgh."

Your post: "....East of Pgh."

And no farms or Amish in the teeny tiny square you describe. A garden, maybe?


You expect British to pinpoint Sliberty?
 
2014-08-03 04:23:57 PM  

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

My wife grew up on a farm just East of Pittsburgh (labelled "Amish"). So yeah, they're there. W. of Moon Township, N. of Fox Chapel, S. of South Hills, East of Monroeville. Cuz Pittsburghers like to eat.

My post: "...in Pgh."

Your post: "....East of Pgh."

And no farms or Amish in the teeny tiny square you describe. A garden, maybe?

You expect British to pinpoint Sliberty?


Lol!
 
2014-08-03 04:33:00 PM  

graeylin: 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?

Dwight David Eisenhower, Leader of the combined Allied Forces, director of the D-day invasion, proponent of the US Interstate system.
Langston Hughes, artist, author, poet
Charlie Parker, jazz musician
Joe Walsh, musician of some fame
Gale Sayers, kind of a decent footballer
James Naismith, inventor of basketball
Amelia Earhart, aviatrix
Koch brothers, own much of the world
Walter Chrysler, of the same motor company
Russell Stover, candy maker
R Lee Ermy, Dennis Hopper, Buster Keaton, actors
Erin Brockovich, activist


You forgot wheat.  I think all the worlds consumption of wheat could be grown in 2 counties in Kansas.
 
2014-08-03 04:33:39 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: mjjt: [i57.tinypic.com image 850x691]

I used to know an Aussie who couldn't keep Ohio and Iowa straight.  She even lived in the States for awhile.  Married an American.

/she was also quite vehement that Australians are the only people on earth without an accent


I was once at a meeting with people from a number of countries.  A New Zealander got up and gave a long and difficult to understand speech because his Kiwi accent was so thick.  I turned to my neighbor and said, "I guess I can depend on you to interpret that."  He just said, "not really, Kiwis talk funny, you know."
 
2014-08-03 04:33:49 PM  
yglesias.thinkprogress.org
 
2014-08-03 04:35:42 PM  

pissnmoan: Missouri described perfectly.  Meh, Meh, and Meh.


That's because the little ponces over there are still upset that in their one foray here during the revolutionary war they walked away with nothing.
 
2014-08-03 04:37:27 PM  
Weed, mountains, skiing and south park?  I love Colorado....
 
2014-08-03 04:50:46 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:
[asp.tacticalgear.com image 644x260]

/not foreign


PSH.

Texas is more restrictive of where and how you can carry a firearm than Pennsylvania is, and we're far from the most permissive state.
 
2014-08-03 04:51:54 PM  

Fissile: mjjt: [img.fark.net image 850x691]

Pretty much how the entire world views the US: New York, New Jersey, Florida, Texas, California and a whole lot of nothing.


I'm Hungarian and this is what I knew 20 years ago when I was 16, before the Internet:
- New York is a city, also the capitol of USA
- Manhattan is the island with the Statue of Liberty, is part of New York
- Washington is a city, also the name of the first president who was killed in a theater
- Florida is the peninsula with beaches and hot babes and people in sunglasses and suits, perfect haircuts
- California is the other name of Florida (or maybe it is part of Florida, or just lies next to it - I was never sure about it)
- Hollywood is the city where all the movies are made
- Texas and Dallas are well-known because the Ewings - big hats, big cars, big money, whiskey, and oil
- Alaska is well-known because Northern Exposure - nice people, but they are lazy and living 30 years behind
- Hawaii is well-known because Magnum - nice people hanging out on the beaches all day, hot babes, also there's a big naval base destroyed by the Japanese
- Hazzard county is somewhere around Texas, but with more rednecks, more muscle cars, and hotter babes - definitely the best place in the world
- Mississippi is a river surrounded by swamp where voodoo happens
- Las Vegas is the casino city with cheap whores and 10-minute weddings
- There was a beautiful small town near the Canadian border where some nice girl was murdered by a guy called Bob
- Detroit is a shiathole
- Maine is a foggy state with lots of lakes, FBI agents, and paranormal activity
 
2014-08-03 04:52:26 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?


The great Republican example on how not to run a government. You're welcome.
 
2014-08-03 04:54:00 PM  

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

My wife grew up on a farm just East of Pittsburgh (labelled "Amish"). So yeah, they're there. W. of Moon Township, N. of Fox Chapel, S. of South Hills, East of Monroeville. Cuz Pittsburghers like to eat.

My post: "...in Pgh."

Your post: "....East of Pgh."

And no farms or Amish in the teeny tiny square you describe. A garden, maybe?


You seem to be getting kind of worked up about this.
 
2014-08-03 04:56:09 PM  
I hate stereotypes

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-03 05:03:47 PM  
Eh. I'm calling shenanigans. No way do British people know that much about the U.S. and it's geography/ethnology. Occams's razor. It's much more likely that some snarky American did this and is trying to sell it as the work of the Brits.
 
2014-08-03 05:04:36 PM  
The one thing that surprised me about the map is that they didn't put bourbon for Kentucky.
 
2014-08-03 05:06:26 PM  

IlGreven: I do love the country that gave us Leicester and Worcester (pronounced Lestah and Woostah) complain that Massachusetts is hart to spell and that Arkansas is pronounced weird.


FTFY
 
2014-08-03 05:07:04 PM  

pion: The one thing that surprised me about the map is that they didn't put bourbon for Kentucky.


Never mind. Just went back and "whiskey" is on the zoomed in maps, that I didn't notice the first time.
 
2014-08-03 05:07:12 PM  

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

My wife grew up on a farm just East of Pittsburgh (labelled "Amish"). So yeah, they're there. W. of Moon Township, N. of Fox Chapel, S. of South Hills, East of Monroeville. Cuz Pittsburghers like to eat.

My post: "...in Pgh."

Your post: "....East of Pgh."

And no farms or Amish in the teeny tiny square you describe. A garden, maybe?

You seem to be getting kind of worked up about this.


Why...... yes. Yes I am.

lol
 
2014-08-03 05:21:16 PM  
How New Yorkers view the rest of America.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-03 05:21:28 PM  

Teaser: I hate stereotypes

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 492x480]


Anybody got the "Faces of Meth" pic handy?
 
2014-08-03 05:26:56 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: PNW: weed, rain, and hipsters...

/// they certainly know more about me than I do about them (eg. where do "Chavs" live?)


According to Yahoo Answers:

Moss Side - Manchester
Toxteth - Liverpool
Peckham or Tower Hamlets - London
Wyrley Birch/Newtown - Birmingham
Heath Town - Wolverhampton
Hartcliffe - Bristol

Huh. I thought they lived in Croydon, where Kate Moss is from.
 
2014-08-03 05:32:25 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: What I know about the UK:
Sussex: has "sex" in it
Little Hangleton: Where Voldemort is from
Little Whinging: Where Harry Potter lives
Bath: Has old bathhouses. Also, I think Jane Austen lived there.
Scotland: Haggis
Ireland: Catholics
London: what I've seen in "Pulling," "Doctor Who," "Coupling," "The IT Crowd," "Spaced" and that one Austin Powers movie. Also, Harrod's.

/Love you Brits. I do.
//Y'all also apparently really love knitting. Cool.
/// You can keep Jeremy Clarkson and that angry chef guy.


Doctor Who is actually filmed in Cardiff. Not even in England!
 
2014-08-03 05:39:04 PM  

graeylin: 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?

Dwight David Eisenhower, Leader of the combined Allied Forces, director of the D-day invasion, proponent of the US Interstate system.
Langston Hughes, artist, author, poet
Charlie Parker, jazz musician
Joe Walsh, musician of some fame
Gale Sayers, kind of a decent footballer
James Naismith, inventor of basketball
Amelia Earhart, aviatrix
Koch brothers, own much of the world
Walter Chrysler, of the same motor company
Russell Stover, candy maker
R Lee Ermy, Dennis Hopper, Buster Keaton, actors
Erin Brockovich, activist


And yet all anyone cares about is: Wizard of Oz, and shiatload of cornfields. And if they follow politics: about to go down in flames thanks to Brownback.
 
2014-08-03 05:39:29 PM  
I loled at fake Irish people and light inbreeding.
 
2014-08-03 05:40:40 PM  
Michigan is... Pretty damn accurate. At least "basically Canada" over the UP

/put your hands up for Detroit is adorable
 
2014-08-03 05:41:26 PM  

phamwaa: 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".

I don't see how the fark Brits can rank food with a straight face.


There are actually a lot of British foods superior to what is in America. Cheese is definitely one of them.

British restaurants and pubs have terrible foods (in general) but there is good food to be had.
 
2014-08-03 05:42:42 PM  

CleanAndPure: Doctor Who is actually filmed in Cardiff. Not even in England!


And many TV shows or movies set in the US are actually filmed in Canada.
 
2014-08-03 05:44:21 PM  

CleanAndPure: phamwaa: 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".

I don't see how the fark Brits can rank food with a straight face.

There are actually a lot of British foods superior to what is in America. Cheese is definitely one of them.

British restaurants and pubs have terrible foods (in general) but there is good food to be had.


There are more Michelin starred restaurants in the UK than the USA.
 
2014-08-03 05:44:50 PM  

CleanAndPure: British restaurants and pubs have terrible foods (in general) but there is good food to be had.


Loads of British restaurants and pubs serve plenty of great food, just as do loads of American restaurants and sports bars. It's just a matter of finding the right ones, not the masses that serve really shiat food -- but that's true in any country.

I hate sweeping generalizations like yours that are just plain wrong.
 
2014-08-03 05:48:39 PM  
Sadly more Britons equate Obama with Hawaii then Americans.
 
2014-08-03 05:54:03 PM  

dennysgod: Sadly more Britons equate Obama with Hawaii then Americans.


Correct, most American equate Obama with Kenya.
 
2014-08-03 05:54:51 PM  

casey17: Forbidden Doughnut: PNW: weed, rain, and hipsters...

/// they certainly know more about me than I do about them (eg. where do "Chavs" live?)

According to Yahoo Answers:

Moss Side - Manchester
Toxteth - Liverpool
Peckham or Tower Hamlets - London
Wyrley Birch/Newtown - Birmingham
Heath Town - Wolverhampton
Hartcliffe - Bristol

Huh. I thought they lived in Croydon, where Kate Moss is from.


Croydon has become too gentrified.

My GG lives in Shirley, a village next to East Croydon.

/and don't call me Croydon
 
2014-08-03 05:55:21 PM  

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

My wife grew up on a farm just East of Pittsburgh (labelled "Amish"). So yeah, they're there. W. of Moon Township, N. of Fox Chapel, S. of South Hills, East of Monroeville. Cuz Pittsburghers like to eat.


Murrysvillian reporting in...  Back in the day there were farms; we went to Rubright's every week for fresh whole milk and Carnahan's every week during the summer for fresh produce.  They're pretty much all long gone now.
 
2014-08-03 06:07:48 PM  
FTFA: BuzzFeed U.K. asked its staff...

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-03 06:08:04 PM  
"British People Have Even the REMOTEST Concept of What is Where in America."

I'm not seeing a problem here.
 
2014-08-03 06:08:17 PM  

lohphat: casey17: Forbidden Doughnut: PNW: weed, rain, and hipsters...

/// they certainly know more about me than I do about them (eg. where do "Chavs" live?)

According to Yahoo Answers:

Moss Side - Manchester
Toxteth - Liverpool
Peckham or Tower Hamlets - London
Wyrley Birch/Newtown - Birmingham
Heath Town - Wolverhampton
Hartcliffe - Bristol

Huh. I thought they lived in Croydon, where Kate Moss is from.

Croydon has become too gentrified.

My GG lives in Shirley, a village next to East Croydon.

/and don't call me Croydon


Croydon gentrified?

I dread to imagine the kind of shiat-holes you must frequent.
 
2014-08-03 06:15:00 PM  

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across:
Croydon has become too gentrified.

My GG lives in Shirley, a village next to East Croydon.

/and don't call me Croydon

Croydon gentrified?

I dread to imagine the kind of shiat-holes you must frequent.


The White Bear
 
2014-08-03 06:17:10 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?


The Eisenhower Interstate System?

/you're right
 
2014-08-03 06:25:11 PM  

12349876: 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.


Not to the degree of accuracy portrayed in the map.

Unless their contributor pool is gigantic and they only listed the accurate ones on the map.

I find the avg Brit and the avg american just as dumb as each other.
Source: my dual us/UK citizenship.
 
2014-08-03 06:27:20 PM  

wax_on: Eh. I'm calling shenanigans. No way do British people know that much about the U.S. and it's geography/ethnology. Occams's razor. It's much more likely that some snarky American did this and is trying to sell it as the work of the Brits.

 
2014-08-03 06:48:22 PM  

Dimensio: 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.


I've noticed that Kentuckians are similar to Texans in temperment, only not as loud. Texas; the New York of the south. :)
 
2014-08-03 07:12:28 PM  

limboslam: 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.


Bits tend to have a good sense of humor, partly on account of being drunk most of the time, and they assume that other people can also take a bit of a lighthearted joke from time to time, this lapse in judgement may also be alcohol induced.
 
2014-08-03 07:18:10 PM  

lohphat: You'd turn it off when I was halfway across:
Croydon has become too gentrified.

My GG lives in Shirley, a village next to East Croydon.

/and don't call me Croydon

Croydon gentrified?

I dread to imagine the kind of shiat-holes you must frequent.

The White Bear


White Bear
 Fairchildes Lane,
Warlingham, Surrey, CR6 9PH


The White Bear is a beautiful 16th century country inn, full of character, nestling in the tiny hamlet of Fickleshole in the heart of the North Downs countryside, yet only seven miles from Croydon.


When people say Croydon, they usually mean the town, you're thinking of the borough, which consists of a lot of suburban and semi rural Surrey.

... and areas like that haven't really become gentrified, not unless you're still counting the Victorian era movement of the middle classes out of London.

As for the Croydon proper, it's been a noted dump for years now and since the credit crunch it's only gotten worse.

I do love the idea of you taking a stroll down Church Street and telling people how Croydon has become too gentrified; but please God don't ever actually try it. The ones who understand what gentrified means will think you're taking the piss and the ones who don't will probably just hit you on general principle.

Ans to answer the original question, yes, there are chavs in Croydon.
 
2014-08-03 07:26:29 PM  
I love that people think of Slipknot when they talk of Iowa.

/I have never heard any of their music
 
2014-08-03 07:32:57 PM  

lindalouwho: Farms in Pittsburgh?
Guess they forgot about the industrial revolution.


I think you mean the second (coal-based) industrial revolution. The first one was powered by water and took place in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

/I went to grad school in England and most of my (British) housemates could name all of the U.S. states. The weird thing is that while I do it by starting at Maine and working my way down in columns going west, they did it alphabetically.
 
2014-08-03 07:43:57 PM  
I'm an Egyptian!
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?

------------------------------------------------------
Thats a Insult son, a dam rich one.
Check the history books.
LoL
 
2014-08-03 07:46:09 PM  
I live in the "massive hats" and "not to be messed with" part of Texas. Nailed it ...
 
2014-08-03 07:49:03 PM  

Fear the Clam: The weird thing is that while I do it by starting at Maine and working my way down in columns going west, they did it alphabetically.


I learned it this way...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhDrGnjacvA

/fifty nifty united states from thirteen original colonies
 
2014-08-03 07:51:32 PM  

Fear the Clam: lindalouwho: Farms in Pittsburgh?
Guess they forgot about the industrial revolution.

I think you mean the second (coal-based) industrial revolution. The first one was powered by water and took place in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

/I went to grad school in England and most of my (British) housemates could name all of the U.S. states. The weird thing is that while I do it by starting at Maine and working my way down in columns going west, they did it alphabetically.


Sure sounds less messy - also involve robber barons?

Yeah, my guess about naming the states is since we had to learn the 13 original colonies first, most US kids learned by columns.
 
2014-08-03 07:52:48 PM  
Atlanta got zombies and Outkast. Nice, and glad to see people don't automatically go with Scarlett O'Hara any more.
 
2014-08-03 07:57:19 PM  

12349876: Fear the Clam: The weird thing is that while I do it by starting at Maine and working my way down in columns going west, they did it alphabetically.

I learned it this way...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhDrGnjacvA

/fifty nifty united states from thirteen original colonies


Wow, I have never heard this!!
Thanks for the link.

/stands somewhat corrected
//old, but loves learning new stuff
 
2014-08-03 08:13:18 PM  

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


NC is actually full of good jazz musicians, but basically no one outside a few cities wants to hear jazz.
 
2014-08-03 08:14:19 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: [img.fark.net image 137x159]

Yup.  They nailed it.


That is fine by me, keeps out the riff raff...

/except during election time, then I wish I lived someplace not as important.
 
2014-08-03 08:18:30 PM  

phillydrifter: fastfxr: That was compiled by Americans posing as Brits. Every Brit I know understands little of the states--and these are PhDs--so I doubt they know minutiae about all 50 states.

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 228x346]

.click


I used that book as one of my textbooks a few years back.
 
2014-08-03 08:18:50 PM  

Fissile: 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.


NJ was the high tech corridor well into the 50s. Most any new invention caught on there before it went anywhere.
 
2014-08-03 08:20:57 PM  
"Dexter"....niiiiiice
 
2014-08-03 08:27:31 PM  
"Not in Rhodes; Not an Island"

1) The state's name is "State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations"
2) "Rhode Island" is/was Aquidneck Island which, in 1637, was renamed by Roger Williams with these words: "Aquethneck shall be henceforth called the Isle of Rodes or Rhode-Island."

/stupid Brits
 
2014-08-03 08:31:48 PM  

gweilo8888: CleanAndPure: British restaurants and pubs have terrible foods (in general) but there is good food to be had.

Loads of British restaurants and pubs serve plenty of great food, just as do loads of American restaurants and sports bars. It's just a matter of finding the right ones, not the masses that serve really shiat food -- but that's true in any country.

I hate sweeping generalizations like yours that are just plain wrong.


The "in general" was there to imply not true of all.

Of course there are good restaurants/pub eateries in Britain. However the vast majority are not very good.

Britain's best foods arnt from restaurants typically. It is the poor state of Britain's eat out places that give Britain the reputation of bad food because that is what foreigners experience.
 
2014-08-03 08:33:03 PM  

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: http://www.porterandsorterpub.co.uk/

As for the Croydon proper, it's been a noted dump for years now and since the credit crunch it's only gotten worse.

I do love the idea of you taking a stroll down Church Street and telling people how Croydon has become too gentrified; but please God don't ever actually try it. The ones who understand what gentrified means will think you're taking the piss and the ones who don't will probably just hit you on general principle.

Ans to answer the original question, yes, there are chavs in Croydon.


The http://www.porterandsorterpub.co.uk behind the station went from a smash a pint glass on yer mate's head to a somewhat clean and respectable pub.

The Crown http://www.emberinns.co.uk/the-crown-shirley/ is pleasant enough too.

My experience in the area is admittedly limited not being a local but the changes I've seen in 15 years is that it's not a shiathole, the tram system is popular and well liked, and it's a commutable and affordable suburb of London.
 
2014-08-03 08:33:13 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: "Not in Rhodes; Not an Island"

1) The state's name is "State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations"
2) "Rhode Island" is/was Aquidneck Island which, in 1637, was renamed by Roger Williams with these words: "Aquethneck shall be henceforth called the Isle of Rodes or Rhode-Island."

/stupid Brits


No. Brits are correct.

The State isn't an island.
 
2014-08-03 08:41:03 PM  
lindalouwho:Sure sounds less messy - also involve robber barons?

Nope; too early for that. As a consolation, though, Slater Mill in Pawtucket (the first water-powered factory in the U.S.) was based on stolen intellectual property from the British. (Who says you never learn anything on school field trips?)

Yeah, my guess about naming the states is since we had to learn the 13 original colonies first, most US kids learned by columns.

I grew up in Rhode Island so it was easy to start with New England and just work out from that corner.
 
2014-08-03 08:45:56 PM  

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

Take off their hats. Wait, wrong joke...
 
2014-08-03 09:00:30 PM  

tripleseven: 12349876: 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.

Not to the degree of accuracy portrayed in the map.

Unless their contributor pool is gigantic and they only listed the accurate ones on the map.

I find the avg Brit and the avg american just as dumb as each other.
Source: my dual us/UK citizenship.


Corroboration: SOMEBODY is buying the Daily Mail and its ilk.
 
2014-08-03 09:06:56 PM  

Fano: 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"


Yeah, no kidding... Even people who live here don't know there are rehab centers in the southern part of Arizona.  Doubt you could find a single Brit who would say rehab centers are anywhere other than Beverly Hills.

Fake map is fake.
 
2014-08-03 09:40:07 PM  
Did the author really say "New Mexico has a reputation for meth.  Wow.  Who knew?"?
 
2014-08-03 09:43:13 PM  
I call shenanigans.

Some of these are too subtly close to reality to have come from anyone but locals (like "basically Canada").

I still laughed at the white walkers in Alaska though.
 
2014-08-03 10:03:54 PM  
London?

Yeah, London - bad food, worse weather... LONDON!
 
2014-08-03 10:19:08 PM  

CleanAndPure: ArcadianRefugee: "Not in Rhodes; Not an Island"

1) The state's name is "State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations"
2) "Rhode Island" is/was Aquidneck Island which, in 1637, was renamed by Roger Williams with these words: "Aquethneck shall be henceforth called the Isle of Rodes or Rhode-Island."

/stupid Brits

No. Brits are correct.

The State isn't an island.


You're right. And it doesn't claim to be. It's name also isn't Rhode Island.
 
2014-08-03 10:24:14 PM  
Ahhh...Obama, Sufjan Stevens, corn, farms, bribes, trains, and a tall building....yep IL in a nutshell
 
2014-08-03 10:29:13 PM  

CleanAndPure: ArcadianRefugee: "Not in Rhodes; Not an Island"

1) The state's name is "State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations"
2) "Rhode Island" is/was Aquidneck Island which, in 1637, was renamed by Roger Williams with these words: "Aquethneck shall be henceforth called the Isle of Rodes or Rhode-Island."

/stupid Brits

No. Brits are correct.

The State isn't an island.


Read it again.  There is no state called "Rhode Island."
 
2014-08-03 10:33:23 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: You're right. And it doesn't claim to be. It's name also isn't Rhode Island.


Persnickety: Read it again. There is no state called "Rhode Island."


A couple of Rhodes scholars.
 
2014-08-03 10:38:27 PM  
dnrtfa... was this covered?

i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-03 10:39:32 PM  

i upped my meds-up yours: Fissile: 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.

NJ was the high tech corridor well into the 50s. Most any new invention caught on there before it went anywhere.


Paterson was America's first planned industrial city.  The first Locomotive built in America was built in Paterson.  Samuel Colt, the inventor of the revolver, built his first guns in Paterson.  Thomas Edison had his lab in Menlo Park, NJ.  Roselle, NJ was the first town in the world to be wired for electric lights in 1883.  The transistor was developed at Bell Labs in New Jersey.  New Jersey was assigned the first telephone area code in the US....201.   The first direct dial long distance phone call was made from NJ to California.  The engines that powered the Enola Gay B-29 were built in New Jersey,  The PT boat skippered by JFK in the Pacific during WWII was built in New Jersey.  At one time more television sets were produced in Camden, NJ than all the rest of the world combined.  Once upon a time, NJ had 3 auto assembly plants, two Ford and one GM.  Standard Oil, now known as Exxon, was first incorporated in NJ.  The list could literally go on for hundreds of pages.  This was once a motherfarker of a state.
 
2014-08-03 11:50:07 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: Meanwhile, U.S. Americans struggle to name 2 cities in the U.K.


1.  London
2. Cardiff
3.  York
 
2014-08-03 11:57:32 PM  

grimlock1972: So very cold, Prince  fine.   Big shopping mall ok, same for the Fargo reference.    cute accent?   err what ? never heard the Minnesota accent called cute.


Oh you betcha it's adorable.
 
2014-08-04 12:34:32 AM  

Prey4reign: Pants full of macaroni!!: mjjt: [i57.tinypic.com image 850x691]

I used to know an Aussie who couldn't keep Ohio and Iowa straight.  She even lived in the States for awhile.  Married an American.

/she was also quite vehement that Australians are the only people on earth without an accent

I was once at a meeting with people from a number of countries.  A New Zealander got up and gave a long and difficult to understand speech because his Kiwi accent was so thick.  I turned to my neighbor and said, "I guess I can depend on you to interpret that."  He just said, "not really, Kiwis talk funny, you know."


Melbourne paper today has an article on "The great Australian speech impediment"

http://www.theage.com.au/comment/the-great-australian-speech-impedim en t-20140801-zzjjx.html
 
2014-08-04 01:31:38 AM  

47 is the new 42: Colour_out_of_Space: Meanwhile, U.S. Americans struggle to name 2 cities in the U.K.

1.  London
2. Cardiff
3.  York


Basically think of any US cities that have 'New' in the title and then remove it.
 
2014-08-04 03:22:28 AM  

wax_on: Eh. I'm calling shenanigans. No way do British people know that much about the U.S. and it's geography/ethnology. Occams's razor. It's much more likely that some snarky American did this and is trying to sell it as the work of the Brits.



You have no idea how pervasive American culture is around the world. I'm Danish and I have never been to the states, but I could easily have filled in a map like this. Would have put more creationism in Kansas though.
 
2014-08-04 03:54:05 AM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Fano: 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"

Yeah, no kidding... Even people who live here don't know there are rehab centers in the southern part of Arizona.  Doubt you could find a single Brit who would say rehab centers are anywhere other than Beverly Hills.

Fake map is fake.


Pretty much all the somewhat accurate references on the map are things you'll easily pick up from pop culture and media. The sheer amount of music, movies, television, games and literature you export combined with extensive media coverage of your politics, your celebrities and your society in general means that the whole world knows more trivia about you than you know about us.
How do I know that a Cheesehead is someone from Wisconsin? No idea, but it has probably been references in at least a dozen sit-coms. The guy who said "rehab centers" in Arizona was probably thinking of Tiger Woods doing sex rehab at The Meadows.
 
2014-08-04 04:14:15 AM  

Dansker: You have no idea how pervasive American culture is around the world. I'm Danish and I have never been to the states, but I could easily have filled in a map like this. Would have put more creationism in Kansas though.


In my (admittedly limited, I've spent about 4 months in Copenhagen and Aarhus) experience the level of American pop cultural knowledge amongst youngish Danes far outweighed that amongst Brits, perhaps because the population isn't big enough to support a large local media industry?

Personally, I'd struggle to find anything at all to say about Wisconsin :-\
 
2014-08-04 04:53:46 AM  
Very surprised that Hollywood or movies wasn't mentioned for California.

I think the rest of the world knows a lot more about the U.S. than we know about them. How many Americans can name the capital of Australia?
 
2014-08-04 04:58:55 AM  

FarkinNortherner: Dansker: You have no idea how pervasive American culture is around the world. I'm Danish and I have never been to the states, but I could easily have filled in a map like this. Would have put more creationism in Kansas though.

In my (admittedly limited, I've spent about 4 months in Copenhagen and Aarhus) experience the level of American pop cultural knowledge amongst youngish Danes far outweighed that amongst Brits, perhaps because the population isn't big enough to support a large local media industry?


I think it's more to do with an oversaturation of commercial tv stations buying every cheap American show they can get their hands on. Aside from the national broadcaster Danmark Radio (who do great crime shows and dramas, some of which are sold around the world) you can flip through most Danish TV stations and aside from the subtitles, you'd swear you were in the US.

Personally, I'd struggle to find anything at all to say about Wisconsin :-\

Cheese and Scandinavians.
 
2014-08-04 04:59:06 AM  

lohphat: You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: http://www.porterandsorterpub.co.uk/

As for the Croydon proper, it's been a noted dump for years now and since the credit crunch it's only gotten worse.

I do love the idea of you taking a stroll down Church Street and telling people how Croydon has become too gentrified; but please God don't ever actually try it. The ones who understand what gentrified means will think you're taking the piss and the ones who don't will probably just hit you on general principle.

Ans to answer the original question, yes, there are chavs in Croydon.

The http://www.porterandsorterpub.co.uk behind the station went from a smash a pint glass on yer mate's head to a somewhat clean and respectable pub.

The Crown http://www.emberinns.co.uk/the-crown-shirley/ is pleasant enough too.

My experience in the area is admittedly limited not being a local but the changes I've seen in 15 years is that it's not a shiathole, the tram system is popular and well liked, and it's a commutable and affordable suburb of London.



Well, regarding the Crown, I think we've already established that we have different definitions of what counts as Croydon.

As for the Porter & Sorter, I'm sure it's a nicer pub today than it was when I used to drink there at the turn of the millennium, but that would be because the closure of the Cherry Orchard Road Sorting Office next door means it's no longer an early licence pub filled with postal workers getting drunk from 8 am onwards. It also means lots of jobs lost in the area and an abandoned industrial estate which was the subject of a Fark headline as recently as six weeks ago;

Teenager who lost half a finger during an illegal rave says he stayed and partied and didn't seek medical attention because the bass had been dropped and it was "hard"

Another kid died of a ketamine OD, while the police did nothing to break it up, just like they did nothing back in 2011 when rioters burned down one of the few remaining bits of pre-WWII Croydon town centre.

I think the signs of gentrification you see are basically the improvements to amenities around the East Croydon transport hub (hooray, Waitrose). Meanwhile the second level of the Whitgift centre is half empty, the Allders mall is mostly dead space. Croydon as a retail centre has been hit hard, light industry isn't doing too well and all that's really left are office jobs and the getting people shiatfaced drunk industry. If you grew up in the area there's not a lot of gentrification to be seen.
 
2014-08-04 06:08:19 AM  
I like how these types of threads still turns in to an America bashing forum.
Article: Brits are ignorant of American geography
Thread: Stupid farking Jesus lovers
 
2014-08-04 06:29:23 AM  

Gdalescrboz: I like how these types of threads still turns in to an America bashing forum.
Article: Brits are ignorant of American geography
Thread: Stupid farking Jesus lovers


Except for all the comments about how the map is too accurate to be real because foreigners can't possibly know that much about the US. But the important thing is that you found a way to feel victimized.
 
2014-08-04 06:43:04 AM  

Gdalescrboz: I like how these types of threads still turns in to an America bashing forum.
Article: Brits are ignorant of American geography
Thread: Stupid farking Jesus lovers


This thread has more posts about cheese, British ignorance of US history, and the possible gentrification of Croydon than about all Americans being "stupid farking Jesus lovers." Actually, it doesn't really have any of the latter.
 
2014-08-04 07:58:10 AM  
Dansker
The "Jesus" land is a given. While I go to a church, Some of the more right wing scare me. Actually, the horror stories from Wellsley Mass from the early 60's still scare me.

And as to the cheese, my favorite place that once was "cult" is now sorta mainstream. I show up and there are plates from all over. I only mention this because I showed up when a salesman retired. There was an "insult" contest.(Wisconsin for those not NFL fans) I made it to the last round when I was told "may your son be a bears fan". Most awesome insult ever.
 
2014-08-04 08:10:05 AM  

Dansker: FarkinNortherner: Dansker: You have no idea how pervasive American culture is around the world. I'm Danish and I have never been to the states, but I could easily have filled in a map like this. Would have put more creationism in Kansas though.

In my (admittedly limited, I've spent about 4 months in Copenhagen and Aarhus) experience the level of American pop cultural knowledge amongst youngish Danes far outweighed that amongst Brits, perhaps because the population isn't big enough to support a large local media industry?

I think it's more to do with an oversaturation of commercial tv stations buying every cheap American show they can get their hands on. Aside from the national broadcaster Danmark Radio (who do great crime shows and dramas, some of which are sold around the world) you can flip through most Danish TV stations and aside from the subtitles, you'd swear you were in the US.

Personally, I'd struggle to find anything at all to say about Wisconsin :-\

Cheese and Scandinavians.


Danish crime shows are phenomenally good.  I prefer to watch them with subtitles because a dubbed voice is never quite right and ruins the atmosphere.  Forbrydelsen was addictive.  The sweater got it's own fan club.
 
2014-08-04 08:32:20 AM  

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?


Sam Brownback.
Pat Roberts.
John Brown
 
2014-08-04 08:40:29 AM  

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?


John Brown? ( a name not popular with Southerners)
 
2014-08-04 08:45:47 AM  

Persnickety: CleanAndPure: ArcadianRefugee: "Not in Rhodes; Not an Island"

1) The state's name is "State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations"
2) "Rhode Island" is/was Aquidneck Island which, in 1637, was renamed by Roger Williams with these words: "Aquethneck shall be henceforth called the Isle of Rodes or Rhode-Island."

/stupid Brits

No. Brits are correct.

The State isn't an island.

Read it again.  There is no state called "Rhode Island."


i232.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-04 09:11:58 AM  

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


That kinda threw me, too, but I looked up "Maryland cookies" on Google, and lo and behold, its a
British brand of cookies.  They look like your average cheap generic type, but they're cookies and that's
good enough for me.
 
2014-08-04 09:15:32 AM  

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

Victor Borge had a ranch in CT but he was a Dane.

*shrug*

They got their Murican history lessons confused.  The Colony of New Sweden(befor the English took over) was originally set up in what is now South Jersey, Delaware and Southern Pennsylvania.  There is a town in South Jersey called Swedesboro to this day.  Northern New Jersey, and Southern New York was originally the Colony of New Netherlands, NYC was originally called New Amsterdam.


sdsouthard.files.wordpress.com

"We knew that."
 
2014-08-04 09:34:54 AM  

Colour_out_of_Space: Meanwhile, U.S. Americans struggle to name 2 cities in the U.K.


Cambridge
Carlisle
Mildenhall
Penrith
Glasgow
Dumfries
Edinburgh
Lakenheath
Stirling
London
Falkirk
Swinden
Bury St. Edmunds
Birmingham
Aberdeen
Kilmarnock
Cardiff
Liverpool
Hexham
John o' Groats
Newcastle upon Trent...Tyne? (looked it up after I typed; Tyne is correct)
Belfast

...I think I'm tapped out

Nope, Worlington
Nottingham

...technically many of these are likely not "cities," don't know the definition of "city" in the UK
 
2014-08-04 09:40:37 AM  
They're not cookies; they're biscuits.
 
2014-08-04 09:41:11 AM  

noneyourbase: 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.


Evidently not how to preview..

/ba
//dum
///ching
 
2014-08-04 09:43:26 AM  

deadlyplatypus: Colour_out_of_Space: Meanwhile, U.S. Americans struggle to name 2 cities in the U.K.

Cambridge
Carlisle
Mildenhall
Penrith
Glasgow
Dumfries
Edinburgh
Lakenheath
Stirling
London
Falkirk
Swinden
Bury St. Edmunds
Birmingham
Aberdeen
Kilmarnock
Cardiff
Liverpool
Hexham
John o' Groats
Newcastle upon Trent...Tyne? (looked it up after I typed; Tyne is correct)
Belfast

...I think I'm tapped out

Nope, Worlington
Nottingham

...technically many of these are likely not "cities," don't know the definition of "city" in the UK


Stoke on Trent, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle under Lyme tend to confuse.  Worlington is a small village that I've only heard of because my sister in law lives nearby and I've driven through it.
 
2014-08-04 09:53:50 AM  

Spiralmonkey: deadlyplatypus: Colour_out_of_Space: Meanwhile, U.S. Americans struggle to name 2 cities in the U.K.

Cambridge
Carlisle
Mildenhall
Penrith
Glasgow
Dumfries
Edinburgh
Lakenheath
Stirling
London
Falkirk
Swinden
Bury St. Edmunds
Birmingham
Aberdeen
Kilmarnock
Cardiff
Liverpool
Hexham
John o' Groats
Newcastle upon Trent...Tyne? (looked it up after I typed; Tyne is correct)
Belfast

...I think I'm tapped out

Nope, Worlington
Nottingham

...technically many of these are likely not "cities," don't know the definition of "city" in the UK

Stoke on Trent, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle under Lyme tend to confuse.  Worlington is a small village that I've only heard of because my sister in law lives nearby and I've driven through it.


Frankly, after having been there, I can't understand how Worlington is not part of Mildenhall, there's only 300 yards between them. Ooo, Cummertrees! (that's a fun one).
 
2014-08-04 10:23:21 AM  
I live in No Idea TBH.

/Success!
 
2014-08-04 10:51:27 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Michigan is... Pretty damn accurate. At least "basically Canada" over the UP

/put your hands up for Detroit is adorable


I love this city.
 
2014-08-04 10:58:14 AM  

deadlyplatypus: Colour_out_of_Space: Meanwhile, U.S. Americans struggle to name 2 cities in the U.K.

Cambridge
Carlisle
Mildenhall
Penrith
Glasgow
Dumfries
Edinburgh
Lakenheath
Stirling
London
Falkirk
Swinden
Bury St. Edmunds
Birmingham
Aberdeen
Kilmarnock
Cardiff
Liverpool
Hexham
John o' Groats
Newcastle upon Trent...Tyne? (looked it up after I typed; Tyne is correct)
Belfast

...I think I'm tapped out

Nope, Worlington
Nottingham

...technically many of these are likely not "cities," don't know the definition of "city" in the UK


Ooh, my turn:

Harrogate
Skipton
Pateley Bridge
Leeds
Knaresborough (spelling?)
Darley
Shilbottle
Otley
Manchester
Liverpool
Newcas... dammit, already taken
Ripon
Bradford
Halifax
Wetherby
Thirsk

And my personal favorite, that we would drive by when we went to Bolton Abbey:

Blubberhouses

/why yes, they are all within about an hour's drive of each other
 
2014-08-04 11:21:18 AM  

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


They also did not list for KY the Bourbon... Horses... Insane devotion to College Sports Programs... Tobacco...
 
2014-08-04 11:21:50 AM  
You had to go to Yahoo Answers to know Bristol?

/srsly?
 
2014-08-04 11:26:42 AM  

Colour_out_of_Space: Meanwhile, U.S. Americans struggle to name 2 cities in the U.K.


Well, there's London... um... Sheboygan... hmm.... Deadwood.... no wait... um... How about...

Ipswich; Derby; Londonderry; Belfast;  Manchester (United and City)... Leeds... Edinburgh... Norwich... Monty & Python...
 
2014-08-04 11:29:44 AM  

mjjt: [i62.tinypic.com image 460x394]



Yep... that's it... Everything I've ever learned about Great Britain, I've learned from Monty Python!
 
2014-08-04 11:32:03 AM  

CleanAndPure: Of course there are good restaurants/pub eateries in Britain. However the vast majority are not very good.

Britain's best foods arnt from restaurants typically. It is the poor state of Britain's eat out places that give Britain the reputation of bad food because that is what foreigners experience.


The above opinion suggests you either a) haven't been to England since the 1970s / 1980s, or b) know nothing about food, or c) know nothing about England. Or some combination of the above.
 
2014-08-04 12:06:52 PM  

jbrad47128: Colour_out_of_Space: Meanwhile, U.S. Americans struggle to name 2 cities in the U.K.

Well, there's London... um... Sheboygan... hmm.... Deadwood.... no wait... um... How about...

Ipswich; Derby; Londonderry; Belfast;  Manchester (United and City)... Leeds... Edinburgh... Norwich... Monty & Python...


Bolton / Notlob
 
2014-08-04 12:13:10 PM  
If this was actually written by Brits, the accuracy is actually kind of embarrassing.
 
2014-08-04 12:47:51 PM  
I wonder what the default word-association for Chicago is in other places Europe these days. Back in 1982 when I spent a semester in Spain, the most common reaction when someone learned I was from Chicago was, "Ahhh, Al Capone! Taka-taka-taka-taka!!" (with air-tommy-gun gesture)
 
2014-08-04 01:06:03 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: [img.fark.net image 137x159]

Yup.  They nailed it.


Have to agree, especially the 'no idea, sorry'. I work with folks in the UK often and when I mention I'm from Cleveland the response if either 'ah, oh, yes Cleveland' or "didn't Cleveland once have an american football team?" Londoners also commiserate regarding the summer weather being much like their city.
 
2014-08-04 01:42:19 PM  

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across:
Well, regarding the Crown, I think we've already established that we have different definitions of what counts as Croydon.


I grew up in a sprawling suburb in Southern California where city boundaries are huge.

The difference between EC station and The Crown is walkable. The White Bear is drivable in less than 10minutes from gran's.

Funny you should mention Alders. I bought several shirts there just a few years ago and when I wanted to go back on my last trip I was told it shuttered.

I had no idea about the post facility as I always remembered mail lorries around the place.

The refurbishment of the large round office tower next to the station stands out in my memory.

I guess I don't go into town much. I usually stick to the West Wickham side of things. But to my US sensibilities they're all just hamlets of EC since they're so close.

Next time I'm there I'll ring you up for a pint at the White Bear.

Small world wot?
 
2014-08-04 02:12:06 PM  

Akbar the Trappiste Monk: London?

Yeah, London - (fish, chips, cup-o-tea ,bad food, worse weather... LONDON!



FTFY ;)
 
2014-08-04 04:27:56 PM  

lohphat: You'd turn it off when I was halfway across:
Well, regarding the Crown, I think we've already established that we have different definitions of what counts as Croydon.

I grew up in a sprawling suburb in Southern California where city boundaries are huge.

The difference between EC station and The Crown is walkable. The White Bear is drivable in less than 10minutes from gran's.

Funny you should mention Alders. I bought several shirts there just a few years ago and when I wanted to go back on my last trip I was told it shuttered.

I had no idea about the post facility as I always remembered mail lorries around the place.

The refurbishment of the large round office tower next to the station stands out in my memory.

I guess I don't go into town much. I usually stick to the West Wickham side of things. But to my US sensibilities they're all just hamlets of EC since they're so close.

Next time I'm there I'll ring you up for a pint at the White Bear.

Small world wot?


Look forward to it.
 
2014-08-04 05:49:02 PM  

deadlyplatypus: Colour_out_of_Space: Meanwhile, U.S. Americans struggle to name 2 cities in the U.K.

Cambridge
Carlisle
Mildenhall
Penrith
Glasgow
Dumfries
Edinburgh
Lakenheath
Stirling
London
Falkirk
Swinden
Bury St. Edmunds
Birmingham
Aberdeen
Kilmarnock
Cardiff
Liverpool
Hexham
John o' Groats
Newcastle upon Trent...Tyne? (looked it up after I typed; Tyne is correct)
Belfast

...I think I'm tapped out

Nope, Worlington
Nottingham

...technically many of these are likely not "cities," don't know the definition of "city" in the UK


You left out the most important one: Leeds, whence came The Mekons.
 
2014-08-04 07:36:45 PM  
I apologise most sincerely for the idiocy of most of my fellow Brits.
 
2014-08-04 07:36:50 PM  

graeylin: 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?

Dwight David Eisenhower, Leader of the combined Allied Forces, director of the D-day invasion, proponent of the US Interstate system.
Langston Hughes, artist, author, poet
Charlie Parker, jazz musician
Joe Walsh, musician of some fame
Gale Sayers, kind of a decent footballer
James Naismith, inventor of basketball
Amelia Earhart, aviatrix
Koch brothers, own much of the world
Walter Chrysler, of the same motor company
Russell Stover, candy maker
R Lee Ermy, Dennis Hopper, Buster Keaton, actors
Erin Brockovich, activist


They all had to LEAVE Kansas to do anything noteworthy
 
2014-08-04 10:30:39 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: // rural Oregon: less rain than outsiders may think, and more rednecks than hipsters....


Honestly grew up there, can't tell the two apart except one's a god damn desert...
 
2014-08-04 11:41:17 PM  

ThighsofGlory: I live in No Idea TBH.

/Success!


Any idea what the TBH stands for?  I am at a loss.
 
2014-08-04 11:47:29 PM  

Ima4nic8or: ThighsofGlory: I live in No Idea TBH.

/Success!

Any idea what the TBH stands for?  I am at a loss.


To be honest
 
2014-08-05 12:35:16 AM  

Ima4nic8or: ThighsofGlory: I live in No Idea TBH.

/Success!

Any idea what the TBH stands for?  I am at a loss.


Trannies Before Hoes

/ivesaidtoomuchalready
 
2014-08-05 02:00:24 AM  

Spiralmonkey: Ima4nic8or: ThighsofGlory: I live in No Idea TBH.

/Success!

Any idea what the TBH stands for? I am at a loss.

To be honest


That biatch is Hot
 
2014-08-05 03:14:20 AM  

Ima4nic8or: ThighsofGlory: I live in No Idea TBH.

/Success!

Any idea what the TBH stands for?  I am at a loss.


Welcome to the internet. You're late.
 
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