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