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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!
 
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