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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
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2014-08-03 02:55:23 PM  
5 votes:
Meanwhile, U.S. Americans struggle to name 2 cities in the U.K.
2014-08-03 01:26:04 PM  
5 votes:
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 02:14:09 PM  
4 votes:
img.fark.net

Yup.  They nailed it.
2014-08-03 02:55:00 PM  
3 votes:
America - 100 years is a long long time

Great  Britain - 100 miles is a long long way
2014-08-03 02:53:34 PM  
3 votes:
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 02:24:52 PM  
3 votes:

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

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


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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryland_Cookies
<a data-cke-saved-href="<a href=" href="<a href=" http:="" upload.wikimedia.org="" wikipedia="" en="" 9="" 95="" maryland_cookies.jpg"="" target="_blank">upload.wikimedia.org
2014-08-04 06:29:23 AM  
2 votes:

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.
2014-08-03 05:48:39 PM  
2 votes:
Sadly more Britons equate Obama with Hawaii then Americans.
2014-08-03 03:54:36 PM  
2 votes:

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 03:24:27 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:40:28 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:13:55 PM  
2 votes:
Not as funny as the one naming the states.  Get a new idea, morans.
2014-08-03 11:56:07 AM  
2 votes:
2014-08-04 07:58:10 AM  
1 vote:
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 06:43:04 AM  
1 vote:

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 03:22:28 AM  
1 vote:

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 01:31:38 AM  
1 vote:

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.
2014-08-03 10:39:32 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:07:48 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA: BuzzFeed U.K. asked its staff...

img.fark.net
2014-08-03 05:54:03 PM  
1 vote:

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


Correct, most American equate Obama with Kenya.
2014-08-03 05:21:16 PM  
1 vote:
How New Yorkers view the rest of America.

1.bp.blogspot.com
2014-08-03 05:03:47 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:52:26 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:04:37 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:01:02 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:48:33 PM  
1 vote:
i62.tinypic.com
2014-08-03 03:43:31 PM  
1 vote:
This is a Maryland cookie!

www.myjudythefoodie.com
2014-08-03 02:55:47 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:51:58 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:51:57 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:49:30 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:48:24 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:45:38 PM  
1 vote:
So, basically, we're the weird kid with ADHD that our parents don't understand in our late 20s...
2014-08-03 02:44:47 PM  
1 vote:
100% accurate.
2014-08-03 02:38:47 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:34:19 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:33:52 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:30:17 PM  
1 vote:
As expected, Texas is known for "guns", which shows that many foreigners are wholly ignorant of Kentucky.
2014-08-03 02:27:41 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:24:26 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:24:20 PM  
1 vote:
Huck Finn in Mississippi? Limey please. Everyone knows that should have been Missouri. All we got was possibley racist.
2014-08-03 02:19:45 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:18:50 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:18:33 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:18:09 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:31:03 PM  
1 vote:
There are cookies in Maryland and I was not informed?
 
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