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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 42
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2014-08-03 02:14:09 PM  
5 votes:
img.fark.net

Yup.  They nailed it.
2014-08-03 05:54:03 PM  
4 votes:

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


Correct, most American equate Obama with Kenya.
2014-08-03 02:58:00 PM  
4 votes:
Essex, Wessex, and Sussex are ok, but the people of Nossex, they died out.
2014-08-03 02:30:17 PM  
4 votes:
As expected, Texas is known for "guns", which shows that many foreigners are wholly ignorant of Kentucky.
2014-08-04 06:29:23 AM  
3 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 03:33:22 PM  
3 votes:
Named by a cat walking across a keyboard

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2014-08-03 02:19:45 PM  
3 votes:
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 01:31:03 PM  
3 votes:
There are cookies in Maryland and I was not informed?
2014-08-03 01:26:04 PM  
3 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 04:51:54 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:55:00 PM  
2 votes:
America - 100 years is a long long time

Great  Britain - 100 miles is a long long way
2014-08-03 02:51:57 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:38:47 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:24:20 PM  
2 votes:
Huck Finn in Mississippi? Limey please. Everyone knows that should have been Missouri. All we got was possibley racist.
2014-08-03 02:14:48 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2014-08-04 09:40:37 AM  
1 votes:
They're not cookies; they're biscuits.
2014-08-04 09:11:58 AM  
1 votes:

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 06:43:04 AM  
1 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


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.
2014-08-03 06:07:48 PM  
1 votes:
FTFA: BuzzFeed U.K. asked its staff...

img.fark.net
2014-08-03 05:48:39 PM  
1 votes:
Sadly more Britons equate Obama with Hawaii then Americans.
2014-08-03 04:01:02 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:54:36 PM  
1 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 03:50:15 PM  
1 votes:
i59.tinypic.com
2014-08-03 03:50:11 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:48:33 PM  
1 votes:
i62.tinypic.com
2014-08-03 03:47:09 PM  
1 votes:
i57.tinypic.com
2014-08-03 03:45:38 PM  
1 votes:
i57.tinypic.com
2014-08-03 03:24:27 PM  
1 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 03:22:44 PM  
1 votes:
Meanwhile in Britain,

libcom.org
2014-08-03 02:57:24 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:55:23 PM  
1 votes:
Meanwhile, U.S. Americans struggle to name 2 cities in the U.K.
2014-08-03 02:49:30 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:49:15 PM  
1 votes:
Weed, skiing, mountains, and South Park. Yea, that's not even a little bit wrong.
2014-08-03 02:48:08 PM  
1 votes:
No Grand Canyon?
Props to them for the Alice Cooper reference, though.
img.fark.net
2014-08-03 02:36:28 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:33:52 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:29:52 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:28:35 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:27:41 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:18:50 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:18:09 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:18:07 PM  
1 votes:
Farms in Pittsburgh?
Guess they forgot about the industrial revolution. And know nothing of robotics, tech, and state of the art hospitals/research.
 
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