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Date: 07/14/07 02:12 AM

147 Responses to Americans Suck at Geography

  1. Profile photo of sarahxoxo
    sarahxoxo Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 2:17 am
    Wow, they aren`t too bright.
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    Kharrut1 Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 2:18 am
    That is depressing.
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    larajunky Female 40-49
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    July 14, 2007 at 2:18 am
    They took *stupid* to a whole new level! Ha!
  4. Profile photo of oddflame
    oddflame Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 2:19 am
    It`s funny because it`s true.
  5. Profile photo of macedonpimp
    macedonpimp Male 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 2:19 am
    wow man, just wow
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 2:20 am
    I guessed all of them, but I thought Amsterdam was a country too. I thought it was another name for Holland...I mean it`s IN Holland, and they call themselves Dutch, and it gets really confusing after that.
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    tito2963 Male 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 2:20 am
    XD...wow......agree with macedonpimp...
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    christy409 Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 2:23 am
    omg that is rediculous! Hmm stupidity must run in their families.
  9. Profile photo of NeiltheSheep
    NeiltheSheep Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 2:23 am
    Oh Lord...how do you host that show and not punch people?
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    sulu Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 2:23 am
    Wow, I pretty much guessed them all and were reduced to cities and continents.
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    Masterdog99 Male 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 2:24 am
    i thought of 3 of them
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    TrueJSFan Female 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 2:24 am
    thats sad.
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    btpanther39 Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 2:25 am
    yea, i knew them all...i hate that some people are so stupid.

    Amsterdam, yea, that might be confusing...what got me was "asia...yea, asia". oh...my...god

  14. Profile photo of aToMiC_dOg18
    aToMiC_dOg18 Female 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 2:28 am
    Depressing
  15. Profile photo of talltale
    talltale Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 2:30 am
    Even better: America isn`t a country either. It`s "United States of America" America is just a nick name.

    <chuckle>

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    leb0guyy Male 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 2:32 am
    Yeh, that`s so true. ^^^^^^^^^^^
  17. Profile photo of chikoori
    chikoori Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 2:40 am
    Why the stupidity!? Whyyyyy!?
  18. Profile photo of pat125
    pat125 Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 2:50 am
    Counting down the minutes till this post turns to a stereotype war.
  19. Profile photo of Shisi
    Shisi Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 3:03 am
    Yay! Lets assume all Americans suck at geography just because one can`t listen, and the other is retarded!
  20. Profile photo of ragan1990
    ragan1990 Male 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 3:07 am
    i thot amsterdam was a country too. that Asia answer was stupid tho
  21. Profile photo of AtomicMuffin
    AtomicMuffin Male 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 3:12 am
    We don`t suck at geography. Oh Family Feud you say? It must be true then...

    And America isn`t a country...

  22. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 3:16 am
    Well, look at it this way: Game shows just wouldn`t be as much fun to watch if EVERY player was smart.
  23. Profile photo of _CW_
    _CW_ Female 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 3:42 am
    I lmao...that was horrible. Though, considering that 100 Americans(or something like that) were interviewed to get those answers, means that its not all Americans (okay yeah it is)-- but just those contestants that are really dumb.
  24. Profile photo of FrcknA
    FrcknA Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 3:47 am
    If every player in a gameshow were smart, the gameshow sponsors would go broke. I live in the US and I`m pretty damn good at geography why don`t you ask me dumbasses?
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    kpforizzle Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 3:55 am
    thats painful to watch
  26. Profile photo of prontastic
    prontastic Male 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 3:59 am
    Ok then FrcknA, what`s the largest city in New Zealand
  27. Profile photo of Tyrizzle
    Tyrizzle Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 4:01 am
    In all fairness...America is rather over populated and cant be held responsible for anyone who can dial a phone and get on to that show :P...
  28. Profile photo of Tyrizzle
    Tyrizzle Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 4:02 am
    FrcknA
    Please tell me that is a picture of you
    You would be my all time favorite
  29. Profile photo of Lannyful
    Lannyful Female 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 4:06 am
    Australia !
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    sunwavewind Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 4:27 am
    On I`m smarter than a fifth grader once they asked, "what is a country that borders the US?" and the person had to ask for help. Though some people freeze up when they`re on camera...
    This wasn`t really fair though because they said a continent to begin with. What a dumb show...
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    vintagepizza Female 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 4:28 am
    Ha ha. I thought of Austria, Argentina and Afghanistan but I couldn`t think of another. And look at where I live! That`s sad.

    And pat125, I think you`re right.

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    flying_ltj Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 5:04 am
    <-- Thinks back to 3 days ago when the 7 new wonders thread was going, and someone in europe commented about a mexican monument being in south america.

    Geographical ignorance knows no nationality, Americans only show it off more cuz they get more television airtime.

  33. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 5:14 am
    Wrong. STUPID Americans suck at geography.

    Don`t lump the fifteen or so percent of us that aren`t idiots in with your generalizations please. :P

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    anime_chic Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 6:00 am
    There are idiots in every country. I remember Jade Goody on Big Brother having some amazingly dumb quotes as "Rio de Janeiro - that`s a person" "Mother Theresa is from Germany" " I didn`t realise Aberdeen was in Scotland" "Do they speak Portuganese in Portugal? I thought Portugal was in Spain" and "The Union Jack is for all of us, but the St. George is just for London, isn`t it?" :-?
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    yaricaleb Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 6:18 am
    Let`s say that most americans suck at geography. The school system considers the US to be the only thing worth to know about. Once you go to college it tends to get better.
    But even though...
  36. Profile photo of Figgy
    Figgy Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 7:27 am
    I like the way the crowd started clapping when she said Asia? What the hell?
  37. Profile photo of Lupine
    Lupine Female 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 7:27 am
    I agree with anime_chic, if you think they were dumb you`ve obviously never seen Jade Goody. There are idiots in the US but there are also idiots in China, France, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Portugal, New Zealand etc etc However it was pretty funny- I was laughing because I can`t believe some people are that thick. I`ve dropped Geography and I would have done better. Although I don`t know much about America, if someone asked me where abouts Texas is I would have trouble.
  38. Profile photo of thetoastking
    thetoastking Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 7:34 am
    yeah americans are retarded nothing new there
  39. Profile photo of Bajatar
    Bajatar Female 40-49
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    July 14, 2007 at 7:55 am
    Oh, US Americans don`t suck at geography. They usually even know where the countries are they are currently at war with ... well sort of ... with a 33% chance to guess the right continent *G*

    Didn`t need that to know that the US is self centered and doesn`t care about anything outside as long as the media doesn`t push their faces in it for some short term sensation.

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    Achren_Sylm Male 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 8:08 am
    Copy that. And those think that Amsterdam is actually a country... BWAHAHAHAHA!!
  41. Profile photo of Lupine
    Lupine Female 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 8:33 am
    Are the people who posted after me itching for an argument? Some people just lack common sense.
  42. Profile photo of ExcelZero
    ExcelZero Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 8:48 am
    Ok...my simple comment is this...there have been FAR dumber families and FAR dumber answers on that show. Once I heard a question, "At what age does your body stop growing physically"

    One girl said 13 the next said 12

  43. Profile photo of mtwoofwoof
    mtwoofwoof Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 8:51 am
    Not all Americans are stupid. Probably 2/3 of us could locate many countries around the world and ARE decent at geography. Unfortunately, there is 1/3 or so that completely sucks at it. Those people on that show are part of that 1/3.

    I, myself, can name the location of pretty much any country/state/etc in the world except for Canada`s provinces and the US`s states.

  44. Profile photo of BurnBurn
    BurnBurn Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 8:54 am
    Angola, Armenia , Albania, Azerbaijan ,Algeria ..

    This is what you could have won!!!!

    A speedboat; British Gameshows kick Americas arse.

    There was some statistic about Americans finding where their own country was, they failed.

  45. Profile photo of glennh70
    glennh70 Male 30-39
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    July 14, 2007 at 9:07 am
    i don`t know how he missed his mates saying `australia` and `afghanistan`
  46. Profile photo of CheezeMonkey
    CheezeMonkey Male 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 9:20 am
    pat125 how many minutes was that?
  47. Profile photo of Smiley10
    Smiley10 Male 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 9:21 am
    Amsterdam is a country? You mean there`s a WHOLE dratING country filled with more brothels than houses? I wonder if they have a flag with a naked lady on.
  48. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 9:22 am
    my teacher disagrees on the fact that North America is a continent... retarded...
  49. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 9:23 am
    Stupid retards.
    They make this country look like shyat
  50. Profile photo of CheezeMonkey
    CheezeMonkey Male 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 9:25 am
    *sigh* more comments about the U.S.A. if only the media didnt look for f*cking idiots to put on tv....
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    j_jetson_s Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 9:31 am
    If "Family Feud" is what determines whether Americans are smart or not, then we are screwed.
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    Xxayna Female 30-39
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    July 14, 2007 at 9:33 am
    Maybe the fact that they want to go to Amsterdam so badly is a clue as to why they are so brain dead. I`m SURE they want to go to Amsterdam for the culture and for nothing else....
  53. Profile photo of quixoto
    quixoto Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 9:42 am
    I thought Australia was considered a continent.
    Did they recently recategorize it or am I as dim I suspect I might be?
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    July 14, 2007 at 9:50 am

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    ragan1990
    Male, 13-17, Western US
    7 Posts Saturday, July 14, 2007 3:07:19 AM
    i thot amsterdam was a country too. that Asia answer was stupid tho

    Okay.....Your answer is stupid! It`s the Netherlands people....and the US is a country....shakes head....and they wonder why....nevermind...

  55. Profile photo of Maromi
    Maromi Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 10:03 am
    How can someone be that stupid? How do you not know Geography? I`m surprised no one said Africa.
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    tgirl149 Female 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 10:04 am
    teehee silly people
  57. Profile photo of vivianvougha
    vivianvougha Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 10:28 am
    quixoto...its both a continent and a country, its always been that way, thats what makes it special.
  58. Profile photo of glennh70
    glennh70 Male 30-39
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    July 14, 2007 at 10:30 am
    it`s not always considered a continent, New Zealand does not move on a continental plate independently for example (I don`t think so anyway)
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    JAXLEY Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 10:39 am
    yeah, i was thinking of Albania
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    manditaaknfv Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 10:52 am
    what idiots!! durrr...i mean amsterdam?? WTF asia??? stupid..
  61. Profile photo of BurnBurn
    BurnBurn Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 11:21 am
    Australia is in Australasia, so no it isn`t a continent.
  62. Profile photo of radiken
    radiken Male 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 11:52 am
    It`s so sad that I had to be born in a county with SO MANY dumb people...

    I`m moving to Canada...

  63. Profile photo of Snoogans
    Snoogans Male 30-39
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    July 14, 2007 at 12:06 pm
    This is your brain. This is your brain in America......any questions? LOL! Man this gives us a bad image. As if we need more fuel to the fire! I thought one of them was going to say "Atlantis"!
  64. Profile photo of DJTux
    DJTux Male 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 12:25 pm
    So are you people are going to judge all Americans by two families on a game show?
  65. Profile photo of envyrain
    envyrain Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 12:30 pm
    Ohhh American school systems. Why have you failed us?
  66. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 12:34 pm
    American Geography education = fail.

    Either that or there`s a lot of uneducated americans popping on TV game shows.

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    Snoogans Male 30-39
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    July 14, 2007 at 12:37 pm
    ^ That`s because us educated ones have jobs to go to!
  68. Profile photo of AlixWIN
    AlixWIN Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 12:39 pm
    Americans don`t suck at Geography. THESE people doe. One doesn`t speak for all.
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    BeachBum0694 Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 12:43 pm
    ok i haven`t commented in a while, but this makes me want to puke. I am 15 years old, and already i think that i`m smarter than half the country. That is sad and pathetic.
  70. Profile photo of Snoogans
    Snoogans Male 30-39
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    July 14, 2007 at 12:44 pm
    ^^ Yeah, but unfortunately this "one" is on national television. Kinda like George Bush =(
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    JAK-STEEL Male 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 1:05 pm
    grrr i hate it when the mods change my tittle, i mean come on why would i make fun of my own country.
  72. Profile photo of Disco_Stu
    Disco_Stu Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 1:11 pm
    To whoever said how can you host this and not punch people... I second that.

    And for those who will actually read my post: Australia ISN`T a continent; the continent is called Oceania and it *contains* Australia AND New Zealand AND New Guinea.

  73. Profile photo of LaChica
    LaChica Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 1:37 pm
    "Yay! Lets assume all Americans suck at geography just because one can`t listen, and the other is retarded!"

    Exactly what I was thinking but without the sarcastic part. xD

  74. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 1:48 pm
    Its not just this... About 90% of the Americans I meet have no knowledge about anything outside their own borders.
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    trio Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 1:54 pm
    Agreed, most americans don`t really care, they are never going to leave this country.

    But am I the only one to see that they spelled Australia as "Autralia" at least if your going to make funny of someone for being dumb, don`t spell stuff wrong!

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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 2:02 pm
    ASIA?!? :(
  77. Profile photo of Nuke555
    Nuke555 Male 30-39
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    July 14, 2007 at 2:27 pm
    Quite true. Most of the people I know have pretty good knowledge about other countries. God bless Miss Canada. And no, I`m not trying to insult anyone. -.-
  78. Profile photo of HRDankness
    HRDankness Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 2:28 pm
    I was taught that the continents were North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Antarctica, and Australia...

    ...and that Australia was also a country.

    What`s all this Oceania business?

    Also, to the European chaps:
    Is U.K a country? Or is each part of it (Scotland, England, Wales) it`s own respective country? And then you make it even more difficult and throw in Great Britain.

    Also is Holland a country or is the country I`m thinking of called the Netherlands?

  79. Profile photo of Snoogans
    Snoogans Male 30-39
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    July 14, 2007 at 2:36 pm
    kairobert......just because the 90% of Americans YOU`VE met don`t know, doesn`t mean you`ve met 90% of Americans. We didn`t get to where we are by accident.
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    cambriaseyes Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 3:30 pm
    That`s interesting, I don`t remember picking these people as representatives for America to determine the country`s intellectual prowess.

    But that must be because I`m just so gosh durn stupid.

  81. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 3:38 pm
    "just because the 90% of Americans YOU`VE met don`t know, doesn`t mean you`ve met 90% of Americans."

    Of course it doesn`t. Take a look at your own sentence, it doesn`t make any sense. Maybe you were trying to be smart by using the same percentage as I did when arguing against me, it certainly did not work out very well considering how that sentence turned out.

  82. Profile photo of kph155
    kph155 Male 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 4:06 pm
    I was in the state geography bee.........
  83. Profile photo of Critic123
    Critic123 Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 4:17 pm
    AtomicMuffin: America is too a dratin country!!! We are part of a continent called NORTH AMERICA, you dip-poo!!! *repetedly slams head against wall* Ok, I`m good. And these people suck at life.
  84. Profile photo of Bisento
    Bisento Male 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 4:28 pm
    HRDankness... to answer your questions:

    There isn`t a continent "Austrailia". The continent that Austrailia is in is referred to either as "Oceania" or "Australasia".

    Scotland, England etc. are not independent countries, at least they`re not recognised by the EU or anything like that as independent countries. Great Britain is the union or England, Scotland and Wales. The United Kingdom (which is recognised by the EU) is short for "The United Kingdom or Great Britain and Northern Ireland".

    Technically, the country isn`t Holland, it`s "The Netherlands". It is referred to as Holland sometimes, but in theory, this is incorrect. Holland is actually simply a region within the Netherlands.

    Hope this helps your understanding :D

  85. Profile photo of Bisento
    Bisento Male 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 4:31 pm
    Actually... "Oceania" is the continent, "Australasia" is a part of that continent which includes Austrailia and New Zealand and some smaller islands.
  86. Profile photo of Chibi_Ichigo
    Chibi_Ichigo Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 4:39 pm
    ....that is so sad
  87. Profile photo of envyrain
    envyrain Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 4:47 pm
    Critic: America is NOT a country, the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is a country.

    And what makes me kind of embarrassed to be American is how the rest of the countries are telling us that Australia is not a continent, but instead it`s called "Oceania".

    In the US, we`re ALL taught that Australia is a continent and a country. Nobody knows about this Oceania stuff. Wow, we`re ALL ignorant. :-/

  88. Profile photo of gatorade777
    gatorade777 Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 4:55 pm
    hate people like them that make americans look bad
  89. Profile photo of Kraken
    Kraken Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 5:04 pm
    Oh wow...That`s sad.
  90. Profile photo of Aqausixio
    Aqausixio Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 5:09 pm
    The name of the continent can be called Meganesia, Australia-New Guinea, Greater Australia, Australasia, Australinea or even Sahul.
  91. Profile photo of Aqausixio
    Aqausixio Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 5:14 pm
    Oceania is the name of the Ecozone which SOMETIMES (often debated) includes Australia. It is not the name of the continent. New Zealand is more apart of the region known as the Oceania because it is on a different continental shelf then that of Australia but Australia is most definitely never known as the continent of Oceania.
  92. Profile photo of Skyira
    Skyira Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 5:25 pm
    and of course this shows prove that we suck at geography http://fvsp.ytmnd.com/
  93. Profile photo of Aqausixio
    Aqausixio Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 5:28 pm
    The United Kingdom is a country which consists of Great Britain, North east part of Ireland (not all of Ireland) and some smaller islands surrounding. Scotland, Northern part of Ireland and Wales have their own parliament (like Australia does), they are sub-divisions of the U.K.
    Oh and Holland is not a country, it`s a region in the Netherlands. ;)
  94. Profile photo of Snoogans
    Snoogans Male 30-39
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    July 14, 2007 at 5:33 pm
    kairobert.....what is so hard to understand that sentence? You said that 90% of Americans YOU`VE met don`t know the answer. And I said that doesn`t mean that you have met 90% of Americans as in roughly 270 million of us. But then I noticed your age so I guess that would explain it.
  95. Profile photo of Snoogans
    Snoogans Male 30-39
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    July 14, 2007 at 5:37 pm
    In case you don`t understand math....roughly 300 million people are in the United States. That means 90% of that is 270 million. Hopefully there is still time for you to turn your education around.
  96. Profile photo of jtc970
    jtc970 Male 13-17
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    July 14, 2007 at 5:38 pm
    So by the same logic stated in the title
    All people in California are gay, Proof: San Francisco
    All Germans hate jews, Proof: Hitler and the SS
    People who disagree with abortion kill doctors, Proof: Eric Robert Rudolph
    Middle eastern muslims hate Americans, Proof: Oh nevermind

  97. Profile photo of Snoogans
    Snoogans Male 30-39
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    July 14, 2007 at 6:06 pm
    One last thing kairobert.....my comment was just to state an obvious fact. The few Americans you have met don`t represent the entire population. Unless of course you have met all 300 million of us. Then I stand corrected.
  98. Profile photo of Jon1984
    Jon1984 Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 6:07 pm
    Every nation has its idiots, and Im sure these people aren`t representative of all Americans. However, statistically americans are rather poor at world geography being the second worst (behind Mexico) in the world according to a 2002 poll. I assume that`s a product of their own geography (being a large country in which it is easy to remain on holiday and separated from the remaining continents by the worlds two largest oceans) and a culture which simply does not seek to travel abroad nor teach its children about anything much outside of its borders.

    If your interested read these for more of an explanation and some shocking statistics:

    http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/display.article?id=6553

    http://www.rferl.org/featuresart

  99. Profile photo of waty
    waty Male 30-39
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    July 14, 2007 at 6:34 pm
    You`re shocked that a country in which 98% of the people think Paris is a person, might possibly be bad at geography??
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    HylianNinja Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 6:34 pm
    Asia isn`t a country?

    Bullsh*t.

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    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    July 14, 2007 at 6:40 pm
    Jon1984....Those were both interesting articles. I do agree with your statement about the large size of our country. We basically have 2 countries (Canada & Mexico) that are considered reasonably close enough for one to drive to. Where as in Europe, one may be able to drive to a lot more different nations due to their size and proximity to your home country. I do take issue with the polls though. As we are taught in statistics, polls are not an absolute fact. More of an indication or barometer. Let`s say that 8% of Americans travel abroad. With a population of 300 million that is roughly 28 million traveling. A little less than the entire population of Canada. I`m not trying to justify it just putting it into perspective. And yes, we absolutely have our fair share of idiots.
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    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    July 14, 2007 at 6:43 pm
    And waty......not only is that very funny, but I also can`t argue with that comment...LOL!
  103. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
    1623 posts
    July 14, 2007 at 6:43 pm
    My age does not affect my knowledge or intelligence.

    I have met many kinds of Americans, and there is very little chance that I have managed to only meet the complete idiots of your nation. In fact, most of the Americans I have met are considered to be highly intelligent, but still, they know nothing about the world outside their own borders.
    Statistics show that the average American is very poor at geography. I am not saying that Americans are stupid, I am saying that they are very poorly educated in the fields of geography.
    Only 10% knew the name and location of more than 10 countries. Can`t blame the people, blame the government, and the chimp in a suit that runs the country.

    I could state all the things that are wrong about the USA and its government, but that would take me a very long time to do. And as they say, "arguing on the internet is like competing in the Special Olympics. even if you win, you`re still retarded."
    So I will not argue any more.

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    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    July 14, 2007 at 6:45 pm
    Well I do agree with the chimp in the suit comment. No argument there =)
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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2007 at 6:51 pm
    IAB is beating a dead horse. Jesus. First off, I`ve seen enough videos of idiots guessing Brazil was in Europe, and it has gotten old. Second, Americans are called racist, sexist, homophobic bigots, and yet no stereotype is used more than "American".

    Being American does not make you bad at geography, being an idiot does. Don`t pretend for five seconds that some other country (Canada, Australia, or any European country) does not contain idiots.

    What is this proof of? That some morons got on Family Feud?

    You people are pathetic. It is sad to think how being American makes someone hate you for no reason other than the fact that you are an American. What a drating farce. You say we stereotype and discriminate, yet it won`t take the average Canadian/European retard to say something on the lines of "amerikkkans r stuped lol".

    Not all Canadians/Europeans are retarded (far from it), but enough find their way on the internet to make me puke.

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    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    July 14, 2007 at 7:08 pm
    It just bothers me when people lump all Americans into one group. Sure our government and citizens have their flaws, but honestly what nation doesn`t? Maybe it`s because my parents came to this country from different nations but I truly believe that with all the opportunity that the U.S. has to offer you really can become anything you want. Not many other nations can say that.
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    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    July 14, 2007 at 7:12 pm
    Sorry Maelstrom_x......I thought I saw the horse move ;)
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    xxminglexx Female 18-29
    761 posts
    July 14, 2007 at 7:22 pm
    I had a school-distributed agenda, and they have these little didjaknow facts at the bottom, and it said "Did you know that Afghanistan is the only country that starts with A that doesn`t end with A?" so I went to the country listing in the front and there, right at the beginning was Azerbaijan.
  109. Profile photo of Aqausixio
    Aqausixio Female 18-29
    1397 posts
    July 14, 2007 at 8:33 pm
    Most humans are dumb not just American`s.
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    ninmatic Male 13-17
    74 posts
    July 14, 2007 at 8:40 pm
    Asia isn`t a country?

    Bullsh*t.
    _________________________________________________
    yea its a continent kthxbye

    oh and this is nothing new. There a videos worse than this making americans look dumb

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    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    July 14, 2007 at 8:50 pm
    AMERICANS don`t suck at geography. When you say Americans, you include the countries in North and South America. Those families are not dumb, not the whole too continents.

    And, yes. Those are really stupid people.

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    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    July 14, 2007 at 8:51 pm
    Also, America isn`t a country. "Besides America" .. that makes no sense.
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    Bluedot34 Male 18-29
    300 posts
    July 14, 2007 at 9:13 pm
    They should all be slapped with a fish covered in mayo
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    snottydyck Male 40-49
    695 posts
    July 14, 2007 at 9:13 pm
    as the great Frank Zappa stated "stupidity in the u.s. is a growth industry."
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    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1264 posts
    July 14, 2007 at 10:29 pm
    LOL you guys are getting all defensive when no ones actually offended you. even the guy that posted the link is american.
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    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1264 posts
    July 14, 2007 at 10:32 pm
    everyone forgets about australia and newzealand
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    RadRockette Female 13-17
    655 posts
    July 14, 2007 at 11:13 pm
    wooow they are so stupid. i knew all of those and im 13
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    KikiPeepers Female 30-39
    2247 posts
    July 14, 2007 at 11:29 pm
    I suck at geography, but not that bad
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    angelsface Female 13-17
    48 posts
    July 14, 2007 at 11:36 pm
    *face to palm* *shakes head*
    that video just made me feel like an idiot...even though I knew the answers.
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    sgdp Female 18-29
    553 posts
    July 14, 2007 at 11:40 pm
    A.) The video maker said "Austraia" or something crazy. Too lazy to check again.
    B.) The first thing I thought of was "Angola." Hmm.
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    HaruHaru Female 13-17
    1065 posts
    July 14, 2007 at 11:55 pm
    Wow.. this world is sinking to hell faster than I thought.
  122. Profile photo of hoolahawk
    hoolahawk Male 30-39
    205 posts
    July 15, 2007 at 12:10 am
    BurnBurn, Australia IS a continent. Continent and the term Australasia are two different but related things, so I can see you confusion.

    Americans are notoriously bad at geography, although it is a stereotype, as not all are that bad.

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    innergoth Male 13-17
    200 posts
    July 15, 2007 at 12:11 am
    which was first?
    the british family fortunes or this american family feud?

    im thinking the british version was first. and some of the answers on that were just as bad as this.

    oh and stop stealing our gameshows ;)

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    hoolahawk Male 30-39
    205 posts
    July 15, 2007 at 12:12 am
    PS HylianNinja I am interested. Who is the leader of Asia?
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    gmfreak356 Male 30-39
    35 posts
    July 15, 2007 at 12:26 am
    noobs.
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    alik1986 Male 18-29
    80 posts
    July 15, 2007 at 1:11 am
    not americans...those people suck at geography.. way to go douchebag, generalize about a whole country by observing 8 people
  127. Profile photo of Ionakana
    Ionakana Male 18-29
    1 post
    July 15, 2007 at 1:15 am
    For the record: What we regard as continents are generally just terms of convenience that do not accord with the dictionary meaning of the word, identifying geographical groupings rather than contiguous land masses. In one case they indicate cultural boundaries - whereas Europe and Asia are regarded as separate continents, clearly they are part of the same land mass.

    As for the question of Australia`s place, I have seen "Australia", "Australasia" and "Oceania" used interchangably, although the first term seems to be most widely favoured these days. "Australasia" appears to be a predominently British term which is rarely referred to elsewhere. "Oceania" is more commonly used to group the Pacific Islands and occasionally New Zealand, but rarely the Commonwealth of Australia itself. Again, this goes beyond the strict definition of a continent, and the fact that there is no universal agreement underlines that fact that they are nothing mo

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    wolfwing747 Male 18-29
    23 posts
    July 15, 2007 at 2:11 am
    Whoever posted this as "Americans suck at Geography," I would like to give my most sincere apologies. I didn`t realize that you were a dumbass. Really, it was my mistake... The title I would prefer to see on all of your future posts, however, is "I am a retard, please don`t look at this."

    So, next time, whenever you feel the need to generalize a whole country based off of the actions of eight people, who were much smarter that you could ever be, by the way, please just remember to shut your face. I`m sure we would all agree, it would be for the best. Also, you can just remember how much better it is in the US than in your dank little hole you call your home. Get out of it and maybe, just maybe, you will realize that not everybody is perfect, especially you.
    Piss off.

    wolfwing747

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    _LaCrYmOsA_ Female 13-17
    56 posts
    July 15, 2007 at 9:52 am
    Oh my God...Americans suck...This is the only time I`ve been ashamed to be one.
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    andtothedrew Male 18-29
    252 posts
    July 15, 2007 at 11:38 am
    Why do they have to shout everything? Is that how all gameshows sound in America?
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    BABY_BEAR Female 18-29
    1395 posts
    July 15, 2007 at 11:41 am
    >.<
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    newbie4sale Female 18-29
    102 posts
    July 15, 2007 at 1:48 pm
    The first country I thought of was albania...
  133. Profile photo of HylianNinja
    HylianNinja Male 18-29
    902 posts
    July 15, 2007 at 2:22 pm
    `PS HylianNinja I am interested. Who is the leader of Asia?`

    Chief Kung-fu `Skinny-eyes` Monchango. And he rules with an iron fist, or at least that`s what all the immigrants say.

    And I once f*cked a geography, so anyone thinking about playing that racist card can go eat sh*t.

  134. Profile photo of Gn0m3
    Gn0m3 Male 18-29
    421 posts
    July 15, 2007 at 5:15 pm
    lol, stupid ass americans, glad im Canadian
  135. Profile photo of EvilEddie
    EvilEddie Male 30-39
    18 posts
    July 15, 2007 at 7:39 pm
    Yeah, there are a great number of Americans that don`t know geography all that well. But hey, at least we still have the bomb! And that`s all that matters these days anyway *joking* :-D
  136. Profile photo of Varifael
    Varifael Female 18-29
    239 posts
    July 15, 2007 at 8:10 pm
    There are stupid people everywhere, and those two just happened to lower the standard...but that doesn`t mean people of the USA suck at geography. I`m a bit miffed at, "Name a country other than America that starts with an `A`" I`ve always thought of it as North America + South America = the Americas.

    What`s sad is that woman with the "Asia" thing though. What the hell? She forgot Antarctica. )-|

  137. Profile photo of ImNoGod
    ImNoGod Male 18-29
    1149 posts
    July 15, 2007 at 8:26 pm
    Keep in mind, these are the worst ever on this show. People in America are not this bad.
  138. Profile photo of bomb_tom
    bomb_tom Male 18-29
    522 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 3:56 am
    eeww, an american x-(
  139. Profile photo of denea
    denea Female 13-17
    224 posts
    July 17, 2007 at 8:08 pm
    i just dont like the title. anyway im bad at geography too. my school just wants to teach us about the state i live in
  140. Profile photo of DAC06
    DAC06 Male 13-17
    182 posts
    July 17, 2007 at 8:20 pm
    ok i guess the europeans and australlian a**holes can have knowledge of geography during family fued (dang)=[ America will just have to stick with....everything else. pshh
  141. Profile photo of DAC06
    DAC06 Male 13-17
    182 posts
    July 17, 2007 at 8:21 pm
    oh and canadians. they can have family fued knowledge too and their knowledge of hockey and maple syrup
  142. Profile photo of Todesauge
    Todesauge Male 18-29
    57 posts
    July 18, 2007 at 4:22 am
    I believe it was family feud that came first seeing as Americans(ooo I use a generalization) tend to have a pension for mindless self indulgent money dealing shows as apposed to intellectual ones... lets face it Americans(did it again :P) love to be ignorant and forget about the rest of the world for several hours just to feel good.

    P.S. I personally am an American jobless slob of a teenage dropout and spend many hours a day watching mindless zombie fodder on television I however prefer to watch the history channel (history international BTW)and other channels such as discovery and national geographic.

    P.P.S. I believe Auckland is the largest NZ city if I am not mistaken (no I didn`t Google that you jerks I just watch tv too much)

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    philippic Male 18-29
    1704 posts
    July 18, 2007 at 4:18 pm
    dumb!!!
  144. Profile photo of ajknee
    ajknee Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2007 at 1:16 am
    "And I once f*cked a geography, so anyone thinking about playing that racist card can go eat sh*t."

    What?

  145. Profile photo of Geezerguy
    Geezerguy Male 50-59
    37 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 12:01 pm
    There`s no such country as America. It`s the USA
  146. Profile photo of poke321
    poke321 Male 13-17
    447 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 7:14 pm
    USA = United Stupid non-nice individuals
  147. Profile photo of Odd_Mindset
    Odd_Mindset Male 13-17
    142 posts
    September 10, 2007 at 6:48 pm
    poke321... are you serious?
    I find it funny that you are calling us stupid non-nice individuals... Have you met every single person in the United States? I doubt it. You seem to base your opinions on the people who you have met, or have heard of. That is a very small fraction of the United States... so small, in fact, that many wouldn`t even care about it.

    You are ignorant, and a sad excuse for a human being... You thoroughly disgust me, as does anyone else who jumps on the "America Sucks" bandwagon.

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