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Date: 07/27/10 06:05 PM

259 Responses to How The Rest Of The World Sees America

  1. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:12 pm
    Link: How The Rest Of The World Sees America - C`mon, it`s not like we`re wrong.
  2. Profile photo of zookuw
    zookuw Male 13-17
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    July 26, 2010 at 10:12 am
    All i see is a black box?

    Is that the joke :p
  3. Profile photo of DeSheaaaaa
    DeSheaaaaa Female 18-29
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    July 26, 2010 at 10:13 am
    It`s not working for me..
  4. Profile photo of mmill928
    mmill928 Female 18-29
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    July 26, 2010 at 10:14 am
    video doesn`t work.
  5. Profile photo of OpsAss13
    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2010 at 10:14 am
    as a blank page?
  6. Profile photo of ILikeApples
    ILikeApples Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:10 pm
    here if you can`t see it. map
  7. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:13 pm
    Are you kidding? This is how most Americans see the parts they don`t live in. The rest of the world sees America as being half New York, half Texas.
  8. Profile photo of xXamwxxXx
    xXamwxxXx Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    haha, another washington. Im in another washington in the other vancouver.
  9. Profile photo of paddyt07
    paddyt07 Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:18 pm
    It`s a picture. Although it`s not very funny.
  10. Profile photo of ElDavo
    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:19 pm
    I see it. Don`t worry everyone, it`s retarded.
  11. Profile photo of weeray
    weeray Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:20 pm
    Works for me.....
  12. Profile photo of AppleBlue
    AppleBlue Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:21 pm
    pretty accurate for me, except i know where Yellowstone is and i didn`t know that`s where Chicago is...

    by it`s probably not less than the average American know about Australia`s geography
  13. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:23 pm
    i suppose that`s pretty accurate
  14. Profile photo of ToxicPunk
    ToxicPunk Male 13-17
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:23 pm
    Right except

    - I don`t know anything of the American Civil War
    - Didn`t get the Stephen KIng one
    - Obama was born there and Lost filmed there

    Am I a bad person? ):
  15. Profile photo of CurlybackJoe
    CurlybackJoe Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:25 pm
    I lolled because it`s true.
  16. Profile photo of haveheart
    haveheart Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    thats how we americans see it.
  17. Profile photo of Baelzar
    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    Stephen King, yep, that`s accurate.
  18. Profile photo of rikakitty
    rikakitty Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:30 pm
    I find the lack of humor to be appalling.
  19. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:30 pm
    I see it more as Southern California, Sacramento, San Diego, Washington State, Texas, and stuff.
  20. Profile photo of KeePay
    KeePay Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:37 pm
    Sounds about right
  21. Profile photo of Same4Walls
    Same4Walls Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:37 pm
    Stephen King was born in Maine, I believe, and all his books take place up there.
  22. Profile photo of Sinclair
    Sinclair Male 30-39
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:38 pm
    So why are there two Washingtons anyway? Can any explain this to me, thanks
  23. Profile photo of NoxasRisen
    NoxasRisen Male 13-17
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:41 pm
    Washington is a state, and also the District of Columbia, which is in Maryland...
  24. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:41 pm
    More like "How Americans thinks the rest of the world sees America."
  25. Profile photo of blckhawk1234
    blckhawk1234 Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:41 pm
    @sinclair, it is named after George Washington
  26. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:45 pm
    and no one`s getting bombed?
  27. Profile photo of ElDavo
    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:46 pm
    NoxasRisen: No, Washington is a city IN the District of Columbia (not in Maryland). That`s why it`s written Washington, D.C.
  28. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:48 pm
    Good ol` Washington D.C. The last place in the US that still has taxation without representation
  29. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:48 pm
    we at least know about texas!
  30. Profile photo of acmoore92
    acmoore92 Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:48 pm
    As an Ohioan, I speak for myself and anybody from a state not listed when I say: I`m sorry we`re boring and full of either boring farms or mountains in which no one has any interest. I wanna move to California, it seems like a good place to be stereotyped..
  31. Profile photo of DiegoDeFuego
    DiegoDeFuego Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:48 pm
    More like this is how most Americans view America.

    @AppleBlue

    Most americans probably can`t find Australia on a globe.
  32. Profile photo of CoffeeDiiva
    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:50 pm
    lol Stephen king..
    The whole thing is pretty funny,
    2 Washingtons because one is a state and one is a city.
  33. Profile photo of mrtatulas
    mrtatulas Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:52 pm
    Dude, how do they not have Vegas on here? Everyone knows Las Vegas.
  34. Profile photo of Reilly_guy
    Reilly_guy Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:52 pm
    So true. :P
  35. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:53 pm
    @Angelmassb Spot-on
  36. Profile photo of solobueno
    solobueno Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:56 pm
    this looks like how americans view america....
  37. Profile photo of CoffeeDiiva
    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:58 pm
    OK well maybe the people you know might not know where Australia is, but for the most part people know where it is. Don`t try to "fit in" by picking on America when you live here.
    Yep there are stupid people here, but there are stupid people everywhere. Don`t make it seem like everyone here is uneducated and stupid.
  38. Profile photo of kittehdee29
    kittehdee29 Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 7:03 pm
    Meh. I`m pretty sure there are more sights in America than the ones listed here.

    And @Apple Blue, I know a lot about Australia/NZ/Tasmania/etc.
  39. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 7:03 pm
    lol More like how most Americans view the US...
  40. Profile photo of zmeace
    zmeace Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 7:06 pm
    so for pics, I-A-B no longer puts after the link? that sucks
  41. Profile photo of YoungOola
    YoungOola Male 13-17
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    July 27, 2010 at 7:06 pm
    The way things are with our schooling system, you can either choose to be lazy or take it upon yourself to learn some geography. I know Europe`s and Africa`s countries better than our states.
  42. Profile photo of gchimmel
    gchimmel Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 7:13 pm
    that`s how I view the US...
  43. Profile photo of CurlybackJoe
    CurlybackJoe Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 7:16 pm
    Even here in New Zealand everything entertainment-wise revolves around around America. 80% of TV shows are American and probably about the same for songs on the radio. It`s kinda muffed up.
  44. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 7:28 pm
    I didn`t even know all of these...
  45. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 7:33 pm
    I don`t consider it "another washington" I consider it THE washington...the other place is called DC or Capitol Hill. also, "hollywood" is mainly "socal", jealous, greedy, out-for-themselves people. they also missed louisiana, thats all I`ll say about that...

    other than that, pretty spot on.
  46. Profile photo of 5405841
    5405841 Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 7:37 pm
    Why does everyone think Florida is full of old people?
  47. Profile photo of Gompers
    Gompers Male 13-17
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    July 27, 2010 at 7:38 pm
    That`s not just how the U.S. is viewed, its how the U.S. is maybe with the exception of "Lots of Money" in New York. There is plenty of economic hardship in New York.
  48. Profile photo of thefireguy22
    thefireguy22 Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 7:44 pm
    this is how (average) americans see america, idk about anyone else. i dont think they know many/all of them
  49. Profile photo of Pataforce8
    Pataforce8 Male 13-17
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    July 27, 2010 at 7:47 pm
    I`m sorry CurlybackJoe, you`re pop music must get really old %80 of the time. I know I can`t stand our pop music here...
  50. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 7:54 pm
    Gompers, there`s also lots of money in New York. The economic hardship stems from the lots of money not being in the hands of people who need it.
  51. Profile photo of PacoP42
    PacoP42 Male 13-17
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    July 27, 2010 at 7:59 pm
    haha i know all 50 states and their capitols...but i cant say much about national geography....
  52. Profile photo of lolamorta
    lolamorta Male 13-17
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    July 27, 2010 at 8:00 pm
    @5405841 thats where old people retire according to some books
  53. Profile photo of GParadox
    GParadox Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 8:06 pm
    5405841: Because its where all my relatives over the age of 60 live.

  54. Profile photo of BADOLDOG
    BADOLDOG Female 40-49
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    July 27, 2010 at 8:21 pm
    so funny , so true , thats Exactly how we see The USA btw..how the hell did Hawaii end up down there?? did they move Alaska down there too ? bastards..
  55. Profile photo of WeePee
    WeePee Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 8:25 pm
    can we see the map of how Americans view Europeans. It would be all of Europe circled and labeled "euro trash"
  56. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
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    July 27, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    i dried weed out in the microwave. sacrilege? probably. am I high? most definitely. should I have waited till harvest and the xtra month of drying and curing? totally. worth it? yes.
  57. Profile photo of littlepete50
    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 8:30 pm
    literally true and correct.
  58. Profile photo of brutalnewt
    brutalnewt Male 30-39
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    July 27, 2010 at 8:30 pm
    This is how America sees America.
  59. Profile photo of gatorade777
    gatorade777 Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 8:31 pm
    that just means the world is ignorant
  60. Profile photo of tws8631
    tws8631 Male 50-59
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    July 27, 2010 at 8:31 pm
    FTW
  61. Profile photo of mar95789
    mar95789 Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 8:34 pm
    And that is pretty much how the US sees itself.
  62. Profile photo of tws8631
    tws8631 Male 50-59
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    July 27, 2010 at 8:35 pm
    @Ikeray

    IDK dude, Socal is pretty awesome as is the Pacific NW. Houses in both places. FTW again
  63. Profile photo of tws8631
    tws8631 Male 50-59
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    July 27, 2010 at 8:37 pm
    FTW
  64. Profile photo of Joshguy666
    Joshguy666 Male 13-17
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    July 27, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    psh, thats how i see america HOLLYWOOD FTW
  65. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 8:46 pm
    what about detroit, people around the world dont think about detroit at all? that makes me sad.
  66. Profile photo of obbycomma
    obbycomma Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 8:46 pm
    "This is how America sees America." You are correct, sir.
  67. Profile photo of skyblue_15
    skyblue_15 Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 8:58 pm
    they forgot las vegas!
  68. Profile photo of TheSharpest
    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 9:03 pm
    They forgot rollercoasters. Old people AND rollercoasters.

    @gatorade777
    Oh yeah , totally, sorry for not knowing every single US state and what they are famous for. It`s not like you know the states of any other country, do ya?
  69. Profile photo of KannaLilly
    KannaLilly Female 13-17
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    July 27, 2010 at 9:03 pm
    "what about detroit, people around the world dont think about detroit at all? that makes me sad."

    We kinda think about Detroit. There`s Eminem and if you go there you`ll probably get shot. See, we think about it, just not in a good way.
  70. Profile photo of moefreak
    moefreak Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 9:05 pm
    Yup, that pretty much sums it up. Now if we had a similar map for "How the US views the rest of the world" I believe the accuracy would be much, much worse.
  71. Profile photo of vfr4
    vfr4 Male 30-39
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    July 27, 2010 at 9:10 pm
    Is top right Maine? I only remember the general climate not the states.
  72. Profile photo of zeebeedee
    zeebeedee Male 50-59
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    July 27, 2010 at 9:10 pm
    Stephen King spends most of his time in Florida now.

    ...he`s gettin old
  73. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 9:14 pm
    can we see the map of how Americans view Europeans. It would be all of Europe circled and labeled "euro trash"
    Unless it was made by an Axis Powers: Hetalia fan...

    In which case, it would be pairings and chibified drawings of the characters that represent each country.

    And hopefully they won`t forget Sealand.
  74. Profile photo of Dozierman
    Dozierman Male 30-39
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    July 27, 2010 at 9:20 pm
    Ans this is how we sound..

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZXcRqFmFa8
  75. Profile photo of Nburkie420
    Nburkie420 Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 9:25 pm
    "what about detroit, people around the world dont think about detroit at all? that makes me sad."

    "We kinda think about Detroit. There`s Eminem and if you go there you`ll probably get shot. See, we think about it, just not in a good way."

    Well eminem is amazing and getting shot isn`t that bad i guess.
  76. Profile photo of adlinbaby
    adlinbaby Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 9:36 pm
    I guess that means I`m old.
  77. Profile photo of s1cKs0uL
    s1cKs0uL Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 9:37 pm
    Nebraska.. smack-dab in the middle of nowhere,a black hole.. it sucks >.<
  78. Profile photo of TieDyePlatap
    TieDyePlatap Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 9:37 pm
    I mean I`ve lived here for the entire nineteen years of my existence and this is even more complicated then how I see America.
  79. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 9:45 pm
    TheSharpest, perhaps I`m just ignorant, but last I checked, the US is the only country that has states. The other countries ARE states.
  80. Profile photo of OmgZelda
    OmgZelda Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 9:48 pm
    Florida is Death`s Waiting Room.
  81. Profile photo of bklynusa
    bklynusa Male 30-39
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    July 27, 2010 at 9:51 pm
    this is how america sees itself..
  82. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 9:58 pm
    I thought life was death`s waiting room.
  83. Profile photo of ohyesimbored
    ohyesimbored Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 10:04 pm
    "this is how america sees itself.."

    agreed.
  84. Profile photo of PopCap
    PopCap Male 30-39
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    July 27, 2010 at 10:18 pm
    Stupid. Not everyone in the world is an ignorant fool who sees only the negative.

    I suspect that foreigners are under a similar veil of deceit where they actually believe the garbage that is spoon-fed to them through media.

    The only way to find the truth is to go see it.

    Except Florida. Florida isn`t a very nice place. The diagram is way to easy on that state.
  85. Profile photo of rakoonhat
    rakoonhat Female 30-39
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    July 27, 2010 at 10:24 pm
    australia has states: Western Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland

    ~as well as germany, mexico, india, and malaysia~

    north and south korea and brasil are toss ups..
  86. Profile photo of rakoonhat
    rakoonhat Female 30-39
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    July 27, 2010 at 10:26 pm
    so we`re a little embarassed now are we smartpants?
  87. Profile photo of mitha
    mitha Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 10:29 pm
    Where are the Tags gone? Not enough clicks on the other links?
  88. Profile photo of RedFive
    RedFive Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 10:39 pm
    @gatorade

    uh-huh. well, sorry that in our countries we don`t concentrate specifically on the geography of a country we are not even in.

    on that note, name all the Canadian provinces and identify/locate each country in Europe. without looking. GO!

    yeah, i doubt it.
  89. Profile photo of Ajikan
    Ajikan Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 10:41 pm
    Silly americans
  90. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 10:43 pm
    TheSharpest, perhaps I`m just ignorant, but last I checked, the US is the only country that has states. The other countries ARE states.
    And you thought I was a little stupid in a previous thread...

    Any territory with some degree of sovereignty over itself is considered a state. This includes whole countries, and smaller portions of those countries. Different countries refer to them by different names, but they are ALL considered states.

    America has the fifty states, Canada has it`s provinces (states by a different name), Germany has somewhere around 16 states, I think (I had to learn them all in German class, but I forgot most of them...), etc.

    So, while you`re not technically wrong, in that countries are states, you`re still ignorant.
  91. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 10:47 pm
    identify/locate each country in Europe. without looking.
    And I could actually pull this off, given a list of the names and a map... I can never remember the names, but for the most part, give me one and I`ll tell you where it goes.

    And not just because of APH...
  92. Profile photo of eskimo9
    eskimo9 Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 10:51 pm
    @ kittehdee29 - "I know a lot about Australia/NZ/Tasmania etc"

    Then you would know that NZ is not part of Australia, and that Tasmania remains only as the butt of all jokes, much as the Isle of Man (UK), the deep south (US) or Norfolk Island are.
  93. Profile photo of IsmelBacn420
    IsmelBacn420 Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 11:01 pm
    everyone rag on america, but i don`t see any other countries or nations or continents or whatever with lil diagrams like this. no one cares enough to make one of you! haha!! we win! America sux, but can`t no one stop talkin bout us! jealous much??
  94. Profile photo of wake_n_bake
    wake_n_bake Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 11:07 pm
    Well, we do have lots of mexicans here, and they`re drating awesome.
  95. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 11:17 pm
    ...Altaru, you are still a moron. Provinces are not states.
  96. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 11:23 pm
    ...Altaru, you are still a moron. Provinces are not states.
    Look it up, you `tard.

    The official name for them is "federated states."

    A province is just another name for them.
  97. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 11:27 pm
    That must be why we`re EXPLICITLY taught NEVER to refer to provinces as states.
  98. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 11:28 pm
    For that matter, the U.S. isn`t even the only country that calls itself the "____ States of ____".
  99. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 11:31 pm
    That must be why we`re EXPLICITLY taught NEVER to refer to provinces as states.
    When were you taught this?

    And it`s not technically wrong... A Province is more a type of state than an interchangeable term... I suppose I should have worded that one better.

    But, like I said, ANY territory with some degree of sovereignty over itself, even smaller territories of a larger country, is considered a state.

    There are many TYPES of states, and many other ways of referring to them, but they are still states.
  100. Profile photo of Eloc27
    Eloc27 Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 11:32 pm
    I don`t think we see America in anywhere near that amount of detail...
  101. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 11:32 pm
    There is ONE other such country, Federated States of Micronesia, which is a collection of islands, so that makes perfect sense.
  102. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 11:33 pm
    I was taught that in fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and eleventh grades.

    So counties and cities are types of states?
  103. Profile photo of Angell
    Angell Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 11:35 pm
    @Ajikan - LOL! Totally agree..

  104. Profile photo of angeliscool
    angeliscool Female 13-17
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    July 27, 2010 at 11:38 pm
    Bahahahaha. This is probably true..
    Kinda sad. xD
  105. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 11:38 pm
    So counties and cities are types of states?
    I their own way, yes.

    They are states of the larger states that make up the larger state of a country.

    They are considered federated states, which are part of the larger federated state, which is part of the larger sovereign state that is the whole country.

    You were probably taught that to avoid confusion, considering that your brain apparently STILL hasn`t grown past that age...
  106. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    July 27, 2010 at 11:41 pm
    Lol, so true about Washington. Though, when I think Florida, I don`t think old people..I tend to think something along the lines of Disney World or one of the many parks.
  107. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 11:41 pm
    ...I`d rather be taught the truth. Teaching partial truths "to avoid confusion" has always made me waaaaaaaay more confused. I absolutely hate it.
  108. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 11:46 pm
    ...I`d rather be taught the truth. Teaching partial truths "to avoid confusion" has always made me waaaaaaaay more confused. I absolutely hate it.
    Yeah... Honestly, I don`t blame them, though...

    It`s a lot of politics and terminology BS. It can get a little hard to sort through.

    The only reason I know it is because of the various collections of crap knowledge I pick up randomly...

    I don`t know a single useful thing when I have to, but ask me random trivia, and I probably have the answer...
  109. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 11:49 pm
    I do blame them. If teachers started teaching that single fact in 2nd grade, the educational system would be far superior already.
  110. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    July 27, 2010 at 11:58 pm
    Wrong from the off.

    This is how most of us see America

    You`re the little bit between Mexico and Canada btw

  111. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 11:59 pm
    Regarding what I think of Florida...

    When I think Florida, I think old people, Disney (I always get them confused, is it World or Land in Florida?), the Alligator (or crocodile, I can`t remember) living in a pond outside a family friend`s condo, and MASSIVE HOARDS of Asian women...

    The last one is because when I was a little kid, I had really poofy blonde hair (I used to get called the powderpuff... embarrassing as hell now...).

    I was in a line at MGM once, and this HOARD of Japanese (my chaperon knew the language) tourist women comes out of f*cking NOWHERE and starts trying to PET me! Apparently, this was back before blonde hair was very well known in Japan...

    I had two options after that... Catch yellow fever, or be traumatized of Asian women forever more. I chose the former...
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    bomberouno Male 18-29
    185 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 12:02 am
    Out of the 1000`s of maps like this on the web, this one makes it?
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    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 12:05 am
    I do blame them. If teachers started teaching that single fact in 2nd grade, the educational system would be far superior already.
    I`m gonna go out on a limb here, and say it also has something to do with the US`s massive ego.

    According to us, WE are the only country with states. All the other country`s territories are some other stupid term. WE have states. No one else.

    Kind of like how WE are America. Doesn`t matter that there`s TWO American continents, or that both of those continents are made up of most definitely more countries than just the US...

    WE are America.

    See what I mean?
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    Siyanor Male 18-29
    1184 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 12:07 am
    Disneyland is in California, so unless there are 2 Disneylands, Florida`s must be Disney World.

    And I guess that makes sense... well, I mean, it doesn`t make sense, but it`s true...
  115. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 12:12 am
    Disneyland is in California, so unless there are 2 Disneylands, Florida`s must be Disney World.
    Thanks for clearing that up. I can never remember. I`ve only been to Disney World 3 times, and those were when I was just a kid barely able to ride the rides, so...

    Of course, knowing my memory, I`ll just forget again by tomorrow night...
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    apermal Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2010 at 1:25 am
    Is this a stereotype of a stereotype?
  117. Profile photo of apermal
    apermal Male 18-29
    322 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 1:27 am
    Also, Siyanor and Altaru:
    Pakistan and India both have provinces which are legally ALSO called states in most school and college textbooks there. They are states.

    Another one is where I live: the United Arab Emirates. 7 states, under one flag, EXACTLY like America. The word `Emirate` is the arabic word for a state ruled over by an Emir. In perfect translation, it would be the United Arab States. Similarly, there are quite a few countries out there which have states in them.
  118. Profile photo of aseirinn
    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 1:57 am
    untrue!...we see it as an overbearing puritanical police state...
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    Mantolwen Female 18-29
    387 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 2:01 am
    Whoever made this map forgot Californian wine.
  120. Profile photo of 66stang
    66stang Male 18-29
    225 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 2:11 am
    this is how most Americans see America too...
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    quasihickory Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2010 at 2:12 am
    @Moefreak, how the U.S. views the rest of the world- http://bit.ly/19YzAs
  122. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2010 at 2:18 am
    lol...that`s kind of how i see us....
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    jayme21 Male 18-29
    585 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 2:24 am
    Wheres the bible belt and rust belt. I`ve always found it more annoying though I`ve never studied it i can name 50 states (learning through news tv etc) but cant name all my counties in uk :(
  124. Profile photo of blackcatseye
    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 2:42 am
    Put a circle on Louisiana for True Blood and one on Miami for Dexter, and then three more for the CSI`s and you`re about right.
  125. Profile photo of MrRubik
    MrRubik Male 13-17
    68 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 2:45 am
    What about Chuck Norris?
  126. Profile photo of Boomsie
    Boomsie Female 18-29
    251 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 2:58 am
    I don`t think about the US too much, it makes my head asplode.

    still, coming to visit :)
  127. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2010 at 3:33 am
    That`s a pretty detailed way for foreigners to view the US in my opinion
  128. Profile photo of Calummac
    Calummac Male 13-17
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    July 28, 2010 at 3:34 am
    I would circle the whole thing and put fat and racist
  129. Profile photo of Molehouse
    Molehouse Male 13-17
    303 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 3:51 am
    That`s pretty much about it. Except over texas should be `cowboys & oil barons` and over the bits we don`t know about `incest, 6 fingers on each hand`
  130. Profile photo of Bigbadwolf
    Bigbadwolf Male 18-29
    335 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 4:04 am
    I LIVE in the US and this is how I see it!
  131. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    July 28, 2010 at 4:19 am
    I can name most of the states, the wife did all of them in one hit.

    Pretty good at most of the countries around the world (travelling helps a lot with this)

    Test yourself
  132. Profile photo of binarystarr
    binarystarr Male 30-39
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    July 28, 2010 at 5:02 am
    i actually learned something from this.
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    binarystarr Male 30-39
    479 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 5:05 am
    @Calummac

    i would circle you and label it "troll"
  134. Profile photo of tomo511
    tomo511 Male 18-29
    162 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 5:06 am
    That`s way way too detailed,
    the only ones that are relivant are hollywood and what are these?
  135. Profile photo of Yadarfyn
    Yadarfyn Female 18-29
    191 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 5:29 am
    The "What are these" label is totally right. I know which one Colorado is but that`s pretty much it.
  136. Profile photo of lacunaKelly
    lacunaKelly Female 18-29
    13 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 5:37 am
    That`s not how we see the us. This is what we thing about america:
    New York. Everything is gigantic. The White House. Twin Towers. Fat People. McDonalds. Bruce Willis. :)
  137. Profile photo of Dutch-Master
    Dutch-Master Male 18-29
    52 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 5:48 am
    Thats prolly how Americans see theyselves.
    Most of us here only know about Hollywood, skyscrapers in NY, Las Vegas and how everybody is a bit stupid and racist.
    You really think we can pinpoint there on the map and tell "ahh there u find rattlesnakes, there u find Stephen King, there u find another Washington". Nobody cares!
  138. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 6:07 am
    "Fat People."
    This. Two words- obesity epidemic. Pretty much defines this country`s problems in a nutshell.

    That being said, I have loved living here since I was born 30 years ago. I guess I could say I loathe US culture as a whole (whatever that is), but have loved the individual communities I`ve lived in- especially where I am now. And the land itself is beautiful- too bad so many people here are hellbent on destroying it for short term economic gain.
  139. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 6:09 am
    What about Vegas??
  140. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
    4376 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 6:16 am
    Seems about right.
  141. Profile photo of mitha
    mitha Male 18-29
    269 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 6:25 am
    "losers of civil war"
    "home of obama"

    sure... i could tell you exactly that! Because the whole world is totally interested in the american civil war!

    The rest of the world sees america (no, i mean the usa) as obese, arrogant idiots. this may not be true, but its your image.
  142. Profile photo of Kadinsky
    Kadinsky Male 18-29
    575 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 6:39 am
    I lol`d at Stephen King reference. Nice touch.
  143. Profile photo of Django
    Django Male 30-39
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    July 28, 2010 at 6:45 am
    Being an "American" is like being a Christian. We`re fun and easy to pick on until you need us.
  144. Profile photo of Django
    Django Male 30-39
    230 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 6:50 am
    ...and trust me when I tell you I`ve known my fair share of Atheists who suddenly found God when they (or a loved one) were diagnosed with a life threatening disease.
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    Django Male 30-39
    230 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 6:52 am
    Sorry, a little heavy this morning. Haven`t had my first cup of coffee.
  146. Profile photo of bram
    bram Male 18-29
    577 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 7:04 am
    Hmm... I don`t really think this is how the rest of the world sees America. I`m from Texas, though, and yes, everything is bigger and there are tons of Mexicans. There are more Hispanic people than white people where I live.
  147. Profile photo of DarthJay
    DarthJay Male 30-39
    339 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 7:04 am
    @mitha....

    That`s okay, the world sees Europeans as snooty, pretentious know-it-alls. :)
  148. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
    4376 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 7:06 am
    @Django

    Totally off topic but the way you said that reminded me of the Mcdonalds commercial. "Not until i`ve had my coffee".
  149. Profile photo of Call
    Call Male 13-17
    76 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 7:10 am
    `losers of the civil war` ?? i just think that`s where all the black gangsters live
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    S-Nap Male 18-29
    68 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 7:24 am
    "What are these?" are some of the only states I know the names of.

    Now I feel as special as my mum always told me I am.
  151. Profile photo of dhavalcohol
    dhavalcohol Male 18-29
    625 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 7:25 am
    In India, Foreign and America are synonymous terms. For them, everything beyond India is America!
  152. Profile photo of Zebrameat
    Zebrameat Male 13-17
    107 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 7:41 am
    I dont even think "old people" "losers of the civil war" and "stephen king" are known, unless you are somehow conected to american culture.
  153. Profile photo of NoxasRisen
    NoxasRisen Male 13-17
    86 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 7:53 am
    It`s hard to discover that just where you`re born makes people think less of you. Thank you, European people, for making me feel arrogant, fat, and stupid.
  154. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 7:57 am
    I guess we did lose the civil war. Never really thought about it that way. I dont think many of us do. It was only one hundred and fourty five years ago.
  155. Profile photo of wheresmyskul
    wheresmyskul Male 40-49
    247 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 8:01 am
    Correction: Most people THINK Obama was born in Hawaii...but no one knows for sure.
  156. Profile photo of Cashaviola
    Cashaviola Female 18-29
    108 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 8:02 am
    This is more of how Americans see America!!
  157. Profile photo of scorpio28
    scorpio28 Female 18-29
    343 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 8:03 am
    LOL so true.
  158. Profile photo of PUDDING1961
    PUDDING1961 Female 40-49
    446 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 8:21 am
    Let`s see now. I`ve been to the US a few times, Bayside NY, Wildwood, and Malone. Yep, that`s about it. All the people i met there were super nice. And the food. The food! Plates overfilling with yummy goodness of tons of artery blocking nutrients....i was in heaven! I mean, maybe US citizens are pointed out for having overeating habits and large abdomins...but for vacation...this was calorie heaven and it was really, really good too. Now, as a Canadian,without an overflowing plate i will now drown my missing that great American dining sorrows by feeding my family Moose an extra cup of cheerios.
  159. Profile photo of iv660
    iv660 Male 30-39
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    July 28, 2010 at 8:27 am
    Wrong. Most of these facts mean nothing for those outside US. Agree with Cashaviola: that`s all about the Amreicans` point of view.
  160. Profile photo of HeadiesRusH
    HeadiesRusH Male 18-29
    328 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 9:06 am
    That`s how Americans see America as well. At least, that`s how I see America.
  161. Profile photo of WorldOfJames
    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
    978 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 9:07 am
    lol very true
  162. Profile photo of FromPortugal
    FromPortugal Male 18-29
    304 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 9:22 am
    apparently US citizens show off too much...

    The america is a continent in witch the united states of america are a part of...

    it also includes canada, brasil, argentina, mexico, etc...

    and i dont understand why "americans" think they are so important, so big, that it makes the world think about them...

    seriously, just because USA exists in this world, it doesnt mean that the US are that much important for the rest of the world...

    this is how i see America


  163. Profile photo of Sonsglow
    Sonsglow Male 18-29
    201 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 9:36 am
    "The America" you refer to is two continents - North and South respectively. Many people on earth pay attention to the United States of AMERICA (which is why it is sometimes shortened to just "America") because of the blatant influence (economic, military, etc) that this country has on this planet. I agree there are a lot of egocentric people in this nation, but to pretend that the rest of the world is aloof regarding this country is laughable. I surely agree that all human beings are equally important, but the United States *does* play an integrally important role on the world stage. Secondly, everyone knows what Colorado is cause ya`ll come here to ski on our pretty mountains! ;)
  164. Profile photo of DavidXJ
    DavidXJ Male 30-39
    1106 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 9:44 am
    From Portugal: We don`t think we`re more important. You`re the one thinking that that`s what we think. Don`t judge us for things that are simply your opinions.

    But I do agree that this isn`t how the world sees us... it`s how we view ourselves.
  165. Profile photo of boNeymiZz
    boNeymiZz Male 18-29
    237 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 9:45 am
    Ask anyone around the world to sum up their view of Americans in 1 word. Ignorant.... or maybe fat... no wait actually both

  166. Profile photo of TeamVenture
    TeamVenture Male 18-29
    59 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 9:46 am
    well FromPortugal is the newest America troll on IAB. So is he a banned member or a new moron? Place your bets, everyone.
  167. Profile photo of TheSharpest
    TheSharpest Male 18-29
    1767 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 9:56 am
    Altaru is right, my country was even once called the United States of Venezuela. So yeah, states, 26 of `em.
  168. Profile photo of FromPortugal
    FromPortugal Male 18-29
    304 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 9:58 am
    see thats exactly the problem...

    the rest of the world needs to start looking into themselfs instead looking to bad examples...

    lol..

    hey sonsglow finally i meet someone inteligent from the US. congratulations...

    and teamventure, you better learn to accept a critics couse its part of getting older...

  169. Profile photo of megavidiot
    megavidiot Male 30-39
    901 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 9:59 am
    Kind of funny! I do kind of look at US like that. I`m sure the sure the world has even lss to say about Canada though...
  170. Profile photo of -LuckyDucky-
    -LuckyDucky- Male 18-29
    141 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 11:22 am
    Pff, that`s how American`s see America. It`s certainly how I see it.
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    Webz Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2010 at 11:36 am

  172. Profile photo of jsnoopy10
    jsnoopy10 Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2010 at 11:41 am
    Go team venture!
  173. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
    7559 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 11:46 am
    Nah- no idea where Obama is or was! Pretty rubbish as to the position of states. I know you have lots of big, empty, good-looking places. Not too fussed about the rest, love the idea of the wildlife though!!! Oh- most of your food is horrid though.
  174. Profile photo of FromPortugal
    FromPortugal Male 18-29
    304 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 11:56 am
    @Webz

    LOL

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    screwzlooose Male 30-39
    385 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 11:56 am
    heh, imma be the dick and get flamed, since i don`t care.

    fellow Citizens of the greatest Nation-

    ever notice that noone talks about other countries as much as ours?

    apparently, we are the "cool kids of the school"

    thats right, the rest of you all want to be us. in one of our lowest moments in the last 100 years, you guys

    STILL

    WANT

    TO

    BE

    US.

    my fellow "Americans", be proud of our country, and do not forget, most of the european asshats bashing us, they live in countries that have done FAR worse than ours ever has, and not a one of them have had the prestige we have amassed in our short history.

    so yeah, the graph above is inaccurate, just put a big circle around the whole thing, and one word is all that is needed. That word is "AWESOME".

  176. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
    7559 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 11:59 am
    Sorry- I really don`t have any desire to be a U.S citizen- quite happy in my own rather tired little island, lamenting the downfall of good manners, understatement and grammar!
  177. Profile photo of Fantom2993
    Fantom2993 Male 18-29
    342 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 12:03 pm
    I can agree with most of it, but who gives an eff about the obama references? I sincerely doubt anyone from another country knows where he was born or what state he was from.
  178. Profile photo of B-b-beccah
    B-b-beccah Female 18-29
    668 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    I still would rather live in Canada, thank you.
  179. Profile photo of digbychicken
    digbychicken Male 18-29
    235 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 12:17 pm
    home of palin? but i live in england!

  180. Profile photo of Davek1013
    Davek1013 Male 18-29
    90 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 12:54 pm
    Any of you who think your country is better than any country heres a fact..

    YOUR dratING STUPID!!!

    IDGAF what country you live in, be grateful for what you`ve got. There are Billions of people living in poor areas that wouldnt understand what it means to live so comfortably.

    IF you honestly think something along the lines of "Oh Americans are all bloody fat, stupid and pretentious!" or "Britains are all Buck teeth Whiny Know it alls" You are dumber than a bag of bricks

    Every Community, town, city, county, state, province, country, and continent has its own set of Buffoons that think for some obnoxious reason they are Better than anyone else. Dont be a moron and buy into these stupid steriotypes. God damn.
  181. Profile photo of caper454
    caper454 Female 70 & Over
    511 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    Sadly, I believe the "rest of the world" knows more about America than the average American. Just last week I heard a group of ladies in NYC (in their late 20s-early 30s, aka ADULTS) discussing whether or not Florida was a city. I was amazed at how little they knew about their own country.

    As someone already said, this could more accurately be titled "How Americans See America". The rest of the world, strangely enough, seems to be better informed.
  182. Profile photo of Davek1013
    Davek1013 Male 18-29
    90 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    @caper454
    Florida is a city
    Look up Florida City, Florida its a real place omg

    Anyway.. If your gonna go by the dumbest thing you hear i bet i could go find some Special Canadians who would argue whether Quebec is a
    city or a province

    Thats the way to steriotype.. Just say we`re all stupid!
  183. Profile photo of caper454
    caper454 Female 70 & Over
    511 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    Davek1013: don`t be a [email protected]
  184. Profile photo of iLoveChoo
    iLoveChoo Female 18-29
    120 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    The bay area isn`t even on here. Invalid.
  185. Profile photo of cynic04
    cynic04 Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    davek1013... "Any of you who think your country is better than any country heres a fact... YOUR dratING STUPID!!!"

    So many grammatical/spelling errors, I can`t take you seriously.
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    lockedup Female 18-29
    299 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    Kansas should have a label that says "Some bitch hit her head during a tornado that somehow resulted in an acid trip."
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    akiiryuuha Female 18-29
    69 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    Ahhh, Desert Rattlers. Such fun.
  188. Profile photo of Davek1013
    Davek1013 Male 18-29
    90 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    @caper454
    and i quote
    "Just last week I heard a group of ladies in NYC (in their late 20s-early 30s, aka ADULTS) discussing whether or not Florida was a city."

    I`M the dumbass? You posing that statement as proof?
    For one, Since you didn`t catch my drift. Ill clue you in. THEY PROBABLY WERE TALKING ABOUT THE AFOREMENTIONED CITY. Its not a big well known city.. Cities Like Tampa, Orlando, and Miami Florida are all much better known.

    Even by the small chance they werent, and were a bit special, You can`t Judge a populace by their lowest 1%.. As i said i`m sure I could find some idiot in Canada who didnt know what a Quebec was. Get real. Thinking all Americans don`t know poo is as idiotic as saying all muslims are terrorists. (Hint: They aren`t)
  189. Profile photo of Davek1013
    Davek1013 Male 18-29
    90 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    cynic04

    "So many grammatical/spelling errors, I can`t take you seriously."

    LOL actually there aren`t any spelling errors.. but I KNOW that`s not a complete sentence. :-) have a nice day grammar cop.
  190. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    So many grammatical/spelling errors, I can`t take you seriously.
    Since when have the Grammar Nazis been immune to their own laws?

    Why don`t you go learn what a FRAGMENT is before you start calling other people out on their grammar?
  191. Profile photo of Berenice
    Berenice Female 13-17
    536 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 2:30 pm
    Actually davek1013, "heres" has an apostrophe between `e` and `s` and I don`t think "stupid" is a concrete noun.
  192. Profile photo of eezle
    eezle Male 18-29
    89 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 2:31 pm
    that`s how i see america
  193. Profile photo of tenty
    tenty Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    I sea the east and west American coast as city/civilized places, the rest is the wild west with cowboys and mexicans filling in for the indians.
  194. Profile photo of Davek1013
    Davek1013 Male 18-29
    90 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 3:20 pm
    @Berenice Yeah Here`s and you`re.

    I was typing fast but my spelling is legit.
  195. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    I think that`s a fairly accurate depiction, except for guns. A common image of the USA over here in the UK is that everyone in the USA has a gun. Apart from Texas, where everyone has at least 3 guns.
  196. Profile photo of JeffBeau
    JeffBeau Male 30-39
    180 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    I seriously doubt if the rest of the world is as obsessed with Obama as this graphic suggests. In fact, I`d guess the only reason this graphic was compiled (considering how superficial most of it is) is to perpetuate the myth that B.O. was born in Hawaii.
  197. Profile photo of DiePSPolice
    DiePSPolice Male 30-39
    493 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    No, the rest of the world also knows what San Francisco is, the only city in the U.S. that Europeans actually like (aside from maybe NYC).

    Also, NYC and S.F. are also known to foreigners as having "food fit for human consumption".
  198. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    I can agree with most of it, but who gives an eff about the obama references? I sincerely doubt anyone from another country knows where he was born or what state he was from.

    Good point. I missed that, because it`s so irrelevant to me. The same goes for Sarah Palin. If I asked everyone I work with who she was, I`d be surprised if more than 1 or 2 would know and I`d be surprised if anyone could associate her with any particular part of the USA.
  199. Profile photo of TR-Wolf
    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
    1557 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    No one thinks `Old People` with Florida, they think `DisneyWorld`.

    And yeah, change the Mexicans part to `Guns` or soemthing.
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    MountainBord Female 18-29
    1894 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    thats it?? no boston??? COMEON!!!!!!!
  201. Profile photo of chunkymonkie
    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
    670 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 4:38 pm
    okay then, as a canadian I view boston as a bunch of funny talking red sox fans
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    GreekSalad Female 18-29
    11 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    I think old people from florida.
  203. Profile photo of eggmaster
    eggmaster Male 13-17
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    July 28, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    Losers of the civil war XD
  204. Profile photo of The-Brit
    The-Brit Male 50-59
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    July 28, 2010 at 5:35 pm
    Oh dear, I didn`t know half of those.
  205. Profile photo of tatripp
    tatripp Male 18-29
    1196 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 5:43 pm
    who are obama and palin?
  206. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
    3621 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 5:51 pm
    i only knew the "whare are these? i don`t even" and hollywood :P
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    bloodwrage Male 18-29
    152 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 7:25 pm
    I got money :)
  208. Profile photo of Billy62
    Billy62 Male 18-29
    159 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 8:49 pm
    Chunkymonkie: "okay then, as a canadian I view boston as a bunch of funny talking red sox fans"

    Dude, you`re from CANADA, and you think WE talk funny? ;)
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    LanceVance Male 13-17
    46 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 9:15 pm
    WOOOOO! GO TEXAS!
  210. Profile photo of ladymanson
    ladymanson Female 18-29
    76 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 10:17 pm
    lol i live in the "What are these?" section, right by the question mark
  211. Profile photo of chunkymonkie
    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
    670 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 10:40 pm
    @billy92 trust me, the boston accent is MUCH more common in boston than the canadian accent is in canada. the canadian accent is practically non-existent in british columbia.
  212. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 11:24 pm
    thats right, the rest of you all want to be us... just put a big circle around the whole thing, and one word is all that is needed. That word is "AWESOME".
    I`ve never understood how Americans got landed with the stereotype (note I say stereotype!) of being pompous, arrogant asshats. Any ideas why, screwzlooose? Where did THAT come from?

    ----------------

    No, the rest of the world also knows what San Francisco is, the only city in the U.S. that Europeans actually like (aside from maybe NYC). Also, NYC and S.F. are also known to foreigners as having "food fit for human consumption".
    New Orleans man. Don`t forget New Orleans!
  213. Profile photo of xKrazyKoalax
    xKrazyKoalax Male 18-29
    208 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 11:39 pm
    I think being in America is great because honestly the whole stuck-up, arrogant, and downright boastful attitudes of Americans feels great. It`s a great little perk of living here. That`s not to say it doesn`t kind of suck here though. I just find it to be the lesser of all evils. Although I wouldn`t mind Canada so much...
  214. Profile photo of cher-boy
    cher-boy Male 18-29
    65 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 1:17 am
    Actually in the uk we don`t think of florida as having lots of old people, we think "holiday" "disney land" nothing about old people. lol
  215. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 1:29 am
    We planted our flag on the moon, Therefore we win and have bragging rights.

    Now if we can just keep America from falling into socialism and becoming Amerika.
  216. Profile photo of Dutch-Master
    Dutch-Master Male 18-29
    52 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 2:08 am
    Dont understand why the bashing towards Europeans and superior feeling towards Europeans comes from.
    If it wasnt for Europe u wouldnt be there since all of u whites are European, and if u are black then u were brought in by Europeans from Africa.
    If u are Mexican then u prolly have Spanish ancestors too.
    We made u.
  217. Profile photo of jeffcomedy
    jeffcomedy Male 30-39
    178 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 3:05 am
    This isn`t how the world views America, this is how America views itself.
  218. Profile photo of MikeyNiv
    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
    697 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 3:39 am
    Change Florida to Disneyland and Washington DC to Fallout 3 and then New York to Friends and it`s right from my POV at least.
  219. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 4:39 am
    "We planted our flag on the moon, Therefore we win and have bragging rights"

    Depends where you draw your finish line, first object into space, first animal to return from space alive, first human to return from space alive? First to land on the moon (note lack of flags on Luna-9 btw) Oh I see, first to land an American on the moon! Well done... ;)
  220. Profile photo of 600R3d
    600R3d Male 18-29
    144 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 6:32 am
    no no no, this is how the rest of the world sees America
  221. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 7:00 am
    @MountainBord

    Boston the birthplace of telling the British to f*ck off.

    Does anyone see the hypocrisy of calling all U.S. citizens stupid over the internet an American invention?
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    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 8:02 am
    in black and white...
  223. Profile photo of IamBored29
    IamBored29 Male 18-29
    648 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 8:03 am
    @600R3d

    I`d say thats pretty accurate.
  224. Profile photo of Rorschach_
    Rorschach_ Male 40-49
    115 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 8:37 am
    Stephen King FTW!
  225. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 9:03 am
    "Does anyone see the hypocrisy of calling all U.S. citizens stupid over the internet an American invention?"

    The core of the internet is packet switching, formulated independently by both a US and a UK scientist. The internet was a collaborative project between many agencies, with ARPAnet probably the most significant admittedly.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 9:08 am
    "Although I wouldn`t mind Canada so much..."

    Until you have to go to the doctor.
  227. Profile photo of Pyrosisflame
    Pyrosisflame Male 18-29
    592 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 9:48 am
    MattPrince
    Male, 40-49, Europe
    722 Posts Thursday, July 29, 2010 9:03:11 AM
    "Does anyone see the hypocrisy of calling all U.S. citizens stupid over the internet an American invention?"

    The core of the internet is packet switching, formulated independently by both a US and a UK scientist. The internet was a collaborative project between many agencies, with ARPAnet probably the most significant admittedly.
    _________________

    and without britland there would be no computers in which we formulated during world war 2 which saw the frontier or `valves` being used in computing technology which are still used today just in a more modern method. and without computers what don`t you have... internet.
  228. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 10:12 am
    vv Without the U.S. during WW2 there would be no Britian.
  229. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 10:26 am
    Konrad Zuse a German built Z1 the world`s first program-controlled computer in 1936. He has the title of "inventor of the modern computer".
  230. Profile photo of NoxasRisen
    NoxasRisen Male 13-17
    86 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 10:59 am
    Ok, how about this one? All the people who have commented on this (that includes me) are asshats? Doesn`t that solve a great number of problems?
  231. Profile photo of chunkymonkie
    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
    670 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 12:43 pm
    @auburnjunky then you won`t have to sell your car when you get a heart attack.
  232. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    "Although I wouldn`t mind Canada so much..."

    Until you have to go to the doctor.
    Auburn, what are you blathering about? I live in Canada, and had to go to the doc the other day. Called at 9am, made an appointment for 10:30, got seen to and sorted within 10 minutes. Oh yeah, did I mention that it was free?

    ---------------

    Now if we can just keep America from falling into socialism and becoming Amerika.
    lol, "falling into socialism". Crakrjak, America already HAS socialism, it`s just socialism for the rich. So when the huge banking institutions f*ck up the global economy due to their greed, the government (i.e. American taxpayers, from the richest to the very poorest) foot the bill to bail them out.
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    boredfjord Male 13-17
    928 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    "Now if we can just keep America from falling into socialism and becoming Amerika."

    If you took a stab at defining socialism, I wonder what it would be...
  234. Profile photo of aseirinn
    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 2:30 pm
    MattPrince
    Male, 40-49, Europe
    722 Posts Thursday, July 29, 2010 9:03:11 AM
    "Does anyone see the hypocrisy of calling all U.S. citizens stupid over the internet an American invention?"



    we used to do it over the phone, but you`d hang up on us...; )...lighten up for petes sake
  235. Profile photo of procker14
    procker14 Female 18-29
    509 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 2:35 pm
    Colorado is a popular place for tourist, especially Europeans.

    Just thought I would throw that in..
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    deefate Male 18-29
    37 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    303 ftw
  237. Profile photo of SunThunder
    SunThunder Male 18-29
    97 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    This is how I view American, This is how Americans view American. except when I see main I think of my home there.
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    SunThunder Male 18-29
    97 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    Maine, damn
  239. Profile photo of alley228
    alley228 Female 18-29
    238 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    absurdly accurate.
  240. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 6:03 pm
    Actually in the uk we don`t think of florida as having lots of old people, we think "holiday" "disney land" nothing about old people. lol

    And alligators. Or maybe crocodiles. I think most people in the UK (including me) are far from sure what the difference is.

    Disneyland and swamps full of alligators.
  241. Profile photo of krazyfreak58
    krazyfreak58 Female 13-17
    245 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 6:27 pm
    this is true. even to most americans. but living under the circled area of `what are these? i dont even...`, i know those states.
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    bluekrush Female 18-29
    20 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 7:40 pm
    Don`t forget about the lobsters in Maine, people always expect me to say I love lobster and Stephen King when they find out I`m from Maine. I don`t even eat seafood....
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 11:42 pm
    BLLLLLEEH! BLLLLLLLLLLEEEH! *Snoot* *snoot*
  244. Profile photo of mithraela
    mithraela Female 18-29
    535 posts
    July 30, 2010 at 5:37 am
    What about Las Vegas?
  245. Profile photo of SyXxlunatic
    SyXxlunatic Male 13-17
    177 posts
    July 30, 2010 at 10:04 am
    Disneyland was left out too
  246. Profile photo of IAmWedge
    IAmWedge Male 18-29
    32 posts
    July 30, 2010 at 3:42 pm
    Ok as a British guy here`s how I ACTUALLY view this map:

    Washington:
    "Another Washington" - Nope just Washington
    "Microsoft" - Ok yep agreed
    - Nearest US state to best ski resort in the world

    California:
    "Hollywood" - Yep agree
    - Land of the superficial and class divide (LA)
    - Surfing
    - The OC
    - Golden Gate Bridge"

    Hawaii:
    - Where Americans go to `get away from it all` (shared with Cancun, Mexico)
    - Grass skirts
    - roostertails
    - Surfing

    Arizona/New Mexico:
    - How to get into the US without a Visa.

    Texas:
    - Mustaches
    - Cowboys
    - VERY fat people
    - Cigar smoking + mustaches.
    - Gay = ostracized but still alive.

    Mid-US States:
    - Gay = Broken bones / death
    - Denim Bib+Brace overalls
    - Barns / Granaries
    - Dwight Schrute`s Brother

    (Lake) Michigan:
    - The USA as fa
  247. Profile photo of IAmWedge
    IAmWedge Male 18-29
    32 posts
    July 30, 2010 at 3:45 pm
    Ok as a British guy here`s how I ACTUALLY view this map: (Continued)

    (Lake) Michigan:
    - The USA as far as Microsoft Flight simulator is concerned.
    - Sears tower.

    Washington DC:
    - White house
    - Memorial
    - Um....?

    Tennessee/Mississippi:
    - Um..........?
    - Mud Pie?

    Florida:
    - DISNEYLAND
    - HOT!

    New York:
    - Setting for 50% of Hollywood movies (usually obliterated at some point or another)
    - Yellow taxis
    - Times Square

    Maine:
    - Um........?


  248. Profile photo of IAmWedge
    IAmWedge Male 18-29
    32 posts
    July 30, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    Ah yes missed one out for Texas:

    - Guns!
    - Guns!
    - ANVIL FIRING
  249. Profile photo of dontcare91
    dontcare91 Male 13-17
    65 posts
    July 31, 2010 at 12:45 am
    you forgot the big circle around us all saying idiots
  250. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    July 31, 2010 at 6:42 pm
    Suprising no the just the world but Hawaii is usually though of as grass skirts coconut wearing wahines and Mai Tai`s and surfing.
  251. Profile photo of Djer
    Djer Male 18-29
    842 posts
    July 31, 2010 at 10:35 pm
    @ IAmWedge-Not all mid-US States are like that. For example, Iowa actually was one of the first to make gay marriage legal and is pretty proactive towards that kind of stuff.

    ...I suppose I should take more offense to the other mid-US States prejudices you had, but I honestly thought they were funny, and they`re actually kinda true. lol.
  252. Profile photo of 5ofclubs
    5ofclubs Male 18-29
    90 posts
    August 1, 2010 at 8:42 am
    all other countries are lucky if i know one thing about them. so if you know like a dozen about mine then im fine with that. Amerriicaa! F*ck Yeah!
  253. Profile photo of kevinoan
    kevinoan Male 18-29
    45 posts
    August 1, 2010 at 7:26 pm
    lol so true about maine and stephen king
  254. Profile photo of miraclewik
    miraclewik Female 18-29
    320 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 2:52 am
    No territories? I feel left out...
  255. Profile photo of lapajara
    lapajara Female 18-29
    117 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 11:29 am
    Hey, I`m a mexican in Texas!
  256. Profile photo of Curser
    Curser Male 18-29
    4 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 1:29 am
    I`m from Europe and I don`t see America like that, there should be one big circle around whole USA that say "Idiots!". That is all.

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