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Date: 11/27/13 12:30 PM

33 Responses to Brits Label Maps Of The United States [Pic+]

  1. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2013 at 12:30 pm
    Link: Brits Label Maps Of The United States - To be fair, I probably wouldn`t be able to do a map of Europe
  2. Profile photo of QueenZira
    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2013 at 12:49 pm
    "He knows the British Isles and the rest of the Empire pretty well, but knows almost nothing about the US. He`s not certain whether Alaska is one of the (then) 48 states of the Union, or whether the Grand Canyon is the title of the Hollywood film. And he wants to know if all our girls are like movie stars."- Yank, WW2 era paper by and for American GIs commenting on their British comrades. ;-)
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    November 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm
    Seriously, they don`t teach you folks the 13 original colonies? I thought you`d have some idea of their placements?

    And if you want to get the Midwest right, here`s the method I was taught when I was just a cub. Look for the shape of the man wearing a top hat, that`s Mr. MIMAL, from North to South- Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana.

    But there`s no excuse for misplacing Alaska and Hawaii, how does that even....WHAT?! XD

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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2013 at 1:07 pm
    I reckon a lot of those are better than many US citizens could do. Seriously.
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    icklevamp Female 18-29
    375 posts
    November 27, 2013 at 1:41 pm
    QueenZira, how many british counties do you know? We don`t do much american history, slavery and the wild west a bit, maybe some native americans. But why do geography of a specific country hundreds of miles away?
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2013 at 1:50 pm
    I`d be willing to bet there are a whole lot of Americans that couldn`t do it either.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm
    I personally admit that there are some states it would take me a while to place.
  8. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    November 27, 2013 at 2:10 pm
    LOL
  9. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    and the wild west a bit

    ROLF! Bet it accurate too!

    I reckon a lot of those are better than many US citizens could do. Seriously.

    I reckon you`re probably one of those citizens.
  10. Profile photo of QueenZira
    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    November 27, 2013 at 2:17 pm
    icklevamp I`m just pulling your leg and having a bit of fun, it`s awfully cute! :-) I mentioned the colonies because that`s your history too if you think about it.

    School here (High School anyway) usually treats European history thusly- A bunch of Kings and Queens, something something something, WW2. Blindspots for everyone!
  11. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2013 at 2:29 pm
    I`ll say this, I`m pretty decent at placing Europe and Asian countries, but all the wars and split up countries in Africa have really complicated recalling names there.
  12. Profile photo of bordo
    bordo Male 50-59
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    November 27, 2013 at 2:33 pm
    At least everybody knows where California and Texas are.
  13. Profile photo of drawman61
    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    November 27, 2013 at 2:35 pm
    Some funny answers, deep south and deeper south. I thought I would do ok just because I follow the NFL but no. Going to see how bad I am on Europe now.
  14. Profile photo of JadesDitoyr
    JadesDitoyr Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2013 at 3:07 pm
    @bordo
    But there were ones with Texas labeled wrong... :(
  15. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2013 at 3:17 pm
    McGovern1981, I bet given a blank map of the US, even you couldn`t name every single one without a list to go off of. As for me, I`ll admit it, if I had a blank map and no list, I`d probably miss a couple, too. I wasn`t saying it`s a crime.
  16. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2013 at 3:25 pm
    SmagBoy1: Not to brag, but I could not only name all the states, but their capitals as well. It`s something I forced myself to learn in elementary school and for some reason is still memorable.
  17. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2013 at 3:32 pm
    McGovern1981, I bet given a blank map of the US, even you couldn`t name every single one without a list to go off of

    Bet you`re right I had to have it memorized in grade school though. What I didn`t do is judge geography knowledge as a measure of intelligence like you and the post below. People tend to forget things they don`t use.
  18. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    November 27, 2013 at 3:38 pm
    I was judging intelligence in my post below?! Wow, okay.
  19. Profile photo of paperduck
    paperduck Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2013 at 3:49 pm
    Man this is still impressive, I couldn`t label one locale (whatever they`re called there) in England, let alone place it on a map. All I know is some of the football team cities, and couldn`t tell you where they are or whether they are within a province.
  20. Profile photo of paperduck
    paperduck Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2013 at 3:51 pm
    Given a blank map of the US I`m 95% certain I can name all the states though
  21. Profile photo of den3jlb
    den3jlb Male 18-29
    364 posts
    November 27, 2013 at 3:53 pm
    We learned the entire American history in school.

    It took one 20 minute lesson.
  22. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    November 27, 2013 at 6:08 pm
    The 4th one down? The one with the lobster & drawings? They got almost ALL of them right :-) No shame in that!

    USA State Game
    Easier or harder versions at that website :-)
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2013 at 6:58 pm
    QueenZira, I just checked, and Mr. Mimal has a raging boner, AKA "Tennessee." Just thought you should know.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2013 at 7:20 pm
    LOL Whocaresland
  25. Profile photo of QueenZira
    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2013 at 7:51 pm
    Squrlz, aw man right in the childhood! X-( XD
  26. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
    7564 posts
    November 27, 2013 at 11:29 pm
    I thought they did rather well- we don`t do your history. We do ours- and that sort of stops over there quite a while ago.
  27. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
    7564 posts
    November 27, 2013 at 11:36 pm
    I tried the one 5cats linked to and got 22/50.... go me!!
    Never knew Idaho was all the way up there...
  28. Profile photo of drawman61
    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7740 posts
    November 28, 2013 at 7:31 am
    Found the quiz, 8/50. Shamed.
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    sosueme1966 Male 40-49
    439 posts
    November 28, 2013 at 10:27 am
    I don`t understand why anybody would get upset about this. Why in the world would you care how much people in other countries knew about your geography? I think they`re hilarious, and frankly, some of them had a lot more right than I thought they would.
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    Nihilism Male 50-59
    32 posts
    November 29, 2013 at 9:22 am
    This is rather unbalanced. How many (North) Americans could name or label even a single British county or German Lander (state)?
  31. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    November 29, 2013 at 12:35 pm
    5Cats: Re-took that 50 state quiz. Score 50/50 100% 103 seconds. Lost a few seconds making sure I didn`t miss, by a few pixels, Delaware, Rhode Island and New Hampshire as they were relatively small on my screen and had no neighbors filled in at the time. Sure I could`ve done it in under a minute otherwise.
  32. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32822 posts
    November 29, 2013 at 6:35 pm
    @madduck: It touches Canada :-)

    @CrakrJak: Did you try some of the harder versions of the game? They`re tough!

    @Nihilism: Penzance, Cornwall! Hamm, Baden!
    Do I win a prize? :-) If I tried, I could probably dredge a few more names up...
  33. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
    6961 posts
    January 30, 2014 at 10:41 am
    Some of those are pretty reasonable bearing in mind very few Brits care where Delaware or Iowa is.

    Or ever have reason to think about it.

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