Brits Label Maps Of The United States [Pic+]

Submitted by: DuckBoy87 3 years ago in Funny

To be fair, I probably wouldn"t be able to do a map of Europe
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Male 7,123
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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Male 40,752
@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...
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Male 17,511
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.
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Male 34
This is rather unbalanced. How many (North) Americans could name or label even a single British county or German Lander (state)?
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Male 439
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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Male 7,774
Found the quiz, 8/50. Shamed.
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Female 8,055
I tried the one 5cats linked to and got 22/50.... go me!!
Never knew Idaho was all the way up there...
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Female 8,055
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.
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Female 2,228
Squrlz, aw man right in the childhood! X-( XD
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Male 15,270
LOL Whocaresland
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Male 6,227
QueenZira, I just checked, and Mr. Mimal has a raging boner, AKA "Tennessee." Just thought you should know.
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Male 40,752
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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Male 364
We learned the entire American history in school.

It took one 20 minute lesson.
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Male 1,745
Given a blank map of the US I`m 95% certain I can name all the states though
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Male 1,745
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.
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Male 4,431
I was judging intelligence in my post below?! Wow, okay.
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Male 14,331
[quote]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[/quote]

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.
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Male 17,511
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.
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Male 4,431
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.
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Male 837
@bordo
But there were ones with Texas labeled wrong... :(
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Male 7,774
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.
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Male 907
At least everybody knows where California and Texas are.
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Male 17,511
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.
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Female 2,228
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!
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Male 14,331
[quote]and the wild west a bit[/quote]

ROLF! Bet it accurate too!

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

I reckon you`re probably one of those citizens.
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Female 4,438
LOL
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Male 3,445
I personally admit that there are some states it would take me a while to place.
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Male 1,341
I`d be willing to bet there are a whole lot of Americans that couldn`t do it either.
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Female 375
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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Male 4,431
I reckon a lot of those are better than many US citizens could do. Seriously.
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Female 2,228
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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Female 2,228
"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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Male 3,646
Link: Brits Label Maps Of The United States [Pic+] [Rate Link] - To be fair, I probably wouldn`t be able to do a map of Europe
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