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Post by Glenn E. » 21:37 Tue 26 Nov 2013

That said, I am quite certain that American attempts to label the U.K. would be far, far more rubbish.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/its-t ... he-us-stat
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Post by Glenn E. » 21:37 Tue 26 Nov 2013

Furthermore, I suspect that some of these are more accurate than American attempts to label the U.S. would be...
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Post by LGTrotter » 22:37 Tue 26 Nov 2013

You see I thought some of them had done OK. And presumably the advice to those driving through the middle would still be keep the windows wound up and don't stop 'til you reach the sea?

Anyway glad to see us Brits are as capable of being dumb as the rest of the world.

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Post by Glenn E. » 22:51 Tue 26 Nov 2013

Amusingly, my world is intermixed on several of those maps.

While Washington is normally correctly labeled, it is on one map referred to as Nebraska.

On another, the state labeled Nebraska is in fact Missouri, which is where my parents live now.

And on yet another, the state labeled Nebraska is actually Colorado, which is where one of my brothers lives now.

And one of the Nebraskas is actually Wyoming, which is where my college roommate was from.

But I think we have to give credit for one of the incorrect answers, as "Farmland" is actually very accurate for Nebraska.
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Post by djewesbury » 22:54 Tue 26 Nov 2013

Challenge for Glenn: fill in the counties of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales on a blank map.

Anyone got a blank map with county boundaries on it?
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Post by Glenn E. » 23:01 Tue 26 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:Challenge for Glenn: fill in the counties of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales on a blank map.
No need:
Glenn E. wrote:That said, I am quite certain that American attempts to label the U.K. would be far, far more rubbish.
Besides, we have counties too. IIRC there are 93 in Nebraska alone. Care to take a stab at that? :wink:

A more appropriate equivalent would be for me to fill in the countries of the E.U., or Canadian provinces. I could probably get reasonably close on either, though I would no doubt make an error or two.
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Post by Glenn E. » 23:07 Tue 26 Nov 2013

For bonus points, there is a significant error on the map used in that article that is completely unrelated to the humorous labeling. Can anyone identify the error?
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Post by LGTrotter » 23:16 Tue 26 Nov 2013

The size of Hawaii?

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Post by DRT » 23:18 Tue 26 Nov 2013

The border across the Great Lakes is incorrectly drawn?
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Post by mpij » 23:54 Tue 26 Nov 2013

Position of Hawaii?

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Post by TLW » 00:11 Wed 27 Nov 2013

The only thing I notice is the inaccurately drawn Four Corners - but that is rather minor.

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Post by TLW » 00:25 Wed 27 Nov 2013

Really, some of them are pretty good, and better than the typcial high school - or college grad - in the US would do.

Then again, a signifcant minority of Americans think that the world is only 4,000 years old, and that Darwin is a tool of Satan - at least you guys have the decency to put him on your £10 note.

Most Americans would have trouble naming all of the "states" :wink: of Canada.

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Post by DRT » 00:32 Wed 27 Nov 2013

TLW wrote:a signifcant minority of Americans think that the world is only 4,000 years old, and that Darwin is a tool of Satan
That was a particular concern for the rest of the world whilst a member of that minority and his son were Presidents.
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Post by AHB » 00:54 Wed 27 Nov 2013

TLW wrote:...Satan - at least you guys have the decency to put him on your £10 note....
We have Satan on our £10 note :shock:

I thought that Glenn's second comment was the best - how would these maps look if they had been given to a selection of US citizens?
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Post by TLW » 01:13 Wed 27 Nov 2013

AHB wrote:
TLW wrote:...Satan - at least you guys have the decency to put him on your £10 note....
We have Satan on our £10 note :shock:

I thought that Glenn's second comment was the best - how would these maps look if they had been given to a selection of US citizens?
Here is an amusing one for Americans - Even I missed one.

http://www.sporcle.com/games/g/uscapitals

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Post by Glenn E. » 07:05 Wed 27 Nov 2013

TLW wrote:The only thing I notice is the inaccurately drawn Four Corners - but that is rather minor.
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Post by Andy Velebil » 14:43 Wed 27 Nov 2013

I love the one where there are skateboarders, trees, and other things drawn on it.

And the one with "Big Scotland (with polar bears") :lol: :lol:


Seriously, with so many states and some very small and close together, it's not easy to memorize them all unless you've lived in that area.

I saw a funny pic that Ryan Opaz posted on his FB page about the UK/Ireland/Scotland. I learned a couple things from that one. I'd post it, but not sure where he got it from.

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Post by djewesbury » 17:57 Wed 27 Nov 2013

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Post by Glenn E. » 18:11 Wed 27 Nov 2013

I'm pretty good except for the countries on the Eastern side of the Adriatic and some parts of the former USSR. Those have all changed (some more than once) since I learned geography. Czechoslovakia, anyone?
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