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Old Posted May 20, 2012, 4:23 PM
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Mapping Stereotypes - The World According to Americans








Germany - Dirty Porn. Hahahaha

Many more here:
http://blog.gessato.com/2012/02/13/m...alphadesigner/
     
     
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gene jugglers for Missouri? guess you have to grab for something when you can't figure a state out.
     
     
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Haha, gave me a good laugh.
     
     
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I don't get like half the American state stereotypes.

Connecticut is "New Italy"? Connecticut is probably the least Italian-American state in its immediate vicinity. It's traditionally very WASP and Northern European. Or is it referring to something else?

And why is New York "Apple"? Because of the Big Apple? Upstate apple production?

Or what's with Arizona and Wonder Woman? Iowa and Hawks?
     
     
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Actually, given how clueless, ignorant, uneducated, and poorly-traveled the average American is, most of the international stereotypes are probably not too far off the mark. Still, some
of these stereotypes seem a bit off, and have little basis in reality.

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I don't find that at all amusing nor clever.
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Where's the part of the world map that people eat people here.
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Iowa and Hawks?
Maybe it's a reference to the U of Iowa Hawkeyes? But other than that, no idea.
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Actually, given how clueless, ignorant, uneducated, and poorly-traveled the average American is, most of the international stereotypes are probably not too far off the mark. Still, some
of these stereotypes seem a bit off, and have little basis in reality.
I don't think Midwesterners and southern Hillbillies constitute for even half the U.S. population, but you may be right.
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I don't think Midwesterners and southern Hillbillies constitute for even half the U.S. population, but you may be right.
Excuse me?
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I meant those from the Bible belt and suburban and rural areas. Not from Chicago and the other urban enclaves.
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Of all the "World according to ______" (usually Americans) things I've seen, this is by far the worst.
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I suppose these maps themselves aren't a stereotype.
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I'm at a complete loss for how Arizona is associated with Wonder Woman...
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I'm at a complete loss for how Arizona is associated with Wonder Woman...
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I meant those from the Bible belt and suburban and rural areas.
Then why did you say Midwestern?
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It's supposed to be funny, everyone calm your tits.
     
     
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Unlike southern hillbillies midwesterners actually do visit NYC, and keep a brisk business for the Applebees in Times Square.
     
     
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Then why did you say Midwestern?
i think the answer's pretty obvious. that's alright though; it's entertaining when clueless, ignorant (and i'll add arrogant and condescending) people make asses out of themselves.
     
     
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It's supposed to be funny, everyone calm your tits.
if not for his/her attempt to elaborate -- Bible belt and suburban and rural areas -- i might have agreed. but that's not the response of someone trying to be funny.
     
     
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