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Old 11-26-2014, 06:55 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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It would be one giant "bad teeth" label.
And lousy food.
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Old 11-26-2014, 07:18 AM
Status: "Summer!" (set 21 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I thought it was accurate.
Right. We're all just hanging out in CO, smoking dope all day!
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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They have "fake tan" for Jersey, but that stereotype could just as easily have come from my fellow Americans. There are some really strange perceptions of NJ out there, mostly based on dumb TV shows and movies.

One of the workers at my local CVS moved here from Washington State when her husband was transferred. Said she was shocked that NJ is so green. Then again, she also said she was in South Carolina and expected that to be a desert, so I think she may just be geographically challenged all around.
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:34 AM
 
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That's alright, we would generate the same bad stereotypes of their nation too.
you could?
I bet 80% Americans don't know the second largest British city.
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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they fairly know about the US in a stereotypical way, you ask Americans to do the same to a map of the UK and most would probably have no idea other than london, the queen, tea.
Hey, don't leave out Stonehenge, Henry VIII, and BRAVEHEART - whatever that dude's name was...

"FREEEEEEEE DOMMMMMMMMM!"
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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you could?
I bet 80% Americans don't know the second largest British city.
I don't, but I can name all of Henry VIII's wives, how they died, and their childrens' names. I can also tell you where Doc Martin was filmed, and the actual name of the castle used as the Downton Abbey set.

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Old 11-26-2014, 10:45 AM
 
Location: The City
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you could?
I bet 80% Americans don't know the second largest British city.
would think Birmingham but may be wrong
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:51 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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At least you're not known for Meth...
Breaking Bad has done a great disservice to New Mexico. If you know anything about the state, you know that meth here is of marginal popularity at best. In New Mexico, heroin is king. When we will ever be recognized as a the heroin paradise we are?
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:12 AM
 
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This actually shows a better understanding of American geography than most Americans probably have. Of course, these are journalists and not the general public, but still.
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:14 AM
 
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Right. We're all just hanging out in CO, smoking dope all day!
To be fair, they put"Weed" in Washington State and Oregon/California as well.
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