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Obviously its comedy and I don;t think this is what the 'average american' thinks
nobody found this as funny as I did then!
they ask lots of Amreicans "who should be the next country the USA invades as part of the war on terror" (answer include Saudi Arabia, France, Italy) then they follow up with "can you put a flag in that on the map please" and lots of them stick it on Australia.
Its very simple, and not really at all fair. But it is funny.
i hope that's some consolation to you
why does that guy want to invade Italy though?
Also they cheat slightly by mis-labelling Australia as Iran or something.
I don't know why they want to invade Italy, they have no idea what is going on?
And yes, I think they did mislabel Austalia, but I'd not think Australia was france if it had france written on it.
I'm almost embarrassed for them.
who just starts naming every country he can think of brazil...china...canada...
you might think Iowa was Georgia if they labelled it that way. Well I certainly couldn't accurately name more than a handful of American States, nor Canadian provinces...
however France is an important nation US states are little more than regions.
I couldn't name French departements either... hell... I'd struggle with English counties.
I just mean that I don't necessarily hold with this idea that America is so much more insular than we are.
Their states are to them what European nations are to us, so they're probably a lot better at North American geography than we are and so they're a bit crap on European geography.
Obviously that piece would be picking the stupidest people only... :-D
what's your favourite French dÃ©partement? Mine's Ile de France (sic?)
i used to work with people who were comparably stupd in their understanding of the world.
That I can name about 20 American states and not one German district. I bet they're not even called districts.
...black forest? Where the gateuxs come from????
Make sure to slip them into casual conversation sometime soon.
they're called Lander.
into what America was up to 100 years ago.
Water torture was a favourite, holding down suspects, pumping water down their throats until their stomachs swelled up, then jumping on their stomachs. America has always been quick to use torture.