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dandiggler06 Oct 2010 7:26 a.m. PST

I found this really interesting and humorous at the same time (Proto-Americans).

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Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian06 Oct 2010 7:45 a.m. PST

I want to see the versions of North America

CLDISME Inactive Member06 Oct 2010 7:55 a.m. PST

I want to see the versions of North America

This is all you need to know about the US.

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Terrement Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2010 8:23 a.m. PST

With the stereotypes, it reminded me of the joke about the differences between heaven and hell.

Heaven has British Police, Italian cooks, German mechanics, French lovers and is organized by the Swiss,

while in hell you have German Police, British cooks, French mechanics, Swiss lovers and is organized by the Italians

Notice that the folks over on this side of the pond apparently don't fit in well in either place…

CLDISME,

Interesting map – I remember my Mom (from Connecticut – "soda" country) telling the story of her first visit to Rochester NY ("pop" country) ordering a drink and being surprised when they brought her a glass of club soda.

I think what is really interesting about the map are the little out of synch "islands" where their terminology is so far afield from everyone else around them.

JJ

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2010 9:18 a.m. PST

It's that immigration thing for Texas. Them furriners from the other states bring their funny language and accents down here.

CLDISME Inactive Member06 Oct 2010 9:32 a.m. PST

What is really interesting about the map are the little out of synch "islands"

I think I can explain the "Soda Island" around Milwaukee. There is a local beverage company called Jolly Good Soda that sells just as well as the big boys.

So the locals are conditioned to say "Soda."

I presume the same is true for St. Louis and Vess Soda.

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2010 11:40 a.m. PST

Here's Belgium for beginners

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I'll have to admit it was made by foreigners, the situation on the ground is even worse … but nobody would believe us.

Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2010 12:13 p.m. PST

You can see, I say you can see, the palpable pollution of our fine southern heritage by the encroachment of Yankee parlance in Virginia and North Carolina.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian06 Oct 2010 3:02 p.m. PST

Patrick, is that why the EU is in Brussles?

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2010 3:47 p.m. PST

The EU figured that compared to Belgium they wouldn't look that bad …

Lentulus Inactive Member06 Oct 2010 3:48 p.m. PST

30 years old, I remember reading it at the time and thinking it was not too far off.

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Jakar Nilson07 Oct 2010 1:17 p.m. PST

Capital of "The Empty Quarter": Denver. Denver? Denver?! Calgary.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2010 10:27 a.m. PST

Seems to me these are maps of the artist's stereotypes— the way he thinks various people view the world. And that, too, is stereotyping, isn't it?

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