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That she is soooooo clueless 7 16.67%
that 1/5th of americans can't find the US on a map 18 42.86%
So much beauty wasted on so little brain matter 9 21.43%
She's not my wife 7 16.67%
She's not the secretary of state 1 2.38%
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Old 08-30-2007, 03:53 PM   #31
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Perhaps part, and I do mean part of the blame is traditionally, over the years, a lot of weather maps via tv in the US have looked like this -



It could be difficult for some if their only relation to the US on a map is an example like the above. As Canada has access to national US networks. as well as local affiliates in border States we know this problem all to well. I constantly shake my head at the telly thinking that Canada and Mexico look like dark, blurry places that have no people and where temperature doesn't exist.

Recently however we're starting to see more maps that will show TO, Mont, or Van. We're finally thawing out from the ice age!
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Old 08-30-2007, 03:59 PM   #32
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Canada is nothing
and Mexico is less

Why would we care if you have weather.
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Old 08-30-2007, 04:08 PM   #33
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Canada is nothing
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Why would we care if you have weather.
lol What about our hockey and maple syrup?
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Old 08-30-2007, 04:18 PM   #34
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I found a very interesting 2006 National Geographic poll for US 18-24 year olds on geography. Interesting because the 1 in 5 stats are wrong.

Pdf download for the NG - Roper Public Affairs, 2006 Geographic Literacy Study http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ro...gLitsurvey.pdf

National Geographic Test Yourself quiz - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/roper2006/index.html

check out the quiz...it's pretty easy but interesting nevertheless.
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Old 08-30-2007, 04:31 PM   #35
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thats frightening...
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Old 08-30-2007, 04:50 PM   #36
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and maple syrup?
Vermont does it better.
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Old 09-06-2007, 10:27 AM   #37
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I wanna know what the hell these 1 out of 5 so called American's problem is that they can't even find their own damn country on a map. How stupid do you have to be? Or are they polling pre-schoolers???? How increadibly stupid does a teacher have to be to NOT teach students things like that???

I'd think in today's day and age.....every American not only would know where their own country is, but also know where Iraq and Afganastan are too.
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Old 09-06-2007, 03:52 PM   #38
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I wanna know what the hell these 1 out of 5 so called American's problem is that they can't even find their own damn country on a map.
Another good question to ask is where that statistic is from.
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Old 09-08-2007, 09:57 AM   #39
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I understand stage fright and all but I still think Miss SC's answer left much to be desired. I mean it's not THAT hard of a question.

I'll have to try and find the Today show clip.
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Miss Carolina continues to prove she is dumb as shit:
http://jezebel.com/gossip/the-americ...41.php?cpage=2
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Old 09-08-2007, 02:15 PM   #41
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I don't know who is more stipid there, but I would say it's rather those who message her.
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Old 09-09-2007, 11:37 AM   #42
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Geez, we shouldn't get on this girl for botching this answer. She's been raised and groomed to be seen and not heard. What comes out of this girl's mouth has never been important.

And should we really be surprised that 1/5 of Americans can't find the US on a map. Look who's the president. He's spoon fed his dialogue and he still gets wrong.
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Old 09-09-2007, 11:47 AM   #43
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And should we really be surprised that 1/5 of Americans can't find the US on a map.
Again, I'd like to know where the pageant officials got that number.
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I remember, when I moved to the United States from Canada, they were learning the Canadian provinces so I had a great mark in 7th grade for that subject.

They all laughed when I pronounced "Regina" as "Reeeeee-jai-nah" and not "Re-jean-ah", and I think the teacher thought I was having a laugh.
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