Discussion in 'Community' started by Terr_Mys, Nov 29, 2009.
The World Endonym Map
The 38 States of America
EDIT: If this had gone through, I'd probably be living in the state of Dearborn, from the looks of things.
I'd live in Allegheny.
A strange proposal, though.
Good ol' xkcd:
("It's not our fault we caught a group on their way home from a geography bee. And they taught us that Uzbekistan is one of the world's two doubly-landlocked countries!")
lol nice twist on the ol' clichÃ©
Beware if you click you might see a bad word that rhymes with "itty", but don't worry, it only refers to Canadian Music.
Hilarious map of San Francisco Bay Area
(can't believe nobody's posted this yet)
Language warning: the s-word appears several times.
Just a quibble: they should have switched "Asia" & "Gay Town USA".
And the "Mexico" under SF should actually be renamed "Phillipines".
Oooh, so that's where they put all the parking in the Bay.
How West Virginia sees the U.S. (language warning). :
How California sees the U.S. . :
Los Angeles Lakers: Drama, guaranteed.
Thats a very interting map.
That's is an interesting map. Strange to think that Ankara would be in Pennsylvania or eastern Ohio and that DC would be in extreme eastern Turkey.
and I would live on the shores of Hudson Bay.
And Boston would be underwater.
Mostly that reminds me how small Europe is
This is, in fact, not at all an exaggeration of the CA viewpoint.
-sj loves kevin spacey
That's one way to get rid of Boston sports.
Here we go:
And fixing thread.
EDIT: and fixed.
This was a little interesting. I didn't know that Mexico's official name is United Mexican States.
Also, I never cease to be amused by Saudi Arabia - the fact that the royal family named the country after themselves.
Interesting link about American English dialects:
lol @ the Canadian provinces map
I actually didn't know that about Mexico either.
I did when I was traveling around Europe for a semester try to get patches in every country with that country's name in the native language. There were some (like Suomi instead of Finland) that were particularly surprising as they're so far from the English version it's unreal.
I always like being reminded that I have the least distinctive dialect in the US (Central Midlands) Except I guess that I say pop instead of soda.
vancouver is the new dunkerque
teh EU 27 without borders by population size.
Huh. That map actually does get my dialect sort of correct- I pronounce "father" like "bother", and "caught" like "cot". I lack the southern accent endemic to most of West Virginia, however.
Reposting my work from the election thread: