Brits Try To Label The United States On A Map, Hilarity Ensues

What happens when folks in the U.K. try to guess where our states lie? Hilarity, that's what.

We are so grateful to Buzzfeed for this project. Hilarious! Here are the best of the worst. You guys enjoy.



1. The guy who’s proud of knowing Absolutely. Nothing. About. The. U.S.

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2. The guy who’s mostly excited about Canada and Mexico.

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3. The guy who thinks that Guns in America are so important that we actually named a state after them.

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4. The guy who, bizarrely, gets most correct but screws up Mississippi and Arkansas???

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5. The guy who’s as confused as Sarah Palin about where Alaska is.

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6. The guy who really likes crooked letters. “M – I – Crooked Letter Crooked Letter – I, Humpback Humback – I”……or whatever.

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7. The guy who is just terribly, terribly sorry.

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8. Another guy who took his geography lessons from Sarah Palin.

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9. The only guy who didn’t know where Texas is.

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  • freethefearful

    These students would kick the asses of most American counterparts, many of whom could not identify, or spell, their own state.

    • SONNY

      depends on which states

  • http://thefatveganchef.com thefatveganchef

    I bet very few people in the US could name the UK provences and their locations. I know I couldn’t, but yet we make fun of them not knowing our states.

    • GoFig

      Very few people in the US could name the American states and their locations. I am guilty of being one who would have a problem with it as I never had to learn it in school.

    • Terence

      Canada has Provinces, the UK has counties and countries.

    • squeezy

      The UK is only made up of four countries. It takes five minutes to memorize them.

      • Phil Knight

        But the US states are equivalent to our (UK) Counties to which there are 86.
        How many people in the US know the difference between the UK, Britain and the British Isles?

        • Terence

          I know British people who are confused about it – off the cuff. They can actually vote badly as a result. In their defense it is confusing, so they blithely go their way with better things to occupy their day. Check out David Letterman interviewing UK Prime Minister Cameron on this subject on YouTube. Letterman is utterly confused…

    • InTheGray

      hmm, why should we care about naming the old world countries of the uk?

      I barely got through geography in school because it was boring as hell and if I am every going anywhere out of state I would look it up and study about the dos & don’ts of the country.

      I think that is all that really matters, know the customs, where to go, what to do, and where to stay away from.

      such as Perugia, Italy, more so if you are a blond haired white american girl.

    • tsam100

      Not sure this is to make fun of them. I’m positive that very few Americans can name any, let alone all of the UK provinces. What’s funny is what they say when they don’t know and don’t care.

      • Ali Franklin

        I tell people Im from Idaho and they ask me if I mean Iowa -.-

  • Coxygru

    Our habit of putting Alaska on the bottom of our maps is rather confusing. And all those states with “New” this or “New” that – horribly confusing. I grew up in “New Something”. It was so confusing I never knew it.

  • Dan

    The writer of this article needs a geography lesson as well if they think #4 is anywhere near mostly correct.

    • Sarah O Taylor

      No, it says that one got more correct than the others above.

      • ladyvader

        4. The guy who, bizarrely, gets most correct but screws up Mississippi and Arkansas???

        No where does it say more correct than the others above.

        • GirlfromGallifrey

          27 out of 50 … I would classify that as a majority

  • shulkman

    I dunno… I think I could still do a pretty decent job of states (in the US) countries, capitals… Heck, I remember having to learn the Confederation of Independent States right after their creation. It’s been 22 years or so now.

  • Jeff H Crowther Jr

    Foreign countries go to great extent to hide their idiots. This is one of those exceptions.

  • Ali Franklin

    Okay so I might have an advantage, my family were long haul truck drivers and in my early teens I spent the summer around the country, but I can manage to name almost everything with the exception of the northeast. The small states always confused me…

  • BUSD Mom of 3

    Most Americans can’t label COUNTRIES in Europe; why should we expect them to label our states?!

  • Lau Lopez Armas

    Well, seeing as north americans think Spain is in South America like I saw once in a Liquor store there…

  • Bj Decicio

    Ok johnny show us where the home counties are? How about the lakes district? Here’s an easy one,
    where is Blackpool?