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?

  • 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.

  • 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.