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The Midwest has ceased to exist


A while back, BuzzFeed thought it would be fun to ask some British folk to label the U.S. states on a blank map. The results are hilarious. I’m especially bemused because, as a native of the Midwest, it’s clear that my birth region isn’t just flyover territory to the Brits — it’s “no there there” land.

Have a look at all the maps here. There are some real treats, such as “North Utah, Utah, and South Utah.” Hey, why not? Another chap labels the southwest, “Walter White somewhere round here.” True enough!

And just in case you think these people are mental midgets, here’s a blank map of the English counties for you to fill in at your leisure.


13 comments on “The Midwest has ceased to exist

  1. Phillip McCollum
    March 19, 2015

    Instead of “Here be dragons,” it could be “Here be corn”

  2. sknicholls
    March 19, 2015

    England has counties?

  3. John W. Howell
    March 19, 2015

    I couldn’t name the counties in Texas let alone England

  4. Diana Jackson
    March 20, 2015

    Must admit I couldn’t have done better than the amusing map above – bet you can’t find Bedfordshire πŸ˜‰

    • Kevin Brennan
      March 20, 2015

      You’d win that bet! I do know where Kent is, though… πŸ˜‰

  5. 1WriteWay
    March 20, 2015

    There’s other labels I’d choose for Florida than “aka Disneyland” … πŸ˜‰

  6. cinthiaritchie
    March 30, 2015

    Well, they got Alaska right and I suppose that’s all that matters, lol.

    • Kevin Brennan
      March 30, 2015

      Ha! A couple of them marked Alaska as Hawaii, though. I wonder how many think that Alaska sits just off the coast of California…

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