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I mean obviously not everybody in the modern world believes this and it's obviously not true. Every country has smart people and stupid people so it's impossible to dub one country as massive as the United States is and say everybody in it is stupid.


But where does it come from? I watched this youtube video where these Australian pranksters were asking Americans these questions on the street and they were just SO FREAKING UNBELIEVABLY IGNORANT. They thought that Yugoslavia was the only country that starts with a U, and when asked most of them didn't know what pounds or euros were. >.>


I don't get it... I mean I understand the education system is completely out of whack but where do people get the perception?
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I had no idea that occurred. The only thing I criticize the U.S.A about is obesity.
 

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Posted By: aditya75I had no idea that occurred. The only thing I criticize the U.S.A about is obesity.


Well, only redneck ignoramas are the ones who are obese. I am not obese D:




 

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Truth. Jk

Y'know what the truth is? It's because the Chinese in America are the smartest and work the hardest because you have to be smart and work hard to immigrate. Their children compared to Americans are smarter.
 

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Did you know that less than 25% of Americans can name more than 25 states?
 

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Posted By: mrezmanDid you know that less than 25% of Americans can name more than 25 states?


yes. because 75% are ignorant and stupid.

but all the americans i know on sploder are the 25% who actually have an education and know what president is on the penny.




 

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Posted By: mrezmanTruth. Jk

Y'know what the truth is? It's because the Chinese in America are the smartest and work the hardest because you have to be smart and work hard to immigrate. Their children compared to Americans are smarter.


Bluffing, you're bluffing. Anyway, you don't have to work hard to immigrate illeagaly.


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Posted By: mrezmanDid you know that less than 25% of Americans can name more than 25 states?


That's not true. There's a song most of the schools are taught. It's not that they can't NAME them it's that it's hard to remember the exact location every single one. Sometimes the states can become really small and clumped together and it isn't the easiest thing in the world to be able to remember the exact location of all of them.

People from the west coast aren't going to find it as easy to point out and locate all of the states on the east coast. You seem to be one of those people who pulls out fictional 'facts' about people from other countries. While you're at it, all people from China aren't creative, they all are too conforming and have no personality, right? Right?


That isn't true and your 'fact' isn't either.
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Posted By: cheesepuddingI mean obviously not everybody in the modern world believes this and it's obviously not true. Every country has smart people and stupid people so it's impossible to dub one country as massive as the United States is and say everybody in it is stupid.


But where does it come from? I watched this youtube video where these Australian pranksters were asking Americans these questions on the street and they were just SO FREAKING UNBELIEVABLY IGNORANT. They thought that Yugoslavia was the only country that starts with a U, and when asked most of them didn't know what pounds or euros were. >.>


I don't get it... I mean I understand the education system is completely out of whack but where do people get the perception?
A bit like how they say new yorkers are rude.
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Excuse me but some of the world's smartest people were in America.
Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, etc.
So America haters, splode you!
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Posted By: mrezmanDid you know that less than 25% of Americans can name more than 25 states?

Shocker.
 

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Posted By: Sonicdude102Excuse me but some of the world's smartest people were in America.
Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, etc.
So America haters, splode you!


Stephen Hawking is British.

Albert Einstein was German.
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Posted By: Sonicdude102Excuse me but some of the world's smartest people were in America.
Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, etc.
So America haters, splode you!


Shut up. And Albert Einstein is from Germany...I think...
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People think that America's dumb because everyone Important is Dumb.
 

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Posted By: marvelwilliamPeople think that America's dumb because everyone Important is Dumb.


-_-

You're not doing the U.S. any justice.
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I've never heard about americans being dumb.
Only being fat and eating burgers.
 

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Posted By: cheesepudding
Posted By: marvelwilliamPeople think that America's dumb because everyone Important is Dumb.


-_-

You're not doing the U.S. any justice.
I never said I was.
 

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lmfao. okay then.

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Posted By: CakemixedI've never heard about americans being dumb.
Only being fat and eating burgers.


Okay. 1. that is sterotypes. some americans are fat, but not all of them.
2. some people are fat in your country, i bet.




 

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Ahem, many people in America don't get a healthy education due to the poor economy. Poverty. How can you blame us for the curses of poverty and depressions?
 

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Just to clear things up, Not everybody in a country is fat, dumb,smart, poor, or rich etc.. It all just matters on the families characteristic.

Same with people who joke about blondes being stupid.
 

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Posted By: cheesepuddingI mean obviously not everybody in the modern world believes this and it's obviously not true. Every country has smart people and stupid people so it's impossible to dub one country as massive as the United States is and say everybody in it is stupid.


But where does it come from? I watched this youtube video where these Australian pranksters were asking Americans these questions on the street and they were just SO FREAKING UNBELIEVABLY IGNORANT. They thought that Yugoslavia was the only country that starts with a U, and when asked most of them didn't know what pounds or euros were. >.>


I don't get it... I mean I understand the education system is completely out of whack but where do people get the perception?
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I favourited that video a few months back
 

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Honestly, this was exactly one of the reasons I flamed America back then. Splode education systems in the US should get better.


 

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I blame the US media. especially FOX
 

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Posted By: jakemiller1I blame the US media. especially FOX



Meh, I'd blame them more for obesity than stupidity.


 

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Posted By: cheesepuddingI mean obviously not everybody in the modern world believes this and it's obviously not true. Every country has smart people and stupid people so it's impossible to dub one country as massive as the United States is and say everybody in it is stupid.


But where does it come from? I watched this youtube video where these Australian pranksters were asking Americans these questions on the street and they were just SO FREAKING UNBELIEVABLY IGNORANT. They thought that Yugoslavia was the only country that starts with a U, and when asked most of them didn't know what pounds or euros were. >.>


I don't get it... I mean I understand the education system is completely out of whack but where do people get the perception?
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There are plenty of other stupid stereotypes, such as the Polish.  It doesn't make them true, but it also can prove who whines a lot when they post arguments about generalized stupidity on a forum.
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Posted By: cheesepudding
Posted By: Sonicdude102Excuse me but some of the world's smartest people were in America.
Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, etc.
So America haters, splode you!


Stephen Hawking is British.

Albert Einstein was German.
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Where's Carl Sagan from anyways?


 

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Posted By: cheesepuddingI mean obviously not everybody in the modern world believes this and it's obviously not true. Every country has smart people and stupid people so it's impossible to dub one country as massive as the United States is and say everybody in it is stupid.


But where does it come from? I watched this youtube video where these Australian pranksters were asking Americans these questions on the street and they were just SO FREAKING UNBELIEVABLY IGNORANT. They thought that Yugoslavia was the only country that starts with a U, and when asked most of them didn't know what pounds or euros were. >.>


I don't get it... I mean I understand the education system is completely out of whack but where do people get the perception?
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There are plenty of other stupid stereotypes, such as the Polish.  It doesn't make them true, but it also can prove who whines a lot when they post arguments about generalized stupidity on a forum.


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