The stereotype map of America according to Brits

Louis Dor
Thursday 08 September 2016 16:20
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That 'special relationship' might be over after all the things we've said.

The autocomplete function of Google can provide an insight into underlying assumptions, perceptions, or queries about a place.

If you type "Why is [place] so..." into the search engine, an array of tropes will greet you.

Take the UK:

We've decided to map the US, having done UK counties and European countries already, to see what the UK thinks about all the states that comprise the good ol' US of A.

If you're easily offended, click away now.

Some of the results are political, focusing on the UK's interest in state-by-state election results in the US.

Others are less easy to diplomatically explain away - we're looking at you Louisiana.

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