‘Utah Is Weird:’ What the World Really Thinks of Every State

Based on autocompleted Yahoo searches.

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“Utah is weird,” “Virginia is for hustlers,” but “Montana is for badasses.”

Keir Clarke made an interactive map of the world in which every location is labeled in a unique — often insulting — way. But don’t blame Clarke for the new unofficial mottos, they’re all automatically generated from Yahoo Autocomplete search results for the phrase “[X state/country] is…”

Here’s one section of the United States:

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Keir Clarke, Autocomplete Map

You can see the whole map here. Although it shows all the continents, you can zoom into the United States to see what the Internet really thinks of Tennessee. (“Nice but ain’t Texas.”)

14 comments
Openminded1
Openminded1

Ny is liberal, texass is conservative ass holes, Florida is the scam state, califorina is the fake state, Utah is just for mormons and morons, NJ is just there for ny to make fun of,Indiana is for hosiers what ever that is, West Va is for ignorance, Arizona is for racist , Hawaii is for dummys, Alaska is for polar bears, North dakota is really canada,LA is for alligators, Illinois is for people from India, Michigan is for blacks,Alabama is for red necks, Montana is for no one lives there,sc is just another part of NC. washington state is for tree huggers, Oregon is just plain hugging everything, Washington DC is for bs, lying and criminals. I could go on and on anyone can do these stupid things what a dumb article.

MarkLeth
MarkLeth

this map is so off...travel outside the US and talk to other foreigners and they will give a good general consensus on how the world views the US more specifically the cities...the only states they know are California, Washington DC, and New York.


BradFoley
BradFoley

Turkey is done at what temperature??? Ha! There should be some semantic filter here. Likewise "Washington is broken" presumably doesn't refer to the state.

LorieFranklyn
LorieFranklyn

Those are some really random and weird comments about what I assume to be the general population of each state. Talk about giving free rein to preconceived notions! lol

TimRobinsonAus
TimRobinsonAus

As if anyone outside the US gives a damn enough to do state by state breakdowns!!

RandyBurbach
RandyBurbach

Ok, this must be the most stupid thing I've seen.  "France is bacon"  "Spain is not the emperor" "Massachusetts is a coffin"? 

megalon98133
megalon98133

uhhh... huh.. 'Pakistan is our Israel'. Wha? Is this the Onion? Or did someone just make this stuff up overnight with a bottle of Wild Turkey?

lauragaybrown
lauragaybrown

The white font with shadow border is so crammed together that I can't read this map at all.

ShiuliLaraDutt
ShiuliLaraDutt

extremely myopic, unintelligent and inherently biased ...in short in extremely poor taste!

Darby
Darby

Interesting--when you first click on the map it says "USA is evil." 

anonymoususer
anonymoususer

@megalon98133 Pakistan is a Muslim theocracy which gained independence from India because the Muslim minority of that country feared under-representation. It was a state created with the idea of  giving a home to those people who followed a certain religion. In that way it is very similar to Israel.

thomasandyolanda
thomasandyolanda

@Darby Type in U.S. of America into that bible code generator and see what you get. 

cameronmasters
cameronmasters

@megalon98133 @anonymoususer Not true. Not all nations are theocratic breakaway states. Did Colombia achieve independence from Spain because they were a different religion? Nope. Also, Muslims ruled large parts of India for centuries, but that doesn't somehow make their rule illegitimate.