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Map of Europe according to the USA / Jak vidi Americane mapu Evropy

You have got to see this! This is a map of Europe according to Americans...TOO FUNNY!!! I have posted something similar in the past, so if you like this map make sure you check out the other one (click here).

Also, the creator of the map (Bulgarian-born, London-based designer Yanko Tsvetkov) made similar maps such as Map of Europe according to France, Map of Europe according to Itally…so be sure to check those out too.

CZ: Na tohle se musite podivat. Je to mapa Evropy, ale jak ji vidi Americane…FAKT SRANDA!!! Jestlize se vam mapa zalibila, urcite se podivejte jeste na jednu podobnou mapu, kterou jsem postovala pred dvema lety (kliknete zde).

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22 comments… add one
  • Eva Z. September 26, 2011, 7:36 am

    Hilarious!!! Uz jsem se tak dlouho nezasmala 🙂

  • Martin September 26, 2011, 10:48 am

    Moc dobry! Ale hodne humoru se lidem z Evropy zrejme “ztrati pri prekladu” …

  • Simone Daniek September 26, 2011, 4:48 pm

    Vyborni.

  • Tanja September 26, 2011, 9:31 pm

    Nepochopila jsem ale to “Thanksgiving Meal” v Turecku. Vysvetlite mi to nekdo?

  • Zdenek September 27, 2011, 7:43 am

    To ti vysvetlim snadno.
    Co se ji na thanksgiving? Turkey.

  • Tanja September 27, 2011, 10:15 am

    Jezkovy oci, no jo! Takze trapas…..diky 🙂

  • Anon September 28, 2011, 2:53 pm

    “This is a map of Europe according to Americans” Velmi vtipné, máte rádi dělat Američany zní hloupě?

    I hope that was posting from a self deprecating American and not a vengeful foreigner. Sorry if we have offended your people in some way, for you to post something like that. We should double our efforts to improve our poor image!

    American’s should start celebrating “Burn the Witch Day” or smacking / whipping our women with pussy willows on Easter….. like the Czech’s do! Who’s with me?!

  • Tanja September 28, 2011, 8:35 pm

    Anon,

    Take it easy, it’s a joke! I also posted a link to the guy’s website which provides more maps which make fun of everyone, not just Americans.
    If you go through my posts, I make fun of the Czechs too (including the whipping our women sticks on Easter).

  • Zdenek Hadascok September 29, 2011, 9:52 am

    Anon: Potrefena husa se dycky ozve. Feel free to translate that!
    According to MY experience there is A PLENTY of Americans who see Europe (and the rest of the world) exactly like that!
    Please don’t tell me you don’t know at least one.
    I’ll tell you an example. One of my acquaintances when he foun out that I’m from Czech Republic asked me if women still have to walk 10 steps behind men and what I was doing during the war (I’m getting that one ALL THE TIME)
    As person educated in Europe, I can’t understand how it is possible that most Americans finished high school.
    I’m not being vengeful. That’s simply a fact. I’ve got nothing against most Americans (except for those fear mongering and war mongering idiots – can’t stand them) but American school system sucks lemon big time. Higher education is excellent but what they are teaching from elementary to high school shouldn’t be called an education.
    We are all sensitive if some goddamn immigrant criticizes our countries but fact is a fact.

  • Tanja September 30, 2011, 10:20 am

    Zdenku, I agree with you. I myself also have quite the number of stories, where Americans did not show much knowledge in geography. I also wrote a funny post about it:
    http://czechmatediary.com/2007/11/29/prague-the-capital-of-yugoslavia/

  • MariKa October 12, 2011, 6:47 am

    Tanyo, jestli je dirty porn, tak je cisty taky? What’s that like? LOL

  • MariKa October 12, 2011, 6:53 am

    Anon, My friend Donna (a full blooded American) is a self declared viccan – she would be offended by your suggestion… so you see? Tanya made a joke she wasn’t being racist, come on! I’m very proud of Dracula, even if I spent less than one year in Hungary!! And the smacking with the proutek oh boy that just has to stop already! It’s physical abuse. Let’s just all have a chuckle. I think this map is hillarious!

  • MariKa October 12, 2011, 6:57 am

    Zdenek, my first time at Harvard, over a coffee with a law student, he asks: Where are you from? I say: Czech republic. He says: Is that in Germany? I say: No, I said ‘republic’ so it’s not inside Germany.
    The shock remains with me until this day.

  • bojar October 15, 2011, 7:50 am

    I’m with you, Anon! Maybe we can all learn something! But, then, somebody just told me the other day: “You can’t fix stupid!” What do you think?

  • Staci October 22, 2011, 6:23 am

    Anon,

    I am an American living in Czech Republic and I really enjoy reading this blog. It is helping me understand the culture I live in a little better…it’s a bit baffling here to me at times. Pomlázky shocked me, yes, but how weird is it that Americans let their kids go door to door asking strangers for candy in the dark? If you look at our culture with outsiders’ eyes, we are just as weird as everyone else. Bashing Czech holidays isn’t going to convince anyone to pick on the US less.

    The fact is that the majority of Americans don’t know their backsides from their elbows when it comes to geography. We had a dinner guest in our home who is a vice president in a global corporation and he was having a conversation with a Scot. He actually did not know that Scotland is a part of the United Kingdom. And he has been there a dozen times. Now that is shameful. I could give you scores of examples like that, but it’s too embarrassing.

    Zdenek,

    On the other side of the coin, as long as we’re sharing ‘facts’, all the education in the world doesn’t make up for how cold and rude Czech people often can be. For all of our faults, Americans are far more friendly and kind than Czechs. Living here can be painful and disappointing. It’s a shame because the Czech people who are warm and friendly are truly delightful, just as the Americans who are educated are truly your equals.

    Regards,
    Staci

  • Tanja October 23, 2011, 2:45 pm

    Haha! I think you are a first American that had the guts to say out loud (except our famous commentor Jamie, of course) that Czechs can be often rude and cold. I feel you. I often tell people that when I go back for a visit I feel like a butterfly with broken wings. The wings are broken usually just by regular people on the street or people that work in the stores, banks atd (customer service). And then I come back and it’s all smiles again (most of the time)…

  • Tanja October 23, 2011, 2:46 pm

    PS: Good point about the Trick or Treat day, Stacy. Very weird, indeed, if you think about it.

  • Zdenek Hadascok October 24, 2011, 12:46 pm

    Staci, you’re absolutely right. They can be cold, rude, envious and all kind of other negative things.
    Oh and sarcastic too. That’s probably why my English wife and I understand each other so well. We found out, that English and Czech sense of humor are quite similar.
    One example: My wife and I were returning something at Lowe’s. There was a guy before us in line with (I assume) his son. His son was retarded (or mentally challenged as would politically correct person said) And I whispered to my wife’s ear “I bet he’s returning him too”
    We had to walk out the store because we didn’t want them to see us laughing our asses off. Yep. I’m such an asshole.
    Yeah. My wife is English, I’m Czech, we live in Florida and we both are making fun of Americans. LOL
    No, seriously now. It’s sometimes not even funny.

    Sooo… yes. You’re absolutely correct. 😀

  • Zdenek Hadascok October 24, 2011, 1:00 pm

    Btw. It’s getting worse over here too. When I got here, cashiers were thanking me for my money. Everytime. Nowadays it’s more like 50/50. People are smiling far less. But that’s still far cry from how I remember I was being treated in Czech stores or offices.
    That’s by the way the main reason why I don’t like going back even for a vacation.

  • Tanja October 24, 2011, 9:52 pm

    My husband is American and we both have a very similar (or same) sense of humor and yes we use a lot of sarcasm too. Sometimes I think he is more Czech than I am 🙂 But what’s good about him is that he has a lot of positivity to offer too which a lot of Czechs tend to struggle with.

  • Zdenek Hadascok October 25, 2011, 4:07 pm

    I don’t think positivity isn’t in Czech vocabulary. Over here, an American can get treated for cancer but he’s GREAT. Czech can win a jackpot in lottery and everything is still sooo shitty.
    I think the reason for that is the communist regime (of late). Anyone who was doing too good was suspicious. 😀

  • Zdenek Hadascok October 25, 2011, 4:09 pm

    I was trying to say “I don’t think positivity is in Czech vocabulary” I noticed it as I hit the send button. Too bad I can’t edit my post here.

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