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Which world is better?
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12 May 2009, 16:13
Meghans Follie
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While I think I might of seen map 2 a time or two, it was never used in my schooling.

Although I love on map #3 how Hawaii is "big island" - sadly though many people think Oahu is the main island. But I suppose its of no help that the state of Hawaii is constantly adding and removing Kahoolawe as a minor island depending on what the Navy is using it for at the time.
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12 May 2009, 16:29
Acid Fairy
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I think that's meant to be Australia ;)
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12 May 2009, 16:29
Meghans Follie
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No doubt it is, but its says "big island" which is what the island of Hawaii itself is refered to ;)
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12 May 2009, 16:31
Acid Fairy
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Ahh haha, I presumed you knew it was Australia after I posted it, damn this forum with no delete button!
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12 May 2009, 16:33
Meghans Follie
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No worries - Yeah I think that is the next thing Steve needs to make - either a delete or a way at the very least to edit your postings on the forums :-D Lord knows I have had many a times when I have hit the post reply and see something I want/need to change and thinkg *ahh hell*
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13 May 2009, 06:37
Villy
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Definitely! That's one of the ONLY things I hate about these forums, is that there is no edit/delete function.
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13 May 2009, 06:37
Villy
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Not to mention it says (Hawaii?)
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12 May 2009, 17:14
kein mitleid
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When I was in school, world maps were generally contiguous rather than splitting Asia to center North America. We had separate maps to show the continents & countries in more detail, but generally the world map was centered on the prime meridian.

As for the last map, aren't the "Americans R Stoopid" jokes getting old? Everyone already knows, for the most part Americans aren't the most intelligent, well-informed citizens of the world. (That distinction belongs to South Koreans and the Japanese, respectively.) It's getting rather redundant at this point, don't you think?
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13 May 2009, 06:40
Villy
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Meh. Learn to laugh at yourself. Every country has its jokes.

*shrugs* I was amused by it.
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12 May 2009, 17:31
Estella
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HAVE YOU SEEN 'THE KING AND I', YO? THE KING'S CHILDREN ARE ALL FURIOUS WHEN ANNA SHOWS THEM A MAP OF THE WORLD, AND THEY SEE SIAM ISN'T HUGE AND IN THE CENTRE. THEY THINK SHE IS LYING AND DISRESPECTING THEIR COUNTRY, YO! I THINK PEOPLE NATURALLY PUT THEMSELVES IN THE CENTRE WHEN LOOKING AT THE REST OF THE WORLD - IN A GLOBAL SENSE AND IN SMALLER SENSES.
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13 May 2009, 13:29
The Ryan
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Yes, yo! I love that movie!
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12 May 2009, 17:32
Estella
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WHY IS CANADA CALLED 'MOUSE HEADS', YO? I DON'T GET THAT ONE. OR SHOULD IT BE MOOSE HEADS?
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13 May 2009, 06:41
Villy
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Yeah I think it is supposed to be moose heads.
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13 May 2009, 13:30
The Ryan
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I thought it was further pointing fun at Americans and their spelling? I'm not sure!! haha
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12 May 2009, 22:45
Lady Elphaba
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Not sure if that last picture is pointing out Ireland or the UK as the 51st State... :P
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13 May 2009, 13:21
Catch May If You Can
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i am american and more familiar with the first map honestly, though i think the third one is funny XD
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13 May 2009, 21:13
mixie
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hahahaha. I think the third one is the one a lot of Americans see when they close their eyes and try to think of a map :P
Honestly though, I went through one of the poorest public American school systems (Florida), and we never used the one where America is in the middle. I guess I probably saw it from time to time, since I knew it existed, but I've never used one in school. It doesn't make much sense like you said, splitting up Asia and disregarding latitude measures.
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14 May 2009, 00:18
Kelsey Lynn xox
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lol this map is pretty funny too. x]

http://www.passionateamerica.com/pictures/american-world-800x560.jpg
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