schnuffichen (schnuffichen) wrote,

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I don’t know whether this is actually something Americans do but I’ve been watching a lot of Friends lately (yeah, I know, *this* is something Americans do) and there was this Thanksgiving ep (7-08 – TOW Chandler doesn’t like dogs*) in which they played a game of writing down all the states of the USA by heart.

Since I’m a chronically bored nerd I thought it would be fun to play it with my friend and, well, so we did (because, as sad as this is going to sound, I got nothing better to do on Easter Sunday)

After 10 minutes and me having 32 states, I gave up and we looked it up at Wikipedia.
And the result was a bit surprising: In my USA, there is no Colorado (as in: I had no idea that this was actually a state) or West Virginia (I heard it mentioned in a show and thought it was just a stupid joke that there is Virginia *and* West Virginia). Oh, and Dallas is a state, too – in case you didn’t know that ;)
While feeling not so bad about forgetting Rhode Island, I have no idea how I could miss Florida.

Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Dallas (um, well...), Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Lousiana (sic...), Kansas (hehe), Maine, Massachusets (sic! um... embarrassing), Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C. (and someday I might learn about what exactly that D.C. thing means and how it compares to the “regular” states), Wyoming, “that other state where they have a river, too” (I meant Mississippi but I was told it didn’t count ;))

The only thing that comforted me a bit is that on my friend’s list Ontario was among the 13 states that came to his mind... ;)

*This ep is really a gem:
I would have loved to upload a longer clip (especially Ross giving up at the end) but for some reasons all my usual programms refuse to work properly.
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