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#1
If you're not american answer it.

if you are american, i'm from new zealand. do you know anything about it.


sorry if i come off patronizing, but this is just to see something.
#3
I guess a lot come across as ignorant, but I don't really know them all so I can't make too good of a judgement.
#4
I is not stupid.


Have you heard of Texas? Do they teach you about that in New Zealand
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#6
I've found that most americans can be pretty ignorant, and arrogant, if anything.
To me they just seem TOO patriotic, and there is such thing as too patriotic.
of course I don't want to throw them all into a stereotype
#7
Well that depends do you mean ignorant in general or ignorant on another subject
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#8
You're ignorant for making sweeping generalisations.
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#9
not the all blacks they suck. our entire news hour is just DOMINATED by all blacks news. we lost a game in the world cup last year and there are still people saying the coach should be sacked.

I'm ignorant for making sweeping generalizations?

excuse me, but not once did i directly say americans are ignorant.
#10
So you're saying that if we don't know much about another certain country, we're automatically ignorant?

So I could point out any single country in particular to you TS, and you'd give me some base facts right on the spot without looking it up to save yourself?


Not knowing about all the places that we might be asked about in our daily life for whatever reason doesn't make us ignorant.

It's the jackasses that say they know what they're talking about when in fact, they haven't the slightest clue.
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#11
despite the definition of the word "ignorance", its use in this context seems to suggest the modern meaning, which is more along the lines of "bigotry" and "intolerence", in which case i would suggest that yes - a large fraction of the american population (greater than most other countries) are "ignorant"

However, i wouldnt say that lack of knowledge about new zealand suggests complete ignorance. Lack of knowledge in itself (the original definition of ignorance) seems to lead to the intolorence that americans are commonly seen to project (common usage of ignorance). I know plenty of people who are quite uneducated and uninterested in matters that dont directly concern them, but are open minded and free-thinking enough to avoid prejudices, etc.
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Have you heard of Texas? Do they teach you about that in New Zealand

You mean Texas, which was the largest American state until America bought Alaska from the Russians?
Yeah they teach us basic Geography here.
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So you're saying that if we don't know much about another certain country, we're automatically ignorant?

So I could point out any single country in particular to you TS, and you'd give me some base facts right on the spot without looking it up to save yourself?


Not knowing about all the places that we might be asked about in our daily life for whatever reason doesn't make us ignorant.

It's the jackasses that say they know what they're talking about when in fact, they haven't the slightest clue.



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So I could point out any single country in particular to you TS, and you'd give me some base facts right on the spot without looking it up to save yourself?

I would, yes.
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#15
Americans have a tendency to latch on to a belief, then defend it with blind faith when they no nothing about the subject. They have had literally some of the dumbest people govern their nation. Why would pardon Nixon? Why is bush in charge? And why did nixon get re-elected when he is campaigning for the same things that he didn't do the first time round. Also quite a few of them are racist. Why would you support McCain just because hilary gave up and Barack Obama is black? This is why americans are dumb.
#16
um yeah, this was sort of aimed at NON-americans just to see what people thought. and what did you want me to list 20 ****ing questions about a range of different subjects?

i asked one question ok. so far i haven't heard that many answers.
#17
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I would, yes.
then its lack general knowledge that we're talking about, as opposed to "ignorance" really?
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#18
Most of the western world is ignorant. The US has a big media influence onto the rest of the world, making the American lifestyle widely known. So everyone would say "Stupid americans"when infact the best part of the west is just as stupid. Don't get me wrong there's most likely smart people there as there is all over the world. Just America gets picked on for being the most stupid/ignorant.

I know ignorance i live in Australia.
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You mean Texas, which was the largest American state until America bought Alaska from the Russians?
Yeah they teach us basic Geography here.



You Googled that.


I think a lot of us are ignorant because the majority of us belives in what there parents taught them I.E. Racisim, Drugs are Bad, All Middle Easterners are Terroists.
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#20
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Americans have a tendency to latch on to a belief, then defend it with blind faith when they no nothing about the subject. They have had literally some of the dumbest people govern their nation. Why would pardon Nixon? Why is bush in charge? And why did nixon get re-elected when he is campaigning for the same things that he didn't do the first time round. Also quite a few of them are racist. Why would you support McCain just because hilary gave up and Barack Obama is black? This is why americans are dumb.


Nice generalizing douche. You're ignorant.

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#21
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I would, yes.


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#22
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You Googled that.
i doubt it. Assuming TS is talking about general knowledge, then hes right. americans dont get taught **** in school, and a great deal dont tend to find out anything for themselves either
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#23
ahhhh theres a bloody aussie in my thread. get the hell out before i unleash my dingoes on your newborn!!!
#24
Here's the deal with Americans, I'm American, but I tell the truth, unlike most. HAHA! Anyway, everyone is arrogant and ignorant, EVERYWHERE, it's human nature to think you are better than someone else and no one knows EVERYTHING. The reason every thinks Americans are worse is because everyone that is shown on the media blatantly act that way. The whole "too patriotic" thing, another part thrown in by the media. There are so many people that are against the government, the wars, the military, but the media doesn't want to show that to the world. They want to make America look better than everyone else so they just show what they want you to see.
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#27
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no were not ignorant
who cares about some stupid little island that nobody's ever heard of anyways



check and mate.

you're english? why the hell would you move to australia? i mean sure its hot but 6 month water shortages don't appeal to me.
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You mean Texas, which was the largest American state until America bought Alaska from the Russians?
Yeah they teach us basic Geography here.

nice googling

what a retarded topic
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#29
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Americans have a tendency to latch on to a belief, then defend it with blind faith when they no nothing about the subject. They have had literally some of the dumbest people govern their nation. Why would pardon Nixon? Why is bush in charge? And why did nixon get re-elected when he is campaigning for the same things that he didn't do the first time round. Also quite a few of them are racist. Why would you support McCain just because hilary gave up and Barack Obama is black? This is why americans are dumb.



Dude you are totally correct. I however are not one of these "stereotypes" you are discribing. Matter of fact the way most of my fellow americans act pisses me off.
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#30
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Also quite a few of them are racist. Why would you support McCain just because hilary gave up and Barack Obama is black?


Because there's no reason to vote for McCain other than hating black people. You couldn't have an ideological issue with Barrack, oh no. It means Americans are racists.

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#31
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nice googling

what a retarded topic


HEY! WHATS WRONG WITH TEXAS?


^Dont answers that.
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#32
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no were not ignorant
who cares about some stupid little island that nobody's ever heard of anyways


Eh, I've never heard of it either. I was pretty sure TS hasn't either, so I decided to post that country.
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#33
You have just displayed your vast ignorance by asking such a question.
Of course, there will be more then one type of one person in a country.
Unless if they were cloned, and subjected to similar treatment.

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Even if they were subjected to similar treatment, the odds of an exact copy is very unlikely. So my bad guys.
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#34
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HEY! WHATS WRONG WITH TEXAS?


^Dont answers that.



I'll answer it, everyone there is compensating. "Everything's bigger in Texas." Yup...compensation.
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#35
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no were not ignorant
who cares about some stupid little island that nobody's ever heard of anyways


New Zelands actually two islands

So you just proved the stero-type there, unless you were being sarcastic...


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you're english? why the hell would you move to australia? i mean sure its hot but 6 month water shortages don't appeal to me.


The parents moved i tagged along as i was only 14 at the time, so i didn't get a choice. The water restrections don't get enforced that much and perth gets enough rainfall anyway.
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#36
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Vanuatu. Only it's not fair because you have the interwebz.

See, you wouldn't of said Vanuatu if you knew that New Zealand and Vanuatu are basically next to each other.
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#37
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i doubt it. Assuming TS is talking about general knowledge, then hes right. americans dont get taught **** in school, and a great deal dont tend to find out anything for themselves either



Thats not my fault.
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#38
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nice googling

what a retarded topic

I didn't google actually, its pretty basic knowledge, and I enjoy Geography.
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#39
Americans are actually really nice people. We get a lot of **** from other people from other countries because of our government. which in my opinion, isn't fair. If you were to go to the heart land of America (that being the center of the states) you'd find it to be very warm and friendly. Don't judge what you see hear or read about on the internet, tv or radio. Thats kind of contradicting considering on my behalf though since im trying, not to dominate and say "LOVE AMERICA!", but to say it's not always the truth what you hear.
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#40
i lol at the fact that all of the americans think that TS googled the thing about texas, even though its common knowledge all over the world
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