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Postby Fireball Express » Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:20 pm

Coppermine wrote:I got a 96% but the only mistake I made was trying to place Colorado as my first state... it's somewhere in there!

Anyway, I have this unusual skill... I have memorized the capital city of all 50 states. My friends sometimes quiz me...

"Washington?" "Olympia"

"Nevada?" "Carson City"

"Mississippi?" "Jackson!"

"Maine???" "AUGUSTA!!!!!"

I rule US Geography.


I won the state capital bee in my 4th grade social studies class. :-)

I love geography too. Usually when my friends have a question about it the ask me.

Not too long ago, at work, I asked one of my waitresses (college grad, worked part time there) if she could fill in the names of all the states if given a blank map. She said probably not. Then she finds the weather section in the paper which has the outlines of all the states but no names. I fill it out in less then 5 minutes. She then had to call like 3 friends to ask if they could do it. I didn't think it was anything impressive. I wonder how some people got their degrees sometimes.
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Postby mikhayl » Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:28 pm

acsguitar wrote:
3 run homer wrote:
acsguitar wrote:I hate PA.

You know you are from Northern Virginia If:

30. You don't actually like the Redskins/Wizards (except when Jordan was playing)
52. 9:30 isnt just a time, its a place.


9:30 club rules and I love the Redskins and still call the Wizzards the bullets. though it was mighty cool to see jordan play live ;-D


Yea 9:30 club is cool I like the Skins too...I dislike basketball especially since they changed their name to the wizards :-t


It's acceptable to refer to the Wizards as the Buzzards. No love for the Caps? Come on.
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Postby Art Vandelay » Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:39 pm

Coppermine wrote:"You guys" is a perfectly acceptable reference to a group of men & women.


I always thought people from PA used 'yins' to refer to a group of people.
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Postby Fireball Express » Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:46 pm

3 run homer wrote:
acsguitar wrote:I hate PA.

You know you are from Northern Virginia If:

30. You don't actually like the Redskins/Wizards (except when Jordan was playing)
52. 9:30 isnt just a time, its a place.


9:30 club rules and I love the Redskins and still call the Wizzards the bullets. though it was mighty cool to see jordan play live ;-D


To me Washington Bullets is a Clash song.
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Postby teddy ballgame » Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:10 pm

I got 96% with average mistake 11 miles. I only got 2 wrong though. Oklahoma and Wyoming were tough with no other states around it. Anyways, I love geography too. When we do maps in class people are surprised at how much I know, while I'm thinking wow is my generation stupid.
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Postby Coppermine » Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:16 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:
Coppermine wrote:"You guys" is a perfectly acceptable reference to a group of men & women.


I always thought people from PA used 'yins' to refer to a group of people.


That is pretty Western PA/Pittsburgh specific. So is ending sentences with "n'at"

Like, "we went to the mall and got some clothes n'at"

I think it's some kind of ridiculous contraction for "and that" but it comes out sounding a bit asinine.
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Postby bigh0rt » Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:20 pm

teddy ballgame wrote:I got 96% with average mistake 11 miles. I only got 2 wrong though. Oklahoma and Wyoming were tough with no other states around it. Anyways, I love geography too. When we do maps in class people are surprised at how much I know, while I'm thinking wow is my generation stupid.


And the rest of America is thinking "Yes, it is."
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Postby Pablo975 » Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:01 am

92%, 230 seconds, and avg error of 12 miles.
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Postby DK » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:23 am

I didn't realize it told me the state until I came back here and someone said it did. :D

88%, 20 miles, 272 seconds.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:38 am

Isn't there a Cafer who is a map-maker? Either here or on the other side, I could swear it.
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