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Oh, well, at least in their defense, it is a relatively small country. I think Americans would definitely compensate for this by knowing where Brunei is.


New Yorkers seem to be much adept at East-Asian geography than their opposite numbers on the West Coast.



dokterjokkebrokOh, well, at least in their defense, it is a relatively small country.

One suggestion is that North Korea is in Australia. Not many people in Europe think of Australia as small.

CB

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dokterjokkebrokOh, well, at least in their defense, it is a relatively small country.

One suggestion is that North Korea is in Australia. Not many people in Europe think of Australia as small.

CB

Hm, you're right CB. I also wonder how good the average American is at matching state capitals with US states. I mean, not knowing where North Korea is while waging a war with it is ...well, slightly beyond me, but I wonder whether a regular American's knowledge of state capitals is perhaps just as good a my knowledge of European capitals. I do think it's very good by the way how Americans always seem to pronounce a US city and state which it is in together, which seems to function as a mnemonic device for everyone. As far as I know, we don't have this custom in the Netherlands. Granted we don't have fifty states, we only have twelve, but still it could be a useful for helping students memorize where cities are.


DJB