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    Why do Americans state A place name, and the Country it belongs to?

    As the title...
    For example:
    Tokyo, Japan
    Venice, Italy
    London, England

    I understand that a few of these places also exist as small towns all over the world, but seriously all over the internet and cinema it's 'London, England', I know there are multiple Londons all over the world...but have you ever heard an American in a film say 'New York, USA'?
    Is there a genuine reason for this that I was never told?

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    i can imagine u typing this with one hand curled into a fist violently shaking!

    Original Poster

    haha, not quite, but almost.

    New York, New York?

    They might not say New York, USA, but they do say the state names, such as Birmingham, Alabama, in a southern drawl of course I think it's just something they do, such as writing the date the wrong way round

    Original Poster

    oh don't get me started on the format of dates...surely the British version was around before the American system, and what exactly was wrong with it? pfft!

    they are just being americans...do we understand much they do? forgive them.

    London England as there is a London in;

    Texas, Canada, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Indianna, Kentucky, Mossouri, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Wisonsin, Illinois and Pensylvania, that's just a few of the Londons in the USA and Canada there are also plenty of other Londons worldwide

    I've never heard of an American refer to Tokyo, Japan or Venice Italy. They only generally do it when the pace name is so popular i.e. London

    Americans are generally quite dim, so naming the country helps.

    they have no idea where the country is on the map, but they try.

    Because when they state a place name in the US, they also say the state - a lot of the time because there are several cities/towns with the same names, but in different states. For example, there are 37 places called Franklin in the USA! (en.wikipedia.org/wik…mes)

    http://home.arcor.de/xelnaga/america-sees-world.jpg

    Its a ploy to noise-up narrow minded people......

    Original Poster

    i've never heard the term 'noise-up' before......

    It's American :-D

    black gerbil1;2985604


    the only thing wrong with that map is they see England as part of Yurop not seperate

    like the map bg1

    Its probably because they get very little international news - much of it focuses on America. This is why you get Americans asking why Britain wasn't in the Gulf war, Iraq, Afghanistan and why Catholics in Northern Ireland don't get a vote......

    I'm sure only a small percentage have passports as well.....

    gari189;2986195

    I'm sure only a small percentage have passports as well.....



    There is a God.

    The only thing that outstrips Americans' ignorance of Europe is Europeans' ignorance of America. I wonder how many people could name even half of the state names and/or capitals, talk for 5 minutes on American history, or explain how the government is structured; yet these same people seem to expect Americans to do the equivalent for the rest of the world.

    Jeezeypeeps;2990902

    The only thing that outstrips Americans' ignorance of Europe is … The only thing that outstrips Americans' ignorance of Europe is Europeans' ignorance of America. I wonder how many people could name even half of the state names and/or capitals, talk for 5 minutes on American history, or explain how the government is structured; yet these same people seem to expect Americans to do the equivalent for the rest of the world.



    I don't think so. I have been to America about 9 times, my brother has lived there for the last13 years.

    Their ignorance knows no bounds.

    They think Wales is in England FFS.

    thesaint;2991039

    I don't think so. I have been to America about 9 times, my brother has … I don't think so. I have been to America about 9 times, my brother has lived there for the last13 years.Their ignorance knows no bounds.They think Wales is in England FFS.



    That terrible ......we all know wales live in the sea :oops:

    I can't believe how anti-American everyone is being!
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