speaking of, everyone enjoy this extremely helpful and beautiful map of europe!
i legit credit this map with at least half of my knowledge of european geography bc when i found it i just spent a day figuring out all of the jokes and wrongness in it
assign this joke map to your 10th grade geography class, as a bit,
the only truthful part of this map is in the bottom right where it says "boundary representation is not necessarily authoritative"
@melissasage why. what
@melissasage it hurts to look at it
@melissasage I love this map more than life itself
@DeltaFlood big same. the afternoon you and i spent just going through every piece of this was incredible
@melissasage Update: I put this map up by my desk at work and apparently a European visitor came to look at our labs while I was away and this map "Almost broke him"
@DeltaFlood it fucking rules
@melissasage I know a map is bad when I can pick out errors with my American geography skills
@melissasage aw man that's too much europe. :< I can't fit that in my cupboard
@melissasage the more I look at it the worse it gets, oh my god
@melissasage That is so cursed that I keep looking at the parts that don't appear to be wrong, wondering what I've missed. Where's it from?
@eldang i actually don't know the source- it's been basically passed to me third-or-fourth hand. if i ever find it, I'll credit it in the post
@melissasage I like "bringmeham"
@melissasage they got Denmark pretty much right. Or at least, that's what it'll look like in 80 years.
@melissasage okay i had to look for a good minute
@melissasage an effort was made 😂
Who did this map? 😂 The position of cities 🤣
@melissasage Lisbon in Spain, London norther than Oxford, Amsterdam in the mainlands 😂 Slovakia, completely misplaced, possibly Norway too. Russia who let part of its to other countries. 🤣 Andorra and Luxembourg taking entire regions 😂
Thanks for sharing! 😀
@melissasage Australia instead of Austria 🤣🤣🤣
@MartinShadok i would just like to point out my personal favorite, Belfast and Belslow
@melissasage I like how they thought “Wait Bratislava is very near the south west border of Slovakia. Now, where is Slovakia again? I know! It separated from the Czech Republic so it must be… at the place of the Czech Republic?” 😂 Like they got the position of the country wrong, the position of the city wrong, but they got the position of the city within the country right.
Was this from a history book? 😧
@MartinShadok no no no this is a joke map
@MartinShadok i know american geographical education is wretched but it's not this wretched
@melissasage I've already seen silly mistakes in old history books, but to this level, that would have been very worrying. Thanks for sharing 😊
(Legoland, Duplo, and Belslow should have helped me noticing that it was all on purpose 😅)
@melissasage The Magyarország looks like “Hungary” in Hungarian, if I'm not mistaken. This is very good too 😁
I also like the Goscinny joke a lot! Let's put a Uderzo near Saint-Malo and it will be complete! 😀
@melissasage nynorsk and bokmål as towns in "finland" are very good
@melissasage I do not like looking at this map
@CornishRepublicanArmy smh fake leftist doesn't support catalonian independence (in basque country)
@melissasage and a proud day for Macedonian nationalists everywhere
@CornishRepublicanArmy a great day for Carthaginians, too
@melissasage to be fair, there IS a part of Tunis which is still called 'Carthage'
@CornishRepublicanArmy it's a suburb isn't it? smh gentrification of the proud carthaginians
@CornishRepublicanArmy explain Casu Marzu, Sicily, and the Tyrion Sea, tho
@melissasage SOUTH IRELAND
@interneteh belfast and belslow
@melissasage and Belcurve!
@melissasage i'm not educated enough to figure out what's wrong with this aside from legoland
@melissasage something about croatia and bosnia doesn't look quite right but i'm not sure what
@nutt there's probably more wrong in this map than right
@melissasage ok i know for a fact that slovenia and slovakia are in the wrong place, also does Köln say "bozo"?
@nutt i also recommend taking a look at ireland, russia, and the UK. some errors there
@melissasage oh i don't know nearly enough about the layout of any of those places to tell what's wrong with them
@melissasage I only know Bratislava is wrong because I've been there
@nutt well for one Birmingham is called "Bringmeham", Ireland has two cities called "Belfast" and "Belslow", also it's called "South Ireland", London is in the completely wrong place, just generally everything everywhere is wrong
also iceland is upside down
@melissasage OH i know madrid is in spain not portugal
@melissasage and barcelona. If you asked me to point out london exactly on a map I wouldn't be able to
@nutt yep. also catalonia is both 1. independent and 2. a bit to the left, in spain, siciliy has a Casu Marzu, and Tunisia has a Carthage
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