America’s Georgians beclown themselves.
When Google was mistaking Georgia, the republic recently invaded by Russia, with Georgia, the state with peaches and an underachieving baseball team, it was hilarious. One early story on Russia’s incursion on a sovereign neighbor had a map attached — courtesy Google Maps — suggesting that armored columns would soon descend on Savannah.
But like so many ignorant and dim folks, the American breed of Georgians just couldn’t keep their mouths shut.
Someone named Jessica B posted comments at Yahoo certain to extend every stupid stereotype of Southerners by another few years.
- “I live in georegia but i dont see rusia no where not even sound but they says theres tanks should i be worrie”. “i herd on the news that rusia has invaded but i dont see them no where wats going on,” she continued. Her mind was presumably put at rest by a fellow contributor, who reassured her with the words “You are in the state of Georgia. The nation of Georgia is on the other side of the world”. It is unclear whether the original post stems from a genuine geographical error or whether it is a hoax, but it has become a viral internet phenomenon, with over 4000 people recommending it on the Digg.com website.
A famous saying usually attributed to Abraham Lincoln seems appropriate:
- “Better to remain seated and be thought a fool, than to stand and remove all doubt.”