questionswhy are americans so...?

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AMERRIICCAAAA F@(% YEAAHH!

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My state (Kentucky) is listed as being:
Good at basketball
Poor
Boring
Racist

I'd say those accurately describe my state pretty well.

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I typed in "why is woot so" and it suggested "cheap".

True story.

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Mines came out as

edit: for my state its

Not as negative as I thought it would come out as.. which is good.

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I got...why is South Dakota
so windy
so poor
unemployment so low

come on it's only 30-40mph today ;-)

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Very accurate for my state! Why is Illinois so

humid
corrupt
broke

Not much positive there. Well, at least "humid" came up first.

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Why is South Carolina so..
RACIST
HOT
STUPID
gas so cheap

Really?!

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Why is Mississippi so...

poor
racist
backwards
stupid
humid

Sounds about right.

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Utah is:

weird

conservative

and salty

I guess we are well-seasoned nuts.

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Texans are awesome, cheap, hot, and conservative. I am only one of those things, zero depending on who you're asking.

edit: Hawaiians are expensive? I'm not quite sure what to make of that.
edit to the edit: Just realized it's the state, not the inhabitants. Reading is fundamental.

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Doesn't quite work for New York State - everything comes up for NYC...

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Maryland is liberal,expensive,rich,ghetto.
It seems good.

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I tried it for my home state and got the usual. Then I tried it for Delaware and it didn't work because Delaware doesn't exist.

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The autocomplete for why is new york so gives expensive, dirty, hot in the summer, and great, though @thumperchick is correct that most of the actual hits are for New York City rather than New York State.

Doing why is new york state so really has only one (taxes so high) though there are two variations of it.

Doing why is new york city so yields expensive, famous, dirty, and big

I am not surprised by any of these, or quite frankly, by any of the results reported in the original article.

I wonder if the author got the idea from xkcd as this type of thng is a common thread among his comics.

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Florida is:

Weird

Humid

Hot

Trashy

Id say they're all correct except Weird is an understatement.

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"Why is Arkansas so" gets....poor. That's it. However, it's also appropriate. Go figure.

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@lparsons42:
When I check Delaware I get:
--so business friendly
--so small
--so boring
--so popular for corporations

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One word for my home state, Missouri - Humid!

Tried my other country. Only one word for there, too. Why is Bolivia so...poor.

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@gionot: That was a joke. I know Delaware exists. Some people like to claim the contrary for comedic effect. After all:
Are you from Delaware?
Do you know anyone from Delaware?
Have you ever been to Delaware?
Do you know anyone who has ever been to Delaware?

For the vast majority of all Americans, the answer to all four of those questions is no. I am from a midwestern state and I know people who have been to Rhode Island (to pick another seemingly insignificant state), but nobody who has ever been to Delaware.

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@lparsons42: Hey! Rhode Island can't be an insignificant state. After all, there were some awesome people born there. Like me. :)

why is rhode island so small yeah, ok.. but that leads to a NSFW site
why is rhode island called an island well, it isn't. It's the smallest state with the biggest name - The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Nobody actually goes to the island, they go to the plantations.
why is rhode island called the ocean state Perhaps because calling it the 'corruption state' wasn't a very appealing catchphrase?

Where I live now gets "why is virginia for lovers". I'm not so sure I want to know.

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@baqui63: New York State should return "fat" and "filled with incompetent drivers"

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Why is Kansas so: Conservative, Boring Windy, Hot.

.... sadly it all sounds about right :/

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@lparsons42: Guess that went right over my head. I grew up traveling around the states on family vacations, and I forget how geographically illiterate many Americans have become.

And yes, I have been to Delaware, though I must admit that I was only passing through.

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@lparsons42:

I won't argue the "fat" one way or the other as our whole country is turning into a bunch of porkers, though I will note that in my experience, the deep South and northern Midwest states appear fatter than New York, I'd guess because serving sizes in restaurants are larger.

As for incompetent drivers, I would actually be surprised if New York is below (or perhaps it would be above) average on that score. Certainly in this area, drivers from New Jersey appear less competent.

I need to get some sleep but I'll probably remember to see if I can can find some stats on these later today.

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Why is Louisiana so:
hot
humid
haunted
violent

...Alright! I can understand the "haunted" one with the voodoo thing, but I've not experienced anything personally. And violent, I guess, from drugs.

My fill-in would be (positive): Cultural
And (negative): Trashy

Accurate? I guess. Depends on your perspective. The culture down here is awesome, but you've got to suck it up with whatever else comes with it. Who Dat.

[edit] I typed in "Louisiana is", and we're also the world's prison capital. Come on down, y'all!!