Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Barmuda?

HA! This was the Google search 'Barmuda comes under which state in USA?' that lead this Redmond, Washington visitor to this blog & link. I'm calling it the Bda Sun Google search of the day!

First of all, it is so like an American to assume that Bermuda and every other surrounding island is part of the US. I mean just because Hawaii and Puerto Rico are, doesn't mean that every other island is, right? It's generally assumed that Canada is America's 51st state. Heard by myself, umpteen times, right from the mouths of many Americans. A little heads up: Canada is its own country and the largest one at that. And can we talk about Puerto Rico for a sec? I was totally shocked (after a long argument with one of my uncles) to hear that it's part of the US. When did this happen?

Second, I loved the way they spelt Bermuda. Spelling and geography - not one of their strengths. It's been proven time and time again. You gotta love those Americans!


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Until now I enjoyed reading your blog for two reasons, one..it brought me closer to one of my favorite places, Bermuda!...and two, you seemed upbeat and openminded. This post bashing americans saddens me. You will find good, bad, selfless and selfish, ego and altruism everywhere you go on this earth. To generalize is a form of prejudice, an ugly word.

Anonymous said...

I think we acquired Puerto Rico after the Spanish American war, which was over 100 years ago.

~ Ms. Cute Pants ~ said...

Anon1: I was actually being funny about it, only because many of my American relatives and family say the same thing. I wasn't bashing America at all...just poking a lil fun! I do that now and again...

Anon2: Seriously? I had no idea! I should brush up some American history.

bermudabluez said...

Interesting...the kind of comments one gets sometimes...isn't it? I still luv ya!

~ Ms. Cute Pants ~ said...

BB: Aww Right back at ya! You can make fun of us Canadians anytime...wait what am I saying..you guys already do!!! ;o)

ZenDenizen said...

Gotta love google search stats but they're quite scarily insightful sometimes.

~ Ms. Cute Pants ~ said...

But so much fun, Zen!!! Hey what they don't know won't hurt them and I am not about to give out tips...I NEED to know who's visiting!