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    Re: How many people would fall for this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich2018 View Post
    Is there anyone in the USA with a high school education who doesn't know that Spain and Portugal form the Iberian peninsular ?
    Please. There are American adults that dont know why we celebrate the 4th of July.

    Jay Leno asked the question on Jaywalking. I dont care how much they edited it...there were still plenty of people shown that had no idea.
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    Re: Likely

    Quote Originally Posted by southwest88 View Post
    Anyone with a high-school level education in either Spanish or Portuguese, anyone who's studied either one of the languages or cultures (or nations) past the introductory course. & anyone who's studied Latin or Greek past the intro course, can work out the root.
    That. If not, fail.

    And I'm not surprised if many dont...but that doesnt mean they didnt learn it in grammar school or high school.
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    Re: How many people would fall for this?

    Quote Originally Posted by SDET View Post
    If someone starts truthfully proclaiming to be of "Iberian" descent, what proportion of people would act like they know where it is? Imagine conversing like it's a country. You mention that is has two capitals and basically just see how far you can take it to see if the other person ever catches on. I'm tempted to put one of my sons up to this.
    In some states it is illegal to not answer a question about the Iberian Pen when asked by the police...

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    Re: How many people would fall for this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich2018 View Post
    Is there anyone in the USA with a high school education who doesn't know that Spain and Portugal form the Iberian peninsular ?
    Uhh... yeah. I had a student that thought that France was the state next to Nevada... and we were in California. I had students who did not know where the Pacific Ocean was... AND WE WERE IN CALIFORNIA. I had a student that thought that 28 Days Later was a DOCUMENTARY.... the amount of ****ing stupid out there is astounding.

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    Re: How many people would fall for this?

    Quote Originally Posted by SDET View Post
    If someone starts truthfully proclaiming to be of "Iberian" descent, what proportion of people would act like they know where it is? Imagine conversing like it's a country. You mention that is has two capitals and basically just see how far you can take it to see if the other person ever catches on. I'm tempted to put one of my sons up to this.
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    Re: How many people would fall for this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich2018 View Post
    Is there anyone in the USA with a high school education who doesn't know that Spain and Portugal form the Iberian peninsular ?
    Many Americans think that I need a visa to leave New Mexico.

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    Re: How many people would fall for this?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    Many Americans think that I need a visa to leave New Mexico.
    That's definitely the case for ANYONE wanting to enter Texas.


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    Re: How many people would fall for this?

    Quote Originally Posted by SDET View Post
    That's definitely the case for ANYONE wanting to enter Texas.

    Except El Paso, that mostly belongs to New Mexicans.

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    Re: How many people would fall for this?

    Quote Originally Posted by SDET View Post
    Looking it up implies finding a map. By imagining a map in my mind, I can visualize the shape of Iberia...

    Do you mean the airline or the Iberian peninsular ?

    Do you even know how many countries are in the Iberian peninsular ?

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    Re: How many people would fall for this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skeptic Bob View Post
    I guarantee you the vast majority of high school educated Americans don’t know where the Iberian peninsula is. I bet less than 10% do.

    The ONLY reason I knew about it was my previous career. I don’t recall ever hearing about it in high school or college.
    agreed whats even more funny .. sad . . funny . . or just reality I guess is I bet just as few know mexico is the United Mexican States and theres 31 of them, each with there own flag . . now they aren't quite like our states but are referred to as states none the less.
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