When you punch into Google, why is California so… Google autocomplete will show you liberal, broke, anti-gun and expensive. For New York? Great, populated, expensive and big. Alabama? So racist, so good, so good at football and so obese. This is the United States of America, according to Google autocomplete.
Renee DiResta, the girl who made the map (and you should definitely check it out), was curious about what Americans thought about other states so she plugged in the same sentence for every state “Why is STATE so ___ ” and let Google autocomplete the rest. It’s freaking hilarious.
Common phrases I’ve noticed among multiple states: the coastal states are so liberal, the southern states are so racist, the populous states are so expensive, the middle states are so poor and so boring and too many states are so fat and so humid. Texas, those horn tooters, leads the way with the best stereotype of “so awesome” whereas North Carolina and Alaska tie for the loser award for being “so bad this year” (NC) and “so seismically active” (AK). Check out the map and see if the stereotypes of your state matches up with its reality. [No Upside via Neatorama]