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http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-hfdfa...headlines-local

Found this comment rather funny. How did she ever get into college if she doesn't know Hartford? It is a state capital! Don't all students have to learn states and capitals before entering high school?

"Others admitted shyly that they had to get a map to find Hartford in preparation for their trip.

"I really never heard of it and had to look it up to find out where I was going," said Chandra Jones, a Louisville sophomore who plays in the university band. "

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http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-hfdfa...headlines-local

Found this comment rather funny. How did she ever get into college if she doesn't know Hartford? It is a state capital! Don't all students have to learn states and capitals before entering high school?

"Others admitted shyly that they had to get a map to find Hartford in preparation for their trip.

"I really never heard of it and had to look it up to find out where I was going," said Chandra Jones, a Louisville sophomore who plays in the university band. "

well, being from Louisville, I can tell you that Hartford is totally off the radar here. In reality, Louisville and Hartford are quite similar, but I think Louisville is a bit more well known with the Louisville Slugger, KY Derby, whiskey, etc. That said, I seriously doubt that most people in Conn have heard of Frankfort, KY.

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I had read a few years ago that they polled some (?) aged kids in Arizona and that 85% thought that New England was an island off the east coast. Not sure if it's true, but I did read that somewhere...

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Every year you read horror stories about college kids and geography. My favorite was a UNC student who thought the state south of North Carolina was Atlanta.

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All I can say is sad. And no disrespect to Frankfort, KY but you can't compare Hartford to that city, we are waaaaaaaaaay too major.

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I once met a girl -- while living in the deep South, of course -- who thought Rhode Island was that island off New York.

I gave her credit, actually. Close enough. And it would have been painful to explain the truth ...

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One time, I was in Los Angeles on business. I was talking to a girl in a bar and she asked me where I was from. I said "Connecticut"

She asked "Is that in Orange County??"

I was shocked. "What?? Are you kidding? Its a state in New England. Right next door to New York."

She got defensive and said "Well, I'm not from around here...."

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If you're outsie of New England and talking to someone who is not a college sports fan, tell them you went to UConn. Lots of folks think you are talking about Alaska and others have no idea.

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Yeah, it's amazing how bad Americans are at the geography of our own country. In college I met one girl who thought Connecticut was in the midwest somewhere, she was from Cali. Another girl I met from Toronto never even heard of it, but she's a not American, so I guess she's excused.

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