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Jay Leno Wrong About West Virginia - Again

Jay Leno Wrong About West Virginia - Again | Geography Education | Scoop.it
For one magnificent moment after the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4, West Virginia University and the entire state of West Virginia were the talk of Americ.

 

What's the problem with geographic jokes about places such as West Virginia?  We've all heard them, and I've heard plenty of them from West Virginians; so why did West Virginians have such a visceral reaction to Jay Leno's jab after the 70-33 Orange bowl victory when he joked that "They don't score that high on their SATs."  This is an interested article about geographical stereotypes, their perpetuation and appropriateness. 

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