Geography fail: Tweeters confuse Chechnya with Czech Republic

http://twitter.com/#!/MySecondEmpire/status/325278784179802113

Until early this morning, it had been a while since Chechnya dominated the news cycle. But since we’ve learned that the Boston bombing suspects are Chechen brothers, things have changed. Sort of:

Sigh. RT @emzanotti: LOLWUT? RT : @dzuunmod NBC anchor: “…a lot of us are hearing the word ‘Chechnya’ for the first time…” really?

— Tabitha Hale (@TabithaHale) April 19, 2013

Oof. Well, if what the clearly very astute anchor says is true, that would certainly help explain why a distressingly large number of Twitterers are buzzing about terrorists from the Czech Republic.

Behold the derp:

Last night everyone was going crazy about end of the world in Boston.At least we know it was related to the manhunt for the Czech terrorists

— Jarre (@Rank4HT) April 19, 2013

The guys that bombed Boston were Czech? What is this 1980?

— Doktor Andy (@DoktorAndy) April 19, 2013

No and no.

So they killed a suspect in Boston Bombing I’m hearin it was a American born Czech Republican…!!!?!

— Jafar El-Shabazz (@llcooljaff) April 19, 2013

No.

They know who done the boston bombings,2 brothers from the Czech Republic. The 26 year old has already been shot&the 19 yr old is in hiding

— Owite m8 (@_SJJS) April 19, 2013

Both the guys from the bombing are from Czech Republic wow

— courtney abbott (@Courtneyabb0tt9) April 19, 2013

There are like 9000 cops searching for this fuck from the Czech Republic. He’s goin down

— Matt Maher (@MaherWhaaat) April 19, 2013

So their not blamin muslims? Makes a change! Their blamin two czech brothers? They’ve killed one? Will we see a pic of the body? 😒 #boston

— Lyrican (@TheRealLyrican) April 19, 2013

Boston Bombers are being pursued. One already dead. This some GTA type shit. Terrorists from Czech Republic.

— taylor t (@taylortamez) April 19, 2013

Wow the Boston Bombing was done by 2 brothers from Czech. 1 dead & the other still out there. Hope they catch the 2nd one alive

— Diego Villegas (@DiegoVill) April 19, 2013

Dont get why people are stressing about the #LondonMarathon, what happened in Boston was a Czech/American targeting americans, we’ll be fine

— Ollie Williams (@OllieWilliams01) April 19, 2013

So the guys that bombed Boston r from the Czech Republic?

— Sloth (@AstonMartinNT) April 19, 2013

No.

“Suspect is a dark skinned male” and they turn out to be Czech and pale as fuck lmao. The media is crazy, man.

— Mari A de L (@RoosterInMyMari) April 19, 2013

What. The. Fuck. Last night the suspect was the missing student from brown and now these guys are Czech brothers.

— xenia (@xeneeah_) April 19, 2013

@superleeds93 fuck the Czech Republic. I hope we bomb them one day and wipe them out. So feegeep

— Snowflake (@JustColton) April 19, 2013

Future diplomat right there, folks.

So one if the Boston suspects is Czech, but born and raised in America. I don’t think it’s fair to call this terrorism -___-

— Tawny Mertins. (@tawnymmm) April 19, 2013

It’s also not fair to call them Czech.

A word of advice, guys: Next time, you’d better Czech yourselves before you wreck yourselves.

I love that this needs to be explained. RT @terpweather: Czech ≠ Chechnya.

— Brendan Andrew (@BrendanDarr) April 19, 2013

I made an “infographic” to help my ‘Murican friends distinguish between Chechnya and the Czech Republic. twitter.com/PhilUnionKevin…

— Kevin Kinkead (@PhilUnionKevinK) April 19, 2013

Fail: Chechnya is not Czech Republic. Public school education at its finest.

— Gabriella Hoffman (@Gabby_Hoffman) April 19, 2013

This is what happens when we don’t invest in education: Americans can’t tell Chechnya & The Czech Republic apart: twitter.com/MrPooni/status…

— EPHT22 (@EPHT22) April 19, 2013

Chechnya ≠ the Czech Republic #Watertown #boston twitter.com/GpCptMandrake/…

— Alexis (@GpCptMandrake) April 19, 2013

are people really confusing Chechnya with the Czech republic? Did you not pay attention in school?

— Drew Edborg (@drewedborg12) April 19, 2013

The amount of people who think Chechnya is part of the Czech Republic is atrocious. Yeesh.

— Lauren McPhillips (@lmcphillips) April 19, 2013

Take it away, Homer:

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