Geography fail: Tweeters confuse Chechnya with Czech Republic
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:
— 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
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
“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
— 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: