This map was in a Cosmopolitan Magazine. How on earth do you not know where Denver is? Cosmo, come on now!
sunflower / 339 posts
maybe they were canadian LOLLL i have no sweet clue where denver is hah
denver, wyoming. haha.
well, in all fairness… i’m sure a majority of Cosmo readers wouldn’t realize it’s a mistake.
Yeah, I’m Canadian so I have no idea either lol
Its nice to see that this young lady (http://bit.ly/ohmy) has a job drawing maps for Cosmo…
Wow, that’s sad and funny at the same time. It’s kind of crazy to see an error like that get through… they probably have a bunch of eyes checking the page before print!
orchid / 127 posts
To be honest, geographically, I have no clue where Denver is. Sooo I totally would have missed this. I’m going to out on a limb and blame the fact that I’m a New Yorker and I think the world revolves around New York and get surprised when I meet people who have never been. ehhhhhhh
sunflower / 300 posts
@too_pretty_to_die@xanga - that’s a pretty bitchy comment. i hope you weren’t implying all cosmo readers are dumb.
I’ve never been prouder of Cosmo.
sunflower / 334 posts
@lovelyxbones_x3@xanga - it wouldn’t be with the clearly stated word of “majority”
giving them the benefit of the doubt, wisconsin doesn’t look in good shape.
dahlia / 2103 posts
Well, Cosmo is not exactly known for its…umm…intellectual appeal. I can’t believe that made it to print. Even if they weren’t SURE which of those 2 square states was Colorado, they could get on the damned Internet and find out in 1.5 seconds. Stupid.
@DiggsAKADavidStone@xanga - hahahhaha i was thinking the same thing
Someone is going to get fired. And the editor will totally be yelled at.
@Thumper49047@xanga - it was still bitchy. i’m sure a good percentage of cosmo readers are very intelligent people. i happen to be one of them.
@lovelyxbones_x3@xanga - well, in general Americans have horrible geography skills. in 2006, a study conducted found that 2/3 of young adults cannot even find Iraq on a map. maybe i’m just weird (i used to look at atlases as a kid and won a lot of geography contests), but i just don’t see how we can be that uneducated.
lily / 5148 posts
@too_pretty_to_die@xanga - I blame our educational system for not preparing and teaching us better geographic skills. And it’s hard to remember where every country is. It’s good to know the major ones.
I know Denver is in Colorado, but that’s all I know. I haven’t been to any other state than Kansas and Texas (home). And I don’t know most of the fifty’s states location..
@Hinase@xanga - yeah, i’m definitely a geography dork. with the exception of Eastern Europe and Western Africa… and all those tiny island countries… blah… i can label most places, along with their capitals.
@too_pretty_to_die@xanga - I’m not bad at geography at all, knowing a few places minus the major countries. Some capitals I know but that’s really all. It’s no problem =) I’m a history dork. lol
@lovelyxbones_x3@xanga - you answered my qustion for me then, figured you were a cosmo reader.
holy hell. colorado is like the easiest state to find!!!! it’s part f the 4 corners and it’s a perfect rectangle!
i don’t think i’ll ever pay for a cosmo again.
@Thumper49047@xanga - I read Cosmo. I still know where Denver is.
@TooComplicated2Explain@xanga - yeah but you responded 13 days later so my argument still stands.
@Thumper49047@xanga - -shrugs- I guess I missed this Lovelyish post. I’m sure you agree that too much of this stuff is not good for you.
peony / 1 posts
Okay, firstly, I may read Cosmo, but when I saw this, I was insulted. As I’m sure all the Wyoming and Colorado and bordering states’ readers were. I live in Kansas and Colorado is directly west of my state, even if I didn’t know and could label every state capital as well as every state on the map, also every bit of the provinces and capitals of Canada (yes, where I went to school in the USA, I had to learn Canada too, to you Canadians claiming that’s why you didn’t catch it.) Putting ALL that aside, I could still tell my bordering state to our west and it wasn’t the one with Denver, so it was an immediate eyesore, I quickly scanned the rest for errors, but they were all in their proper locations, so how on EARTH did this happen? I’d be firing people over this HUGE mistake. Who doesn’t fact check if they’re unsure of geography? I’m pretty sure I will not be renewing my subscription. Epic fail, Cosmo, you just lost a long-time reader, over something you could have easily avoided with maybe one person in I’m sure a huge group of writers and an editor and probably even student interns that you could probably have had look over and notice the epic flaw. I bet the Colorado and Wyoming readers are the ones really insulted.
I live in Denver and I’m sure the thousands of people who live in the surrounding states could tell the difference. Wow
sunflower / 437 posts
I don’t know where Denver is. Then again, I’m British.
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