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Alas, the 49th state in the union

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Posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 9:05 pm

In a cover graphic about the “State of the Union,” the Economist magazine features a map of the United States with a gag substituting for the  name of each state.

In the great Southwest, there is Aridzona, New Messico and Taxes, the latter state occupying a large territory south of Brokelohoma. 

The West Coast features Washedup, Oregone and Califoreclosia. Others among the top 50 are New Yoke,  No Jersey, Creditcutt, Wymoaning, Riskonsin, Ten C., and North and South Caraloana.

Alaska is "Lot 49,” or "Alas," which is "For Sale. All Enquiries Welcome." 


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