Today marks Colombia's Declaration of Independence, and we'd like to start by tipping our hats off to the colombianos and colombianas in our lives.
It's sad to note how much people still confuse the spelling of the gorgeous country with that of "Columbia." They are clearly two different words, yet it's a slight slip-up that many Colombians have to deal with from others - call it one of their #ColombianProblems. A Facebook group was even created titled "It's Colombia, NOT Columbia," which boasts more than 15,000 fans and aims to change the perception those abroad have of Colombia.
We decided to gather Internet memes that reflect the whole "Colombia" vs. "Columbia" frustration - below are just a few to laugh at, or to send to that one friend who keeps on making the same spelling error.
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We love this Colombian twist to the original 'Keep Calm and Carry On' propaganda poster.
You've even got rapper Xzibit laughing at you - ridicule enough to never confuse the two again. Ever.
This meme, created by Cosas Colombianas on Instagram, sounds like a warning for those who can't seem to figure out the distinction between "Colombia" and "Columbia." Yes, it's definitely a warning.
Bill Lumbergh from Office Space is tired of the confusion. He'd appreciate it if Colombia and Columbia were no longer confused by the masses.
If you still haven't figured out that internationally-adored Shakira is from Colombia, and not Columbia, we feel sorry for you.
The same goes with the original Betty la Fea. She's from Colombia, ya'll.
Best believe, you will get slapped by Batman. Don't mess with him; he takes the distinction very seriously.
He-Man is ready for battle should you fumble your Columbia's and Colombia's. Just don't even push him.
Know where your coffee is birthed - COLOMBIA.
Look, you done pissed off Sofia Vergara's beloved character from Modern Family. So please, don't ever mistake Colombia for Columbia. Thanks.