52 States or 50?
I am currently enrolled in a graphic design course in Jerusalem, John Bryce, and while the name of the school may sound very American, don’t be fooled. We are currently learning Adobe Illustrator and had to create the American Flag.
Someone in the class raised their hand and asked, “but how many stars does it have?” and the teacher answered “52” with a smile of satisfaction. There I was, the only American in the class, wanting to burst out with the right answer. But the crazy thing was that I didn’t because for a split-second I doubted myself and had to check online!
Now, I know the answer is 50 but when everyone around me was fixed on 52, I had to think twice. This might seem like a one-time occurrence but I started having flashbacks of having the same debate with at least a few other Israelis. Oh Alaska and Hawaii, you are so tricky.
Israelis aren’t alone; check out this search on Google for 52 states.
Maybe one day America will capture 2 more states and maybe Israel is hoping to be one of them. But, until that day, let’s stick with 50.