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Old 11-16-2010, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Ignorance feeds stereotyping. People who think all people that are from a certain state, a certain town are the same, simply have not traveled extensively and base their opinions on something as foolish as TV shows.
How very true.

Nita

 
Old 11-16-2010, 10:43 AM
 
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Originally Posted by fritos56 View Post
Besides, it could be worse, people might think you were from Mississippi
or Alabama or somewhere else in the south.
BWAHAHAHAAAAAAA!!

I cut my pig-shootin' teeth in Georgia in a place that would make rural Mississippi look like the Vegas strip, long before Gore invented the internet (!).

Some of the best food I've eaten was in Alabama, and some of the best fishing in Mississippi.

It's beautiful country, them's good people, and the inference that someone might look my way and think, "What's the matter with you? You from Alabama or sumpthin'?"

Well......

That just tickles my hillbilly bone.
 
Old 11-16-2010, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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BWAHAHAHAAAAAAA!!

I cut my pig-shootin' teeth in Georgia in a place that would make rural Mississippi look like the Vegas strip, long before Gore invented the internet (!).

Some of the best food I've eaten was in Alabama, and some of the best fishing in Mississippi.

It's beautiful country, them's good people, and the inference that someone might look my way and think, "What's the matter with you? You from Alabama or sumpthin'?"

Well......

That just tickles my hillbilly bone.
I don't understand the vast majority of your colloquialisms, but I think I agree with you in saying that making assumptions about a person based off their origin (or vice versa) is foolish. (Although I do have to put in the mandatory biased plug for fishing in the Twin Lakes area in north central Arkansas .)
 
Old 11-16-2010, 03:37 PM
 
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People think everyone would TN is a Beverly Hillbilly or a thug if you are from Memphis.

I just simply ignore such simple minded people. Sadly they are the ones with the small minds.
 
Old 11-16-2010, 05:47 PM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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Originally Posted by Sam530 View Post
Ignorance feeds stereotyping. People who think all people that are from a certain state, a certain town are the same, simply have not traveled extensively and base their opinions on something as foolish as TV shows.
+1
 
Old 11-16-2010, 08:42 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Ignorance feeds stereotyping. People who think all people that are from a certain state, a certain town are the same, simply have not traveled extensively and base their opinions on something as foolish as TV shows.
And I think the worst of them are Californians who live in the state that produced most of those shows, if not all of them. And that's stereotyping from a former Californian who lived there.
 
Old 11-17-2010, 12:54 PM
 
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colloquialisms
That there's a $5 word, Wiz.

Can I still tell people I know ya?

Exactly, don't judge a book by it's cover, or what shelf it came off of.

To infer that someone is lacking in any capacity because they came from "Alabama or Mississippi", and that we should be feeling better being in Arkansas because we could be in one of those states is ludicrous.

So, we should assume everyone from Ohio, or Michigan, or where ever, are all Nobel prize winners waiting in the wings?

I've been to Detroit, I might have to debate that.
 
Old 11-17-2010, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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That there's a $5 word, Wiz.

Can I still tell people I know ya?

Exactly, don't judge a book by it's cover, or what shelf it came off of.

To infer that someone is lacking in any capacity because they came from "Alabama or Mississippi", and that we should be feeling better being in Arkansas because we could be in one of those states is ludicrous.

So, we should assume everyone from Ohio, or Michigan, or where ever, are all Nobel prize winners waiting in the wings?

I've been to Detroit, I might have to debate that.
Haha, thanks, and you certainly can (for what little that'd be worth!).

Agree on all counts.
 
Old 11-20-2010, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Am a the only one tired of us Arkansans getting a really bad rap??
It doesn't help when the state elects someone like Loy Mauch to the House - people all over the country have been making fun of this guy, and the people who voted for him.

The South shall rise again | Arkansas Reporter | Arkansas news, politics, opinion, restaurants, music, movies and art
 
Old 11-20-2010, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Am a the only one tired of us Arkansans getting a really bad rap??

The more I travel the more I grow tired of people associating Arkansas with hillbillies.When I was a military wife and I moved to the West Coast as well as the Northeast I was actually asked if I knew how to read?! I have gone to college!

I continue to get asked how I felt about growing up on a farm. I grew up in Fayetteville for the most part! Although Northwest Arkansas is full of natural beauty- nowadays we are filled with more and more educated people.I think outsiders assume we have never been exposed to culture of any kind. This is not the case.

No offense to those of you who grew up on farms, as I know there are many rural areas here.BUT WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR ARKANSAS TO BE SEEN AS SOMETHING OTHER THAN SOME BACKWOODS, RED HEADED STEPCHILD???? Do you think this can be chalked up to lack of other knowledge of this state or what?

Many of us are more civilized than we are given credit for and have seen much of the world, yet everywhere we go we are seen as simple hicks-what gives??! Sorry, but had to vent.
I realize this topic was started in 08 but I see it's still going strong. Has anyone here ever driven from Memphis on I 40 to Little Rock. The first time I did this I thought I had landed in a foreign country. And not one I'd want to be in. I haven't been there in some time but has the state done anything to make improvements here? The shacks, run down businesses and just overall ugly blight was tough to see. Now when I reached Little Rock I turn south and everywhere here is just beautiful. But the area between Memphis and LR has been left behind big time. Or at least it was.
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