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Old 09-27-2015, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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Anchorage is the Atlanta of the Arctic....

 
Old 09-27-2015, 11:11 AM
 
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No it isn't . I wish people would stop saying that
 
Old 09-27-2015, 06:06 PM
 
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I was just in New York City last week, the section of Queens, my answer to this question is He11 to the Naw. Atlanta is no where near New York City. I've never really seen large numbers of asians and latinos in the same area roaming the streets doing normal business at 3am 4am like I did in Queens. In Atlanta most of it is dead by 11pm. Atlanta is Atlanta and New York City is a different beast. Atlanta is with Houston, Charlotte, Dallas in the south, in the north you have your Bostons, Phillys and DCs, but nothing compares to New York City in the United States, you have to go to London, Tokyo or Hong Kong for something like that. Atlanta is not even close.
The comparison originally came about in the early 20th century because Atlanta was transitioning into the dominant commercial center of the South(east), just as NYC is in the Northeast. It was never meant to imply that Atlanta was a carbon copy of NYC.
 
Old 09-27-2015, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Northlake
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Lord, not another Atlanta is the NyC of the south thread again.
 
Old 09-27-2015, 07:44 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU
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Remember doing analogies in school?
Some examples I found online:
knife is to cut as ruler is to measure or
dog is to puppy as cat is to kitten

Atlanta is to the South as NYC is to the Northeast. There's never an implication that they are the same (dogs and cats are definitely different, as are knives and rulers). It's just an analogy. It's sad how many are struggling with this concept.
Let's do another one, Atlanta is to Georgia as Jackson is to Mississippi. Jackson doesn't compare to Atlanta at all but they serve the same purpose. It's really not that difficult of a concept.
 
Old 09-27-2015, 08:48 PM
 
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Originally Posted by sedimenjerry View Post
Remember doing analogies in school?
Some examples I found online:
knife is to cut as ruler is to measure or
dog is to puppy as cat is to kitten

Atlanta is to the South as NYC is to the Northeast. There's never an implication that they are the same (dogs and cats are definitely different, as are knives and rulers). It's just an analogy. It's sad how many are struggling with this concept.
Let's do another one, Atlanta is to Georgia as Jackson is to Mississippi. Jackson doesn't compare to Atlanta at all but they serve the same purpose. It's really not that difficult of a concept.
Atlanta is to Georgia as Chicago is to Illinois...that one might work.

You're exactly right. People have blown this little title way out of proportion by misunderstanding its intent. It's simply that Atlanta is the region's most important city much like NYC is to its region. It's similar Birmingham being labeled "The Pittsburgh of the South". I'm guessing GA being called "The Empire State of the South" has something to do with this? I don't know.

This nickname has outlived its usefulness. I wish it would just die a quiet death.
 
Old 09-27-2015, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Vinings/Cumberland in the evil county of Cobb
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Nope
 
Old 09-27-2015, 09:13 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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As has been said, this general topic has been done before more than once, so please use the search to find similar topics to add to rather than create a new one. Thank you.
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