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Old 06-07-2011, 08:57 PM
 
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This pattern is evident in the Bos-DC corridor.

It doesn't exist in most other parts of the country.

Do they just think they're better than everyone, and that they can walk around and act like that? I don't get it.

 
Old 06-07-2011, 08:58 PM
 
Location: The Triad (nc)
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Why do Bostonians take themselves so seriously?
Because no one else will?
 
Old 06-07-2011, 09:28 PM
 
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We have a deeper history than many other parts of the country, and while others chose to push west in hopes of a better life we stayed behind and accepted what we had. The English cultural heritage is stronger than other parts of the country (however, I think we must accept that the main parent of American culture in general is English culture, though it has become unique over time), because New England (and the other original colonies) was settled by the English directly, while the ones west of the east coast were, for the most part, settled by American citizens. We are more crowded than other parts, and we are more reserved. Some see it as unfriendliness or arrogance, but it's just a way of life. Some say we are less patriotic for the US in general, but it's the reservation again. We are just as glad to be Americans as you are, even if it doesn't mean we are going to display it everywhere in a public fashion. If you don't like the way Bostonians are, you don't have to come here, but if you take us seriously, then we will take you seriously too. And we are not better, even if it seems we think we are. It's simply that each part of the country is unique, and we are proud of ours, though we can learn to appreciate other parts as well.
 
Old 06-07-2011, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC... for now.
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There are plenty of topics on this forum that discuss cultural differences between different areas of the country, including New England, and you'd be better off searching for them. Incidentally, these differences are often taken to be negative in some way (insulting, rude, annoying, etc.) to those who don't recognize them as such. I'm not implicitly accusing you of that right off the bat, because it's always possible you've run into your share of truly arrogant people who happen to be from Boston, but it's something to consider when painting with such a broad brush.
 
Old 06-07-2011, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Newton, Mass.
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This pattern is evident in the Bos-DC corridor.

It doesn't exist in most other parts of the country.

Do they just think they're better than everyone, and that they can walk around and act like that? I don't get it.
So why don't you just leave? I love it here and don't see this "pattern" at all. Most people I know around here are salt of the earth.

You seem to prefer the south. I wouldn't last 10 days in the south. To each his own. But what useful purpose does a thread like this serve? If it's not your cup of tea make your plans and set up shop elsewhere.
 
Old 06-08-2011, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Behind You!
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This pattern is evident in the Bos-DC corridor.

It doesn't exist in most other parts of the country.

Do they just think they're better than everyone, and that they can walk around and act like that? I don't get it.
Can you give an example of what your talking about? Has somebody from that area told you that there better than you? I was born, raised and lived most of my life in Boston up until 2 years ago, I know live in VA. Assuming your from the south I can tell you that MOST southern people although very nice, are extremely easy to insult, you find rudeness where there is none. Is this whats going on or are your referring to something more specific?
 
Old 06-08-2011, 09:22 AM
 
Location: a bar
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This pattern is evident in the Bos-DC corridor.

It doesn't exist in most other parts of the country.

Do they just think they're better than everyone, and that they can walk around and act like that? I don't get it.
We are better than everyone.
 
Old 06-08-2011, 11:46 AM
 
Location: MA
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We are better than everyone.
hey hey hey,,,love that dirty water,,,,,get me out of LA!!,,,so I can triple park on Mass Ave!!!
 
Old 06-08-2011, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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hey hey hey,,,love that dirty water,,,,,get me out of LA!!,,,so I can triple park on Mass Ave!!!
Triple parking is only allowed in Southie.
 
Old 06-09-2011, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Newton, MA
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it isnt a boston thing, its a northeastern thing.
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