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Old 02-15-2013, 11:34 PM
 
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Just an impression: I have seen a lot of short (under 5'9" men in Boston area).
I am talking about white men only.

Is it just a misconception? Anyone else noticed that too?
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:48 AM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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Are these guys in their early twenties, or fifty plus? I'm almost 53, and stand 5' 9", whereas a 13-year old, was embarrassed about my tall height vs. peers.

Now I'd love another inch...seems I've lost an inch over the years, even at this "early age."
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:32 AM
 
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Makes sense, lot of western European influence.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:10 AM
 
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I'm western European influence, I'm a female, 5'9", and my male siblings are all over 6'. Boston men come in all sizes.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:53 AM
 
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Maybe the cold winters force tall guys to hunker down as they navigate the wind swept streets of Boston...and so seem shorter? Just a goofy guess to a goofy question00....
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I'm not sure this is a very biologically sound observation...
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:11 PM
 
Location: a bar
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As babies, we go from breast milk straight to Dunkin' Donuts coffee and cigarettes.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:36 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Originally Posted by Bettafish View Post
Just an impression: I have seen a lot of short (under 5'9" men in Boston area).
I am talking about white men only.

Is it just a misconception? Anyone else noticed that too?
It's a misconception. I'm 6 feet and always felt average in Boston. You want short? Try San Antonio. I'm a giant down here.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:52 PM
 
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I lived in the Midwest and people there seem to be taller.
The Midwest has more German and Dutch descendants than the East Coast, which may be a reason.
There are more blond people too (and unfortunately more heavy people).
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:27 PM
 
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Cliff Clavin, ROARIN HERE, too funny on your comment. I am pushin 6'3" if I stand on a a few squished dunkin coffee cups and a pack of butts
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