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Old 05-25-2014, 03:39 PM
Location: Atlanta
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Originally Posted by isawooty View Post
In other words, she spelled it how Folks misspell Phenix, which is already misspelled to majority of the U.S.

But it was just a joke gone bad. I take it back.

Someone gave me a rep point and told me I still didn't get it and that all the names were misspelled.

I know they were all misspelled. Now I see why sometimes it's hard to dig yourself out of a whole
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:32 AM
Location: Sherwood, Arkansas
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When I was at a store in Phoenix, there was a clerk working there that had never heard of Little Rock. Granted, the metro is under 1 million, but how can any adult not know a capital city?
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Old 05-26-2014, 05:53 PM
Location: Boston
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Originally Posted by Lets Eat Candy View Post
I'll start:

New York City
Los Angeles
Washington DC
San Francisco
I wouldn't disagree that these are the 5 most well known cities in the U.S. However, I may have tougher standards than you. If anyone middle school age or older tells me that they don't know of any city besides their hometown and those 5 I'll probably just walk away. If I say I'm from Houston, Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia, Seattle, Denver, Miami, etc. and they go, "uhhh... never heard of it" I don't think the conversation could continue.

The list of cities I think that every mentally able American should at least recognize the name of is too long to type. It probably ends somewhere around Bangor ME, Burlington VT, Monterey CA, Lincoln NE, St. Petersburg FL, Plano TX, Eureka CA, etc. They may not know anything about those cities, but they should at least be able to go "Oh yeah, I've heard of it."

There are plenty of smaller towns with famous events or residents that should be recognizable as well. Again, too many to list. If you're an adult and you don't know of Gettysburg or Yorktown, you should be drawn and quartered.
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