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Old 05-10-2014, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I think NYC/Philly/Boston are the clear top 3 for being the proudest.
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Old 05-10-2014, 09:07 AM
 
Location: sumter
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Just curious what cities people are proudest to be from in your experiences and what cities the least proudest to be from? Top 10 and bottom 10
People from Charleston, sc are very proud of their city and to be from there. Is this only a major city thing or the cities that are talked about the most on CD.
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Paris
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I guess I don't understand the city pride thing.

Pride is something that you get from a personal accomplishment not where you choose to live.

Most people who are proud xyz are often irritating people who look down their noses at others because of where they live.

I've lived in Chicago but never thought of myself as being proud to live there. I'm now living in St. Louis and I love the city but it's a city not an accomplishment.
The OP is coming to mind...
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Just curious what cities people are proudest to be from in your experiences and what cities the least proudest to be from? Top 10 and bottom 10
Akron, OH. On both ends of the spectrum.
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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I guess I don't understand the city pride thing.

Pride is something that you get from a personal accomplishment not where you choose to live.

Most people who are proud xyz are often irritating people who look down their noses at others because of where they live.

I've lived in Chicago but never thought of myself as being proud to live there. I'm now living in St. Louis and I love the city but it's a city not an accomplishment.
I don't think it's that strange to feel a sense of pride in the place you live. It's a collective pride, not an individualistic one; everyone in a city contributes in some small way to making the city great, and it's okay to take pride in that. I do agree that it becomes obnoxious when pride turns into bragging, but that's always the case, with everything from people's children, to what college they graduated from. In general, people can be proud without rubbing their accomplishments in other people's faces, or looking down on others.
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Akron, OH. On both ends of the spectrum.
Haha, very true. I think once Lebron started touting Akron as his home, more people started taking pride in it. But in general, Akron is the butt of a lot of jokes, so I can see why people wouldn't go singing about it.
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Haha, very true. I think once Lebron started touting Akron as his home, more people started taking pride in it. But in general, Akron is the butt of a lot of jokes, so I can see why people wouldn't go singing about it.
In a strange way the jokes is what made me rethink the whole thing. Lebron is just the latest of the legacy, but there are others from Akron, for those old enough to remember.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:46 AM
 
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Staten Island I think is a great example of this because to me, it's the only "true New Yorker" borough left. I also find the strongest NYC accent, by far, to be in Staten Island. And it's funny because Staten Island is so ignored, or slammed, by pretty much everyone else in the entire region let alone the rest of the city, yet it really is so New York.

The Bronx ain't real enough for you?
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:31 AM
 
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Agreed, especially for NYC. Ignore the transplants, many are extremely annoying in their pride and need to show off that they now live in New York. Natives love their city (or borough), but genuinely love it, as in they know it like the back of their hand. They know the people, the culture, the trends. They know it and despite sometimes claiming to dislike it and wanting to get out, they still secretly love it and couldn't imagine leaving. Staten Island I think is a great example of this because to me, it's the only "true New Yorker" borough left. I also find the strongest NYC accent, by far, to be in Staten Island. And it's funny because Staten Island is so ignored, or slammed, by pretty much everyone else in the entire region let alone the rest of the city, yet it really is so New York.
SI really is the forgotten borough. I could think of NYC a hundred thousand times a day and not think of SI once.

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Old 05-12-2014, 09:10 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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Lets go atl!!! The best city in the world!!! Love it love it love it love it love it love it and wouldn't trade it for anything!!!! WOOOOO HOOOO!!!!
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