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View Poll Results: What major city in America would you say embody what people would view or describe as "American
New York City 35 16.20%
Miami 1 0.46%
Chicago 108 50.00%
Los Angeles 6 2.78%
Dallas 16 7.41%
Washington D.C. 12 5.56%
Atlanta 8 3.70%
Phoenix 6 2.78%
Seattle 1 0.46%
Philadelphia 23 10.65%
Voters: 216. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-19-2015, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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What's more American than the big apple? Broadway, the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Empire State Building, etc.
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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What's more American than the big apple? Broadway, the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Empire State Building, etc.
Agreed. People are being myopic.
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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What's more American than the big apple? Broadway, the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Empire State Building, etc.
What more American than the Hollywood sign,Golden Gate Bridge,Washington Monument,etc?
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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What more American than the Hollywood sign,Golden Gate Bridge,Washington Monument,etc?
Nothing and none of those are in the same city. If they all were maybe that city would be.
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Old 05-19-2015, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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^ Yup
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Old 05-19-2015, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Nothing and none of those are in the same city. If they all were maybe that city would be.
Thats my point.You assume that certain things or images will enter a persons mind more than one or the other.It does not have to be that way
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Old 05-20-2015, 11:35 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Agreed. People are being myopic.
No, we just know what quintessential means.
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Old 05-20-2015, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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The poll asks what "people" would think was most quintessentially American. "People" in the US may vote Chicago, at least the crowd on C-D, but around the world the answer is easily "NYC." And the US is only a small portion of the world's population.
I agree, to foreigners New York would be the most American, to Americans or people more familiar with the US, NYC definitely looks like an outlier. I mean for starters the city is located mostly not on the US mainland...
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Old 05-20-2015, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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No, we just know what quintessential means.
OP: What major city in America would you say embody what people would view or describe as "American"?

quintessential - representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class.

people - human beings in general or considered collectively

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To most people on the planet, NYC is the most quintessentially American city. See poster comment just above ^

To Americans, which includes only a small portion of the people on the planet, NYC may very well not be the most quintessentially American city.

This is a pretty easy distinction I've made, and it's fairly inarguably true.

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Like I said, you and some others are being myopic.

myopic - nearsighted; lacking imagination, foresight, or intellectual insight

Basically, you are unable to comprehend the actual global answer because you are myopic. You can't see the forest for the trees/whatever saying helps you understand. We may not think of NYC as the most quintessentially American city, but the rest of the world most certainly does.
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Old 05-20-2015, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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NYC is definately not it. NYC feels like a different country.

Chicago is middle America in a large city.

Take the UK for example. London is definately NOT the most quintessentially UK city. Its may be the most famous and have the most land marks, but thats another category. Culturally, York or Leeds would be better.
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