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View Poll Results: State with the most arrogant, snotty people?
New York 82 30.37%
New Jersey 27 10.00%
California 80 29.63%
Connecticut 37 13.70%
Massachusetts 44 16.30%
Voters: 270. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-10-2008, 12:39 AM
 
Location: The better side of the Mason-Dixon Line
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Default Which state has the most arrogant, snobby people?

Which state has the most arrogate, stuck-up condescending people?

 
Old 04-10-2008, 12:44 AM
 
Location: The better side of the Mason-Dixon Line
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I put Jersey, both the exclusive bedroom suburbs of North Jersey and the ghetto mentality all across the state. Also because the arrogance actually is VERY undeserved given New Jersey's reality as an overpriced, crime-ridden crumbling industrial wasteland filled with pollution and traffic.

Connecituct would be a close second. They will look down on you if your golf club membership costs less than theirs or if you drive anything less than a Jaguar.

New YOrk did not get my vote because the snobbiness and arrogance of Long Island and Westchester and the nastiness of New York City is balanced out by the small town folk of Upstate New York.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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NJ and NY are a close tie with NY coming in first barely. I know because I spent about 38 years among the restless native nuts.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 04:39 AM
 
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In terms of individuals who talk down to others, because they supposedly live in the oh so "enlightened" region of New England. It's definitely Massachusetts. The rudest people I have ever come in contact with. Connecticut is bad, too, relatively speaking.

As long as you're away from New York City, residents of New York state aren't bad. People from New Jersey seem okay, too. Californians will talk down about other states, particularly the south, but on a personal level, most are friendly.

Most arrogant (on your list)
1. Massachusetts
2. Connecticut
3. New York
4. California
5. New Jersey
Least Arrogant
 
Old 04-10-2008, 04:41 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Tom Lennox 70 View Post
I put Jersey, both the exclusive bedroom suburbs of North Jersey and the ghetto mentality all across the state. Also because the arrogance actually is VERY undeserved given New Jersey's reality as an overpriced, crime-ridden crumbling industrial wasteland filled with pollution and traffic.

Connecituct would be a close second. They will look down on you if your golf club membership costs less than theirs or if you drive anything less than a Jaguar.

New YOrk did not get my vote because the snobbiness and arrogance of Long Island and Westchester and the nastiness of New York City is balanced out by the small town folk of Upstate New York.
My interactions with people from New Jersey, both in the north and south, have been positive. In the end, there are good people everywhere, and this is simply a relative list. I think that most people in all places are friendly. At least in the US.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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Originally Posted by Tom Lennox 70 View Post
I put Jersey, both the exclusive bedroom suburbs of North Jersey and the ghetto mentality all across the state. Also because the arrogance actually is VERY undeserved given New Jersey's reality as an overpriced, crime-ridden crumbling industrial wasteland filled with pollution and traffic.

Connecituct would be a close second. They will look down on you if your golf club membership costs less than theirs or if you drive anything less than a Jaguar.

New YOrk did not get my vote because the snobbiness and arrogance of Long Island and Westchester and the nastiness of New York City is balanced out by the small town folk of Upstate New York.
The only parts of Connecticut that might fit this description are few towns in Fairfield county- the rest of the state is reserved but friendly- and the whole eastern one third of the state very low key, laid back and certainly anything but pretentious.

As for the state being an 'overpriced, crime-ridden crumbling industrial wasteland filled with pollution and traffic'

Connecticut would be a close second. They will look down on you if your golf club membership costs less than theirs or if you drive anything less than a Jaguar.


Too bad this typical stereotype is no better then saying most of the states below the Mason Dixon line are filled with ignorant hillbilly rednecks......

Most of CT is forested- with a beautiful shoreline, strict zoning laws that protect the environment- with charming historical towns- and according to Forbes magazine rates number 4 as having the best quality of life nationally. CT kids have the best health, the state has one of the lowest obesity rates nationally, crime ranks 11th best in the nation, CT has been ranked as the 3rd smartest state. The state has done more to curb C02 emissions and global warming, the state has strong anti discrimination laws for gay men and Lesbians. To think everyone in this state is rich and snobby- is hogwash-I have seen more snobs in the south with their phony nouveau attitudes then anywhere in this country.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 06:03 AM
 
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Skytrekker. Agreed. I grew up in Simsbury and still have strong ties to the place as well as much of the state of Connecticut. The WORST offenders in Simsbury i.e. pretentious, stuck up and shallow were/are the people that moved in from the Midwest.

Hell, my friend's father was a CEO at Exxon for years and he lived in an average sized home and drove a Chevy. Another friend's father was the Corporate Comptroller at the AETNA and he drove a Ford Escort. I could go on and on but you get the idea.

I have a friend in Oklahoma (originally from Alabama) and he said it is so bad there that people actually want to pay more than their neighbors for things like getting their lawn cut. They sit around and boast to one another about who spent more for a lawn cutting job, landscaping etc.

This poll is a joke...
 
Old 04-10-2008, 07:26 AM
 
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I notice this thread starter loves to waste his time constantly bashing the Northeast. I don't know about, you, but I have better things to do with my time than to worry about classifying people by where they come from or live.
But to answer the question, there are plenty of arrogant snobs everywhere, and no, they didn't all originate from one or two places.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 08:24 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Tom Lennox 70 View Post
I put Jersey, both the exclusive bedroom suburbs of North Jersey and the ghetto mentality all across the state. Also because the arrogance actually is VERY undeserved given New Jersey's reality as an overpriced, crime-ridden crumbling industrial wasteland filled with pollution and traffic.

Connecituct would be a close second. They will look down on you if your golf club membership costs less than theirs or if you drive anything less than a Jaguar.

New YOrk did not get my vote because the snobbiness and arrogance of Long Island and Westchester and the nastiness of New York City is balanced out by the small town folk of Upstate New York.
http://www.surlyrobot.com/wp-content...6/12/clown.jpg (I wont hotlink the image so I don't get another warning lol)

Guys, please do not waste your time with this poster. If he isn't a troll, he has absoultely no clue what he is talking about and some kind of personal perceived (it's not even real) vendetta with the northeast. "Reality", lol. Have you ever been out to the Pine Barrens?

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Old 04-10-2008, 08:29 AM
 
Location: AZ
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Gotta be a tie between NY and CA.
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