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Old 11-26-2008, 06:08 PM
 
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And this character wouldn't be able to figure out why New Yorkers respond negatively to him. Or her. Whatever.
My mom is from Brooklyn.
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:09 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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[quote=TomDot;6320103][quote=Colddiamond102;6318604]Phooey. That will happen to you in almost any small town. You come in a small area, you're different than they are, they dont know you, so of course people are going to look at you and be a bit suspicious as to why you might be there.
You cant tell me that if I set foot in New England and ya'll heard my accent that nobody would wonder wtf I was doing there
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I am from Boston and no where in the hinterlands of New England do I get stares from the locals.

Colddiamond, why do you feel it necessary to type regional jargon like y'all?
Never felt it was necessary.iIt just flows better to me when casually typing than using phrases such as "you guys" or " the locals". I use the term when I speak sometimes, so it just kinda comes out. Why do you ask?
btw, THAT isnt jargon. You can actually understand what that meant. Jargon is when I type off a sentence in regional terms that you'd have to read at least twice to understand.
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You can't generalize and entire region of people based on a few people you ave met. If you've never visited the city, you can't really base an opinion. I go on this message board where NY tourists post their trip reports. They said they've never met anyone as nice as NYers. You would be pleasantly surprised...

By the way, biscuits and gravy/mac and cheese holds nothing against NY pizza and bagels.
No ma'am,but I can be wary when I first hear a NY accent because of the quite a few people Ive met and deal with on a daily basis. Trust me, Ive reason to be so. If they're fine within the first 5 minutes or so, then that waryness tends to subside.
Eh, I have a cousin in PA who brought me some NY pizza once when he visited here. Not a fan. The crust is too crunchy, and the sauce tasted funny to me. Im happy with Domino's ,Pizza Hut, and Papa Johns. As for bagels...I hate bagels. Blech! Too chewy and you have to add cream cheese or something to even make it almost worthwhile. Just not my thing. lol I really would starve. lol
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:11 PM
 
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Eh, I have a cousin in PA who brought me some NY pizza once when he visited here. Not a fan. The crust is too crunchy, and the sauce tasted funny to me. Im happy with Domino's ,Pizza Hut, and Papa Johns.
I laughed at this, because it's completely absurd...
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:29 PM
 
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New Jersey are the rudest

As part of my job I have call branches in virtually every state ...
and New Jesery people I have delt with are rude , abrupt, attitude like you wouldn't believe, hard to be polite to these people, they make NY look good
NY people are nice and helpful compared with NJ

On the flipside ....I would say New Mexico people are friendly
North Dakota too

As for drivers ....my theory is once you get west of the mississippi drivers are more courteous....much less agressive tailgaters like you get in the east
(with the exception of Los Angeles...it's been awhile since I drove there)
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:14 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I laughed at this, because it's completely absurd...
Um...why? Ive tried it...didnt like it. How is it absurd?
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH/Portland, OR
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Wow - so many people have had such bad experiences with people from NJ? I was there for a month - from west of NYC, west to PA, north, south ... all around ... randomly and aimlessly. And I met some of the nicest people EVER... always wanted to know where I was from and why I was there and where I was going next and wanted to talk my ear off about everything... everyone had something to suggest to make my trip more fun - from dining choices to driving directions. Sure - NJ definitely has its own culture - but hell, it was so much fun to join in the team-honking as soon as the lights turned green. Stress relief!!! I **LOVE** New Jersey!!!!!
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:33 PM
 
Location: southern california
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we are very rude and inconsiderate but we smile a lot and wave and wear great hawaiian shirts.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:34 PM
 
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Um...why? Ive tried it...didnt like it. How is it absurd?
Because chain pizza tastes like bread with sauce on it.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:42 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Because chain pizza tastes like bread with sauce on it.
And a NY pizza tastes like a giant cracker with cheese and tomato and all sorts of other garbage on it/in it.

So we'll have to agree to disagree.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:06 PM
 
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That's a total joke...
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