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View Poll Results: What state do you think is most trashed talk?
New York 4 4.44%
Michigan 9 10.00%
Ohio 2 2.22%
California 19 21.11%
New Jersey 20 22.22%
Texas 23 25.56%
Florida 2 2.22%
Georgia 0 0%
Massachusetts 0 0%
Pennsylvania 0 0%
Other 11 12.22%
Voters: 90. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 01-05-2009, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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What state do you think is most Trashed Talk?

I hear a lot of hatred towards Ohio for some reason.. I never been there to know why.
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Michigan and California.
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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EVery state has haters. The bigger states just have more.
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:20 PM
 
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New Jersey hands down. I hear so much trash talk about the state.
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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New Jersey hands down. I hear so much trash talk about the state.
I agree with this.
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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EVery state has haters. The bigger states just have more.
BINGO, glad to see that someone besides me has seen the pattern.
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:42 PM
 
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I have a major gripe with the state of Iowa. I want to give it to Canada.
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:50 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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What state do you think is most Trashed Talk?

I hear a lot of hatred towards Ohio for some reason.. I never been there to know why.
All the states you mentioned get trashed sometimes. Massachusetts gets it a bit less and it is not so much Georgia as the city of Atlanta but basically they all do.

The "winners" of this category imo:

1. New Jersey The New Jersey Turnpike (I95) goes through the most industrialized parts of the state. But there is alot of nice suburbs, farms, forests etc that most travelers do not see. Good location also.
2. Michigan Ok Detroit is not doing so well. But go to the other 90% of the state you would think you are in Wisconsin, NY or Maine.
3. Ohio Rustbelt central. Betrayed by our Federal government (lets have free trade with third world countries making 15 cents an hour) Still the state is in a good location and will come back.
4. California Our #1 state in wealth, population etc. Alot of jealously and competition. Californians make up over 10% of the US population and people tend to remember the bad things that they do but not the good things.

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Old 01-05-2009, 03:05 PM
 
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I'd have to say Alabama, simply because I have lived here for 16 years. I'm just amazed at the number of gratuitous slurs by people who have never even driven through the state on the Interstate, let alone actually visited for more than a day. I mean, phone conversations with people I've never met, newspapers in foreign countries, conferences, you name it.

Case in point? I was at a conference in San Diego a few years ago, and the speaker was talking about Nova Scotia. And he said, "Now if you don't know the Canadian provinces, it's kind of like Alabama." This elicited a horselaugh from the crowd of Californians. So I lifted my hand.

"Excuse me. I'm from Alabama. What are you trying to say?"

So this guy fumbles around for about thirty seconds. He just couldn't come up with a good answer.

"So have you been to Alabama?"

"Well, no."

"Okay," I said and sat down. To his credit, he came over to my table afterwards and bought me lunch. Then we had a great time talking.

But it's amazing the junk you here from people who have never even been in this part of the country. It's like shorthand or something. Heck, I don't think all people from New Jersey are mobsters. I don't think people from California are a bunch of granola eating weirdos. But there seems to be this latent prejudice by people who just know nothing about what is actually a pretty surprising part of the country.

I used to let that stuff slide, but I've gotten to the point in life where nothing annoys more than ignorance.
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Old 01-05-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I'd have to say Alabama, simply because I have lived here for 16 years. I'm just amazed at the number of gratuitous slurs by people who have never even driven through the state on the Interstate, let alone actually visited for more than a day. I mean, phone conversations with people I've never met, newspapers in foreign countries, conferences, you name it.

Case in point? I was at a conference in San Diego a few years ago, and the speaker was talking about Nova Scotia. And he said, "Now if you don't know the Canadian provinces, it's kind of like Alabama." This elicited a horselaugh from the crowd of Californians. So I lifted my hand.

"Excuse me. I'm from Alabama. What are you trying to say?"

So this guy fumbles around for about thirty seconds. He just couldn't come up with a good answer.

"So have you been to Alabama?"

"Well, no."

"Okay," I said and sat down. To his credit, he came over to my table afterwards and bought me lunch. Then we had a great time talking.

But it's amazing the junk you here from people who have never even been in this part of the country. It's like shorthand or something. Heck, I don't think all people from New Jersey are mobsters. I don't think people from California are a bunch of granola eating weirdos. But there seems to be this latent prejudice by people who just know nothing about what is actually a pretty surprising part of the country.

I used to let that stuff slide, but I've gotten to the point in life where nothing annoys more than ignorance.
The South in general seems to be target #1 of comedians. It is ok (not my opinion) to use Southerners (especially rednecks) as the American hillbilly version of "Pollocks". The southern accent in particular is so drawn out and exaggerated to make it sound stupid.

But you are not alone. It is also open season on people who dare to live in the NY suburbs. Anywhere inside the "Acceptable Zone" of Manhattan and its annexed colonies lol (parts of Brooklyn, Queens and Hudson County, NJ) is good.

For those of us who live on the outside are considered a bit slower, poorer (omg why don't you live in The City - is it the money?) and speak with a funny accent. Most of the outer boroughs (especially Staten Island) , "Loonng Guyland", and most of all, "Jersey" get it all the time.

Ok I am exaggeratting a bit - but I do know some people like that!
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