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Old 07-05-2009, 01:12 AM
 
Location: NY
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When Gov. Paterson addresses "New Yorkers", he is not just speaking to people who live in NYC. He does not say, New York City residents, Long Islanders, and Upstate New Yorkers. The demonym for people who live in New York (State) is New Yorker. To most people in the country when they think of NY, they only think Manhattan, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, etc. It is this thinking that short changes Brooklyn, East Rockaway, and Rochester. I currently live way upstate.

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Where in NY do you live? I think someone's opinion is based on where they live in NY.
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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When Gov. Paterson addresses "New Yorkers", he is not just speaking to people who live in NYC. He does not say, New York City residents, Long Islanders, and Upstate New Yorkers. The demonym for people who live in New York (State) is New Yorker. To most people in the country when they think of NY, they only think Manhattan, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, etc. It is this thinking that short changes Brooklyn, East Rockaway, and Rochester. I currently live way upstate.

I know NYer should refer to anyone living in NY state, but I have a different definition since I suite it to fit what most people in the country think of when they hear NYer. Most people in the country will think of someone from the NYC area. It's a shame they think that since it can mean anyone from NY state, but that's just what people think (kind of like when you say you're from NY, people automatically assume NYC, it's dumb. It's no big deal to us who live just outside the city, but if you live 8 hours from NYC, I can see how it would be annoying).
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:24 AM
 
Location: NY
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I do live way upstate, but I don't live eight hours...more like three. I think it is up to us to correct that definition. It is annoying trying to describe to people that I live near forests and have them believe its still NY. I have had the good fortune to travel and live in many different places all over the globe and I can assure no other place has as strange a relationship with each other as New York. We are known globally, but for only such a small part. Also, why go off what everyone else thinks when I thought NY does its own thing?

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I know NYer should refer to anyone living in NY state, but I have a different definition since I suite it to fit what most people in the country think of when they hear NYer. Most people in the country will think of someone from the NYC area. It's a shame they think that since it can mean anyone from NY state, but that's just what people think (kind of like when you say you're from NY, people automatically assume NYC, it's dumb. It's no big deal to us who live just outside the city, but if you live 8 hours from NYC, I can see how it would be annoying).

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Old 07-05-2009, 03:16 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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At the end of the day............... I don't think the VAST (again, VAST) majority of Jerseyites are trying to claim NY or want to be NY'ers.
But we are certainly a part of this metro area & we are not going anywhere.
Irrespective of your NY provincialism or your small minded ways, we will be here living our lives & not falling for your BS. I'm sure NYC would love for NJ to be the quiet little pet like Conn, but it's not going to happen.
Deal with it.
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:52 AM
 
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At the end of the day............... I don't think the VAST (again, VAST) majority of Jerseyites are trying to claim NY or want to be NY'ers.
But we are certainly a part of this metro area & we are not going anywhere.
Irrespective of your NY provincialism or your small minded ways, we will be here living our lives & not falling for your BS. I'm sure NYC would love for NJ to be the quiet little pet like Conn, but it's not going to happen.
Deal with it.

But New Jersey is a quite little pet. We hardly hear about New Jersey in any other context. A state with no real baseball team, virtually no cultural life and no urbanity (I am sorry, neither Jersey City, Newark nor Hoboken qualify as vibrant, urban centers). New Jersey is the ultimate suburbia, the northern part to NYC and southern to Philly.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:08 AM
 
Location: West Village, New York
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Definitely Long Island. I mean, both LI and North Jersey have great suburbs, diversity, wealth, and high standards of education, but I think Long Island is a bit more exciting as far as recreation and culture.
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:46 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Sheesh, look what the close minded people from NYC did to this thread.. NYC this, NYC that.. NNJ and LI have nothing to do with that on this thread but that they're both the burbs of NYC, both extremely close, and both have extreme diversity... which is the REASON of the comparison.

The only thing LI has in common with NYC is that it's in the same state.
The only thing NJ has in common with NYC is that it shares bridges and tunnels.

Whoop de doo.

Back to the subject.
I swear the close minded people from NYC think NYC is Gods chosen holy land.

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Old 07-05-2009, 12:02 PM
 
Location: NY
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Agree. People who even say, "Oh that is so NY" are dipwads. I was only asking people to compare what is more NY for kicks, and no doubt they came through! New York City is the most provincially minded place in the entire world! Keep doing your thing New Jersey! Pay no attention to the narrow-minded transplants who want to change their bio.

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At the end of the day............... I don't think the VAST (again, VAST) majority of Jerseyites are trying to claim NY or want to be NY'ers.
But we are certainly a part of this metro area & we are not going anywhere.
Irrespective of your NY provincialism or your small minded ways, we will be here living our lives & not falling for your BS. I'm sure NYC would love for NJ to be the quiet little pet like Conn, but it's not going to happen.
Deal with it.
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Agree. People who even say, "Oh that is so NY" are dipwads. I was only asking people to compare what is more NY for kicks, and no doubt they came through! New York City is the most provincially minded place in the entire world! Keep doing your thing New Jersey! Pay no attention to the narrow-minded transplants who want to change their bio.

Most of the NYers who post on here are natives. I think a couple of them are transplants.
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:18 PM
 
Location: NY
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But that is the transplant mentality. Once they move in, they develop a sense of superiority. Real NYers don't even care.
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Most of the NYers who post on here are natives. I think a couple of them are transplants.
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