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Old 03-13-2010, 03:43 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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people surfing the web aren't reminded of california any more than people drinking coca-cola or watching TBS are reminded of atlanta
pretty much, how many normal people actually think about stuff like that? "oh I was listening to my i-pod that was invented in CA while drinking coke from Atlanta", most people could care less where this stuff originates from.
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Old 03-13-2010, 03:46 PM
 
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Lets just say Cali is the most famous state abroad and leave it at that. Then Texas, then Florida, then New York. That was easy.
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Old 03-13-2010, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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i don't get this post

there are A LOT of california transplants in texas, but i can't remember anybody saying what city they're from. they always just say "i'm from california"

and to be honest, i didn't even know what state san francisco was in until like middle school
No offense but you made my point with the statement about "middle school". If the typical American doesn't know about San Francisco being in California how will people outside the U.S. even know about Texas? San Francisco & California are far more well-known. And one of the reasons that California is so well-known is Los Angeles\ Hollywood. All over the world, people know about California but not likely Texas. But Texas, in my opinion, is better recognized outside the nation than any other state besides California esp in Latin America. President Bush also made Texas more known to Europeans.
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Houston
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American football isn't all that popular outside of the US and Canada though, so the cowboy's fame doesn't really go that far.

I think Texas is one of the most recognized states abroad, but its cities have a more modest degree of popularity.
I think (I hope) he was talking about actual cowboys, not the team.

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i don't get this post

there are A LOT of california transplants in texas, but i can't remember anybody saying what city they're from. they always just say "i'm from california"

and to be honest, i didn't even know what state san francisco was in until like middle school
That's a damn shame. Unfortunately, Texas education can be a little insular though, so I don't really doubt it.
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:31 PM
 
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um no everyone does not. your everyday person has no clue where these companies are based and likely assume they're in new york

personally, i knew google was based in california, but i thought apple was based in nyc. unless you're familiar with the IT field, this is not information the average joe is going to know or care about

people surfing the web aren't reminded of california any more than people drinking coca-cola or watching TBS are reminded of atlanta
This is kind of hilarious. You thought Apple was based on NYC? Please eloborate how you grew up thinking this?
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:37 PM
 
Location: America
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I think (I hope) he was talking about actual cowboys, not the team.



That's a damn shame. Unfortunately, Texas education can be a little insular though, so I don't really doubt it.
oh please spare me. a good chunk of what children were being taught in my day was colonial times, civilar war times, and the civil rights movement. there wasn't much about california in our textbooks. and i don't believe i ever said that i attended middle school in texas

but it's amazing isn't it? somehow i was able to get an education and make a decent living without knowing where san francisco was
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:49 PM
 
Location: America
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This is kind of hilarious. You thought Apple was based on NYC? Please eloborate how you grew up thinking this?
i didn't "grow up" thinking anything, because as a kid and teenager i could care less about anything in california. if you ever get off your high horse, and decide to visit the REAL WORLD, you'd actually find that most don't know where apple is based

for some people that watch television, the image of apple that might stick out in their mind is that glass sculpture in manhattan, so they might easily assume apple was in nyc
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Houston
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oh please spare me. a good chunk of what children were being taught in my day was colonial times, civilar war times, and the civil rights movement. there wasn't much about california in our textbooks. and i don't believe i ever said that i attended middle school in texas

but it's amazing isn't it? somehow i was able to get an education and make a decent living without knowing where san francisco was
Actually wouldn't it depend on your elementary education....?

Then there's hope for me yet.

Vishnu bless America!
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:51 PM
 
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I would say California, Texas and New York would be the most recognizable. If NYC is what put the state of New York then so be it. I think New York is known for a lot more things than the state of Illinois, so I don't see the comparison there. NYS also has the Adirondack Mountains, The Catskills, The Finger Lakes/Lake Placid, Niagara Falls, The Hamptons and some cities like Buffalo/Rochester/Syracuse that, not as well known as NYC of course, but for the most part pretty well known.
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:45 PM
 
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California, Texas, Florida (probably), Alaska, Hawaii, New York, New Jersey, Illinois (Chicagoland only)
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