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Old 03-10-2010, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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http://www.siena.edu/uploadedfiles/h...10_Release.pdf

Here is a poll conducted that shows that most NY'ers are "embarrassed" to call themselves NY'ers these days.



Those politicians up there are ruining that state unfortunately

Most of us don't like the Govenor, but it doesn't mean we're embarrassed to call ourselves NYers Give me a break. Over something so small like that?
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:57 AM
 
Location: THE THRONE aka-New York City
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LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Are you serious. You think the name TEXAS is more known worldwide than NEWYORK. If im a comedian, ya two would be the only ones in the audience laughing
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Are you serious. You think the name TEXAS is more known worldwide than NEWYORK. If im a comedian, ya two would be the only ones in the audience laughing
I think when discussing states, he has an argument. But as for cities, NYC obvoius comes out on top. Now because NYC is usually called New York, I can see your argument as well.
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Monterey Bay, California -- watching the sea lions, whales and otters! :D
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California is probably the most well-known subnational entity (that is states, provinces, territories, regions, etc) in the world. What else even comes close?

Maybe Texas/Hawaii/Florida? Ontario? Quebec?


Rhymes with Best Coast: Absolutely correct. California by far based on my travels, backpacking in through India, Southeast Asia, Australia, Europe.

Nothing more has to be said after you say you're from California. For those who have been there, people automatically gush and will tell me it's the only place in the US they would consider living in. For those who have never been there, the image of California is so overwhelmingly positive that that I have to calm them down because it gets too embarrassing for me.

I don’t know if it’s Hollywood, the weather, the beauty, the liberalism, or the schools, but CA truly moves people in a way I don’t think any other state can.
You are so right about California! I'm from New York State, originally, but I raised my daughter in California. When she was an exchange student in Chile and there were Chileans and other Americans, people would ask where they were all from. Some would say Kansas, Texas, Oregon, Virginia, New York (I was surprised when she told me the New Yorker did not get much attention) whatever, and as soon as my daughter would say, "I'm from California," immediately all the attention was on her! She said it was truly amazing -- like California was a country onto itself!

She said this happened constantly. All she had to do was mention California, and everyone wanted to be her friend! She said that so many people had heard of California -- the typical stuff of Disneyland, Hollywood, beautiful coasts and mountains, surfing, great weather, cool people (), laid-back lifestyle, acceptance of others, etc., that she felt like a star! Ha ha! But it's true. I found it a bit odd, myself, but she swore that people knew immediately about California, and suddenly she was admired just by virtue of living in California!

So, obviously, my choice is California.
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:12 PM
 
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People from NY would identify themselves as being from NY, but you wouldn't know if they were talking about NYC or NY state.
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:14 PM
 
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You are so right about California! I'm from New York State, originally, but I raised my daughter in California. When she was an exchange student in Chile and there were Chileans and other Americans, people would ask where they were all from. Some would say Kansas, Texas, Oregon, Virginia, New York (I was surprised when she told me the New Yorker did not get much attention) whatever, and as soon as my daughter would say, "I'm from California," immediately all the attention was on her! She said it was truly amazing -- like California was a country onto itself!

She said this happened constantly. All she had to do was mention California, and everyone wanted to be her friend! She said that so many people had heard of California -- the typical stuff of Disneyland, Hollywood, surfing, great weather, cool people (), laid-back lifestyle, acceptance of others, etc., that she felt like a star! Ha ha! But it's true. I found it a bit odd, myself, but she swore that people knew immediately about California, and suddenly she was admired just by virtue of living in California!

So, obviously, my choice is California.
I've heard the same thing said about Chicago. Apparently, its gangster lore has spread far and wide around the world.
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:38 PM
 
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http://www.siena.edu/uploadedfiles/h...10_Release.pdf

Here is a poll conducted that shows that most NY'ers are "embarrassed" to call themselves NY'ers these days.



Those politicians up there are ruining that state unfortunately
From the looks of it on here.. people like Rachael84 are embarrassed to be from the US. Heck, it's NYC or NOTHING IS GOOD.
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Monterey Bay, California -- watching the sea lions, whales and otters! :D
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Ben Around: I've heard the same thing said about Chicago. Apparently, its gangster lore has spread far and wide around the world.
Nah, there are too many Mafiosos back east...I always felt very safe living in a Mafia neighborhood because I wasn't involved in the Mafia -- they sure did keep things in line!!

Chicago? It's one word: OPRAH!!!
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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From the looks of it on here.. people like Rachael84 are embarrassed to be from the US. Heck, it's NYC or NOTHING IS GOOD.

You're right. If I couldn't live in either NYC, San Francisco, Las Vegas, or Seattle, I'd rather live overseas
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:12 PM
 
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You're right. If I couldn't live in either NYC, San Francisco, Las Vegas, or Seattle, I'd rather live overseas
So your city is more important than your county?

You should proud to be an American over anything else.
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