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Old 06-29-2011, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I just don't get the New Yorker hate. Yes they can be somewhat loud and obnoxious, but so many of the ones I've known have been very generous souls who insist on giving you the shirt off their backs because kindness and manners insist that that's what friends do for each other.
I think the hatred for all Northerners (including the upper midwest.) isn't so much where they're from but what they bring to the table. Florida wasn't ALWAYS a major tourism hub and at one time actually had industry and jobs other then Drive through window attendant at Burger King.

The thing is, At one time Florida was affordable. Florida had low taxes and no income tax. Northerners moved down with buckets and buckets of money and basically priced most natives out. If not for the mass migration by northerners, There would have never been as much developement as there has been in the 1990's alone and that brings on the complaint of dissapearing land.

I wasn't lucky enough to live an adult lifestyle in Florida. When I graduated from high school my grades and SAT scores weren't good enough for a state college in Florida and the only jobs I could find paid $5.15 an hour so I had no choice but to leave. I ended up in Tennessee not only with acceptance to multiple state universities but also with scholarships and a $12/hr job.

Don't feel bad though, When I left Tennessee and moved back to the Tampa Bay area I was called a Yankee and told to go home, even though Tennessee was an orig. CSA state. Go figure.
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:40 AM
 
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That's funny. When someone from the south moves north (for a job), the people call them Hicks,rednecks, hillbilly and make fun of your accent. They make fun of your food and think we all run around barefoot. I just try to blend in and not change their world.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:50 AM
 
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Really.... you didnt move there to learn how to snowmobile?? As I have said before I grew up in lauderdale and themn moved back home to chicago for work. Been here a long time ans still go back all the time for vacations. Still have a lot of friends there and there is nowhere else I would rather be.... if the pay was better.

Its that way everywhere. I just relocated a couple years back and am still trying to explain to everyone here what they do wrong here and how certain foods should be served.

Some people never learn. And its not a yankee / southerner thing. Its just anywhee you go. In NY they serve a beef sandwich dry. WTF. In central Il they serve a bbq chicken pizza. Again... WTF thats an open faced sandwih, not a pie. And in certain states english is an option, once again WTF,

But if everyone went back to where they came from then the Florida forum would just be the Seminole forum...no???
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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But if everyone went back to where they came from then the Florida forum would just be the Seminole forum...no???
No.. I was born in Orlando and I'm fairly sure I'm not a Seminole..
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:30 PM
 
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Aside from the fact that you dont live there anymore.

Whats the cut off? If your family was there pre Y2K, or is it pre Bush era? or is it pre disco? or is it pre disney, pre castro, pre what??.

Whats the cutoff. Everyone came from somewhere esle. So if every family that came down from north of the mason dixon line after 1852, then what?

The problem is a good portion of florida made it on tourism and now people have decided to stay.Now what ? Just sayin.....

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Old 06-29-2011, 03:17 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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I'm from the northeast; a New Englander with a bit of a New York accent, probably because my dad was born in The Bronx. I don't walk around feeling superior - I'm not. I respect the southern regions I've lived in.

Back in the 80s a lot of people from Boston moved into my small-town area of Massachusetts. Some were jerks, others were an asset to the community. I learned from that and have emulated the positive actions for the past 15 years.

Most people treat me accordingly.
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Aside from the fact that you dont live there anymore.

Whats the cut off? If your family was there pre Y2K, or is it pre Bush era? or is it pre disco? or is it pre disney, pre castro, pre what??.

Whats the cutoff. Everyone came from somewhere esle. So if every family that came down from north of the mason dixon line after 1852, then what?

The problem is a good portion of florida made it on tourism and now people have decided to stay.Now what ? Just sayin.....
My family moved to Florida in 1978. My father was in the Army and was stationed in Homestead. After he got out, He ended up in Orlando which is where I was born.

I left the state initially in 1999 but moved back shortly after to finish high school with my friends, I left for good in 2001.

There's a difference with people that moved in the 50's, 60's, 70's, and even the 80's and the people that moved here in the 90's and the 2000's, The prior generations of people to relocate to Florida did so for "the good life" they didn't come with aspirations to get rich quick like most people in the 90's and 2000's. I don't live there anymore and haven't in a decade but it still pisses me off about the people that moved to Florida to buy dumpy houses, and flip them. Not to mention the demand in the late 90's and 2000's for people from not only up north but also overseas to buy these winter snowbird condos. When the economy tanked you now see nothing but empty place after empty place..
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Old 06-29-2011, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Arctic Tundra, MA
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My family moved to Florida in 1978. My father was in the Army and was stationed in Homestead. After he got out, He ended up in Orlando which is where I was born.

I left the state initially in 1999 but moved back shortly after to finish high school with my friends, I left for good in 2001.

There's a difference with people that moved in the 50's, 60's, 70's, and even the 80's and the people that moved here in the 90's and the 2000's, The prior generations of people to relocate to Florida did so for "the good life" they didn't come with aspirations to get rich quick like most people in the 90's and 2000's. I don't live there anymore and haven't in a decade but it still pisses me off about the people that moved to Florida to buy dumpy houses, and flip them. Not to mention the demand in the late 90's and 2000's for people from not only up north but also overseas to buy these winter snowbird condos. When the economy tanked you now see nothing but empty place after empty place..
Greed my friend, they all got greedy. Now they are bottom feeding. Buying low, waiting to resell high...
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Old 06-29-2011, 04:10 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee
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I'm from the northeast; a New Englander with a bit of a New York accent, probably because my dad was born in The Bronx. I don't walk around feeling superior - I'm not. I respect the southern regions I've lived in.

Back in the 80s a lot of people from Boston moved into my small-town area of Massachusetts. Some were jerks, others were an asset to the community. I learned from that and have emulated the positive actions for the past 15 years.

Most people treat me accordingly.
All that...and you stopped trying to order a "buhgah" at McDonald's...
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Old 06-29-2011, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Arctic Tundra, MA
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All that...and you stopped trying to order a "buhgah" at McDonald's...
MA is a funny state, everyone past Worcester has the accent, we from Western MA out in the sticks have NO accent at all... When i came to FL, people said I had an accent, I think not...
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