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Old 12-20-2010, 03:10 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I'll always defend Washington DC. What a unique city. Nowhere else like it.

Actually, this city belongs to all of America, since its the great uniter.

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Old 12-29-2010, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Oslo, Norway
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My answers I don't think annoyed New Yorkers, or I'm finding little annoyance about them, because they were sourced or neutral. A few even received compliments as interesting. (Non-judgmentally telling people their city lacks a church that does liturgy in Norwegian is so "random" it's not usually deemed an insult. Maybe not even if a Norwegian Lutheran had said it.)
This is OT for this thread (sorry), but I just have to say that of course does New York have a church that does liturgy in Norwegian. Norwegian Seamen's Church is at 317 East 52nd Street, English / New York / Sjømannskirken . They are also in other cities in the US with many Norwegians: Houston, Miami, Los Angeles/San Pedro, San Francisco and New Orleans.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Atlanta and Philadelphia, easily.
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:56 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I find it so amusing that any of you think that any Atlantan gives a Fiddler's Frig what the denizens of the overtaxed northeastern crapholes think of us. Sad.
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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What in the world is a "Fiddler's Frig?"
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I find it so amusing that any of you think that any Atlantan gives a Fiddler's Frig what the denizens of the overtaxed northeastern crapholes think of us. Sad.
Thanks for proving my point. I actually couldn't wait to move out of Atlanta and get back to Chicago. I only like real cities, not suburban imitations.
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:54 PM
 
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SHOT!!! - Minneapolis is not interested in being Chicago - thanks anyway.
Just like as much as people who aren't here assume it must be true - Chicago has no intrest in turning itself into NYC.

Of all the times I've been in London and hanging with British people, I've never noticed any envy for Paris, or of wanting London to be Paris. If anything people really roll their eyes at the French.
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:00 PM
 
Location: The Mid-Cities
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Atlanta, Phili, New York, Houston. Add my city into the bunch if you wish, I'm biased and wouldn't know it.
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Detroit's eastside, downtown Detroit in near future!
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Obviously no one here has ever talked to anyone from Detroit, whose citizens cannot STAND to have anyone say anything bad about their city, and who will pile on whatever good there is about Motown when anybody says something the least bit encouraging about it.

"Hey, they only burned down 1000 houses and closed 20 schools last year in Detroit"

"Yeah, and next year we'll have a fire department with working hoses. And then, when we close the schools we'll make sure there aren't any kids locked in the closets first!"

(sigh)

The other times I've heard real defensiveness is when some folks from the Bronx are asked where they're from, mainly when the Bronxie is outside of New York.

"Where you from man?"

"New York"

"New York City?"

"Yeah"

"What part?"

"Kingsbridge" (or any other Bronx nighborhood. Could be Hunts Point or Riverdale or whatever)

"Where's that?"

"The Bronx"

"Oh. I hear its pretty bad there."

(sigh)
right and people like you tend to keep bashing Detroit smh
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Detroit's eastside, downtown Detroit in near future!
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Firstly, why would you make fun of Detroit? That's like beating a dead horse. Secondly, I find that most Detroiters have a decent sense of humor regarding their city -- as they know that it is nationally recognized (and possibly worldwide) as the biggest city to ever fail in modern history. They may not say it's failed (me neither, really) but failing, yes.
um what Detroiters do you know? you must be refering to suburbanites
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