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Old 12-19-2010, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Kemba View Post
I know it sounds like a wierd question, but a good many of CD threads ask about how people from a certain area will be accepted somewhere else. It is known that unfortunately, biases toward areas and people from those areas do exist. My question is has anyone here encountered open hostility somewhere based on where they came from? I personally have not, but I have seen and heard about it.

Native Philadelphians don't exactly give outsiders the warm-fuzzies.
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:17 AM
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Quite often, but native Southerners that venture outside their region inevitably do. I still remember my grandmother slapping a man at party 'up north' when he asked her how many blacks her family had hung.
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:32 AM
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In Boston I got crap from people for being from NY......When I explained that I wasn't from NYC but from Rochester some people still gave me crap because we are still Yankee fans, the Bills are in the Pats division so "all New Yorkers are the same"
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:59 AM
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Yes. In the 80s/90s, when Colorado was growing rapidly, there was a lot of hostility towards outsiders who were changing the "way of life". Easterners, particularly New Yorkers, Californians and Texans were the biggest targets, even though most of the transplants come from the midwest.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:01 AM
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Not hostility, but I've gotten some good natured ribbing from some clueless people in Boston whose impression of Chicago was straight out of the Blues Brothers (they were in their 50's and had never been there so I think that they had permanently regulated Chicago to rust-belt doom) and from New Yorkers (for obvious reasons). Other than that, not so much, except for a couple of times in the south where I was inexplicably called a 'yankee' (uh, that's the northeast, not the midwest), but again there was no hostility there either.

However, I have noticed on this forum there is a small but vocal anti-urban hostile bunch, but it is mostly politically motivated moreso than regionally motivated, and, of course I pay them no mind.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:10 AM
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I think New Yorkers from the NYC area receive the most hostility based on what I have seen and heard. Even a lot Upstate New Yorkers seem to have issues with them. The funny thing is, very few NYCers that I've met actually come anywhere close to fitting the stereotype.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:35 AM
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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I'm from NYC and had a person tell me, New Yorkers tend to be more brassy than people from California. I agree, but I also think people from CA. can say F#$% you in such a sweet tone, you hardly realize the insult. I love Californians, I married one
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:24 AM
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People from NYC have it the worst, I'm starting to think 95% of people outside of the NYC metro do not like NYC, particularly the south.
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:31 AM
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I'm from Seattle. Hostility? No. Stupidity? Frequently.
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:39 AM
Location: Denver via Austin
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I was blown off more than once by people in San Francisco when they found out I was from Texas. They were previously pleasant enough, but the instant Texas came up, they either just regarded me very coolly, or in one instance, just walked away before I could say thanks for giving me directions.

My dad has gone to the Boston area many times for his job, and he has had some unpleasant experiences just because of his accent, including being called a "cousin-f***er".
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