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Old 03-07-2011, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Smyrna, TN
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Hostility? No. Most people are generally nice. Of course, some of that may have to do with me being 6'6". Not a lot of people go out of their way to be hostile towards me.


I will say that I encounter a fair amount of ribbing when I wear my UT hat down in Alabama, but that's to be expected.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Yes.

San Francisco is an incendiary term to lots of people around the US. I must say its really odd.
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:34 PM
 
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I catch alot of flak in Philly proper when I tell them I'm from the burbs. Cuz most of the service industry jobs in my hometwon are done by the working poor of North Philly, and there is alot of resentment there.
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Clovis NM, who knows where next?
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I live in Cali and have a southern accent. I've repeatedly been treated as if I'm somehow uneducated or stupid. This could probably go for just about any noticeable accent. When I lived in MA, anyone that had a strong Boston accent was also considered uneducated. Sort of a shame. Accents are so interesting and yet we're losing them.
I was born in Illinois, but raised in CA since 4 yrs old.
Due to my stepdad being from Indiana, I most likely picked up his Mid-Western tongue and am commonly mistaken for a transplant whenever I go down to the LA area.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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99 per cent of the folks I encounter are nice, but I have had a couple of people physically step away from us when we've told them we are from Alabama. They were friendly before. Very odd.

And Georgia residents tend to make fun of us. It's OK. I know half of them are really from Alabama originally and trying to make themselves feel better.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Smyrna, TN
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99 per cent of the folks I encounter are nice, but I have had a couple of people physically step away from us when we've told them we are from Alabama. They were friendly before. Very odd.
You're from Alabama? Well bless your heart.




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Old 03-07-2011, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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You're from Alabama? Well bless your heart.

Why, thank you sweetie!
But I'm a Tennessee native...born in Chattanooga!
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Smyrna, TN
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Why, thank you sweetie!
But I'm a Tennessee native...born in Chattanooga!
Well, you're not all bad, then.


But in all seriousness, Alabama is good in my book. They're our friendly rivals to the south.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:17 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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The "Yankee go home" mentality in the South annoys me, although it's not nearly as prevalent as it used to be.
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:51 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I've never encountered overt hostility, but I've had the usually cracks about San Francisco from people with this poop-eating grin on their faces. I usually just smile and say something like "If you lived there most of your life you'd discover its all that and more - and I wouldn't have it any other way".

Seriously, most people seem pleased to find out I'm from San Francisco and go on and on about what a wonderful trip they had there and how they think its such a pretty city. Maybe being 6' 4" and 225 lbs keeps them from being too obnoxious.
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