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Old 01-21-2011, 05:11 AM
 
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did you actually read the list?? Dallas got more votes than Orlando and Baltimore and yet they were ranked ahead of Dallas. MiAMI got less votes than DC and Boston but was ranked ahead of those too. Hence the wow, how the heck are they ranking that thing
I see what you mean.

A lot of those poll things do not sort.
They just display the selections in the order they were entered
by the guy that started the poll.
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Only because I've been to the Big Apple and not any of your other major cities like L.A., but: New York City.

A fond memory when we went there back in 2004 was when we were on our way back to the airport, at the end of our trip: Some crazy guy tried to offer us a ride in his crappy vehicle claiming he charged the same as the taxis did. So my mother pulled over a taxi and asked what their rates where, and the taxi drove off.

Irrelevant, but we stayed at a 14-floor hotel (without the 13th floor) with one working elevator.
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:03 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Yankees are abrasive and tell you to your face, Southerners talk behind your back.
It depends what Southerners you mean. I came from a lower-class "backwoods" part of the South and in my experience they're much more candid and upfront than Midwestern people. They were maybe not "abrasive" about it but they could be quite direct. My did still has a tendency to say "I'm sorry dear, but that dress makes you look like a giant cupcake" or the like. Others "down home" would say things like "You're an okay gal, but I never wanted you marrying my brother because I still don't like Catholics." They would talk behind people's backs, but the cases I knew of it concerned people they would avoid. So it wasn't "I'll be nice when I'm with you and critical when I'm away from you" it was more like "I'll be critical when I'm away from you and I don't ever want to be near you unless I have to." So they may put a polite flourish to it, but you usually knew how they felt about you.

My mother actually found that hard to deal with at first. She sort-of preferred people talk behind her back and I kind of understood that in a way. Words could really hurt her and she'd been raised poor in a fairly snobby Midwest town so she'd had enough of that. So I think her thinking was if they were only grousing behind her back at least she wouldn't have to deal with being berated and demeaned in public. Still she did adjust and like how it meant you knew where you stood with people. (Although I think some of the blatant public humiliation of people was something she never entirely liked.)

I gather with Upper-Class or "Old South" (Virginia, Georgia, the Carolinas) people it's different.

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Old 01-24-2011, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Only because I've been to the Big Apple and not any of your other major cities like L.A., but: New York City.

A fond memory when we went there back in 2004 was when we were on our way back to the airport, at the end of our trip: Some crazy guy tried to offer us a ride in his crappy vehicle claiming he charged the same as the taxis did. So my mother pulled over a taxi and asked what their rates where, and the taxi drove off.

Irrelevant, but we stayed at a 14-floor hotel (without the 13th floor) with one working elevator.
Gotta love NY lol. We don't have time for nonsense.
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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It depends what Southerners you mean. I came from a lower-class "backwoods" part of the South and in my experience they're much more candid and upfront than Midwestern people. They were maybe not "abrasive" about it but they could be quite direct. My did still has a tendency to say "I'm sorry dear, but that dress makes you look like a giant cupcake" or the like. Others "down home" would say things like "You're an okay gal, but I never wanted you marrying my brother because I still don't like Catholics." They would talk behind people's backs, but the cases I knew of it concerned people they would avoid. So it wasn't "I'll be nice when I'm with you and critical when I'm away from you" it was more like "I'll be critical when I'm away from you and I don't ever want to be near you unless I have to." So they may put a polite flourish to it, but you usually knew how they felt about you.

My mother actually found that hard to deal with at first. She sort-of preferred people talk behind her back and I kind of understood that in a way. Words could really hurt her and she'd been raised poor in a fairly snobby Midwest town so she'd had enough of that. So I think her thinking was if they were only grousing behind her back at least she wouldn't have to deal with being berated and demeaned in public. Still she did adjust and like how it meant you knew where you stood with people. (Although I think some of the blatant public humiliation of people was something she never entirely liked.)

I gather with Upper-Class or "Old South" (Virginia, Georgia, the Carolinas) people it's different.
I agree; I think people tend to exaggerate the whole southerns being fake. Southerners can be just a blunt as northerners; however, we come across as less harsh and not as quick to speak our mind. Talking behind people's back is a nationwide issue and not just in the south.

I feel southerners are more mature and less aggressive than northerners and lots of outsiders see that as weak and fake. It's not that; it's just that we were taught manners and if we can avoid a confrontation we will. Northerners have a tendency to speak their mind about the smallest things and say it in a rude way; while southerns will probably let things slide or just ignore the issue.
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Gotta love NY lol. We don't have time for nonsense.
lmao
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