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Old 02-17-2012, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Springfield and brookline MA
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Never heard of Springfield reffered to as the Detroit of Massachusetts.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:11 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Eastern Pennsylvania thinks that central and western Pennsylvania are a bunch of hicks.

Central Pennsylvania thinks that eastern and western Pennsylvania are a bunch of gang-bangers.

Western Pennsylvania thinks that eastern Pennsylvania is a bunch of gang-bangers, and central Pennsylvania is a bunch of hicks.

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Old 02-17-2012, 08:10 PM
 
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Massachusetts ( minus the cape & Islands) thing everything east( or marginally closer to Boston) of them is Boston and West of them are Hicks and Hilbillies
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:17 PM
 
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
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Here in MN, the most "different" part of the state is the Iron Range. People up there (they call themselves "Rangers") are extremely proud despite the economic hard times that have befallen them.
As a former Ranger, we are very proud and quite full of ourselves
But despite the problems the region is facing, it is so scenic and one of the greatest hidden gems in the country. Love the Superior coast and the big ole hills to death.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:23 PM
 
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
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People in Indiana bash on the southern portion of the state, somewhat unfairly, as being the northernmost part of the South and full of rednecks and hicks (quite a few BTW) but there is much more too it than just that. What's stereotyped even more is Gary, Indiana and much of the Chicago suburbs. Dirty, full of crime, gangs, etc. Sadly, much of that is true but some parts are very nice.
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Philadelphia
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Philadelphia
Maybe amongst some of the "rural dwellers" of Central PA, but little do they know they know that the urban areas -- and especially the Philly area -- actually subsidize much of their quality of life.

This question would be very differently answered depending on where in a state a person resides. You can definitely find a rural v. urban divide in many states, with the residents of each looking down on one another.
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Lynn, Lynn city of sin, never come out the way you come in.

Springfield - the Detroit of Massachusetts.

Wareham - the armpit of Cape Cod (quite literally). With trailer parks, divey motels, and a quintesential Wal-Mart with redneck character.

Revere - the most abrasive Boston accents imaginable, terrible dishonor to be the namesake of an honorable patriot.
Haha. Poor Lynn.

REVEEEAAHHHH!!!!
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:57 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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A lot of people look upon the eastern plains of Colorado as a vast wasteland.
Some of the wealthiest people in the State live there too. Land barrons.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: USA
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North Louisiana. Nobody considers it a part of Louisiana from the south and the culture is a bit different, much like south Arkansas and east Texas. Full of rednecks and Baptists. That doesn't sit too well with our southern brethen down south not to mention this is more or less Dallas Cowboy country. The Saints have made inroads in recent years up north however. Mardi Gras is once again big again. Crawfish ditto. So maybe there's hope after all.
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