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Old 08-02-2007, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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Default One word to describe a city or state

What would be the first adjective you think of when thinking of cities or states that you've been in?

New York City - Energy
It's the city that never sleeps

Los Angeles - Glamour
Hollywood always comes up first in my mind when talking about L.A.

Chicago - Windy
Ok ok, I know I could have put a much better adjective, but that's the first thing I think of when I think of Chicago. The other thing that pops up right after is "pizza"

Washington D.C. - Power
All about the politics

Philadelphia - "Rocky"
I love Philadelphia, and "Rocky" isn't really an adjective. But, everytime I first see Philadelphia whenever I go there, the Rocky theme song goes through my mind.

Boston - Historic
The whole city just seems to give that vibe off. I don't know why I would think historic first with Boston and not with Philly, but in the end I'm going to blame "Rocky".

Miami - Beautiful
I know there are many dirty parts of Miami, but looking at the overall city, it's such a beautiful place.

Orlando - Childish
It's not really fair, but of course the first thing that pops in my head with Orlando is Theme Parks.
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Texas!
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Houston - Sexy
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Very beautiful women there,beautiful city and also the word Houston makes me think of the word sexyO_o.

New York City - City
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The first though that pops into my head is city because it is basically a big friggin city!:O (I want to visit NYC before I die)

Dallas - Cowboys...
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I guess maybe since there football team is the "Dallas Cowboys"....idk=|

Miami - Salsa
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[no need to explain that answer]

Philadelphia - Philadelphia Cheesesteak
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WOOO! I could use one right now

Los Angelous - Famous
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If you want to be a superstar, L.A. is the place to go!
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:46 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Chicago - Windy
Ok ok, I know I could have put a much better adjective, but that's the first thing I think of when I think of Chicago. The other thing that pops up right after is "pizza"
Chicago is not that windy. That nickname has nothing to do with wind.

The pizza thing sounds good to me though.

LA: stardom
NYC: No-doz
SF: Foggy
Chicago: sports
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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Cleveland-sports
Chicago-skyline
New York City-big
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Old 08-02-2007, 03:10 PM
 
Location: New Zealand
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Sorry, some of these are more than just one word:

Colorado: mountains
Alaska: big mountains
Utah: canyon country
Iowa: cornfields
Kansas: tornado

Houston: oil
San Diego: water/ocean
LA: Hollywood/celebrity
San Francisco: foggy/Golden Gate Bridge
Chicago: family (for personal reasons obviously)
NYC: The city
Boston: Universities
Philly: History
SLC: Mormons/epic powder
Detroit: automobiles/dereliction
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Old 08-02-2007, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Nice thread.

NYC- Energetic
L.A.- Stardom
Chicago- Windy
Houston- Oil
Phoenix- Scenic
Philadelphia- Constitution
San Antonio- The Alamo
San Diego- Beach
Dallas- Wealth
San Jose- Missions
Detroit- Automobiles
Washington D.C.- Politics
Boston- British
Atlanta- Coca-Cola
Seattle- Microsoft
Miami- Nightlife
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Old 08-02-2007, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Hot-Houston Texas
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Texas-Boring
Houston-HOT

North Carolina-BEAUTIFUL!
Maggie Valley-Beathtaking
Tennessee-Magnificent
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:03 PM
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Location: The Millennial Republic of Arlington, Virginia
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NOVA- yuppieville
DC- thugyuppieville
Virginia (excluding NoVA)- home
North Carolina- fresh
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Old 08-02-2007, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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Okay, are we doing adjectives as the OP wrote or are nouns allowed as so many have posted them?
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Old 08-02-2007, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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The state of North Carolina = boring, suburbanized sprawl, cultureless, redneck, backwards (take your pick!)
Pheonix = hot and sunny
San Diego = materialistic
Miami = 3rd world
Seattle = rain
Las Vegas = gambling
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