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Old 12-14-2011, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge
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Boise and Idaho.

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Old 12-14-2011, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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Utah and Salt Lake City want to appear that way and try to act that way, but I wouldn't add materialistic and phoney into the word wholesome.
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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"Wholesome" as in "Goody-Goody"?

I'd think Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota as states...
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Does "All-American" imply white?
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:30 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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I still don't know what is meant by wholesome in this context
I thought it meant something like offering great diversity in as many aspects as possible, heterogeneous, complete, etc.
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:20 PM
 
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What's "wholesome" actually mean? I grew up in Iowa and everyone was always screaming at us that we were wholesome or all-american. I've been to the rest of the lower 48 and Hawaii and honestly there isn't much difference between Iowans and that same demographic in the rest of the country.

I mean the state is fairly white (300,000 minorities though), low crime rates, good schools, low unemployment, low poverty. It makes for a great place to live, but I don't really see how it's more "wholesome". Maybe just because there are a lot less problems and things to worry about than other areas? People are more content and relaxed?

I think a lot of people assuming the state is full of naive farmers or something, or that the state is full of people living in rural areas. I mean 2/3 of the state lives in metro areas with the same SUV's, shopping malls, TIVO, Iphones, flatscreens and chain restaurants as everywhere else.
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:20 PM
 
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"Wholesome" as in "Goody-Goody"?
Yes. Exactly.

And I agree with Iowa, though I've always thought of Minnesota as rather sophisticated and cosmopolitan, at least in the Twin Cities area.
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:22 PM
 
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Does "All-American" imply white?
Why would it? Do you have to be white to be family-oriented, church-going, etc.?
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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Ohhh, I see. To you, wholesome = church-going. Got it.
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:31 PM
 
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eek - not church going. I feel the more religious someone is, the less "wholesome" they become.
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