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Old 07-17-2012, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Even after all i've been told of New Jersey I still have trouble imagining it as anything other than a horrific extension of Philadelphia.

I suppose many New Jerseyans feel like I do when some people talk about Maryland. Claims that "Maryland is an extension of DC / is a NoVA clone" make me quite annoyed.
Well, that one cracked me up, because the USUAL stereotype is that it's a horrific extension of New York!

There's a similar thread currently in play on the New Jersey forum. One person said that when she was in Houston, she mentioned that she lived near the beach (in NJ) and the Houstonite said in a shocked voice, 'You have BEACHES in New Jersey?" She said he probably imagined beaches with smokestacks in the background or something.

Um yes, folks, New Jersey is sort of KNOWN for its sandy beaches, and people come down from Canada and New England, as well as Pennsylvania, to vacation here. No, no smokestacks in the background, lol. And maybe two or three towns are full of New Yorkers like that stupid TV show.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:05 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Well, that one cracked me up, because the USUAL stereotype is that it's a horrific extension of New York!

There's a similar thread currently in play on the New Jersey forum. One person said that when she was in Houston, she mentioned that she lived near the beach (in NJ) and the Houstonite said in a shocked voice, 'You have BEACHES in New Jersey?" She said he probably imagined beaches with smokestacks in the background or something.

Um yes, folks, New Jersey is sort of KNOWN for its sandy beaches, and people come down from Canada and New England, as well as Pennsylvania, to vacation here. No, no smokestacks in the background, lol. And maybe two or three towns are full of New Yorkers like that stupid TV show.
Houstonian....
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Houstonian....
Hahahaha, OK!
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:31 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Hahahaha, OK!
Yeah, that's the one demonym you CAN'T get wrong in this state.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:37 PM
 
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Houstonian....
Though isn't Houstonite a brand of suitcases made in Houston...
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:28 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Though isn't Houstonite a brand of suitcases made in Houston...
.... no.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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South Carolina: The whole state is boring swamp land (what you see on I-95). No. SC has mountainous areas in the Upstate, the Midlands (Columbia area) are very hilly, and the Lowcountry is flat.

On another site: FAKE hospitality (nice to your face and slam you as soon as your back is turned) and full of people stuck in the Civil War (you LOST! hello!! get over it!). South Carolina people are nice where ever they are. And the state has become very diverse.

The only towns in SC are Charleston and Myrtle Beach, and SC is a tourist trap (people who don't go west of Highway 17 in MB or never go out of Charleston historic district): Columbia has a major university, Aiken has great horse farms, Greenville is one of the most progressive cities in the South, and Beaufort is a charming town.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:28 PM
 
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Even after all i've been told of New Jersey I still have trouble imagining it as anything other than a horrific extension of Philadelphia.

I suppose many New Jerseyans feel like I do when some people talk about Maryland. Claims that "Maryland is an extension of DC / is a NoVA clone" make me quite annoyed.
Extension of Philly? Man, that must be South NJ thing. North NJ on the other end of course has NY influence, but also has enough of a population and 'buffer cities' to not be an extension of it (okay, maybe except parts of Hudson county I'll admit).
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:00 AM
 
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.... no.
Nice to see you Forth Worthinites and Dallasanese have a sense of humor...
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:10 AM
 
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Indiana - Dunes to the North, Prairie in the Central and Hills/Forests in the south.
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