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Old 07-18-2012, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Nice to see you Forth Worthinites and Dallasanese have a sense of humor...
I believe they are referred to as Dalites
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:07 AM
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That Alabama is landlocked and is almost entirely flat farmland and woods with a mostly farming or low wage manufacturing economy devoid of any high tech . At least half the state is rolling hills and even rugged mountain areas and Birmingham has more in common topographically and economically with Pittsburgh than they do with other cities in the South. Likewise, Huntsville has more in common economically with Silicon Valley than they do with most other places in the South and was recently voted the 9th smartest city in the WORLD. Alabama also has a significant port in Mobile and one of the more visited beaches on the entire Gulf Coast in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach.

I think one of the biggest misconceptions of Alabama and the Deep South in general though is that it doesn't have 4 seasons and is warm year round. That may be true for most of the Floridia peninsula but north of there throughout most of Texas over to South Carolina has a very distinct winter with several days of sub freezing lows and reasonably chilly days. I always found it odd that a lot of people from around the country assume that because I'm from Alabama I probably had never seen snow when in fact I can barely remember any winters where we haven't at least had snow flying at some point each winter even well down into Alabama not far from the Gulf itself.
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:18 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Nice to see you Forth Worthinites and Dallasanese have a sense of humor...
That was supposed to be a joke?

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Old 07-19-2012, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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I think probably about 53 percent of Ohio is NOT bats*** crazy about Buckeye football and basketball, so that's technically most of the state.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:35 AM
 
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That Alabama is landlocked and is almost entirely flat farmland and woods with a mostly farming or low wage manufacturing economy devoid of any high tech . At least half the state is rolling hills and even rugged mountain areas and Birmingham has more in common topographically and economically with Pittsburgh than they do with other cities in the South. Likewise, Huntsville has more in common economically with Silicon Valley than they do with most other places in the South and was recently voted the 9th smartest city in the WORLD. Alabama also has a significant port in Mobile and one of the more visited beaches on the entire Gulf Coast in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach.

I think one of the biggest misconceptions of Alabama and the Deep South in general though is that it doesn't have 4 seasons and is warm year round. That may be true for most of the Floridia peninsula but north of there throughout most of Texas over to South Carolina has a very distinct winter with several days of sub freezing lows and reasonably chilly days. I always found it odd that a lot of people from around the country assume that because I'm from Alabama I probably had never seen snow when in fact I can barely remember any winters where we haven't at least had snow flying at some point each winter even well down into Alabama not far from the Gulf itself.
I hate having to explain to people that Alabama isn't exactly what it is perceived to be by the media, maybe politically but not the actual cities/state. One state I cannot seem to shake my negative views on is Mississippi, I've never visited but I just can't find anything interesting about it.

I've noticed that people who aren't city-geeks tend to believe that NC is still a rural, backwoods state when that's simply not the case anymore. Same thing applies to Missouri.

I don't know what people sterotype Maryland about, so input would be welcome.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:42 AM
 
Location: PG County, MD
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I don't know what people sterotype Maryland about, so input would be welcome.
I have heard that Marylanders are:
"Rednecks completely obsessed with seafood and sailing."
"Well-bred posh rich people completely obsessed with seafood and sailing."
These do seem to be contradictory.
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