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Old 07-08-2012, 12:47 AM
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by ja1myn View Post
New York State isn't one massive city.
When I left NY state, it was always, "Oh, you lived in NY." Don't people remember 3rd grade geography or don't they have a map that shows NYC and the rest of NY??
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by montycench View Post
Secondly, nobody pronounces the name of our state "New Joisey". I'm willing to admit that there is some truth to most stereotypes but this is the exception. I've lived here my whole life and have never once heard anybody pronounce Jersey as "Joisey" except in the following sentence: "You know nobody pronounces it 'Joisey', right?"
Originally Posted by Trimac20 View Post
It's probably a generational thing. It might've been true over 50 years ago, but only really old people who say 'Joisey' these days.

Haha, yeah. That whole 'Joisey' or 'Juysey' thing is very weird. That pronunciation is actually a NEW YORK accent. Mostly Bronx or Brooklyn, working or lower class, and no longer even really heard. It's very old timey...most prevalent, I think, in the 1920s or 1930s. Archie Bunker, a New York (Queens) character, had this accent. I think Archie Bunker's would have been the last generation to have pronounced it 'Joisey' (and 'guyl' for 'girl', 'tuyn' for 'turn', 'muyduh' for 'murder', etc. etc.).

Helen Kane and Clara Bow, both New York starlet flappers in the 20s/30s had the same accent. So did Betty Boop, of course, being based on Helen Kane. Bugs Bunny also had this New York accent. Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure Olive Oyl did too. And possibly the Bill The Butcher character played by Daniel Day Lewis in Gangs of New York. The only time you'll ever hear 'Joisey' is from the likes of them.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:02 AM
Location: Bentonville, AR
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Because of the trail of tears, some think Oklahoma is mostly native Americans. There are far more white, black and Hispanic people here than native Americans.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by JustwantBluesWinCup View Post
A lot of people think of Missouri as a redneck, hick racist state.
It's not?
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:22 AM
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Stereotype about Maryland:

Small, random east coast with "nothing" there.

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Old 07-08-2012, 02:26 PM
Location: 602/520
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Arizona is not mostly hot, empty desert full of saguaro cacti. We have the largest stand of Ponderosa Pine trees of any state in the country, we have plenty of mountains, and places that get snow. I bet most people would never think that this was taken in Arizona (much less 25 miles from Tucson):

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Old 07-08-2012, 05:17 PM
Location: PG County, MD
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Maryland is:

a. One giant suburb. - Leave Montgomery county please.
b. An extension of DC. - see above.
c. Just like northern Virginia. - see above.
d. Northeast state with nothing there. - Most of the state is not typically northeast and is rather packed with stuff.
e. Rednecks completely obsessed with seafood. - Only half the state is like this. Please go north of Annapolis.
f. A suburb of Philly. - (Yes, I heard this) Have you ever even been to MD?
g. Fully of posh wine-drinking nobles feasting on lobsters. - Lobsters are from Maine. Posh folks are existent but the exception rather than the rule.
h. Well-bred rich snobs who love seafood and sailing. - Doesn't this go against the redneck stereotype? Hard to sail in Garett County. Also, see above.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:05 PM
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Originally Posted by caphillsea77 View Post
LOL that was hilarious!
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:15 AM
Location: Conyers, Ga
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Just because someone is from Georgia does not mean they're from and/or live in or near Atlanta.
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