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Old 07-17-2012, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Are we talking the majority?

Upstate NY and New England is hippie ground zero.

There are a ton of yuppies in Seattle, Portland, and SF too. Thats the counter balance to NYC, Boston and DC. Id say Philly is more hipster.
I was speaking very generally. An overall view, rather than just little pockets here and there.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:07 PM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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Do young people on the east coast act more 'west coast' as a result of Hollywood's influence?
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:55 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Do young people on the east coast act more 'west coast' as a result of Hollywood's influence?
Young people on the east coast watch Hollywood movies of course, like they do everywhere else. But, for the most part, east coast cities have their own culture and thing going on.

I'd also add there's a confluence of influences from different parts of the U.S. and some from Europe.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:00 PM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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Young people on the east coast watch Hollywood movies of course, like they do everywhere else. But, for the most part, east coast cities have their own culture and thing going on.

I'd also add there's a confluence of influences from different parts of the U.S. and some from Europe.
So you wouldn't say east coast teenagers/20something act 'more west coast' than their parents do?
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:01 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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So you wouldn't say east coast teenagers/20something act 'more west coast' than their parents do?
Can you give some examples of what that means?
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:03 PM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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Can you give some examples of what that means?
Well, their accent, being 'chill' as opposed to being staunchly career-oriented/obsessed with being busy, would be a couple examples.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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I live in the D.C. area and was in Seattle at Macy's and can swear that the selection of clothing was far more colorful than what I find in D.C. I've lived on both coasts but I think that observation speaks for itself. Or maybe I was just in a good mood for not being in DC, not sure.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Do young people on the east coast act more 'west coast' as a result of Hollywood's influence?
Hollywood has been around for a long time, and who's to say it doesn't reflect the culture of where the movies are supposed to take place? Quite a few movies don't take place in L.A., just because they are produced there.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:39 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Well, their accent, being 'chill' as opposed to being staunchly career-oriented/obsessed with being busy, would be a couple examples.
Hmm.. I can't tell much difference in the accents between the suburban parts of cities on the east and west coasts. However, the young people I've heard in the inner cities like Baltimore, Philly, NYC and Boston sometimes do have an accent that is particular to those cities. There are also a lot of transplants in these cities from other places too and that tends to dilute the accents.

As for being chill as opposed to being career-oriented and busy, I think young people tend to be more serious these days because the competition for college is so tough and the stakes/expenses are so high. But maybe I've been noticing only a segment of the population and it's not like that everywhere on the east coast.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:22 PM
 
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Hmm.. I can't tell much difference in the accents between the suburban parts of cities on the east and west coasts. However, the young people I've heard in the inner cities like Baltimore, Philly, NYC and Boston sometimes do have an accent that is particular to those cities. There are also a lot of transplants in these cities from other places too and that tends to dilute the accents.

As for being chill as opposed to being career-oriented and busy, I think young people tend to be more serious these days because the competition for college is so tough and the stakes/expenses are so high. But maybe I've been noticing only a segment of the population and it's not like that everywhere on the east coast.

I actually agree with this.

There are kids ive met through college in Jersey that sound like theyre from Southern Cal the way they talk. Its a very neutral kind of accent IMO. Theyre from the suburbs too, obviously.
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