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Old 05-06-2015, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Continuing from where I left off.

North Dakota: Fargo.

Ohio: Everything Americana, state fairs, the Buckeyes, OSU, interesting terrain in the state's northeast, the 3 Big C's (Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati), Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron, industrial grit in Akron, Youngstown, older bucolic suburbs, Lower Midwestern/Appalachian/Northeastern culture, major political battleground state, decently diverse.

Oklahoma: OKC Thunder, OKC, tornadoes, rivalry with Texas, no basements, tornadoes.

Oregon: Portland, granola, Hippy, giant pumpkins, wineries, Mt. Hood, temperate rainforests on one side and desert on the other.

Pennsylvania: Hershey's Park, Gettysburg, KOP Mall, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, diverse with a large number of Italians, Puerto Ricans, Blacks, Amish, Irish, Germans, Jews, and Eastern Europeans, Quaker heritage, Ben Franklin, Harrisburg, rolling green hills, townships, South Central, Mister Rogers, covered bridges, steel truss bridges, cargo trains, the Delaware Valley, Philly's Main Line suburbs, anti-Philadelphia sentiment throughout the state's interior, trolleys, water ice or wooder ice, crazy-sounding dialects, scrapple, quintessential old school Northeastern state.

Rhode Island: Providence, seafaring culture, Brown University, Italians and Portugese, Family Guy

South Carolina: Charleston, charming accents and bizarre dialects, Gullah/Geechee, Florence (my family's ancestral slave origins), awesome food, aristocratic yet country at the same time, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, intrinsic coastline, shrimp & grits, mangrove swamps, Upstate, stately plantation mansions, Fort Sumter, the Marine Corps, beautiful women, crazy state laws, the infamous "Appalachian Trail" former governor, very culturally English.

South Dakota: Mt. Rushmore, Black Hills.

Tennessee: Elvis Presley, Nashville, Country music.

Texas: Diverse landscape with an even more diverse population, Tex-Mex, rodeos, cowboys, home to two of the top 10 largest cities in the nation, Gulf Coast beaches, state nationalism, interesting accents and twangs, beef, top quality steaks, SXSW, Keep Austin Weird, San Antonio, ranch cattle, stubborn egos, big-hearted people, massive tractor-trailers with customized horns dominating the highways, modded street car culture, Chopped-N-Screwed music, wacko governor, Waco, Rio Grande River, Big Bend National Park, Mexican culture.

Utah: Salt Lake City, Mormons, skiing, Zion National Park.

Vermont: Green Mountains, Hippy, bohemian, granola.

Virginia: Northern Virginia, Richmond, Hampton Roads, Norfolk Naval Base, highly regarded colleges/universities, Blue Ridge Parkway, Jamestown, great seafood, one of the best wine countries on the East Coast, Mid-Atlantic/Upper Southern/Appalachian culture, Colonial Williamsburg, Massanutten Resort, Charlottesville, strong diversity of dialects, religions, and ethnicity, the Pentagon, defense contractors, the "Mother of States and Presidents", proximity to DC, expansive coastline, hesitant drivers, Confederate past.

Washington: Seattle, Tacoma, lush evergreen rainforests, cloudy, light rain, the Puget Sound, clean air.

West Virginia: Morgantown, Harper's Ferry, Charlestown, mill towns, crazy mix of Appalachian/Upper Southern/Mid-Atlantic/Lower Midwestern cultures, Rockabilly music, blue collar and very poor.

Wisconsin: Green Bay Packers, cheese, Madison, Milwaukee, mittens lol.

Wyoming: Yellowstone, Dick Cheney.
Well done kid... bravo bravo bravo!!!! That was pretty good man
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Very impressed by your immense knowledge of cultural references for every state--even if you've never been personally! Well done!
Thanks Dude
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:25 PM
 
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The USA--big, beautiful, wonderful, magnificent, the real hope of the world.
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Old 09-01-2015, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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Alabama: hicks
Alaska: polar bears
Arizona: cactus
Arkansas: Walmart
California: the beach
Colorado: ski resorts
Connecticut: white picket fences
Delaware: marsh
Florida: palm trees
Georgia: peaches
Hawaii: beach and mountains
Idaho: lakes
Illinois: chicago
Indiana: chain restaurants
Iowa: corn
Kansas: corn
Kentucky: Horses
Louisiana: Swamps
Maine: lobster
Maryland: Chesapeake bay
Massachusetts: Boston
Michigan: Detroit
Minnesota: lakes and snow
Mississippi: racism
Missouri: st. Louis
Montana: bears
Nebraska: corn
Nevada: the strip
New Hampshire: hicks
New Jersey: trash lol sorry
New Mexico: Native Americans
New York: the big apple
North Carolina: beaches
North Dakota: nothing
Ohio: green
Oregon: granola
Oklahmoa: Native Americans
Pennsylvania: quakers
Rhode Island: small
South Carolina: Charleston
South Dakota: mountain with faces on it lol
Tennessee: country music
Texas: rednecks
Utah: mormons
Vermont: maple syrup
Virginia: beautiful forests
Washington: seattle
West Virginia:hicks without teeth
Wisconsin: cheese
Wyoming: cowboys
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Old 09-01-2015, 04:55 PM
 
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Alabama: hicks
Alaska: polar bears
Arizona: cactus
Arkansas: Walmart
California: the beach
Colorado: ski resorts
Connecticut: white picket fences
Delaware: marsh
Florida: palm trees
Georgia: peaches
Hawaii: beach and mountains
Idaho: lakes
Illinois: chicago
Indiana: chain restaurants
Iowa: corn
Kansas: corn
Kentucky: Horses
Louisiana: Swamps
Maine: lobster
Maryland: Chesapeake bay
Massachusetts: Boston
Michigan: Detroit
Minnesota: lakes and snow
Mississippi: racism
Missouri: st. Louis
Montana: bears
Nebraska: corn
Nevada: the strip
New Hampshire: hicks
New Jersey: trash lol sorry
New Mexico: Native Americans
New York: the big apple
North Carolina: beaches
North Dakota: nothing
Ohio: green
Oregon: granola
Oklahmoa: Native Americans
Pennsylvania: quakers
Rhode Island: small
South Carolina: Charleston
South Dakota: mountain with faces on it lol
Tennessee: country music
Texas: rednecks
Utah: mormons
Vermont: maple syrup
Virginia: beautiful forests
Washington: seattle
West Virginia:hicks without teeth
Wisconsin: cheese
Wyoming: cowboys
You could use "wheat" for both Kansas and North Dakota, it being the major crop in both states..
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Old 09-01-2015, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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You could use "wheat" for both Kansas and North Dakota, it being the major crop in both states..
Didn't even think of that. Guess that's how much they are off my radar.
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Old 09-01-2015, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Why is Connecticut pronounced as "Co-ne-ti-cut" and not Connect-i-cut?
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:14 AM
 
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Alabama: hicks

New Hampshire: hicks

Wyoming: cowboys
Interesting, have you ever been to NH?
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Old 09-05-2015, 05:09 PM
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Alabama: Sweet Home Alabama
Alaska: Wide-open, unspoiled wilderness
Arizona: Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Sonora, resorts, scorching in the day, cools off at night, Phoenix crime, Havasu Balloon Festival
Arkansas: Toothbrushes (or lack thereof), Bill Clinton, Central High School, low education, First season of The Simple Life
California: Hollywood, fame, earthquakes, Hispanics, surfing, technology, Los Angeles/San Francisco, Napa Valley, wine

Colorado: America's go-to mountain getaway state, DIA
Connecticut: Wealthy families, corporate headquarters
Delaware: The first state, extremely small
Florida: Beaches, Disney World, swamps, alligators, flamingos, Miami nightlife, Cuban influence, retired folks
Georgia: Peaches, ATL, Buckhead, pine trees, Hartsfield Jackson, increasingly popular filming location

Hawaii: Lush volcanic islands, Hawaiian people/culture, Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, Chinaman's Hat, Fifty First Dates, filming location for Jurassic Park, Four Seasons/Ritz-Carlton Maui rivalry, orchids, ukulele, rainbows, IZ
Idaho: Boise State, Boise State's blue football field, potatoes
Illinois: Chicago, Chicago's skyline, President Lincoln, deep dish pizza, Home Alone, O'Hare, Ferris Bueller, Farnsworth House, Frank Lloyd Wright
Indiana: Indianapolis 500, Purdue, the state you drive through to get to Nashville from Chicago
Iowa: Elections, cold winters, further north than you think it is

Kansas: Family, beautiful Flint Hills, Kansas State's limestone campus, Kansas City, Dust Bowl (SW Kansas), Country Club Plaza (even though it's in MO), Dorothy and Toto
Kentucky: Horses, Kentucky Derby, big hats, an upscale Tennessee, Fort Knox, UPS
Louisiana: culture!, swamps, ghosts, Mardi Gras, plantation home tours, beignets, shrimp, Tobasco sauce, Bananas Foster
Maine: Lobster, the Kennedy family, northeastern-most state, beach getaway for northern Boston-area residents
Maryland: Baltimore, oysters, fishing, Mary-land, riots (unfortunately)

Massachusetts: Universities, clam chowda, pawkin lots, baseball, history, fishing villages, witches, Logan's proximity is to downtown, New England's liberal state, ZOOM television show
Michigan: Detroit, Jackson-5, Diana Ross, The Supremes, automobiles, urban decay, football
Minnesota: Twin Cities, lakes, frigid winters, Target, Prince, where Tiny Tim died
Mississippi: State with multiple double letters, spelling jump-rope game, Mississippi River
Missouri: St. Louis, Gateway Arch, railroads, Lewis and Clark expedition, East St. Louis (even though it's in IL), baseball

Montana: Elk, wildlife, Battle of Little Bighorn, Blackfeet tribe, Crow tribe, bigger state than you think
Nebraska: Corn, wrestling, University of Nebraska, Warren Buffet, Omaha Steaks
Nevada: Vegas, casinos, Hoover Dam, Area 51, desert
New Hampshire: Liberty or Die, New England's conservative state, Old Man of the Mountain, "New-town in England"
New Jersey: Corporate offices, industry, the "garden" state, Princeton, Newark Liberty, casinos, Italians, accents, the state you drive through to get from Philadelphia to New York City

New Mexico: Democratic, aliens, artists, arid desert, Carlsbad Canyon, poverty, skiing
New York: NYC, skyscrapers, immigration, Liberty Enlightening the World, where the Titanic was supposed to dock, mountains, education
North Carolina: Tarhills, Charlotte, Biltmore Estate, furniture
North Dakota: Buffalo, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Fargo, unusual state capital building
Ohio: Elections, Cedar Point, close to many major cities, Ohio State, state with three large cities which start with "C", Cincinnati's airport being in KY

Oklahoma: Native Americans, red dirt, oil, Devon Tower, redneck, fried everything, Oklahoma the musical, tornados, Reba, Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Brad Pitt
Oregon: Oregon Ducks, dismal, pine trees, hipsters, Oregon Trail, Oregon Trail video game, Little People Big World /eyeroll/
Pennsylvania: Ben Franklin, traded for a turtle, Philly Cheesesteak, Declaration of Independence, Liberty Bell, North Church, steel
Rhode Island: Smallest state, Quahog, Breakers Mansion, lighthouses
South Carolina: Beachgrass, sand fences, Charleston, Fort Sumpter, Civil War, Old South, tobacco plantations, oak/palm trees, Egrets

South Dakota: Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Black Hills
Tennessee: Country Music, Nashville, BBQ, Graceland, Blues, increasing Hollywood presence, guitars, FedEx, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, moonshine
Texas: Cowboys, Dallas the TV show, the Wild West, The Metroplex, Texas Annexation, the Rio Grand, the Panhandle, rattlesnakes, Hank the Cowdog, everything's bigger, largest state in the lower 48, huge GDP, six flags that once flew over Texas, Tex-Mex, the Alamo, bluebonnets, Dallas' skyline, University of Texas
Utah: Mormon Church, Mormon Choir, Salt Flats, Promontory Summit, Park City/Sundance Film Festival, SLC's tall airport tower, how the airport is located next to a wasteland
Vermont: Maple syrup, Ben & Jerry's, strange capital name, Vermont - in the shape of a V (when distinguishing from New Hampshire)

Virginia: Politics, colonialism, Jamestown, Monticello, Mt. Vernon, Montepelier, Williamsburg, Dulles/Reagan, war, plantations, "East Virginia"
Washington: Rain, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Saint Helens, Seattle Space Needle, apples, Bill Gates, Amazon, Boeing
West Virginia: Appalachia, backwoods, moonshine, bluegrass, rocking chairs, New River Gorge Bridge, The Wrong Turn, the other Charleston, poverty, coal mining, The Last Mountain documentary
Wisconsin: Dairy, frigid winters, beer, Green Bay Packers, Harley Davidson, the Badgers, ice fishing, Chippewa Falls (Jack Dawson's hometown)
Wyoming: Buffalo, elk, mustangs, Yellowstone, Native American tribes
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Old 09-05-2015, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Alabama: Sweet Home Alabama
Alaska: Wide-open, unspoiled wilderness
Arizona: Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Sonora, resorts, scorching in the day, cools off at night, Phoenix crime, Havasu Balloon Festival
Arkansas: Toothbrushes (or lack thereof), Bill Clinton, Central High School, low education, First season of The Simple Life
California: Hollywood, fame, earthquakes, Hispanics, surfing, technology, Los Angeles/San Francisco, Napa Valley, wine

Colorado: America's go-to mountain getaway state, DIA
Connecticut: Wealthy families, corporate headquarters
Delaware: The first state, extremely small
Florida: Beaches, Disney World, swamps, alligators, flamingos, Miami nightlife, Cuban influence, retired folks
Georgia: Peaches, ATL, Buckhead, pine trees, Hartsfield Jackson, increasingly popular filming location

Hawaii: Lush volcanic islands, Hawaiian people/culture, Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, Chinaman's Hat, Fifty First Dates, filming location for Jurassic Park, Four Seasons/Ritz-Carlton Maui rivalry, orchids, ukulele, rainbows, IZ
Idaho: Boise State, Boise State's blue football field, potatoes
Illinois: Chicago, Chicago's skyline, President Lincoln, deep dish pizza, Home Alone, O'Hare, Ferris Bueller, Farnsworth House, Frank Lloyd Wright
Indiana: Indianapolis 500, Purdue, the state you drive through to get to Nashville from Chicago
Iowa: Elections, cold winters, further north than you think it is

Kansas: Family, beautiful Flint Hills, Kansas State's limestone campus, Kansas City, Dust Bowl (SW Kansas), Country Club Plaza (even though it's in MO), Dorothy and Toto
Kentucky: Horses, Kentucky Derby, big hats, an upscale Tennessee, Fort Knox, UPS
Louisiana: culture!, swamps, ghosts, Mardi Gras, plantation home tours, beignets, shrimp, Tobasco sauce, Bananas Foster
Maine: Lobster, the Kennedy family, northeastern-most state, beach getaway for northern Boston-area residents
Maryland: Baltimore, oysters, fishing, Mary-land, riots (unfortunately)

Massachusetts: Universities, clam chowda, pawkin lots, baseball, history, fishing villages, witches, Logan's proximity is to downtown, New England's liberal state, ZOOM television show
Michigan: Detroit, Jackson-5, Diana Ross, The Supremes, automobiles, urban decay, football
Minnesota: Twin Cities, lakes, frigid winters, Target, Prince, where Tiny Tim died
Mississippi: State with multiple double letters, spelling jump-rope game, Mississippi River
Missouri: St. Louis, Gateway Arch, railroads, Lewis and Clark expedition, East St. Louis (even though it's in IL), baseball

Montana: Elk, wildlife, Battle of Little Bighorn, Blackfeet tribe, Crow tribe, bigger state than you think
Nebraska: Corn, wrestling, University of Nebraska, Warren Buffet, Omaha Steaks
Nevada: Vegas, casinos, Hoover Dam, Area 51, desert
New Hampshire: Liberty or Die, New England's conservative state, Old Man of the Mountain, "New-town in England"
New Jersey: Corporate offices, industry, the "garden" state, Princeton, Newark Liberty, casinos, Italians, accents, the state you drive through to get from Philadelphia to New York City

New Mexico: Democratic, aliens, artists, arid desert, Carlsbad Canyon, poverty, skiing
New York: NYC, skyscrapers, immigration, Liberty Enlightening the World, where the Titanic was supposed to dock, mountains, education
North Carolina: Tarhills, Charlotte, Biltmore Estate, furniture
North Dakota: Buffalo, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Fargo, unusual state capital building
Ohio: Elections, Cedar Point, close to many major cities, Ohio State, state with three large cities which start with "C", Cincinnati's airport being in KY

Oklahoma: Native Americans, red dirt, oil, Devon Tower, redneck, fried everything, Oklahoma the musical, tornados, Reba, Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Brad Pitt
Oregon: Oregon Ducks, dismal, pine trees, hipsters, Oregon Trail, Oregon Trail video game, Little People Big World /eyeroll/
Pennsylvania: Ben Franklin, traded for a turtle, Philly Cheesesteak, Declaration of Independence, Liberty Bell, North Church, steel
Rhode Island: Smallest state, Quahog, Breakers Mansion, lighthouses
South Carolina: Beachgrass, sand fences, Charleston, Fort Sumpter, Civil War, Old South, tobacco plantations, oak/palm trees, Egrets

South Dakota: Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Black Hills
Tennessee: Country Music, Nashville, BBQ, Graceland, Blues, increasing Hollywood presence, guitars, FedEx, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, moonshine
Texas: Cowboys, Dallas the TV show, the Wild West, The Metroplex, Texas Annexation, the Rio Grand, the Panhandle, rattlesnakes, Hank the Cowdog, everything's bigger, largest state in the lower 48, huge GDP, six flags that once flew over Texas, Tex-Mex, the Alamo, bluebonnets, Dallas' skyline, University of Texas
Utah: Mormon Church, Mormon Choir, Salt Flats, Promontory Summit, Park City/Sundance Film Festival, SLC's tall airport tower, how the airport is located next to a wasteland
Vermont: Maple syrup, Ben & Jerry's, strange capital name, Vermont - in the shape of a V (when distinguishing from New Hampshire)

Virginia: Politics, colonialism, Jamestown, Monticello, Mt. Vernon, Montepelier, Williamsburg, Dulles/Reagan, war, plantations, "East Virginia"
Washington: Rain, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Saint Helens, Seattle Space Needle, apples, Bill Gates, Amazon, Boeing
West Virginia: Appalachia, backwoods, moonshine, bluegrass, rocking chairs, New River Gorge Bridge, The Wrong Turn, the other Charleston, poverty, coal mining, The Last Mountain documentary
Wisconsin: Dairy, frigid winters, beer, Green Bay Packers, Harley Davidson, the Badgers, ice fishing, Chippewa Falls (Jack Dawson's hometown)
Wyoming: Buffalo, elk, mustangs, Yellowstone, Native American tribes
Pretty acurate, though its "Carlsbad Caverns" not "Carlsbad Canyon" lol
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