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View Poll Results: Which cities have the most braggarts? Choose up to 3
Baltimore/Washington DC 4 4.17%
San Francisco/Oakland 28 29.17%
Boston/Cambridge 13 13.54%
New York City 34 35.42%
Chicago 19 19.79%
Los Angeles 18 18.75%
Miami 7 7.29%
Houston 25 26.04%
Dallas/Fort Worth 16 16.67%
Seattle 22 22.92%
Atlanta 15 15.63%
Denver 5 5.21%
Philadelphia 20 20.83%
St. Louis 6 6.25%
Phoenix 5 5.21%
Other (Please Specify) 3 3.13%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 96. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-07-2013, 12:01 PM
 
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I just assumed that a lot of the New York boosters on here got bored, since it's not that fun to just argue again and again "You can't even be serious comparing any other city to New York". In a way they're right, but in other ways, it doesn't leave a lot of room for discussion.
I would agree, if I didn't see it amungst the everyday life in NYC as well.... There has been a real "Air let of the Balloon" deflation of hype about the city. People are not all JAY-Z Alicia Keys, "Empire State of Mind" about NYC these last couple of years. I'm talking about the General Population of NYC, Not Tourist, or the young transplants to the city. There's this "NYC, yeah I'm over it" type sentiment.

Read the NYC forum its no longer a lists of "OMG, I'm moving to NYC, where to Rent, what to do, how to Meet"....It's now filled with "The Rent's Too Damn High", "The Subway Sucks", "Get Rid of the Bums", "OMG My Apt SUCKS", "Stop and Frisk", "Wall Street is Evil", type Threads all up and down the forum.
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Atlanta. Houston.

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Old 11-07-2013, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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Says somebody from the Bay Area.

I'm born and raised in San Jose, now residing in SoCal. I don't understand this irrational hate to the southland that people in the Bay Area have.
It is not to the entire southland for most of us. We know most people that live in Thousand Oaks, Riverside, and Pasadena are fairly normal. It is those phonies in west LA/Hollywood and that whole scene with the paparazzi chasing down celebrities and all that silliness that not only we, but the rest of America looks down upon as frankly juvenile.
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:25 AM
 
Location: LBC
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It is not to the entire southland for most of us. We know most people that live in Thousand Oaks, Riverside, and Pasadena are fairly normal. It is those phonies in west LA/Hollywood and that whole scene with the paparazzi chasing down celebrities and all that silliness that not only we, but the rest of America looks down upon as frankly juvenile.
"looks down upon as frankly juvenile."

What a load. Your awareness of that nonsense is exactly what fuels it. Stop watching crap like TMZ, and stop the pretentious rationalization of your bias. Or not.
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:05 PM
 
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You all should see the Seattle thread on CD. A lot of them whine, moan, and groan about different things about the city, especially the weather. Then a lot of the times they try to talk newcomers out of moving over. Go figure.
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Old 11-08-2013, 04:32 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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A lot of people from Dallas and Texas in general are very proud of where they're from. But they don't come across as arrogant the way people from New York and Los Angeles do.

NOw Washington/Baltimore......Washington DC people are VERY arrogant and braggart as you put it, but Baltimore not so much. Those cities are very close geographically but have a very different culture and mentality. Baltimore pride is usually expressed in pride in sports. While people from the DC area have this kind of cultural elitism.
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:58 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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People from Atlanta are really pretentious, with not much to show for it. I mean, what is Atlanta made out of? Downtown, Midtown, and Bucktown. That's it. The rest is overglorified suburbia
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Finger Lakes Region, New York
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I'm the son of New Yorker and a Texan, and I'm married to a Chicagoan. My selections seemed obvious.
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:57 AM
 
Location: Hollywood Hills
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Well, i must say Los Angeles. We have great weather, diversity, all kind of food, different entertaining all the time, etc. How can we not be pretentious ?
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Shaw.
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Is this per-capita? If not, NYC and LA are #1 and #2. I'm not sure I'd put Chicago at #3, but I bet it's still up there.
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