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Old 08-27-2014, 10:55 AM
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I can, but I don't see it being sung by the old money elitists Mass residents would want us to picture populating the state. Rather I hear the moaning of incoherent drunk redsox fans.
Do they really? The second came more quickly to my mind. They're parochial up here, too!
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:00 AM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Least prestigious: Detroit.

Within city limits, that is, not the ring of affluent suburbs that surround it.
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Can't get more southern than "bless his heart". Especially when you're being critical of him at the same time.

Neil Young actually got along well with Lynyrd Skynyrd. He played "Sweet Home Alabama" live after the band member's death in a plane crash. Neil Young's commented on his song deacades later:

I don't like my words when I listen to it. They are accusatory and condescending, not fully thought out, and too easy to misconstrue

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Hey, I like Neil Young. His "Harvest" album is one of my all time favorites, bless his heart. I own it, and I don't even skip through the anti Southern songs. I think his perspective is interesting and valid, even though it's not MY perspective.

A Southerner understands that "bless his heart" can be meant in a positive way as well.

And thanks for expounding on Young's relationship with Lynard Skynard. As a lifelong Young AND LS fan, I already knew the story, but maybe others didn't and will find it enlightening.
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Least prestigious: Detroit.

Within city limits, that is, not the ring of affluent suburbs that surround it.

So affluence always means prestigious?
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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So affluence always means prestigious?
Pretty much...unless the wealth was ill gotten. Even then, it could still mean prestige.

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noun
1.reputation or influence arising from success, achievement, rank, or other favorable attributes.

2.distinction or reputation attaching to a person or thing and thus possessing a cachet for others or for the public:
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:35 AM
 
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Least prestigious: Detroit.

Within city limits, that is, not the ring of affluent suburbs that surround it.
So Detroit is the least prestigious region? Once you hit 8mile and are in Oakland County, you're no longer in the least prestigious Region?

So then the regions are:

Northeast
South
Midwest
West
Detroit
Detroits rich ass suburbs

Just wanna be clear
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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By region...

Northeast:
Nantucket
Martha's Vineyard
Cape Cod
Yale, Princeton, etc.
Andover, Choate Rosemary Hall
Puritan/Yankee heritage
Abolitionism
New York City
Billionaires
The Met, MoMa, etc.
Microbreweries

West:
San Fran, Sausalito, Marin, Napa
Beverly Hills
Stanford, UCLA, Berkeley
College Prepatory, Harvard-Westlake
Silicon Valley
Billionaires
Hollywood
Vail, Aspen
Portland!
Getty, DeYoung, etc.
Microbreweries

Midwest:
Chicago
UChicago, UMich, Northwestern, DePaul, Grinnell, etc.
"Free" states
Germans
"Values"
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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I don't consider any region of the US more or less "prestigious." I DO consider some areas and some cities more or less PRETENTIOUS however.
Nailed it.
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Great! This means that lots of booming southern (including but not limited to Texas) metro areas are "prestigious!" I'm SO glad to find out that I live in a very prestigious state - and a very prestigious city within that state! Life is grand! I may even put on some makeup today when I go run errands later. Gotta keep up this prestigious image, right?
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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The Ivy League is in the northeast...
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