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Old 08-27-2014, 12:07 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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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?


LOL, Kathryn, if ya got it flaunt it.
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:40 AM
 
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I think this is a valid question and that the perception of certain areas is that they are more prestigious than others. Education and wealth are probably the 2 aspects most considered. This idea of prestige goes hand in hand with stereotypes, making the whole concept of the thread almost pointless, but Bajan is correct - generally, certain regions are seen as "better" than others based on certain characteristics. There is no denying this - I can't believe some are denying this.
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:51 AM
 
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I don't think anyone is denying the perception of that. Perceptions and stereotypes like that have always existed, and if stereotypes were an empire City-Data would be Rome. I think the problem comes in when people use those perception to give notion that the people who live in other regions are tantamount to second class citizens. Writing off the inherent good of places they consider sub-par, and often never experiencing those places personally.


The frustration comes when the OP who resides in one of these perceived lofty regions, posts a thread like this with a leading question knowing full well what the overwhelming answer is going to be anyway. Why bother, why do you need validated what you already know?
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:20 PM
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The Northeast:

20% of the US's GDP
70 million people
Home to 162 companies of the Fortune 500
Home to the eight Ivy League universities
13 states and DC

The Northeast is the most prestigious regions in the US.
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:25 PM
 
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[quote=muppethammer26;36288442]The Northeast:

20% of the US's GDP
70 million people
Home to 162 companies of the Fortune 500
Home to the eight Ivy League universities
13 states and DC

The Northeast is the most prestigious regions in the US.[/quote]




LOL!!!! Only in the minds of some people that live there. They are a legends in their own minds.
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:30 PM
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The Northeast:

20% of the US's GDP
70 million people
Home to 162 companies of the Fortune 500
Home to the eight Ivy League universities
13 states and DC

The Northeast is the most prestigious regions in the US.[/quote]




LOL!!!! Only in the minds of some people that live there. They are a legends in their own minds.
The Northeast is also home to 7 of the top 10 richest states.
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:43 PM
 
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The Northeast is also home to 7 of the top 10 richest states.



And???? Am I supposed to be impressed??
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:47 PM
 
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And???? Am I supposed to be impressed??


Yes Scotty, you a clearly supposed to be impressed. Did you also know that in 7 out of 10 states in the north east human waste smells like roses, and it costs more. The prestige!!!!!!
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:53 PM
 
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Yes Scotty, you a clearly supposed to be impressed. Did you also know that in 7 out of 10 states in the north east human waste smells like roses, and it costs more. The prestige!!!!!!



LMAO!!
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:10 PM
 
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So you think there's no perception difference between Massachusetts and Alabama?
I've never heard of a politician on the national scene referred to as an "Alabama elitist."
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