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Old 09-05-2014, 12:39 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Friends in VA picked on my decision to move to "Joyzee." NJ has an image problem for sure.
People who say "Joyzee" deserve slapped.

Reminds me of that awful commercial by a fast-food chain that combined a Philly cheesesteak and a hamburger together, and the cooks put on some God-awful and completely inaccurate imitation of a Philadelphia accent: "This giye wants a cheesesteak and a boyguh!"

Not everybody in the coastal Mid-Atlantic speaks like Bugs Bunny. For that matter, not everybody in the South speaks like Foghorn Leghorn, or that rural sheriff on Meet The Fockers, for that matter.
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Old 09-05-2014, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Some of us are also picked on for not choosing where we live. For example, I live in CT, which is a place that almost no one likes or cares about. But I never chose to grow up here...it just happened that way and I'm still rooted here at the age of 30. People have repeatedly made fun of me for still living here, especially on these forums. It's probably the most hated state on City-Data forums.
Yeah right. There are any number of "what's your least favorite state?" threads to sample here. I see very little CT-bashing compared to say, Florida, Texas, Arizona, New Jersey, or even California. Connecticut is hardly ever even brought up in these forums, and when it is, it's usually 50-50 positive/negative from what I've seen. Please.
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Old 09-05-2014, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Perinton, NY
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im originally from new york and went to high school in texas.

the people in new york when i left, " Good luck with those rednecks and cowboys."

the people in texas when i got there. "welcome to the best state in the country yankee, texas is awesome, did i mention how great texas is"

okay i made up that texas part, but seriously ive never seen so much state pride as they have in texas.

but in reality most of texas cities are just like any other cities.
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Old 09-06-2014, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Somewhere extremely awesome
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Lately my friends are basically making fun of me for virtually any place that I consider living in. Whether it's Philly, CT, or the Midwest, or whatever. They all have reasons such as "it's ghetto," or "it's boring," or "it's culture shock."

Have YOU ever been made fun of by others based on your desired place of choice to live in? How do you cope with this?
You should try saying you'd be interested in living in Detroit. Like the actual city.

If people understand that you mean the Downtown/Midtown area, they're often okay with that. But a lot of people will look at you like you're nuts.
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Old 09-07-2014, 01:33 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Why worry about what ignorant people say about where you choose to live? It is filled with wonderful places. North, South, East, and West. Ignorant people need to get an education on what this country is about. I am sick and tired of the stupid stereotypes of certain areas.
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:13 PM
 
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Do internet trolls or ignorants who frequently bash your state count?
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Old 09-09-2014, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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im originally from new york and went to high school in texas.

the people in new york when i left, " Good luck with those rednecks and cowboys."

the people in texas when i got there. "welcome to the best state in the country yankee, texas is awesome, did i mention how great texas is"

okay i made up that texas part, but seriously ive never seen so much state pride as they have in texas.

but in reality most of texas cities are just like any other cities.
I noticed the same thing in SC.
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