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Old 08-25-2016, 07:26 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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A few examples of boosterism claims made by lots of places:

-We're family friendly (what exactly does that mean?).
-We have the highest quality of life anywhere. (again, what exactly does that mean, and who determines and agrees on what's the "highest" quality of life.
-We have the most generous, friendliest people you can find anywhere. (How is that measured, who decides this, how can this be quantified, etc.)?
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Old 08-26-2016, 04:14 AM
 
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Bad stereotypes for my city/state are wrong, good stereotypes for my city/state are right.

Bad stereotypes for your city/state are right, good stereotypes for your city/state are wrong.
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Old 08-26-2016, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
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"Increasing violence is due to those Chicago gangs moving in"

**provides no evidence
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Old 08-26-2016, 11:21 AM
 
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"Tennessee cannot make that claim as Nashville and Memphis are somewhat progressive."

Sorry to go off topic but here's my little rant. A community can have high church attendance and still be progressive. Think about it: Jesus was probably to the left of Bernie Sanders on a lot of issues. A lot of mainstream churches have open and affirming policies.

I'm wondering about the Memphis comment. Chattanooga and Knoxville are more progressive in the sense of solar and sustainability issues. Chattanooga has lightning fast internet, Knoxville had early anti LGBT discrimination laws.

I don't mind Tennessee being called the buckle of the bible belt. One of Nashville's main industries is Bible and religious publishing. Just wanted to address the attitude that people that attend church can't be progressive.
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Old 08-26-2016, 11:35 AM
 
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"Amazing food"

"Hipster food scene"- the standard for what constitutes "hipster" seems to be anything done by a 20 something nowadays

"vibrant museum scene"- as someone who grew up in DC I find this especially laughable. When you have ONE museum with maybe 3 paintings by major (as in widely known) artists that charges $25 to get in... please. Stop kidding yourself.
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Old 08-26-2016, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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"Hipster food scene"- the standard for what constitutes "hipster" seems to be anything done by a 20 something nowadays
especially their expensive tasting portions on irregular shaped white plates. We should all be impressed and in awe.
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Old 08-26-2016, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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If you don't like the weather in _______ wait 5 minutes.
From the Great State of __________
________ has the best fans in (enter sport)
Yep heard this EVERYWHERE. It's called a cold front people.
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Old 08-26-2016, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Yep heard this EVERYWHERE. It's called a cold front people.
Actually that came from Will Rogers who said it about Oklahoma.
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Old 08-26-2016, 07:37 PM
 
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I get tired of every single tourist or real-estate brochure using the word "nestled"...... As in "Our cute bed and breakfast is charmingly nestled between a pawn-shop and a bail-bondsman".

It's almost as bad as the nauseatingly over-used words "Awesome" and "Nice".

Maryland is called "America in Miniature" because it contains some of every topograhy - but so what? The same thing could said of nearly every other U.S. state (except I suppose for the few states that have generally flat terrain such as FL, LA, MS, RI, DE).

I also agree with the comment above, about "worst drivers" and "changeable weather" being applied to many different places.

This article addresses the term "Bible Belt" - including several places that are labeled the "Buckle" of the Bible Belt - and also several overseas Bible Belts
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible_Belt

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Old 08-26-2016, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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Miami area people do not defend their city because everyone is from somewhere else.
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