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Old 09-01-2016, 08:31 AM
 
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Many people get defensive when they hear stereotypes about their hometown or home state. Yet sometimes stereotypes are there for a reason...

Minnesota

Passive aggressiveness with social politeness: This one is largely true of native culture.
Fargo-ish accent: more prevalent in the north and rural but even newscasters in the TCs display this on occasion.

What are some of the stereotypes that, while you may hate to admit it, ring somewhat true about your area?
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Old 09-01-2016, 09:50 AM
 
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Pennsylvania stereotype: PA men are the most attractive, intelligent, witty, and well-endowed in the USA.

Reality: True. Runner up is Iowa.
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Unfortunately, none of the stereotypes about Denver/Colorado are true.

If they were, it'd be a better place.
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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People in Arizona love guns...unfortunatelythis is true.
Life in California is very laid back....unfortunately this is not true.
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:38 AM
 
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Pittsburgh: Sports-obsessed and poorly dressed
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Texas: Big, bold and proud. Love guns, trucks and country music.

Mostly true.

Other stereotype: Lots of people wear cowboy hats, work in oil rigs and oil fields.

Also quite true.

The stereotypes they don't say as much outside of Texas:

They love Doctor Pepper
They love kolaches
They love Frito Pie

Very true!
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Old 09-02-2016, 09:09 AM
 
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Pittsburgh: Sports-obsessed and poorly dressed

Verdict: False.
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Old 09-02-2016, 09:19 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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People in Arizona love guns...unfortunatelythis is true.
Life in California is very laid back....unfortunately this is not true.
No matter how much they like to think otherwise and convince themselves that it's the case, you are correct!
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Old 09-02-2016, 09:27 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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All surfers.....no

If you get away from the beach about 30 miles inland you'll think you are in Texas or AZ.
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Old 09-02-2016, 11:03 AM
 
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Washington DC. That we are nerdy/wonky
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