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View Poll Results: What cities do you think are the rudest?
NYC 67 35.26%
Boston 56 29.47%
Philly 37 19.47%
DC 31 16.32%
Atlanta 25 13.16%
Miami 44 23.16%
Chicago 22 11.58%
St. Louis 7 3.68%
Detroit 22 11.58%
Cleveland 9 4.74%
Houston 17 8.95%
Dallas 18 9.47%
OKC 6 3.16%
Omaha 6 3.16%
Austin 11 5.79%
Albuquerque 9 4.74%
Denver 8 4.21%
Seattle 9 4.74%
Portland 11 5.79%
Sacramento 6 3.16%
San Francisco 19 10.00%
San Jose 10 5.26%
Los Angeles 43 22.63%
San Diego 10 5.26%
Phoenix 17 8.95%
Las Veags 19 10.00%
Pittsburgh 12 6.32%
Honolulu 4 2.11%
Tampa 16 8.42%
Milwaukee 9 4.74%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 190. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 02-24-2008, 12:42 AM
 
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What cities do you think are the rudest?

 
Old 02-25-2008, 09:06 AM
 
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This is "city"-data, so they all have rude people. Unless there are under 50,000 people (and this is even rare at that) it has the rudest people in the country by default. Read some of the boards. I voted all, but in satire.

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Old 02-25-2008, 09:22 AM
 
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Read some of the broads.
Isn't that illegal except in Nevada?
 
Old 02-25-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Philadelphia. "Philos" Greek for beloved or friend or friendly love; "adelphos" Greek for brother, thus Philadelphia = "loving brother" or the city of "brotherly love." Unfortunately this is a total misnomer. But, maybe I say this because I'm from Pittsburgh.

Not to offend anyone, I really do love (storge, not eros, philos or agape) Philadelphia, but man yins guys got some rude people.
 
Old 02-25-2008, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Philadelphia. "Philos" Greek for beloved or friend or friendly love; "adelphos" Greek for brother, thus Philadelphia = "loving brother" or the city of "brotherly love." Unfortunately this is a total misnomer. But, maybe I say this because I'm from Pittsburgh.

Not to offend anyone, I really do love (storge, not eros, philos or agape) Philadelphia, but man yins guys got some rude people.
YO! I nominate Pittsburgh.

(Just kidding. Pittsburgh is way, way too provincial, but it isn't a rude city.)
 
Old 02-25-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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You left off one I'd have voted for - Charlotte.

I voted for Detroit first. Let's face it, everyone's losing their jobs up there. Doesn't exactly make you Susie Sunshine. Boston was second because everyone I've known from there while they CAN be nice, are so far into the "brutally honest" zone most of the time it crosses over into "rude" a lot.

Charlotte I spent some time in due to work, and I'd vote it 3rd, which at first would surprise some people I'm sure. But while on the outside and during the "in your face" circumstances, people from Charlotte are generally very nice to you, after working there a while I saw "their dark side". A lot of negative judgement comments by locals there when they get relaxed and feel they know you - against blacks, gays, jews, etc. Then one of those people would walk in and they'd smile and do the, "How are yuuuu darlin'??" bit, then say something very nasty about them once they left the room. So, yeah, rude.

I wouldn't agree with the votes about New York. Spent time there and found the people to be QUICKER than others in both movement and when talking. In other words, unlike here (Atlanta) they don't spend tons of time embellishing a sentence with tons of extra "stuff" - they quickly say what needs to be said, and move on. That's not really "rude"... just not "fluffy". lol
 
Old 02-25-2008, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I was surprised Midland, TX was very rude. But maybe it's because they aren't used to anything else out there. You have to want to stop there and I won't make that mistake again.
By contrast, I found NYC to be a lot more friendly than I thought it would be, and yes, very straight to the point in their dialogue.
 
Old 02-25-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Definitely New York City, then Washington, D.C. and Boston.

About NY, its not actually the city itself, but people from Long Island and Westchester and NJ and Connecticut that are the worst. Its because a lot of people in Manhattan moved there from elsewhere in the country and the surrounding suburbs are the true snotty New YOrkers/Northeasterners.
 
Old 02-25-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Definitely New York City, then Washington, D.C. and Boston.
My own experience with DC was quite different...I found them friendly...maybe just an anomaly?
 
Old 02-25-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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My own experience with DC was quite different...I found them friendly...maybe just an anomaly?
I live in the suburbs of DC, not the city itself. The suburbs are overrun with people who moved here from New York and New Jersey.....
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