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Old 02-25-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:55 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Yeah but back in those days EVERYBODY had the accent. You come through the Bronx now, people dont even speak english. I gurantee you that you will not hear ONE person with that accent in the Bronx.

Most of the old-timers still have the accent.

For that classic NY accent you have to go to Staten Island.
Go to Liebman's Deli in Riverdale, you'll hear that accent.
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:59 PM
 
Location: NYC
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The northeast is an overcrowded, crime ridden, left-wing radical, intolerant, dump. No one who has lived anywhere else would ever want to live there.
Um, Milwaukee had a socialist mayor in office while the rest of the U.S. was re-electing Eisenhower. Do you not even know your own history?
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:28 PM
 
Location: moving again
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The northeast is an overcrowded, crime ridden, left-wing radical, intolerant, dump. No one who has lived anywhere else would ever want to live there.
MMM! What's that smell? Is that Jealousy coming from the kitchen?
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:09 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I'll be more "reserved" in this posting....I think the Northeast is overrated and a lot of the posts here reek of snobbery and elitism. "Standard American English" actually comes from the Midwest, not the "twalking" about "cwoffe" in Lwong Island or Bahston. Watch that movie the Departed, that accent is just so weird and annoying and Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg's accents are said to be authentic since they are natives.

I'd probably say there's more "authentic Chinese food" in California. There is authentic Italian food everywhere. But here, authentic Mexican food is Chipotle's....kinda sad right? I prefer the Western string of cities better. LA and San Diego close to one another. Las Vegas not too far from LA, and also places like Scottsdale, Sedona, Palm Springs within a reasonable distance. All of these places are a lot more beautiful than Baltimore, Newark or Philadelphia. Personally I don't like the old brick architecture of Boston, Philly, and Baltimore, especially row houses.

That looks depressing for me. I either want a legimitately classy, historical, gracious feel like Charleston and Savannah or New Orleans, or give me flashy modern architecture like Houston and Miami. Also the weather is miserable half the year with gray winters. I prefer the warmer weather of the Sunbelt areas. And yes, people here are intolerant when it comes to their views toward the average middle class middle American person. Yes, they're tolerant if you're gay, if your an illegal Mexican alien, if your some "artist" who wears chains and dyes your hair green.

But see how some people react and judge you when you have a Support the Troops bumper sticker, claim to love Red Lobster and Applebees, listen to country music, go to church, or vote Republican.
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:23 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I'll be more "reserved" in this posting....I think the Northeast is overrated and a lot of the posts here reek of snobbery and elitism. "Standard American English" actually comes from the Midwest, not the "twalking" about "cwoffe" in Lwong Island or Bahston. Watch that movie the Departed, that accent is just so weird and annoying and Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg's accents are said to be authentic since they are natives.

I'd probably say there's more "authentic Chinese food" in California. There is authentic Italian food everywhere. But here, authentic Mexican food is Chipotle's....kinda sad right? I prefer the Western string of cities better. LA and San Diego close to one another. Las Vegas not too far from LA, and also places like Scottsdale, Sedona, Palm Springs within a reasonable distance. All of these places are a lot more beautiful than Baltimore, Newark or Philadelphia. Personally I don't like the old brick architecture of Boston, Philly, and Baltimore, especially row houses.

That looks depressing for me. I either want a legimitately classy, historical, gracious feel like Charleston and Savannah or New Orleans, or give me flashy modern architecture like Houston and Miami. Also the weather is miserable half the year with gray winters. I prefer the warmer weather of the Sunbelt areas. And yes, people here are intolerant when it comes to their views toward the average middle class middle American person. Yes, they're tolerant if you're gay, if your an illegal Mexican alien, if your some "artist" who wears chains and dyes your hair green.

But see how some people react and judge you when you have a Support the Troops bumper sticker, claim to love Red Lobster and Applebees, listen to country music, go to church, or vote Republican.

Why am I so surprised? Yet another negative post about the Northeast from you. Grow up and learn to appreciate the different regions of America.
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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The northeast is an overcrowded, crime ridden, left-wing radical, intolerant, dump. No one who has lived anywhere else would ever want to live there.
Been to Pennsylvania lately? Scranton thought it was being "progressive" by enacting a renegade public smoking ban before the rest of the state finally got around to it. The end result? Public backlash from these so-called "left-wing radicals" led to a major boycott of city eateries in favor of suburban ones, and the outcry eventually led to the ban's reversal (to my disbelief). Scranton is now leading a statewide effort to ban trans-fats, and that is likewise hitting a brick wall (from what I've heard).

If being a "left-wing radical" implies being forward-thinking, then please bring some of them here! It is VERY likely that voters will approve a proposed state amendment to permanently ban same-sex marriages and civil unions in 2009, much to my dismay. As a gay person I've also faced plenty of prejudice, intolerance, etc. here in Pennsylvania; I suppose we're like the red-headed stepchild of the Northeast. For as much as I love this state, the social climate leaves MUCH to be desired (outside of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh of course, which tend to be more tolerant and open-minded).
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Default Natural Beauty of the Northeast

For the naysayers' consideration, here are some photos from my area of Pennsylvania to disprove your negative claims:

















I have thousands more at my disposal if you're not convinced that the Northeast is indeed a lovely place!
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL; Upstate NY native
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The Northeast (New England + Mid Atlantic) is the best region in the country. You have many large prominent cities like Boston, Philadelphia, NYC, Washington, Baltimore etc and they are all driving distance from each other. There is always something to do and you never get bored. While it's expensive ALOT of money can be made there. The 4 seasons are great. The buildings and tenements are great. You have that gritty urban feel that you cant get anywhere else. You get to meet ALOT of people. The public transportation is amazing. In NYC you have to most diverse city in the country. Head to the Bronx you can eat Dominican food, go to Brooklyn you have great Italian pastries head on to Queens and enjoy the Asian specialties.

Also you can understand people when they talk.
I agree except about the accent part.

Just like in all regions of the country, people in the lower and working class northeast tend to speak in thicker dialects and use incorrect grammar. Working class New Yorkers have a thicker accent and are more laxed in speaking correctly. My blue-collar family members in Rochester, NY speak very nasally and tend to drop the "g" at the end of words like coming (comin'), going (goin'), etc. and tend to say things like "Where you been at?" or "I seen the accident."
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:25 PM
 
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I agree except about the accent part.

Just like in all regions of the country, people in the lower and working class northeast tend to speak in thicker dialects and use incorrect grammar. Working class New Yorkers have a thicker accent and are more laxed in speaking correctly. My blue-collar family members in Rochester, NY speak very nasally and tend to drop the "g" at the end of words like coming (comin'), going (goin'), etc. and tend to say things like "Where you been at?" or "I seen the accident."
Yeah, I come from a New Jersey working-class family, and I'm the first college-graduate, university graduate, musical artist, and "white-collar" worker in my line of the family. Now, I still have traces of the NJ accent, and I speak mainly like my dad. I have eliminated most of the roughness of the accent, traded poor grammar for proper grammar, poor vocabulary for decent vocabulary (I like to think I'm a better speaker than most of my friends, at the least). I don't have the NJ pronunciation like my parents (saying "d-aw-g" instead of "dog). Basically, I'm trying to set the new standard in my family of having a smidge more class. One poster mentioned before about how Northeasterners are wittier, and I think that's true. I can appreciate a good Cusack movie and laugh at many a tounge-in-cheek joke. I can't even picture a Texan watching "The Big Lebowski" and not getting offended.

When I'm in the small-town South (visiting or working or whatever reason), all I have to do is open my mouth and speak a vowel or two, and people know I'm not from around that area.

Anyway...

Although I want to be a bit more different from my parents, I still have many Northeastern traits (Outspoken and brash) and like to utilize them in my everyday experiences. My dad is a real cut-and-dry guy; I appreciate this and recognize the similar qualities within myself. He'll say something like "Bull****, you were 100 percent right and they're 100 percent wrong." My family is very polite, but a bit more aggressive and "on one side of the fence" than the average Southerener.
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