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Old 01-17-2018, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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As we all know a lot of people from other cities and states are moving to other parts of the country. I know a lot of you may heard, "Why did you move here?" or "It must've been bad where you use to live that's why you moved here." Is it a negative for cities to have a strong local culture? Is better to have a lot transplants to occupy a city? Do expats speak louder for cities than longtime residents?
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:55 PM
 
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I actually prefer cities with a strong local culture. I am from NY, currently living in Raleigh, NC. Everyone knows NY has great culture but Raleigh doesn't seem to have its own culture. Probably due to all of the transplants and the fact that it's a "newer" city. I miss the small New England and upstate NY towns that had a very strong sense of community and local culture.

I'm not sure what you mean by expats speaking louder.
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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Is better to have a lot transplants to occupy a city??
Transplants ruined my town.
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Transplants ruined my town.
Why do you feel that way?
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Old 01-18-2018, 02:37 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Expats in the USA that came from third world countries speak loudly because third world cities are very noisy places, and you have to speak loudly to have a conversation in the streets. Expats from the USA now living in the third world have to learn to talk loud there, for the same reason.
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Old 01-18-2018, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Expats in the USA that came from third world countries speak loudly because third world cities are very noisy places, and you have to speak loudly to have a conversation in the streets. Expats from the USA now living in the third world have to learn to talk loud there, for the same reason.

I don't think you understood what is meant by "speak loudly" in this context lol.
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Old 01-18-2018, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I agree with Mr Jones, I like my cities to have more a local/native population. Not to the point of uber provincialism but where there's a history, heritage and tie to the community. It's awesome to live in a town and the locals know all the good spots to eat and good places to swim and fish and the stories. I love hearing older residents say "Oh, I used to go to that same flower shop as a kid!" I love living where there's a sense of connection to the past and a nostalgic vibe, it's a nice relatable feeling even it's not MY hometown.

Places where most people are from somewhere else tend to have more chains, feel more cookie cutter and they lack those great family businesses. I used to work at a place that's basically a Twin Cities staple. It's been here since the late 40s and it was nice hearing the old timers talk about it and how much and how little has changed. I personally love that feeling and atmosphere.
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Old 01-18-2018, 02:01 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Whenever Europeans say (white) Americans are loud, I shake my head and wonder what they would do if they walked into a restaurant filled with Dominicans. Or anyone else from Latin America.

They don't know what loud is.
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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Why do you feel that way?
My town was once a nice small town in rural America, now we have traffic backups, overcrowded schools, noise and litter, and an upcoming $50 million jail expansion, bad drivers, ugly Mc Mansion developments and soulless stripmalls, a virtual heaven on earth.
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Old 01-19-2018, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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As we all know a lot of people from other cities and states are moving to other parts of the country. I know a lot of you may heard, "Why did you move here?" or "It must've been bad where you use to live that's why you moved here." Is it a negative for cities to have a strong local culture? Is better to have a lot transplants to occupy a city? Do expats speak louder for cities than longtime residents?
HUH?!
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