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Old 03-01-2018, 03:52 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Which state do you think is most proud of their name? In other words, which state does it seem like the residents like to say the name of their state a lot? Of any I've visited, it seems like Iowa is that way. It seems like any time I've gone there people say "Iowa" all the time. Like it gets inserted into every other sentence.
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Old 03-01-2018, 05:12 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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In my experience New York. And also New Jersey shortened to “Jersey”.
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:34 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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Texas
Texans love them some Texas

And also California
Californians love to act like there’s no other place that compares.
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Hawaii
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:31 PM
 
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Florida. Ask anyone you know who lives in Florida and they'll be happy to tell you all about Florida. Particularly, the transplants. Florida, Florida, Florida!
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Old 03-02-2018, 05:36 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Check this link out and see how often Iowa is mentioned. About AE Dairy

This can also be observed when watching Field of Dreams.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:35 AM
 
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NYers and Texans seem to love their states lol.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Iowa is like that in part because it has no major cities. The state is all "one place", somewhat homogeneous and thus "together as one". People from Wisconsin, for example, will just mention the town or region they are from within the state - it's more diverse like that. Illinoisans from the Chicago area will say Chicago. Pretty much everyone from Iowa just says they are from Iowa first, then maybe they'll delve into the part of the state they are from.

I lived in Iowa for 4 years and this was my observation.
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Old 03-02-2018, 08:38 AM
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Location: Boston
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Massachusetts! We have so many s’s!!
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Old 03-02-2018, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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NYers and Texans seem to love their states lol.
I don’t think NY does. People in the city are proud of NY (the city) but the rest of the State usually hates it when they say they’re from New York (meaning NY State) and people automatically assume they’re talking about the city. The State has a bit of an identity crisis because of that.
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