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Old 01-07-2019, 12:14 PM
 
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It crack me up when people think Iowa and Ohio are the same thing. Des Moines is the same distance from Dallas as it is from Cleveland.
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Yep, you'd be surprised how many (well-educated) native New Yorkers have no clue about the geographic location of Ohio despite its relative proximity to NYC.

If I had to choose a city to represent Ohio, I'd probably go with Findlay.
NY is full of smug educated-idiots. Hardly the high flying Utopia its staunchest defenders claim it to be.

Of course, we're not all like that, but there are literal millions of them here. Just as brick stupid as any other state. Pretty words but nothing going on behind them.
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:39 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Donít confuse ignorance with a veiled attempt to take pot shots at Ohio. Itís the 7th most populated state and is usually very influential in elections because of it, has two very old cities in Cleveland and Cincinnati (both with MLB & NFL teams), and you can now add Columbus (with a university with lots of name recognition and an NHL team) to the mix of good sized metros in it. I highly doubt many people are actually confusing Ohio with Iowa, or only think corn or farms when mentioned.

Iíll give you states like Nebraska, Iowa, or Kansas for instance when people only think of corn or wheat fields, but not states with major metros in them. People are a lot smarter than they let you believe sometimes, if it fits their agenda.
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Houston for Texas
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I think Fort Worth is very stereotypically Texan. Cowboy hats and boots, big metro area, cattle drives, bustling downtown - microbreweries and old saloons basically next door to each other, etc.
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:40 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Houston for Texas
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I think Fort Worth is very stereotypically Texan
Iíve been to Dallas and Houston, but Iím going with Arlen
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Iíve been to Dallas and Houston, but Iím going with Arlen
Well, okie dokie - never heard of it but go on wid cho bad seff!
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:29 AM
 
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Arlen is quintessential Texas. That probably is the best answer.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Arlen is quintessential Texas. That probably is the best answer.
I think it has to be a real city though.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:36 AM
 
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Maybe, though again I think Mayberry was NC for several generations of Americans.
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