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Old 01-20-2019, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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I don't think that's really the case. It could very well be because Virginia still does things like this but Maryland doesn't: https://www.richmond.com/news/virgin...d75170669.html
Well, I think this is a fair point. It doesn't change that Virginia and Maryland are still culturally interwoven, but I can agree if affects perception...

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Have you actually lived in Virginia? Some of us actually have.
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How am I supposed to know that? And yet he apparently can't distinguish the two.
Like I said, when I pose the question I did you guys typically avoid it. Hahahahaha....you win, Little Focker...

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There are some people obsessed with the idea that RoVa is similar to NoVa and it's not at all emblematic of the state's dynamic in real life.
As sophomoric as this article is, it rejects the narrative on here some like to paint of how similar the rest of the state is to NoVa imo.
Well we all know you aren't credible as you are well known as not knowing anywhere else in Virginia outside of Northern Virginia...

Also, "Rova" does not exist, it's a phrase I've never heard in real life...I'm sure it's a phrase to you and your closeted ilk use amongst each other to sound really cool. More to the point though, literally everybody over the years who has spoken on the matter, that has sufficient knowledge base in other parts of Virginia, has shared the idea that NoVa is more like the rest of Virginia than is popularly thought. Literally everyone...

You gonna die on that lonely hill you desperately cling to. Lol and it's really a damn shame, you're a Virginian, but not a proud one and glaringly ignorant of anything else in The Commonwealth outside the insulation of DC's burbs. You can keep fooling these people who don't know any better (the Gaylords and those who lived here for a hot second but are now experts, or casual visitors, those with really limited knowledge of both NoVa and anywhere else in VA), but you've long been called out by people who know better, both on the Virginia boards and the regular forum...

@ebck, Richmond is much, much greater than NoVa. It's not even close, and hopefully you'll allow yourself to get to know the city. It isn't for everyone (it is smaller with mediocre transit and some big social issues), but it is an outstanding cultural experience, an elite city of its size nationally, and the premier city of Virginia by a mile...

 
Old 01-20-2019, 08:13 AM
 
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That's sort of condescending... GD has lived in the area and is also speaking from experience and not as just a casual visitor. You yourself speak about other places like your beloved Atlanta as though you're from there all the time.....and you too can just agree/disagree and move on but rather carry on in numerous conversations.
Who is GD? And I speak most about places in which I have actually lived, which includes Atlanta. And the difference between him and is that I don't tell people who are actually from a particular state that they can't distinguish between parts of their own state. I don't always agree with murk on everything, including statements he's made in this thread, but I'd never be so arrogant as to assume that it's because he doesn't know his own state. If anything was condescending, that statement by Gaylord_Focker was but moving on...
 
Old 01-20-2019, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Washington DC
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NoVa definitely seems southern to me. At least it seems like a Charlotte, Raleigh, Atlanta, Tampa suburb. Is NoVa really all that different than suburban Atlanta?
 
Old 01-20-2019, 08:17 AM
 
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NoVa definitely seems southern to me. At least it seems like a Charlotte, Raleigh, Atlanta, Tampa suburb. Is NoVa really all that different than suburban Atlanta?
Oh boy....brace yourself LOL.
 
Old 01-20-2019, 09:39 AM
 
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NoVa definitely seems southern to me. At least it seems like a Charlotte, Raleigh, Atlanta, Tampa suburb. Is NoVa really all that different than suburban Atlanta?
It's too fast paced, competitive, expensive, dense, and transit oriented to be Southern. Also, not enough waffle houses.
 
Old 01-20-2019, 09:58 AM
 
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NoVa definitely seems southern to me. At least it seems like a Charlotte, Raleigh, Atlanta, Tampa suburb. Is NoVa really all that different than suburban Atlanta?
Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?
 
Old 01-20-2019, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Oh boy....brace yourself LOL.
Lmao here comes NOVAguy and all the Maryland suburbanites of DC to cape up any minute now...
 
Old 01-20-2019, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Alabama
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God forbid.

Many of you are so desperate to distance yourself from any connection to the South it's laughable. Like it or not, D.C. is of the South, and it's literally across the river.

The Census Bureau still designates the DMV as part of the South for a reason.
I think every state have Department of Motor Vehicles.
 
Old 01-20-2019, 02:09 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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NoVa definitely seems southern to me. At least it seems like a Charlotte, Raleigh, Atlanta, Tampa suburb. Is NoVa really all that different than suburban Atlanta?
NOVA and Atlanta most certainly have similarities. There are areas of both that are practically identical.
 
Old 01-20-2019, 02:53 PM
 
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My first impression of Atlanta was that it was Fairfax county without a Washington at the center.
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