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Old 09-23-2008, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Sun Diego, CA
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Houston = Moldova


by the way, if chicago is a dreamer than san diego must be in a coma.
Der der der. Oh my god I got so burned. Ive been sobbing over your 4 year old comeback all day.

I dont remember comparing San Diego to Paris or any other form of Utopia as you seem to be boasting Chicago. Im just stating a fact.
For instance, I have run into 3 towns in Venezuela and Mexico were a few of the people compared their little towns to Paris. Ive been to Paris. These towns were **** compared to Paris (albeit they were not slum towns). Ive been to Chicago - nothing there reminded me of Paris. I dont understand where you people get this comparison from.
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Der der der. Oh my god I got so burned. Ive been sobbing over your 4 year old comeback all day.

I dont remember comparing San Diego to Paris or any other form of Utopia as you seem to be boasting Chicago. Im just stating a fact.
For instance, I have run into 3 towns in Venezuela and Mexico were a few of the people compared their little towns to Paris. Ive been to Paris. These towns were **** compared to Paris (albeit they were not slum towns). Ive been to Chicago - nothing there reminded me of Paris. I dont understand where you people get this comparison from.
Detroit = New Paris
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Old 09-23-2008, 08:42 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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New York City = Grande Ville (Big City)

I know they're lame.
I think they're clever.
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:13 PM
 
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....no its not. Ive never heard that before.
So many cities out there that compare themselves to Paris. Chicago is just one of those dreamers.
time to wake up.
No its not? Try googling "Paris on the Prairie". It's been a nickname of Chicago since the early 1900s and based on Burnham's Plan of Chicago for its infrastructure of planned boulevards and grand civic places -- which in fact are part of today's Chicago. Because you haven't heard the reference before -- or don't like the implications-- doesn't make it so. This is a simple game provided by the OP. Don't take it so personally.
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Houston
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No its not? Try googling "Paris on the Prairie". It's been a nickname of Chicago since the early 1900s and based on Burnham's Plan of Chicago for its infrastructure of planned boulevards and grand civic places -- which in fact are part of today's Chicago. Because you haven't heard the reference before -- or don't like the implications-- doesn't make it so. This is a simple game provided by the OP. Don't take it so personally.
now that i think about it i can see the comparison. they both have canals....right? i think i saw something like that on the travel channel. i'd love to take a canal ride through both cities.
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:09 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I don't know about Paris, but Chicago has the Chicago River, which has been channelized. I don't think you can ride a boat on it.
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Wasn't Detroit called Paris at one time as a nickname?

I have honestly never heard "Paris on the Prairie". And is Chicago really Prairie land? You hear Prairie you think of Nebraska.
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:24 AM
 
Location: yeah
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I'm renaming this thread to Pedanticville.
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:55 AM
 
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I'm renaming this thread to Pedanticville.
Pedantism on the Prairie
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:03 AM
Status: "Summer!" (set 18 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Wasn't Detroit called Paris at one time as a nickname?

I have honestly never heard "Paris on the Prairie". And is Chicago really Prairie land? You hear Prairie you think of Nebraska.
Yes, Illinois' nickname is "The Prairie State". It's tallgrass prairie. Nebraska is more high plains.
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