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View Poll Results: What is Your General Opinion of Pennsylvania?
Mostly Positive 30 53.57%
Mostly Negative 8 14.29%
Neutral 18 32.14%
Voters: 56. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 12-07-2008, 01:47 PM
 
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Old 12-07-2008, 02:24 PM
 
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If your talking specfically about the south- people from an urban area like NY don't blend in as well. In the south it's very important to blend in. Conformity is always very important.

In other parts people don't care about that as much. They are much more used to differences so they won't be as negative on people that are LESS LIKE THEM.
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:15 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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If your talking specfically about the south- people from an urban area like NY don't blend in as well. In the south it's very important to blend in. Conformity is always very important.

In other parts people don't care about that as much. They are much more used to differences so they won't be as negative on people that are LESS LIKE THEM.

Bingo!
But I think it goes beyond just "The South". Anyplace that has little shift in population or a physical, geographical need for interaction breeds an intolerance.
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:34 PM
 
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In the south it is important to have some basic manners. If you come down here thinking you are better than the natives and treating us rudely we will not view you in a positive light. That is not to say all people from NY/NJ fit that description. I have met some great people from those states but, in my experience, Pennsylvanians seem to be nicer, more respectful people.
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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^^^ It can also go the other way. I've seen plenty of tourists in New York, that act down right rude, I guess they feel they need an "attitude" in order to "fit in" I think it is mostly stereotypes. NJ almost always get a bad rap, but once one leave the urban areas and the indutrial sites, NJ is one beautiful -and expensive- place.
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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I heard "I want my Wawa!" in Boston too many times to put positive, but I did.

I agree with Houstoner. It has to do a lot with the fact that New York and New Jersey are overexposed, whereas people not close to Pennsylvania hardly think about it (negatively) at all.

I visited Pennsylvania and I thought it was great, in any case.
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:35 PM
 
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I thought everyone just hates NJ only

I know PA, and NY hates NJ, but I do not know why

NYers are also hated, but they in turn hate NJ

NYers, and NJers are more brash, PA is more polite, I went to PSU so I know

NYer, and NJers have a more Kill or be Killed Tude, while PA has more live and let live tude
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:05 PM
 
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In the south it is important to have some basic manners. If you come down here thinking you are better than the natives and treating us rudely we will not view you in a positive light. That is not to say all people from NY/NJ fit that description. I have met some great people from those states but, in my experience, Pennsylvanians seem to be nicer, more respectful people.
It's not usually about people thinking they are better. That is exception to the rule anyway.

Different is bad.
Different is bad.
Different is bad.

That is the mantra for much of the south - no matter how polite one can be. And yes that is true in other places too- especially when undergoing a population shift. It is not disrespectful to have a contrary world view. That's just reality outside of whatever bubble you live in.

You can call someone rude for reasons that are just ridiculous.
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I'll go with the taxes answer.
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:03 PM
 
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i thought everyone just hates nj only

i know pa, and ny hates nj, but i do not know why

nyers are also hated, but they in turn hate nj

nyers, and njers are more brash, pa is more polite, i went to psu so i know

nyer, and njers have a more kill or be killed tude, while pa has more live and let live tude
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