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Old 12-15-2008, 11:45 AM
 
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I don't think Mpls has an inferiority complex - although when I moved there from Philly both people I spoke with on the east coast and even when I arrived in mpls were like "why would you move here?!" .......... in mpls I took it as more of a distrust than an inferiority thing, kind of like "beware of the outsider"

philly had a bit of an inferiority complex, not in that they'd bag on people moving there - but in that as being halfway between NYC & DC they tend to get overlooked and they often try to hold themselves up to those cities
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:47 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Philadelphia is another city whose residents seem to like it there pretty well but which has a poor reputation with outsiders. I've always liked Philly myself, but somehow it can't seem to shake the loser image, at least among people who don't live there.

That's because there are 2 Phillys,the one for the tourists and the one for the actual residents...
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Jersey City, NJ
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When I tell people that I used to live in Cleveland the first thing they usually ask is "Isn't that where the river caught on fire?"

Then when they ask where I went to college, I tell them Kent State. They say "Isn't that where the national guard shot up the students?"

Yikes. How long will it take for both places to shake such bad reputations?
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:03 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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When I tell people that I used to live in Cleveland the first thing they usually ask is "Isn't that where the river caught on fire?"

Then when they ask where I went to college, I tell them Kent State. They say "Isn't that where the national guard shot up the students?"

Yikes. How long will it take for both places to shake such bad reputations?
As long as there's history those things will probably not be forgotten.
Think about the kids that go to Virginia Tech now...
As long as you don't say you lived near three mile island or something,those other things shouldn't be that bad
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:08 PM
 
Location: mn
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Being from Minnesota I have had several people ask me how can you live their? Then I say well how can you live where you live? I feel like I constantly have to defend where I live mainly because of the weather and the rserved people. I dont think cities have inferiority complexes.
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Being from Minnesota I have had several people ask me how can you live their? Then I say well how can you live where you live? I feel like I constantly have to defend where I live mainly because of the weather and the rserved people. I dont think cities have inferiority complexes.
There you go,I agree that a 'city' is a collective people and whatever the general attitude is would be where the 'complex' would come from.
Personally I don't know why people get offended in the first place,if someone says 'how could you live there?' you could just say 'because we do' and that's it. Cultures differ.
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:25 PM
 
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Am I the only one who finds it rude to ask somebody, "How could you live there". Its just snobby and mean to put somebody and their hometown down like that.
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Am I the only one who finds it rude to ask somebody, "How could you live there". Its just snobby and mean to put somebody and their hometown down like that.
Well, if someone were to get their feelings hurt that easily they should avoid every day human to human contact. It's just conversation.
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Based on what I see on these forums, Phoenix has an inferiority complex to LA, SD, Houston and Chicago.
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:51 PM
 
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I didn't say that it would hurt my feelings. Put it this way: If I had kids and one of them said that, I would correct them for being rude and snobby.

Something that it seems that many people on this board have never been corrected for when growing up. I remember many times putting down people as a kid for living in poor areas, or the country, etc, and having my parents correcting me.

I could care less if somebody said, "like Ew, how could you live in Pittsburgh. Like ew, that must suck. I live in ________________ where it is sunny all the time and expensive to live", as they say it with their eyes closed like smug people do.

If this was my kid, I would smack him up side the head though.
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