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Old 12-15-2008, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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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.
And I would call child services...jk. I get what you mean, but, behind the cloak of the internet most of these conversations mean nothing.
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:58 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Originally Posted by Awesomo.2000 View Post
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.
Now in a situation like that it would probably warrant a similar response back.
But if someone just said 'how could you live there?' for whatever reason you could just give an answer like I mentioned before.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:14 PM
 
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Easy, Dallas.
They want to be thought of as a great city, but fall woefully short.
Also, Dallasites bellicose defense of the city is reeks of inferiority complex.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Easy, Dallas.
They want to be thought of as a great city, but fall woefully short.
That is not really what an inferiority complex is.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:33 PM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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Philadelphia, by far. In contrast to the other big NE cities, it's economy is predominately blue collar. It is located between the most influential city (New York) and a city where decisions are made that affect most of our lives (D.C.)

Most people don't realize that Philadelphia is three times the size of the other major northeast city, Boston. Boston is small but plays big, Philly is big, but plays small.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:38 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Philadelphia, by far. In contrast to the other big NE cities, it's economy is predominately blue collar. It is located between the most influential city (New York) and a city where decisions are made that affect most of our lives (D.C.)

Most people don't realize that Philadelphia is three times the size of the other major northeast city, Boston. Boston is small but plays big, Philly is big, but plays small.
True,also Jacksonville FL is one pretty large city landwise but that doesn't mean much amongst more important things.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:43 PM
 
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That is the difference between people at large believing that Mpls. is an inferior city, and Mpls. having an inferiority complex. People in Mpls. know how good it is. If anything, we have an ego complex.
When I tell people in Minneapolis that I live in Duluth, they are always puzzled and ask, "Why don't you move down here?" Or I get the exact opposite and people say, "I love Duluth! I wish I could get a job up there."

Most long time Duluth residents have the inferiority complex and ask the original question of, "You moved here? Why?"
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Old 12-15-2008, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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I think the entire rust belt has this problem. I live near Youngstown, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh and they are the same way. Around here people always ask, "Why did you move here?", especially if someone moves from the sunbelt. Just don't say anything bad about our cities.....we may have an inferiority complex, but we'll still defend our cities to the death.
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Based off some Houstonians on this forum; you'd think Houston was on the level of El Paso and Death Valley. Some of them seem to think were inferior to cities like Chicago and San Francisco.
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:39 PM
 
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Unfortunately, my city of Syracuse, NY does have what I call a self esteem issue. It's not as bad as people think, but people are thinking the days of being a major manufacturing center are going to come back or something when it is a city in transition.
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