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Old 12-16-2008, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Crown Town
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Just because a city ranks high on a "list" doesn't mean they don't have an inferiority complex. Pittsburgh ranks high on many lists and they still have one! Pittsburghers and other people in towns with inferiority complexes also have a lot of pride. Like i said before, if you move to Cleveland, from Cali, people will ask why you moved here. Just don't say anything bad about Cleveland if you're from somewhere else because many will step up and defend it (aka pride).

You quoted me, but that was BlackOut's contention, not mine.
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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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.
I will agree that there is somewhat of an inferiority complex in Philly being so close to New York. However, I don't agree with going as far as to say it has a "loser" image. Crime-ridden or "tough" in some parts? Definitely, but "loser" is definitely not something that I believe goes along with its image. In fact, many outsiders seem to have a higher opinion of the city than natives.
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:49 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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I will agree that there is somewhat of an inferiority complex in Philly being so close to New York. However, I don't agree with going as far as to say it has a "loser" image. Crime-ridden or "tough" in some parts? Definitely, but "loser" is definitely not something that I believe goes along with its image. In fact, many outsiders seem to have a higher opinion of the city than natives.
Again,that's because they DON'T LIVE THERE on a day to day grind...and this place will grind you down!
As for the 'loser' thing,they're probably referring to the 'Rocky' deal where you got the 'underdogs' trying to make it...
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:30 AM
 
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I've been asked "why did you want to move here?" in the following areas:

Kansas City, Comaha and Minneapolis.

Didn't hear it in Indianapolis, Denver, Buffalo or the remaining rural towns where I lived.
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:33 AM
 
Location: The Powerhouse That Is California
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Alot of San Jose residents have an inferiority complex because even though they have the largest population in the Bay Area, it is San Francisco that gets all of the national/international spotlight.
actually i think its the other way around..

SJ people like SF for all it offers..its the the SF "transplants" that get all catty when you tell them your from SJ

I don't think SJ really wants attention...we are known for that I guess seeing as there is extreme wealth here but no one really shows off

we dont have a million hipster hangouts and touristy things but you will find : one of the most diverse cities in the U.S, proximity to great outdoor activities, low-low-low(cant emphasize this enough) crime rate, as well as one of the most comfortable/sunny climates in this country
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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I've been asked "why did you want to move here?" in the following areas:

Kansas City, Comaha and Minneapolis.

Didn't hear it in Indianapolis, Denver, Buffalo or the remaining rural towns where I lived.
They probably meant to ask, "can you please move away from here"?
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:40 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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I've been asked "why did you want to move here?" in the following areas:

Kansas City, Comaha and Minneapolis.

Didn't hear it in Indianapolis, Denver, Buffalo or the remaining rural towns where I lived.
I probably would have asked it in Buffalo...like why would you want to live in a place that gets buried under snow every winter?
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:41 AM
 
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They probably meant to ask, "can you please move away from here"?
Yep. I was happy to oblige in Comaha and eventually that too will happen with Kansas City. In the case of Minneapolis the attitude changed after a few weeks of living there. Rural Cannon Falls, MN was a different matter and nobody seemed to mind.
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:43 AM
 
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I probably would have asked it in Buffalo...like why would you want to live in a place that gets buried under snow every winter?
I'm from Connecticut. Not quite as much snow as WNY but still an ample amount in most winters especially in the NW hills of CT.
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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Yep. I was happy to oblige in Comaha and eventually that too will happen with Kansas City. In the case of Minneapolis the attitude changed after a few weeks of living there. Rural Cannon Falls, MN was a different matter and nobody seemed to mind.
I'm sure you pleased many with your decision to leave.
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