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Old 12-27-2008, 09:20 AM
 
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I thought that in this thread we could discuss physical mannerisms by city/state/region. (Do people move differently?, facial expressions, etc.)
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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A lot of us NYers talk with our hands. It's typical of italians, but non-italians do it here too. Also, I got some strange looks down in Georgia for using a fork with chicken fingers and fries. It would seem rude up north to eat that with your fingers, at least where I'm from. Most people I know cut it up and use a fork.
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:46 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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A lot of us NYers talk with our hands. It's typical of italians, but non-italians do it here too. Also, I got some strange looks down in Georgia for using a fork with chicken fingers and fries. It would seem rude up north to eat that with your fingers, at least where I'm from. Most people I know cut it up and use a fork.
There are a lot of non-Italians outside of New York who talk with their hands. I don't know what socio-economic group would eat chicken fingers, but find it offensive to eat said food without a fork.

I do however think people in the Northeast tend to walk faster than people in other regions of the country and tend to avoid eye contact.
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:55 PM
 
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I noticed people in the city of Chicago tend to walk much faster than people in the suburbs or the rest of the Midwest.

I never think about it when I'm walking around the city or downtown, but the second I get to the suburbs or back in Iowa, I'm instantly freaking out at the slow movement of people.
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Chicken fingers, fries, fried chicken, etc are made to be eaten with your fingers Dang, now I'm hungry!
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Chicken fingers, fries, fried chicken, etc are made to be eaten with your fingers Dang, now I'm hungry!

LOL that's what all my southern friends say. I was with southern friends and they were telling me, "honey, you're in the south, you can eat with your fingers down here."

Us in the northeast do walk really fast. Specifically NYC area. Most of my friends can't keep up with my pace
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:59 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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Chicken fingers with a fork? Never seen that here in Michigan either. Hmm.

Well, here in Michigan we have the mannerism of using our hand to describe where we're from. We also use phrases like "The pinky" "The palm" and "The Thumb" and we all know exactly what the other person means.

Another upper midwest mannerism: Taking a stroll in the woods with a gun and a bright orange coat.
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:00 PM
 
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Yea, I'm not familiar with the eating chicken fingers with a fork thing. I did this in college since I hated having greasy fingers and got yelled at by everybody.
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Yea, I'm not familiar with the eating chicken fingers with a fork thing. I did this in college since I hated having greasy fingers and got yelled at by everybody.
Whenever I eat pizza with a fork people react to it as if I'm sticking it up my butt. I hate having greasy fingers too.
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Old 12-27-2008, 05:14 PM
 
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In the South you're excused for saying anything bad about someone if you add "Bless his/her heart"!

For example, "She has an ugly baby, bless her heart!"

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