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Old 12-29-2008, 11:14 PM
 
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Knoxville: We all drink moonshine made in a still. Definitely not true.

In what do you make that moonshine you all drink, if not a still?

Okay, now seriously . . . do you really encounter that belief (that you all drink moonshine)? As in many people who seriously believe that? From some of the posts I've seen on this forum here and there, it wouldn't surprise me if you did. Anyway . . .

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Old 12-29-2008, 11:19 PM
 
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Boston is filled with nothing but latte-sipping, pseudo-liberal, wannabe-sophisticate homo hipsters.

Bostonians are unfriendly.]

For the first one, I hate to say it, but it's not really far off. For the second one, from my brief time in Boston for college, I found this to be exceedingly true. (quote, JHG272)

First one: All those blue-collar boys in the old neigh-buh-hoods would beg to differ. (Remember, I didn't say that those hipster types weren't there, just that they aren't Boston's entire population.)

Second: Maybe the part about your spending a "brief" time there explains that. You didn't have time to find your way into the more intimate settings where people let their hair down. Although I have to admit that if you were there for college, your time there must not have been all that brief. Maybe I just have a feel for how to communicate in Boston. Or maybe I'm just a super-nice, likeable guy who can make friends anywhere. And if you believe that last one . . .

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Old 12-29-2008, 11:38 PM
 
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Las Cruces, New Mexico: You must speak Spanish to make it here.

While only 45 miles from the border, totally untrue. I used City-Data a lot before I moved here in '07, and one of my main questions was wondering about the language barrier. I thought the city was much smaller than it actually is, and I envisioned the only job I would find would be as a dishwasher in a Mexican restaurant. Truth - everything is English here, but you will hear Spanish spoken A LOT around you. Most people do speak English or are bilingual. I work for a company of about 20 employees where most have Spanish surnames, but only 3 people are bilingual (as far as I've heard). The person in my office who provides most of the translation services for our Spanish-only customers (which are a minority) is a lily-white woman who sounds (in English) like she may have come from Chicago or the Northern US somewhere.

Just today I overheard a girl yakking on her cell phone in pure Spanglish - her sentences were broken between English & Spanish, depending on what language got the message across better. I was actually delighted to hear this - yet so many despise it.
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:10 AM
 
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ATLANTA:

- The city's crime rate is as bad as Detroit. That there are no safe neighborhoods, and everyone is poor.

- The city as a whole looks like Detroit.

- There are absolutely no trains or buses.

- There is absolutely nothing to do there.

- It is just one giant suburb with no urban centers.

- Everyone is a Southerner/country/redneck/hick, and closed-minded and ignorant toward other cultures

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Old 12-31-2008, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Cleveland...

Some people still think the river is on fire.

Its not.
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:41 AM
 
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Dude, you guys caught a freakin river on fire. We have three rivers that we destroyed, but yet none of them ever caught fire. You will never be let go for that.
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:51 AM
 
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Cleveland...

Some people still think the river is on fire.

Its not.
Are you sure? I think the Cuyahoga is still on fire-- at least it was last week.
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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Youngstown -
- no one actually wants to live here.
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:27 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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San Diego
-people here only care about looks and designer clothes (SD has some of the most laid back, casually dressed people in the US)
-everyone is conservative (the county is evenly split between Dem's and Rep's)
-we're dumb (SD is one of theTop 10 most educated cities in the US)
-it's warm year round (it was in the 40's this morning)

Bay Area (where I am from originally)
-everyone is a far left hippy and only votes democrat (know plenty of republicans and more conservative minded people there)
-we hate the military (Bay Area has a long military history and supports them)
-we actually support and stand behind all of the BS that comes out of SF and Berkeley (many people outside of those cities in the Bay Area think those two cities just go too far many times)
-people are very hippy and intellectual (plenty of fashion/looks obsessed people, meatheads, and wannabe thugs.)

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Old 12-31-2008, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Downtown Omaha
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[quote=sav858;6776076]San Diego

-it's warm year round (it was in the 40's this morning)

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For December that's damn near tropic in some places.
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