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Old 01-04-2009, 10:28 PM
 
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***texas

I'm kind of shocked by how little most people actually know about TX. People from other places seem so provincial and have never left their areas.

The worst things are

1) Everyone is conservative (lol okay look at an election map); TX is far from the most conservative state

2) Everything is a desert (huh?!?!)

3) Everyone is a cowboy on a ranch

It's like saying everyone from the New York area is low-class Moderator cut: racist slur trash, and NJ is one big industrial wasteland with high crime, because I saw some mafia movie!!!

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Old 01-04-2009, 10:48 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I think you are answering your own question! Stereotypes, that's it.
Just a little inside information though, New york likes to pawn off its Moderator cut: racist slur on NJ too, like South Brooklyn, Staten Island, Long Island don't belong to NY state.
Don't believe everything you read, hear...............................

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Old 01-04-2009, 10:52 PM
 
Location: southern california
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beats me i have never been to or heard of the state of text.
but as to texas i love it.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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So are you writing this message in the state of text? Is it--dare I say--a text message????????????
 
Old 01-04-2009, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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Really though I have no problems with Texas. I've never been there, but would love to go sometime.
 
Old 01-05-2009, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Alpharetta, GA (North Atlanta Metro)
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Can we not use the word guido so freely? You mostly likely wouldn't keep saying the n word so is it logical to use a nother racial slur?
 
Old 01-05-2009, 08:01 AM
 
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I'm fairly new to this forum, but I bet this has been said many time before -- forgive me for repeating it if I am. People don't like Texas because many Texans are arrogant jerks. I know that's a stereotype, and I've met some nice, humble Texans. But far too many of them are loudmouth louts who go on and on about how Texas is the absolute best plot of soil this side of heaven. Well, I've been to Texas. Not all of it, but parts of it. It's not all that.
 
Old 01-05-2009, 08:02 AM
 
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Originally Posted by radiodude84 View Post
***texas

I'm kind of shocked by how little most people actually know about TX. People from other places seem so provincial and have never left their areas.

The worst things are

1) Everyone is conservative (lol okay look at an election map); TX is far from the most conservative state

2) Everything is a desert (huh?!?!)

3) Everyone is a cowboy on a ranch

It's like saying everyone from the New York area is low-class guido trash, and NJ is one big industrial wasteland with high crime, because I saw some mafia movie!!!
To be completely fair, New Jersey isn't just one big industrial wasteland with high crime.

It's one big industrial wasteland with high crime and a few heavily, heavily taxed nice suburbs.
 
Old 01-05-2009, 08:11 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Originally Posted by bobsmith View Post
so are you writing this message in the state of text? Is it--dare i say--a text message????????????
LOL!!! Good one, if a bit corny!
 
Old 01-05-2009, 08:29 AM
 
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Texas is far from the most misunderstood state.

I don't see anything more unusual about Texas' sterotypes compared to reality than any other state.
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