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Old 01-15-2009, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I think almost all are very nice. Here are the ones I do NOT like:
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Kansas
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
New York
Oklahoma
Tennessee
Wisconsin

It's a sort of an opera-singer preference. Those are the names that seem to lack a boldness and purity of syllabic sound that would make them hard to fit into a libretto. Most, in fact, are rarely used inm the lyrics of American songs, largely for that reason.
It took me about two seconds to think of songs that had these states mentioned in them.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:13 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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It took me about two seconds to think of songs that had these states mentioned in them.
I was thinking exactly the same thing LOL.

My exas lives in Texas, so thats why I reside in Tennessee!
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:16 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Any state with a female name is appealing to me.

Carolina
Virginia
Georgia
Florida
Louisiana

How is Jersey not appealing to you?
And you forgot Maryland lol. Who would not like Maryland?
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Best:
California -sounds warm
Colorado -sounds really pretty and has a crisp sound
The Dakotas -plurals just sound good
The Carolinas -"
Massachusetts -sounds like a pretty Native American word
Florida -sounds lush and warm
Louisiana -pretty French girl
Washington -clean ("Wash" ington)
Alaska -sounds big
Minnesota -another pretty Native American word
Georgia -sounds powerful

Worst:
Oregon -sounds like organ (could be a penis or liver reference)
Utah -not a pretty word
New York -doesn't roll off the tongue
Mississippi -too silly sounding and looks dumb
Missouri -misery
New Mexico -because Old Mexico just didn't work out
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Best sounding:

California, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia.

Worst?

Arkansas, Connecticut, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah.
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Worst?

New Mexico
You never know who to side with, right? You "love" New Mexico So much.., didnt you even say you would love to live there, and all the bull**** nonsence you said, the fact is.. your lost.
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:01 AM
 
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Good Question Just for the fun of it....Obviously, the people naming the states didn't think about all the things we mothers have to when naming children these days.

Best Sounding:
Georgia--just about as sweet as peach pie or even better--pecan pie!
Louisiana--sounds like the southern belle she is.
Maryland--merry land--what a happy place--OR--the marry land--the place to get married
North Carolina--Must of been quite a lady, to have been so revered that one Carolina was not enough
South Carolina--Carolina is such a beautiful, feminine name. See above..
Virginia--see The Carolina's above
West Virginia--see the Carolina's above

Worst Sounding:
Alabama--Al a bam a--sounds like I need to run from Al or he'll bam ya'
Arkansas--Ar can saw? who cares...
Connecticut--Connect ti cut...now isn't that just the dumbest thing ever? Connect it 2 cut it..
Delaware--Dela Where? I'd hate to be wondering where Della's at all the time
Florida--Floor i da--like being walked on all of the time
Idaho--Ida ho--poor Ida the ho OR I da ho--even worse yet..I the ho
Illinois--(my home state)--Ill in ois---like waking up sick everyday... OR in the case of those who
pronounce Illinois (incorrectly) as Illi noise-please quiet down
Indiana--In di Ana--I feel sorry for Anna..poor girl needs a break.
Iowa--I owe-a--Just plain bad Karma here...Are you gonna ever get out of debt? Everyday you wake up you have to worry about who you owe what to....
Mississippi-- miss a sip or you're gonna have to pee.
Missouri-very BAD Karma---nothing but misery..
New Jersey--you would name the whole state after a new article of clothing??? or a cow??
Ohio--Oh hi O...if you can't say hi with anymore enthusiasm than that--don't say it at all.
Oregon--discussing body parts is not my idea of a conversation I want to have today.
Texas--sounds too much like taxes..means you're taking my money
Utah--sounds so harsh..like I'm being blamed for something
Washington--washing ton--sounds like a life of hard labor in the laundry room
Wisconsin--wis con sin--sounds like a place where con's & sin rule...
Wyoming--why owe ming? I don't want to think I owe Ming anything

In the case of Louisiana--you must pronounce it as Louise AND NOT "lose" e ana--cause then it becomes LOSER.....
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:37 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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The only 2 I like
Louisiana
Florida


Bottom 5
Wyoming
Kentucky
Arkansas
Utah
Wisconsin
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Eastern Missouri
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How on earth could California sound like somewhere to go?
or Rhode Island? Did some really big person saddle it?
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:03 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Maryland--merry land--what a happy place--OR--the marry land--the place to get married
i hope you don't think it's pronounced that way
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