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Old 01-27-2009, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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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.
First off, learn sentence structure and proper spelling/grammar, your posts give me a headache. Secondly, this has NOTHING to do with the fact that I like New Mexico or not, but rather think its NAME is not appealing. Bradly, did you not notice the thread title?
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Great question !

I like the sound of:

Hawaii
Montana


Dislike:

Arkansas
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:03 PM
 
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I think the problem with this thread is everyone already has biases and connotations attached to each state name, which taints their subjectivity. With that said:

Best:
California
Maryland
Washington
Georgia
The Carolinas
New Jersey
Colorado


Worst:
Illinois
Wisconsin
New Hampshire
Arkansas
Utah
Oklahoma
Iowa
Ohio
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:02 PM
 
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Worst state name is Arkansas. Sounds like sandpaper to my ears. And the worst sounding city name I've ever heard is Schenectady. That grates in my ears just as much as Ourkansaw.
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:06 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Favorite: Massachusetts

Worst: people who pronounce it Mass-a-two-****s
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I guess I'd have to say my favorites are the Carolinas, Georgia, California, Florida & Alabama.
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Favorite: Massachusetts

Worst: people who pronounce it Mass-a-two-****s
Mass-ive-two-t*ts?
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:07 PM
 
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I've often thought about this myself.

Best:
Vermont
Massachusetts
Maryland
The Carolinas
Minnesota
The Dakotas
Colorado
Montana
Nevada
Alaska

Worst:
Illinois (ill-annoy)
Arkansas (kansas rip-off)
Missouri (misery)
Kansas (just doesn't sound good)
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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I tend to like the feminine states as well, the feminine Latin suffix, either an A or IA can take a humdrum place name and make it sound so much nicer. George, boring. Georgia, nice.

Somewhat related to this but slightly off subject, Spanish place names always sound much nice than their English counterparts. Boca Raton sounds so much nicer than Mouth of Rat.

Something about the North and South prefix diminishes the niceness of the word Dakota. I don't know why I don't feel that about the Carolinas other than I know the Carolinas and the differences that make NC and SC unique, whereas I've never been to the Dakotas.

Idaho has to be the worst, don't know why Congress had a love affair with that name, tried to pawn it off on other western territories as well. Why does this nice place deserve this name? Why couldn't they come up with something apt that would fit like its neighbor Montana, one of my favorite state names?

Illinois. The words ill and annoy rolled together.

Massachusettes. See that others like this one, just never liked it. Maybe this goes back to spelling tests.

State names that don't end in an A that I like:

Vermont
New Hampshire
Michigan
Colorado

State names that end in A that I still don't like:
Minnesota
Pennsylvania (like the sylvania ending, just don't like it together with the Penn)
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Gulfport, MS
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The 'forn' in California is just not appealing.
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