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Old 02-20-2009, 04:16 AM
 
Location: 602/520
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There's got to be a party pooper on every thread; wrecking the flow. I will be that for this thread.
PITTSBURGH IS NOT A BLUE COLLAR CITY ANYMORE. Every time someone mentions the city on the news or in sports some ignorant announcer talks about how blue collar it is. It is not. It hasn't been for the last 20 years. We have less blue collar workers by percentage than most cities. Our economy has transitioned to education, health care and finance.
With that being said, some of the cities on my list may be attributed to stereotyping as well. Just thought I'd try to correct at least one of them.
Even if Pittsburgh is not a blue collar city anymore it was for DECADES. You are not going to change people's perception of a city that was as blue-collar as Pittsburgh and still resembles a blue-collar city in a couple of years. To many, Philadelphia is a blue-collar city. Is Philadelphia is seen as blue-collar, you had better bet that Pittsburgh is going to be seen as blue-collar.
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:09 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Ok I've never been to the US (although I desperately want to) but I know a bit about it to have a stab at it.

Mountains- Colorado Springs
Flat Land- Omaha
Crime- Detroit
Mansions- Beverley Hills
Blue Collar- Columbus, OH
Rural- Asheville
Country- Macon, GA
Dirty- New Orleans
Clean- Portland
Loud- Miami
Nightlife- Las Vegas
Elders- Tampa Bay
Youth- Houston
Fast moving- New York
Slow moving- Anywhere in the rural south
Traffic- Los Angeles
Open Roads- Midland, TX
Cactus's- Tucson
Lush- Olympia
Snow- Aspen
4 Seasons- Syracuse, NY
Palm Trees- Daytona Beach, FL
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:00 AM
 
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Mountains--Colorado Springs, CO
Flat Land--lots of places
Crime--everywhere
Mansions--Beverly Hills, CA
Blue Collar--Dayton, OH
Rural--Paint Rock, TX
Country--20 miles beyond exurbs
Dirty--Baltimore, MD
Clean--Lubbock, TX
Loud--Los Angeles, CA
Nightlife--Miami Beach, FL
Elders--Palm Beach, FL
Youth--Denver, CO
Fast moving--Houston, TX
Slow moving--El Paso, TX
Traffic--Los Angeles, CA
Open Roads--Abilene, TX
Cactus's--Gila Bend, AZ
Lush--Ketchikan, AK
Snow--Mammoth Lakes, CA
Palm Trees--Yuma, AZ
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Originally Posted by ainulinale View Post
There's got to be a party pooper on every thread; wrecking the flow. I will be that for this thread.
PITTSBURGH IS NOT A BLUE COLLAR CITY ANYMORE. Every time someone mentions the city on the news or in sports some ignorant announcer talks about how blue collar it is. It is not. It hasn't been for the last 20 years. We have less blue collar workers by percentage than most cities. Our economy has transitioned to education, health care and finance.
With that being said, some of the cities on my list may be attributed to stereotyping as well. Just thought I'd try to correct at least one of them.
The set up for this thread invites stereotypical thinking. If you do as the OP requested, it is to list the first city that comes to mind. Sort of a Rorschach test without the blob. In fact I would say that if one did this as I did, posted my list without looking at other posts first, the first city that pops to mind is indeed the stereotype. We weren't asked to thoughtfully consider points and facts, just what pops into mind.

The subtitle should be "find out how much you believe in the sterotypes yourself."
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit
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First* typo

Mountains-
Flat Land-
Crime-
Mansions-
Blue Collar-
Rural-
Country-
Dirty-
Clean-
Loud-
Nightlife-
Elders-
Youth-
Fast moving-
Slow moving-
Traffic-
Open Roads-
Cactus's-
Lush-
Snow-
4 Seasons-
Palm Trees-

This might of been a random post, but i guess it's interesting.
Mountains- Duh Denver
Flat Land- Kansas City
Crime- Detroit baby!
Mansions- Beverly Hills
Blue Collar- any town in Ohio
Rural- I suppose Laramie or Billings?
Country- See above?
Dirty- I actually think of L.A.
Clean- San Diego
Loud- NYC
Nightlife- Miami
Elders- Miami
Youth- Austin, Boston
Fast moving- NYC
Slow moving- Greenville
Traffic- L.A.
Open Roads - Uh...Omaha?
Cactus's- Phoenix
Lush- Seattle
Snow- Minneapolis
4 Seasons- Minneapolis
Palm Trees- Palm Springs
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh...still resembles a blue-collar city in a couple of years.
I'm not really sure what this means. Does Cleveland resemble a blue-collar city? How about Milwaukee? Detroit? Because Pittsburgh doesn't look like these cities much.

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To many, Philadelphia is a blue-collar city. Is Philadelphia is seen as blue-collar, you had better bet that Pittsburgh is going to be seen as blue-collar.
Okay, I'm not trying to crucify anyone because of this, I'm just saying, we're not blue collar anymore. BTW, I don't think of Philly as blue collar.
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:22 PM
 
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Mountains- Denver
Flat Land- Houston
Crime- Detroit
Mansions- Beverly Hills
Blue Collar- Pittsburgh
Rural- Omaha
Country- Dallas/Memphis
Dirty- i actually think of New York City
Clean- San Francisco
Loud- Memphis
Nightlife- Las Vegas
Elders- San Diego
Youth- Miami
Fast moving- NYC again
Slow moving- San Diego again
Traffic- Atlanta
Open Roads- Texas
Cactus's- phoenix
Lush- Seattle
Snow- Chicago
4 Seasons- North Corlina
Palm Trees- Hollywood
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:31 PM
 
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Mountains- Asheville, NC
Flat Land- Lincoln, NE
Crime- Detroit
Mansions- Beverly Hills
Blue Collar- Cleveland
Rural- No city at all.
Country- Again, no city at all. Maybe Omaha for some reason?
Dirty- Fraid it's NYC....
Clean- San Diego
Loud- Another NYC.
Nightlife- Vegas
Elders- Boca Raton
Youth- Athens, GA
Fast moving- NYC
Slow moving- Charleston, SC
Traffic- Atlanta
Open Roads- The entire Great Plains
Cactus's- Tucson
Lush- Honolulu
Snow- Buffalo
4 Seasons- Ann Arbor, MI
Palm Trees- Palm... Springs!
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Mountains = Denver
Flat land = Kansas City
Crime = Miami
Mansions = Stamford CT
Blue collar = Buffalo
Rural = Bloomington IN
Country = Amarillo
Dirty = NYC
Clean = Seattle
Loud = Chicago
Nightlife = New Orleans
Elders = suburban Phoenix or anywhere in Florida
Youth = College Station TX
Fast Moving = LA
Slow moving = Phoenix
Traffic = Atlanta
Open Roads = Cheyanne WY
Cactus = Tucson
Lush = Houston
Snow = Syracuse
4 seasons = Rochester NY
Palm Trees = Key West
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:36 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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First* typo

Mountains-Denver
Flat Land-Oklahoma City
Crime-Detroit
Mansions-Los Angeles
Blue Collar-St. Louis
Rural-Burlington
Country-Nashville
Dirty-New Orleans
Clean-Chicago
Loud-Chicago
Nightlife-New York
Elders-Tampa
Youth-San Francisco
Fast moving-New York
Slow moving-Phoenix
Traffic-Los Angeles
Open Roads-Portland
Cactus's-Phoenix
Lush-Charelston
Snow-Denver
4 Seasons-Chicago
Palm Trees-Los Angeles

This might of been a random post, but i guess it's interesting.
see above
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