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Old 04-17-2007, 12:47 PM
Location: Southern Oregon
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Some of the Stereotypes I've experienced: It rains 24/7 in Washington and Oregon. People in California are way laid back and just party and lay on the beach getting tan. Texas is all about cowboy hats and wranglers. Arizona is hot...all the time. Utah is full of polygamists. Chicago is how Frank the Tank portrayed it. (Excellent post! I laughed, I cried!) Florida is filled with old people, cadillacs, and shuffleboard.

TV does stereotype areas. Florida is vastly different between North (panhandle) and south. Not everyone in Utah has multiple spouses, I never ran into one. Arizona gets cold...believe me! I've probably seen more cowboy hats in Wyoming than in Texas, but that would be stereotyping Wyoming wouldn't it? California is bigger than many countries...so it's very very diverse. They get alot of nice weather days...why not go enjoy it, doesn't mean everyone is stoned laying on the beach all the time, if life were like that, everone would live in California. Ok, so Oregon and Washington do get alot of rain, but its not all day everyday...its more like half the year 80% chance of rain during that timeframe. Okay 90%.
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Old 04-17-2007, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Frank the Tank View Post
(Jim Belushi needs to go away)
Truer words have never been spoken!

I'd help pay his taxi fare to the airport.
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Old 04-17-2007, 02:30 PM
Location: N.H.
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Before I moved to Florida, from Wyoming, over 26 years ago, I thought of Florida as being balmy, breezy, and lots of palm and orange trees. We moved to the Panhandle, in the northwest part of of the state, not far from the Alabama state line, and guess what?! This part of Florida is more like Alabama than it is like the rest of Florida. No groves of orange trees, pitiful looking palm trees, (and they're only here because people like to transplant them here. They're not really suited for this area), and the first winter I spent here, I like to froze to death! I wore my down jacket everywhere, even inside. I kept telling my husband to take me back to Wyoming, so I could be warm again! I've been to South Florida, and trust me, it's like night and day.
Get Snow too don't you? Everyone around New England seems to think FL no snow. They think I am nuts when I tell them otherwise.
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Old 04-17-2007, 02:36 PM
Location: Gulfport, MS
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States I've never been to, only seen on television/movies...

Utah -- Mormon land.

Missouri -- caught in some nebulous region between the South and the Midwest. Nice people, though.

Washington State -- rain, flannel, and depressing music.

Idaho/Iowa/Indiana -- not exactly sure where they all are in relation to one another. If I wrack my brain hard enough, I think of potatoes.

New Mexico -- desert, maybe? Not sure.

Wyoming -- bears and mountains.
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