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Old 07-07-2009, 02:25 AM
 
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This happened to me several times. I don't know much about Youngstown but Cleveland did not seem to have any Italian vibe at all(compared to where I am from). I always thought it was more of a German and Irish city.
I don't know what being catholic has to do with anything, Italians aren't the only ethnic group that is catholic.
Well you stated something about Catholicism, and I was letting you know the cities listed were majority catholic, despite what you originally thought.

And it depends on where you went in Cleveland. Literally each individual suburb and area of the city is usually dominated by one ethnic group.. it's segregated in weird ways. And Cleveland certainly has a large italian population (more so outside the city). The Italian mobs in Cleveland Youngstown were pretty notorious as well.

For what it's worth, Ohio has the 7th most Italians in the US
[/quote]
  1. New York 3,254,298
  2. New Jersey 1,590,225
  3. Pennsylvania 1,547,470
  4. Massachusetts 1,518,838
  5. California 1,149,351
  6. Florida 1,147,946
  7. Illinois 739,284
  8. Ohio 720,847[/quote] And most of those are in Northeast Ohio as you can see by this map
Of course it's not as large as the northeast by any means, but it's one of the high concentrations in the US.. that's why I find it weird you got those comments. Especially since Eastern Europeans, Greeks, Puerto Ricans, Romanians, Albanians, and Arabics(growing fast) are all prominent in Cleveland as well and have dark features, dark hair, etc.
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I'm shocked at how many Southerns, like to stick their dirty feet out of the passenger windows, when they're riding in a truck. Seriously, that is dangerous and disgusting.
Never seen that before.
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Old 07-07-2009, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Never seen that before.
I have seen people stick their feet out but usually it's someone on a long trip and they are simply stretching their legs. No big deal, not sure why it bothers the poster so bad.
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Old 07-07-2009, 06:56 AM
 
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Originally Posted by WeSoHood View Post
Well you stated something about Catholicism, and I was letting you know the cities listed were majority catholic, despite what you originally thought.

And it depends on where you went in Cleveland. Literally each individual suburb and area of the city is usually dominated by one ethnic group.. it's segregated in weird ways. And Cleveland certainly has a large italian population (more so outside the city). The Italian mobs in Cleveland Youngstown were pretty notorious as well.

For what it's worth, Ohio has the 7th most Italians in the US
  1. New York 3,254,298
  2. New Jersey 1,590,225
  3. Pennsylvania 1,547,470
  4. Massachusetts 1,518,838
  5. California 1,149,351
  6. Florida 1,147,946
  7. Illinois 739,284
  8. Ohio 720,847[/quote] And most of those are in Northeast Ohio as you can see by this map
Of course it's not as large as the northeast by any means, but it's one of the high concentrations in the US.. that's why I find it weird you got those comments. Especially since Eastern Europeans, Greeks, Puerto Ricans, Romanians, Albanians, and Arabics(growing fast) are all prominent in Cleveland as well and have dark features, dark hair, etc.[/quote]

Compared to other areas of the midwest, yes Cleveland has a good sized Italian population. But from where I am, it doesn't. You can see the influence all over the place in the Rochester area. I spent most of my time in Cleveland in the suburbs so maybe that is why.
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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I have seen people stick their feet out but usually it's someone on a long trip and they are simply stretching their legs. No big deal, not sure why it bothers the poster so bad.

It probably doesn't...looked to me like the posters just wanted to trash talk southerners. Like THAT hasn't been done before.
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:00 AM
 
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I started a thread in the PA forum: Why are the houses so close to the road?
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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It probably doesn't...looked to me like the posters just wanted to trash talk southerners. Like THAT hasn't been done before.
I just love it when another poster, speaks for me.

Yes, it bothers me. You never see such actions where I live at.
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:33 AM
 
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I started a thread in the PA forum: Why are the houses so close to the road?
I noticed that too about PA. That and how densly packed the houses were, even in very small towns.
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:48 PM
 
Location: California
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South eastern Oklahoma is the most shocking thing for me I think. I had no idea there were mountains like that in OK.
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Originally Posted by garmin239 View Post
Akron, Toledo, Dayton.
These areas don't have much of an Italian population. Toledo is heavily Catholic, but mostly German and Polish.

Ohio's Italian population is primarily in Cleveland (more so on the eastern side of the region), Youngstown, and some smaller towns near the eastern border with PA.

http://www.cleveland.com/heritage/in...ly/italy1.html

I grew up in northeast Ohio, and my hometown certainly has an Italian presence. Many people there joke that you can't get elected to a city position unless your last name ends in a vowel LOL.
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