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Old 06-24-2009, 06:12 AM
 
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When I was in college (Ithaca, NY) and helping newbies move into the dorms, a freshman girl from San Diego was freaked out that traffic signal heads were painted yellow.
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:18 AM
 
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In New Jersey there are two lane highways with onramps on offramps on both sides. In Boston there are stop signs at the end of many onramps. NYC had no really big grocery stores where you buy everything.
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:31 AM
 
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I was shocked when I went to mid and southern Ohio for work and everybody asked if me and a co-worker were brothers because we looked alike. We are both Italian American and thats about the only similarity we had. There were even people that asked if we were Mexican.
I was shocked going to some southern areas and seeing the large religious influence and the large amount of people that were asking about my religion. Then the shock on some people's faces when I said I was brought up catholic. They acted like I just killed a puppy.
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I was shocked as a child going to middle school in Kentucky. During hunting season, people come to school in their hunting gear with deer blood all over their pants.......... and this seemed NORMAL to them!
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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(Seriously one parent asked my Mom something like "She's not going to keggers, do you think she's sad or has no friends?" Another kid tried to start a "Students Against Drunk Driving" chapter in the High School and pretty much got booed)
WHAT??????????
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:59 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I was shocked the first time I visited the Hill Country of Texas. It looked more like the south of France than my idea of what a Texas landscape looks like. Absolutely beautiful.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I was shocked as a child going to middle school in Kentucky. During hunting season, people come to school in their hunting gear with deer blood all over their pants.......... and this seemed NORMAL to them!
Well honey you have to hunt early and they must not have had time to change lol! I see them at Walmart here quite a bit during deer season, they just go hunting and then go shopping.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I didn't realize just how MUCH of Kentucky is still farmed until today: http://wris.ky.gov/wris/pdfs/kylubase.pdf (broken link)
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I was shocked when I went to mid and southern Ohio for work and everybody asked if me and a co-worker were brothers because we looked alike. We are both Italian American and thats about the only similarity we had. There were even people that asked if we were Mexican.
I was shocked going to some southern areas and seeing the large religious influence and the large amount of people that were asking about my religion. Then the shock on some people's faces when I said I was brought up catholic. They acted like I just killed a puppy.
What part of Ohio was this? There are many areas in Ohio that have large Italian-American and cathlic populations. Although, these are mostly in the eastern half of the state.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:59 AM
 
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What part of Ohio was this? There are many areas in Ohio that have large Italian-American and cathlic populations. Although, these are mostly in the eastern half of the state.
Akron, Toledo, Dayton.
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