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Old 05-15-2010, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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What things about a transplant angers locals of your city?

One of the things that Houstonian's don't understand about Chicagoan transplants is when they use the word "pop" to describe a soft drink...
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Old 05-15-2010, 03:59 PM
 
Location: The City
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Mostly one of two things;

No this is not the sixth bourough

or

No I am not just going to talk to you because you are there - maybe one of the 200 other people close by will though

oh and one more - Thats not dirt thats character

guess these are more the rebuttals

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Old 05-15-2010, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Complaining saying that there is nothing to do here in DC.
Comments on go-go music (which I hate with a passion)
And lastly saying the place is too "country" for them.
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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The thing that bothers me the most about Texas transplants is that they could give two ****s about the history of the city they now reside in. Most don't even bother to learn or to even give it a second thought.
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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This doesn't really apply to Bucks County, Pennsylvania. About half the people here have moved from New Jersey or New York in the past fifteen years!
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:01 PM
 
Location: moving again
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From a Frederick point of view from montgomery county transplants

How boring they claim it is. How much they drive of prices of everything. How the sprawl is as far as the eye can see now. How greedy and simply rude they are; pretentious. How they call the locals trashy 'frednecks'.
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:11 PM
 
Location: The City
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This doesn't really apply to Bucks County, Pennsylvania. About half the people here have moved from New Jersey or New York in the past fifteen years!

Yeah may not be long until NY adds Bucks to its Metro from the Census

BTW - I grew up there
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:19 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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People don't realize how close NJ is to NYC.
I knew someone who came from New Orleans- "I've never seen so many transit buses"

People who aren't into the city thing like us on city-data usually have no clue about anything outside their own borders it seems.
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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People don't realize how close NJ is to NYC.
I knew someone who came from New Orleans- "I've never seen so many transit buses"

People who aren't into the city thing like us on city-data usually have no clue about anything outside their own borders it seems.
I was thinking that about an hour ago, when we were posting pictures and trying to identify cities.

I was thinking about what cities to post, and I thought Portland, OR, but I knew people here on CD would get it in an instant after I posted it, since we all are here because we take an interest to these things. But I've noticed so many of the locals, like take this for example, if I took a picture of JP Morgan Chase Tower in Houston and showed most locals, they would be like "where's that located?" when it's the largest building in Houston and in Texas...

My friends have lived in Houston all their lives, don't know half as much about the things to do in the city as some people who moved here like 2 years ago... I just find that strange.

When I visited NYC 6 months ago or so, I ran into this guy at store who has never been to the Empire State Building, I found that so odd. He's lived there most his life but never been to one of America's most renowned symbolic architectural place.
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:17 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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I was thinking that about an hour ago, when we were posting pictures and trying to identify cities.

I was thinking about what cities to post, and I thought Portland, OR, but I knew people here on CD would get it in an instant after I posted it, since we all are here because we take an interest to these things. But I've noticed so many of the locals, like take this for example, if I took a picture of JP Morgan Chase Tower in Houston and showed most locals, they would be like "where's that located?" when it's the largest building in Houston and in Texas...

My friends have lived in Houston all their lives, don't know half as much about the things to do in the city as some people who moved here like 2 years ago... I just find that strange.

When I visited NYC 6 months ago or so, I ran into this guy at store who has never been to the Empire State Building, I found that so odd. He's lived there most his life but never been to one of America's most renowned symbolic architectural place.
Yes, exactly! Forget posting major cities and hoping to stump people on here.
Barely anybody takes interest in there surroundings. My friends are the same way dude, I moved in March and when I told my friends where I was moving, they never heard of the city I was moving to. They all say I live in Newark because that's all they know(remember) when I try to give them an idea where it's by.

Haha, funny you mention the Empire state building. I lived 8-10 miles from Manhattan all my life (despite my 3 year absence out of the area) and never been to the Empire state building either. I see it all the time, but never actually been there.
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