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Old 07-22-2009, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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I was traveling in the Atlanta area from South Carolina last week. I thought I saw a couple of cars with a decal of the Georgia flag on its rear windshield (the current version of the flag).

I've always thought that Georgia has historically tried to identify itself with the peach the way South Carolina has done with the palmetto. It just seems the whole palmetto "branding" here in SC has taken off and is everywhere. I've usually had a decal of the SC flag on any of the cars I've had. The trend has really exploded mostly in the last seven years or so.

If we ride around with a tree and a moon on our cars as a symbol of state pride, it doesn't seem that far off that Georgians might want some sort of peach-oriented decal on their rear windshield or on a front license plate if they want to show state pride. Maybe I'm far off in my thinking? In my travels in the Northeastern part of SC (the Pee Dee) I am now seeing cars with license plates and stickers for cotton, just like you see people in Cajun Country down in Louisiana with crawfish stickers on their cars.

Anyway, maybe some Georgians will think of slapping a peach or even a peanut sticker on their cars, or at least the Georgia state flag which is pretty nice. Maybe it would start a trend to answer the OP's question!
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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I've always thought that Georgia has historically tried to identify itself with the peach the way South Carolina has done with the palmetto.
I always thought the state animal of GA was the bulldog. If you want to talk about branding and people identifying themselves, good god how many bulldogs and "G" license plates do you need to see in one day.
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:02 PM
 
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Our state pride is the bulldog on the back of our cars.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Park Ridge, Ill.
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It's funny reading comments on a Georgia forum like, "the division between ATL metro and the rest of the state..." I live in Illinois, and the Chicago vs. Downstate divide is very noticeable and always made up into a big deal ... you kind of get fooled into thinking that this was something unique to Illinois, but I'm sure it happens in just about every state with a big city.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Here and there
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According to Wiki, pride is an inwardly directed emotion. Emphasis on inwardly. Being proud is a self-esteem and/or self-respect emotion per Dictionary.com. Emphasis on self.
You do not need to splatter stickers on your car to feel pride. I am proud of my daughters but I do not have their pictures on my bumper. I have lived in six states during my life and never really felt pride for any of them. There are pros and cons for each and every one of them. State pride is emotional dribble as far as I am concerned.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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It's funny reading comments on a Georgia forum like, "the division between ATL metro and the rest of the state..." I live in Illinois, and the Chicago vs. Downstate divide is very noticeable and always made up into a big deal ... you kind of get fooled into thinking that this was something unique to Illinois, but I'm sure it happens in just about every state with a big city.
Yup. I agree and have also made this point. The same dynamic is present in many states. People in GA who have not lived in other places tend to think everything is unique to GA and was caused uniquely by some failing of the politicians here.
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