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Old 08-30-2015, 06:30 AM
 
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I don't think it was meant to be either. Historians are pretty sure Columbus spent all his time in the Caribbean and never set foot in North America at all.

Is this what we're talking about? This thread is weird.
The Caribbean is part of North America.
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:43 AM
 
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The Caribbean is part of North America.
Technically yes but I'm sure he meant mainland North America--as evidenced by the mention of cities like NYC, DC, LA, etc.
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:02 AM
 
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Technically yes but I'm sure he meant mainland North America--as evidenced by the mention of cities like NYC, DC, LA, etc.
And that poster's comment obviously wasn't meant to be taken so literally. Good lord.
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:30 AM
 
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I don't think it was meant to be either. Historians are pretty sure Columbus spent all his time in the Caribbean and never set foot in North America at all.

Is this what we're talking about? This thread is weird.


This. Not funny nor sarcastic. It's like saying people from Mexico speak Mexican. Can't help but point it out. His post was snarky to the OP so I didn't think it'd be a big deal to be snarky back.

And it depends on your. Definition of whether the Caribbean is part of North America. I was taught that America is a single continent. But that's off topic and let's just go with Columbus never stepped foot in the U.S. which there is no different versions of that.

Regardless. I think the OP would've been happier in the Triangle or Austin
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Old 08-30-2015, 11:45 AM
 
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The Caribbean is part of North America.
Oof. Fine. Continental North America, including the contiguous United States.

As in the common usage when people say "Columbus discovered America." He didn't discover it, and he didn't come to the U.S.
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Old 08-30-2015, 11:48 AM
 
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Regardless. I think the OP would've been happier in the Triangle or Austin
And that's probable. Though I do wonder if you have spent much time in Winston lately. It's a lot more interesting for younger people than it was 10 or even 5 years ago.
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Old 08-30-2015, 12:20 PM
 
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And that poster's comment obviously wasn't meant to be taken so literally. Good lord.
Well it was an inaccurate statement from a historical perspective, although his point was valid.
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:57 PM
 
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I don't think it was meant to be either. Historians are pretty sure Columbus spent all his time in the Caribbean and never set foot in North America at all.

Is this what we're talking about? This thread is weird.
It was meant as a metaphor and I'm pretty sure I don't give a damn where he landed, vacationed, or even went potty.
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:04 PM
 
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And that's probable. Though I do wonder if you have spent much time in Winston lately. It's a lot more interesting for younger people than it was 10 or even 5 years ago.
This is the problem, whiners like the OP come here and put down the Triad without a clue of what it was like a decade ago. IMO, anyone with a molecule of common sense will understand a city of 200k is not likely going to have a better culture than one 40x it's size.
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:38 PM
 
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This is the problem, whiners like the OP come here and put down the Triad without a clue of what it was like a decade ago. IMO, anyone with a molecule of common sense will understand a city of 200k is not likely going to have a better culture than one 40x it's size.


What Winston was a decade ago seems irrelevant. Why should anyone care if the progress Winston has made? I don't think the OP said anything Derogatory towards Winston. I bet had he chosen Durham or Raleigh or Asheville, maybe Charleston his experience would've been much different? (And for the record I hate the triangle, Greensboro and Asheville and prefer Charlotte, Winston & Wilmington)


If anything you should want people like the OP that presses for positive change as opposed to people who don't care.

My gay friends live in Winston. The younger one is going to UNCG to become an art professor. He's an artist. He prefers to live in Winston but prefers to hang out in Greensboro. We spend most of our time in Charlotte but he's showed me around Greensboro and Winston so I'm not totally clueless
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