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Old 03-11-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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...assessment by really long Haiku?
Oh no.... Wait.. .further investigation and whew it did not meet the basic criteria which is, "3 lines first line, 5 syllables second line, 7 syllables third line, 5 syllables In English"

So I guess I was just a poor impostor of a Haiku.
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:32 AM
 
Location: NC
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There is a listing in Durham for $9.9K. So I do research what I type and one can find homes from that price upward to the millions! Our area has ample homes for just about anyone's taste and budget!
I just looked up that house, built in 1920, needs lots of work, no heat, no a/c, I'd be surprised if it had floors in tact, and is in a neighborhood where homes don't sell for much.

Don't be misleading ppl
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:40 AM
 
Location: NC
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I have two that I think stand right out.

There is a big image/perception battle between Durham and Raleigh. One always trash talks the other or tries to outdo the other. It's funny to watch them battle it out.

There is also a city vs suburb battle. Not much of a battle. The city lovers have a major league issue with the suburbs. The suburban people are pretty quiet about it all.

I think all this comes with the extensive growth over the last couple decades. People and towns trying to find their way and establish, improve or maintain their image.
You are so right! However for folks who haven't been here before, our downtown is more like a sophisticated town with condos, govt bldg, old victorian homes, offices, 3 hotels. And, it's very clean.
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Efland
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You are so right! However for folks who haven't been here before, our downtown is more like a sophisticated town with condos, govt bldg, old victorian homes, offices, 3 hotels. And, it's very clean.
Usually it's the Raleigh folks taking jabs at Durham.
And we'll defend ourselves, so get use to it And no it's not all Raleigh people, most are nice and enjoy Durham very much.

And Charleton Dude, oops I mean Kornfed, don't act like you aren't a part of the problem. For instance being gone for a while (which has been mighty pleasant) and then coming back and starting it all over again.
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:40 PM
 
Location: NC
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Usually it's the Raleigh folks taking jabs at Durham.
And we'll defend ourselves, so get use to it And no it's not all Raleigh people, most are nice and enjoy Durham very much.

And Charleton Dude, oops I mean Kornfed, don't act like you aren't a part of the problem. For instance being gone for a while (which has been mighty pleasant) and then coming back and starting it all over again.
For the record....I am a HUGE advocate of Durham - see some of my posts! I have lived in Raleigh 35 yrs. am not from this country and came with no preconceptions about either place. Most of my career has been spent working in Durham so I am very familiar with it and the wonderful people there. I watched downtown Durham's revitalization begin and suffered thru the construction and rehabbing.

And you are right, I hear more Raleigh ppl slam Durham than the other way around. But usually it's b/c they don't know what they think they do about it.

He who laughs last can laugh at OUR school board Sad, but true!
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Utah
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Wonderful reads all - just a curious questions though - if you call northerners Yankees, what do you call those from the western states?
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:34 AM
 
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Many Southerners call anyone not from the South, "Yankees." They just assume they're from the North because that's where most of the newcomers are from.
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:09 AM
 
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Wonderful reads all - just a curious questions though - if you call northerners Yankees, what do you call those from the western states?
Depends. If you come without a job and/or the money to support yourself then possibly “carpetbagger” but if you’ve got means like proceeds from the sale of your previous home then locals call you “Sir” or “Madam”.
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Efland
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Wonderful reads all - just a curious questions though - if you call northerners Yankees, what do you call those from the western states?
They call my dad a West Coast Yankee
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Utah
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Depends. If you come without a job and/or the money to support yourself then possibly “carpetbagger” but if you’ve got means like proceeds from the sale of your previous home then locals call you “Sir” or “Madam”.
lol - Love it
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