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Old 05-21-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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Default Question For Rural Folks, What Is Your Definition Of A Big City ?

Is it any place that has atleast 1 McDonalds qualifies as a big city to you ? lol.
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Old 05-21-2011, 05:15 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Is it any place that has atleast 1 McDonalds qualifies as a big city to you ? lol.
No, I base my determination on the number of smart-arsed, wise-cracking, idiots. Like where you live, for instance.

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Old 05-21-2011, 05:49 PM
 
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No, I base my determination on the number of smart-arsed, wise-cracking, idiots. Like where you live, for instance.

20yrsinBranson
Why so serious ?
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:17 PM
 
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Is there a point to this thread (aside from clearly demonstrating the youthful ignorance and arrogance of the OP)?

Last edited by outbacknv; 05-21-2011 at 06:37 PM..
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Is it any place that has atleast 1 McDonalds qualifies as a big city to you ? lol.
Please. I grew up on a farm outside a village of 350 people. Lived there until I was 18. Then I moved to a rural college town of about 10,000 people (including the population of the college).

I lived in Chicago as a young adult, post-college (metro of nearly 10 million). I now live in Kansas City (metro of 2 million). When I was a college student, I lived and studied in Dublin, Ireland (metro of 1 million), Cape Town, South Africa (3.5 million), and Johannesburg, South Africa (metro of 6 million).

Don't assume that because somebody's from small towns or rural areas, they have no concept of anything other than that, or that they'd be blow away by a town with a McDonald's. That's just stupid and makes you look like an idiot.
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:10 PM
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or maybe has a sense of humor?
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:39 PM
 
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I am sorry if I offended anybody. I didn't know rural people are that sensitive.
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:57 AM
 
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no, i base my determination on the number of smart-arsed, wise-cracking, idiots. Like where you live, for instance.

20yrsinbranson
lol
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I have lived in a city that is over 2000 years old and has over 4 million people. And I have lived in many other places with smaller populations. Different sized communities all have different feels to them.

To me 'rural' seems obvious, as very few people. Regions with less than 5 people per square mile to maybe as high as 20 people per square mile, can be seen as rural. Homes spread out a mile apart [or more], feels relatively rural.

Rural / small towns - what communities form in rural areas? Generally I think when a community gets above 10,000 it's sprawl will likewise change the surrounding areas to having more people, and less rural.

When you can freely step out on your porch, in your birthday suit and fire a rifle at deer munching on your garden veggies; it rather implies that you have no nearby neighbors.

When homes pack in tight, you lose these freedoms.
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:34 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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big city = one or more stop lights. My criteria is no stop lights in the entire county.
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