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Old 02-16-2011, 03:00 PM
 
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Thank you for apologizing. I appreciate the condolences but would still request a refund of my time spent there. We did go to the Levee to have lunch and watch the game. It was fine if your idea of fashion is Deb and Hot Topic, and cuisine a bowl full of hot wings and sliders. It was whatever, but I will say it had attractive views of Cincinnati. The newly constructed "Queen City Square" building added a nice contrast to the existing skyline. But all of that is besides the point. I guess what I was more posting on were the people. They were genuinely strange- aggressive even, for no reason whatsoever. I have traveled to all of the places you noted, as well as many other parts of the country and have never encountered such an across the board degree of racism, prejudice, and lack of understanding. That was my experience- and I did keep an open mind. It was just repeatedly closed by the behavior of those I encountered.
Culturally, socially and otherwise, would you say that NKY is the Bluegrass State's answer to New Jersey? I Used to live with this guy from NKY, Irish Catholic fellow, seemed nice enough, aside from the occasional snarky comment at someone else's expense.

Back to the NKY/NJ comparison...

- NJ has Philly and NYC at it's borders, NKY has Cincy (another large, old city)

- Both places have been accused of being the rudest in their state and country, respectively

- Both places most heavily impacted by 19th/early 20th century immigrants Italians of Newport and Northern ... - Google Books

- Both areas are marked by a patchwork of many smaller, but dense, old cities (many of which peaked around the end of WW2) as well as "mall culture"
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:13 PM
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Location: Durham, NC
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I suggest a trip on I-64 over to West Virginia. You want to see a state that really knows what's up, and how to do things the "modern" way. West Virginia has it all. Kentucky could really learn from them. Have they paved I-64 in Kentucky yet? Last I read, it was a dirt road.
I think the "West" when you typed Virginia was a typo. The West Virginia I see didn't know anything about being modern, the Virginia I came from is pretty modern. I say this as a Kentucky resident who is a native of Virginia. Kentucky does need to step up a little bit but WEST Virginia much more superior? No way.
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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I think the "West" when you typed Virginia was a typo. The West Virginia I see didn't know anything about being modern, the Virginia I came from is pretty modern. I say this as a Kentucky resident who is a native of Virginia. Kentucky does need to step up a little bit but WEST Virginia much more superior? No way.
It's called being sarcastic. If you read earlier in the thread I actually said I like Kentucky. I know, who would like such a place? Anyway, it was all jokingly, so calm down.
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:36 PM
Status: "Finally in Durham!" (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: Durham, NC
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It's called being sarcastic. If you read earlier in the thread I actually said I like Kentucky. I know, who would like such a place? Anyway, it was all jokingly, so calm down.
I guess you got me. Didn't read earlier posts. As a Virginia-raised Kentuckian I hope you can understand my shock reading something like that. I mean, West Virginia?
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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I guess you got me. Didn't read earlier posts. As a Virginia-raised Kentuckian I hope you can understand my shock reading something like that. I mean, West Virginia?
lol it's all good. I thought it was funny when I wrote it because I knew if I read it, I would think the same thing you did.
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:45 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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WEST Virginia...? I-64?? I...I don't know what you are talking about. Sure ain't goin to do anything modern.
You heard about the guy who made a large fortune in W. Virginia, he was selling "cheerios" as "donut seeds".
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:07 PM
 
Location: "My Old Kentucky Home"
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Yep I heard about that feller....doin perty good I been hearin. I reckin the weather has a lot to do with it...donut plants seem to thrive on the east coast and points north with the right kinda fertilize.
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:50 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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Culturally, socially and otherwise, would you say that NKY is the Bluegrass State's answer to New Jersey? I Used to live with this guy from NKY, Irish Catholic fellow, seemed nice enough, aside from the occasional snarky comment at someone else's expense.

Back to the NKY/NJ comparison...

I think the towns directly across the river, say, Bellevue, Dayton, Ludlow, Newport and Covington...particularly Newport and Covington...do have a sort of east coast/PA feel to them, like the older parts of Cincy. Yet I don't see the big easter/southern European cultural thing, with the exception of that Italian community, which is pretty small, actually. The vibe in these older places is more "urban redneck". Up on top of the hills, its generic Cincy suburbia in a rolling KY landscape (which isnt that different from the areas directly to the east and west of Cincy on the Ohio side).
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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While I no longer have a dog in this fight, I did live in Cincinnati for three years back in the early 70s. I am surprised to see mention of the Italian influence in NKY and Cincy, as both seemed to be very, very German to me.

In any case, I was very happy to move back to the Bluegrass after those three years were concluded.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:19 PM
 
Location: IN
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While I no longer have a dog in this fight, I did live in Cincinnati for three years back in the early 70s. I am surprised to see mention of the Italian influence in NKY and Cincy, as both seemed to be very, very German to me.

In any case, I was very happy to move back to the Bluegrass after those three years were concluded.
Ya, the cultural differences between the predominately English, Scots-Irish, etc rural areas of Kentucky clash with the German cultural plurality of the Cincinnati metro. Completely different flavor.
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