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Old 04-12-2011, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Denver
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La Tech is in Ruston, different parishes right? And people in Baton Rouge aren't snobby, people will be people wherever you go. If you were on Plank Rd or on Evangilne you wouldn't have said we are snobby people.
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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I wouldn't say we are snobby. BR people for the most part are great. I think what your're witnessing though is a lot of pride. Some BR residents really like their "wannabe-city", and think of it more highly than they should, but that's okay. With that said though, you will find your "nasties" everywhere.

I've only been to the north a few times, so I can't really comment how I view them. But from the few times that I have been there, they were generally good people. I also do get the feeling that they are closer to people in Texas though. I mean there's a reason why there's a huge Dallas Cowboys contingent up there!
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I wouldn't say we are snobby. BR people for the most part are great. I think what your're witnessing though is a lot of pride. Some BR residents really like their "wannabe-city", and think of it more highly than they should, but that's okay. With that said though, you will find your "nasties" everywhere.

I've only been to the north a few times, so I can't really comment how I view them. But from the few times that I have been there, they were generally good people. I also do get the feeling that they are closer to people in Texas though. I mean there's a reason why there's a huge Dallas Cowboys contingent up there!
I mostly find that BR people sre stuck in time having a hard time realizing that its a big city.
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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I mostly find that BR people sre stuck in time having a hard time realizing that its a big city.

Only in terms of population; otherwise, you could still consider BR to be a city that isn't capable of living up to its potential atm. So what you get down here is people thinking we are bigger and better than we are, when that isn't the case at all.
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Only in terms of population; otherwise, you could still consider BR to be a city that isn't capable of living up to its potential atm. So what you get down here is people thinking we are bigger and better than we are, when that isn't the case at all.
I find it to be the opposite, we aren't capable of reaching our potential because people don't think we are capable, if everyone thought this place was better than it was, then we wouldn't be improving or we would have already done so.
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:30 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I think that's the general conception/misconception of BR from the outside. I know that many people here have this idea that people in BR have "airs" about themselves in regard to the rest of the state. Just like some other parts of the state feel like we're big-headed and feel entitled. In reality we just don't care about anyone else. Here's an old thread I started a long time ago that kind of revealed perceptions around the state. Some were pretty baseless or down right ignorant, but it's entertaining at the least. //www.city-data.com/forum/louis...mosity-no.html

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Old 04-13-2011, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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I find BR people to be very down to earth and friendly, but LSU has a degree of pretentiousness to it.
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Denver
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In relation to the rest of the state, we probably do seem introverted. But what is this based on? A few people? This forum?
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:20 PM
 
Location: USA
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North and South La in many ways are very different and in many ways similar. When I go to BR I notice the hustle bustle and even in Lafayette it seems like people are very busy (not meaning unfriendly). The pace up north is slower. Politically they are similar as I haven't noticed a real north/south divide in elections in many many years.

New Orleans? I don't think I ever see the real people of the city there as I am in those tourist areas usually. It seems like fun down there to me. I don't exactly know why some people like to downgrade NO as they do (talking about in this state) other than maybe it is more morally liberal which of course puts off the ultra religious (Hmmmm).

Anyway, I seldom buy what I see. Taking something at face value is a mistake because if you haven't really experienced it for a length of time, you probably got it wrong. BR is certainly ok in my book; I have been enough times to become enlightened with it. Many people I have run into seem a tad more aloof than I'm used to but when they hear you are from Shreve their response always seems to be "thats Arkansas or that's Texas". Well its by default since we border those states so naturally there will be some cultural bleedover. One person can seldom ever change the thoughts and ways of thousands or millions of people so unless it is absolutely important it is just a waste of time
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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In relation to the rest of the state, we probably do seem introverted. But what is this based on? A few people? This forum?

I was basing it purely on personal experiences. I'm not saying we carry ourselves like we're the best thing since slice bread, but many of us are delusional about the limitations of the city. That was my point kinda. Not to say we aren't trying to improve though.


With that said though, BR people are still awesome, and I'll even go on to say I like Louisiana people in general. You may run into a few oddballs, but even the odd ones tend to be lovable... That's what I like about this state. Everyone mostly friendly no matter where you are north or south.

If I were to leave, that would be the thing I'd miss most. I don't think there's a replacement for the hospitality shown in most parts of Louisiana.
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