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Old 03-06-2012, 11:02 AM
Location: Mount. Airy
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what do people in east howard (colubia, elkridge, ellicott city) think about us up here in western howard county (mount.airy, lisbon, woodbine) i am a farmer in mount airy and my boy that goes to glenelg always talks about how he and the rest of the boys on his football team get called the "farm boys" or "rednecks" from glenelg and i want to know if there is a steryotype of western howard county
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:16 PM
Location: Cumberland
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Every community has a neighbor that is more urban, dangerous, and liberal as well as a neighbor that is more country, backward and bumpkinish. It is all relative. I have little doubt someone from Columbia would view Mt. Airy as "country." To someone from Cumberland, Mt. Airy is just another wealthy downstate exurban/rural community. A pretty one though
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:06 AM
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I think that has less to do with stereotypes and more to do with kids/teens being jerks, no matter where you go.

You see the same thing in any region that has a mix of urban/suburban and rural. I saw it PG county growing up (even though its not that rural), Baltimore city/county vs northern MD, and down in Nashville TN and surrounding towns.

I think western Howard is pretty, and if my significant other didn't have to commute to Annapolis, I'd think pretty seriously about moving there. I don't really care about the political leanings of my neighbors, as long as they're nice people.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:49 AM
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I always wonder if parts of the county subsidize other parts. Could the western parts afford their schools. Would they keep open these 1/2 utilized schools of they were the only ones paying taxes for it. Would we build schools on the east side when we had capacity some place else in the system if only the east or community in need had to pay for the school construction. I know that isn't your question and I agree with the PPs that most people do not think western Howard county residents are hicks at least not if they have ever been to West Virginia.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:12 AM
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Nothing wrong with a bunch of plow jocks in my opinion!
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