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Old 05-14-2008, 05:43 PM
 
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Unlike other states and forums, WV'rs can disagree with one another without engaging in personal smear campaigns. They also seem to inherently recognize when a debate is wading into muddy waters of personal preferences which are anothers right to have, and a boundary you don't cross to impose an agenda.
"No thank you, I'm not having any (nonsense)" should be the state motto.

I'm quite proud of the non trolling blog posters in WV city-data for maintaining a high level of respect for each others differences, and sharing earnestly ideas and opinions. We all learn so much more from each other that way. We're all in this together.

BRAVO!
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Old 05-14-2008, 07:38 PM
 
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And would you look at that? 8 people viewed it and said nothing because they're too humble to accept a much deserved compliment.
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:18 AM
 
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It's a Wv coloquilism...

When something is known by all...a comment is not needed...that's why everyone nods their heads from time to time...I'm nodding.

Waving to strangers is another...no one is really a stranger....but that is a more' not a coloquilism....I'm glad we have a culture so intricate that they are included...It must hearken back to an earlier time...

The indians gave a raised arm signal from a distance to indicate peace when meeting other tribes for trading purposes...It could go back to those days..
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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It's a Wv coloquilism...

When something is known by all...a comment is not needed...that's why everyone nods their heads from time to time...I'm nodding.

Waving to strangers is another...no one is really a stranger....but that is a more' not a coloquilism....I'm glad we have a culture so intricate that they are included...It must hearken back to an earlier time...

The indians gave a raised arm signal from a distance to indicate peace when meeting other tribes for trading purposes...It could go back to those days..
^raising arm^ I will trade 1 pound of Wampum and 2 ferel cows for a new 32X42 barn! Oh, good luck catching the cows, they're not the slow NY type, these suckers are built for speed!
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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I went to bed thinking about your post, harborlady, does that count? I'll float a couple of ideas...

1) Civility comes naturally. There's a certain pace that comes to life in WV, and it lowers your blood pressure by about 20 points. When I was growing up, and it appears this has continued, "being polite" was important. DK sees it in "the wave" that drivers make. My girlfriend feels it immediately when she crosses the border; it's little things like opening doors for ladies, not fighting over parking spots. (She doesn't think our WalMarts are real, since they don't have guards.)

2) The regulars set a good example. We've had a few trolls in the past, and they've been met with logic and fact, not name calling. The calm tone of (most of) the replies settles the waters. We could have countered by calling up stereotypes; instead we replied with well-thought-out posts.

Now, you want mindless outrage, just be a coach who leaves his team weeks before a major bowl game... THAT will get us angry.
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Falling Waters, WV
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West Virginians are laid back and easy going. I know since moving here I have had to keep myself in check and not jump the gun and allow other drivers to go before me. It makes me laugh at times though because I will sit at an intersection as me and another driver keeps motioning each other to go ahead. When I go to the store and no attitude needed because none is given.

West Virginians are a great group of people and I am proud to call myself one of them now .
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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I'm not going to agree, or disagree with you on this subject Harborlady.

What do you all think of WVian's self centrism way of thinking? I don't want to isolate WV'ians from everyone else's way of thinking. I like to think that we are similar to other states.
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Falling Waters, WV
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I'm not going to agree, or disagree with you on this subject Harborlady.

What do you all think of WVian's self centrism way of thinking? I don't want to isolate WV'ians from everyone else's way of thinking. I like to think that we are similar to other states.
Yes true but we keep the smile on our face
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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I can agree with that.
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Snowshoe, WV
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I sell real estate in the Snowshoe area. 84% of our purchasers are from out of state. I was driving some folks around one day and they commented on the fact that every vehicle that passed us waved to us. Friendly folks make my life easier.
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