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Old 01-17-2010, 09:38 PM
 
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We're the best there is, and that is most aptly demonstrated by comparing us with the inbred, moronic cretons to be found a short distance to the north in Pittsburgh. The stark contrast in vivid and demonstrative.
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:14 AM
 
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-1 sp... cretons --> cretins

from Yinzer-land.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:40 AM
 
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CT is right. The cretons in Pittsburgh is very subpar. You need to go to Quebec for good cretons.
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:39 PM
 
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CT is right. The cretons in Pittsburgh is very subpar. You need to go to Quebec for good cretons.
Imagine that... I thought they were croutons. But, Pittsburgh cretins are cretons... especially those in the Squirrel Hill area. And, if you use the old routes to get to the 'Burgh you have to pass through that area.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Elgin, Illinois
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"Even viewing google maps, it seems that WV cities have more density to them - more buildings closer to the road, etc. They seem more centered around the town...a bit community feel in look. Kind of like the community might walk to the restaurants on Sunday morning or whatever. (I don't know if they actually do or not though)."

This has a lot to do with topography. The "flat spots" to build in WV are somewhat limited.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:24 PM
 
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The only relatively flat areas are in the Southwest portion (Cabell/Wayne/Putnam counties... the area outside of the
Marcellus Shale region) and the area east of the Blue Ridge.

The other areas have always had to contend with geography
in terms of development, meaning buildings closer together
and closer to roadways and streams since there is less
usable land per capita.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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Use Google Map's Terrain View to see what CT means.
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:06 AM
 
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If there would exist a line of demarcation to divide the North from the South....

I would suggest the 'Grit Line...an imaginary geographical line were 'grits are used for food and where they are not.

Those in the South could 'kiss their grits and those in the North would not.

Quite like those Canucks look upon us from their lofty (and cold) position in Quebec.


Your ethnic postings have made me crave an evening of polka music and great food found only near Uniontown or better yet, a trip to Mt. Washington for some blather with my Squirrel Hill friends and a real Iron City...

Glad the 'Yinzer's are that close...they do know how to party and have fun.
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:24 AM
 
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Your ethnic postings have made me crave an evening of polka music and great food found only near Uniontown or better yet, a trip to Mt. Washington for some blather with my Squirrel Hill friends and a real Iron City...

Glad the 'Yinzer's are that close...they do know how to party and have fun.
Speaking of Pittsburgh...it's proximity to West Virginia...and, it seems to me, a very similar background - i.e. hardworking, mines/steel/etc.

Would it be a stretch to say Pittsburgh could be kind of a...WV-like city....seems like some of the housing in northern WV has a lot in common with western PA housing as well...

Plus, politically, they both seem so NOT red, NOT blue within our current political spectrum nationally.

Seems like if there was a city outside of WV....that would be most like WV...Pittsburgh might be it?
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:34 AM
 
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Pittsburgh is built in a 'big hollar...the towns in Wv are built in the small 'hollars.

Has nothing to do with politics...in the early settlement days, the rivers were the roads...everything was floated to market...just like in England.

Much of that housing was done by Sears, Roebuck and Montgomery Wards...kit homes bought on credit.
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