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View Poll Results: Check all the cities you've heard about
New York City 33 84.62%
Los Angeles 33 84.62%
Chicago 32 82.05%
Dallas 32 82.05%
Houston 31 79.49%
Philadelphia 32 82.05%
Washington D.C. 32 82.05%
Miami 33 84.62%
Atlanta 33 84.62%
Boston 32 82.05%
San Francisco 32 82.05%
Phoenix 31 79.49%
Riverside (California) 9 23.08%
Detroit 32 82.05%
Seattle 32 82.05%
Minneapolis-St. Paul 31 79.49%
San Diego 32 82.05%
Tampa Bay (Tampa) 27 69.23%
St. Louis 31 79.49%
Baltimore 31 79.49%
Just show me the results, thanks. 6 15.38%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-12-2014, 03:57 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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Barstow is in California's Mojave Desert. Apalachicola is in Florida's panhandle sort of near Pensacola. Chula Vista is the second largest city in the San Diego metro area. ok, got some more:

Orinda
Nisqually
Massapequa
Lake Charles
Cut Bank
Falls Church
Puyallup
Bullhead City
Truckee
Santee
Baton Rouge
Shenandoah
Nogales
Cheyenne
Escondido
Petaluma
Mount Vernon (there are two)
Chehalis
Medford
Grants Pass
Encinitas
Pacifica
Broken Arrow
I know Massapequa, Lake Charles, Baton Rogue, Shenandoah, Cheyenne, Escondido, Petaluma and Encinitas.
And the Mount Vernon that is located in New York.
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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California's Mojave Desert.
If i'm not mistaken a Madonna video from the 90's was shot there. The one where she is a black haired Kabbalah witch.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:36 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Because most of the cities outside the US aren't used as much in Hollywood movies.
All we see is Vancouver/Toronto/Montreal/Tijuana/London/Paris/Monte Carlo/Berlin/Prague/Venice/Rome/Istanbul/Hong Kong and sometimes
Rio/Amsterdam/Madrid/Barcelona/Milan/Florence/Vienna/Dubai/Jerusalem/Mumbai/Bangkok/Kyoto/Tokyo/Sydney but that's pretty much it.
Excellent point!
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:40 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Well, I just learned there are three Mount Vernons. There's the one in New York I didn't know was there. There's one that's a DC suburb and there one in Western Washington State north of Seattle. Santee is actually a San Diego suburb and is not names for the Sioux as far as I know.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:41 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I know Massapequa, Lake Charles, Baton Rogue, Shenandoah, Cheyenne, Escondido, Petaluma and Encinitas.
And the Mount Vernon that is located in New York.
You actually know of Escondido and Petaluma?
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:42 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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If i'm not mistaken a Madonna video from the 90's was shot there. The one where she is a black haired Kabbalah witch.
I think so. I'll have to check that one out.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:53 PM
 
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I think this shows that non Americans know plenty of our cities. I had to dig deep on that second list. Bet most Americans wouldn't know as many lesser famous cities in other countries.
Don't think CDers are a representative sample. Most are far more geographical literate than the general population.
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Don't think CDers are a representative sample. Most are far more geographical literate than the general population.
True, ask like 90% of my uncles, aunts and cousins some questions about countries outside Germanic and Latin Europe and they can't answer it, half of them can't even name 1 city of India
Asked my nearly 30 yo niece the other day to point out Antartica and New Zealand on a map, she pointed at Greenland and Indonesia
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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You actually know of Escondido and Petaluma?
I had to check and yes, Escondido is a place in the San Diego area and part of American Graffiti was shot in Petaluma.
I have to say that I have mentioned all the cities I recognize the names of, but I am not entirely sure I can locate all of them, but as I said in an earlier post I know many names because I have followed minor league hockey for many years.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia.
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How about these:

Fresno
Ithica
Reno
Tacoma
Spokane
Boise
Chula Vista
Barstow
Williamsburg
Wichita
Amarillo
Redding
Bakersfield
Bismark
Pierre
Bellingham
Chattanooga
Apalachicola
Oakland
Berkeley
Duluth
Montpelier
I've heard of Fresno, Ithica, Reno, Spokane, Boise, Wichita, Bismark, Pierre, Oakland, Berkeley and Duluth. Not as good as some people here!
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