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Speaking of stereotypes I thought some of you might find this to be funny. I have a copy of Our Dumb World, which is an atlas with a few funny jokes and stereotypes about different state and countries.

Here is an exerpt from the book.

"Connecticut (Home of New York's Other Population) has, for over 300 years, upheld a proud tradition of being next to New York."

"Texas is where everything is big, whether it includes having the fattest people, executing the most mentally retarded people, or dragging a minority the farthest with the biggest pickup truck."

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you Forgot some of the real stereotypes of Texas like us all riding horses to work and not living in big cities but in small towns with dirt roads. I think its funny that some people still believe that is what texas is. oh and cowboy hats I really in all my years living in texas ever seen but a few people wearing a cowboy hat except that of course of Kinky Friedmen which I think is the perfect person to say is the stereotype of texans.
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Old Posted Dec 31, 2008, 2:29 AM
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I was going to mention that but Family Guy already had those stereotypes covered.

Here is another exerpt.

"Florida: "The Silent Holocaust: Though on the surface Florida appears to be a tropical paradise, inside this state lurks a dark, gruesome secret: Each year, thousands of Jews are sent here to die."
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Uncanny and a little spooky...

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atlanta: "Baptist-new agey hipster wannabe-hip hop mixed culture" - heckles

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It's like you know me.....and honestly I am a little frightened.
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Old Posted Jan 5, 2009, 6:11 PM
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being from st. louis, i hate to say it, but your description of Missouri is about right
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you Forgot some of the real stereotypes of Texas like us all riding horses to work and not living in big cities but in small towns with dirt roads. I think its funny that some people still believe that is what texas is. oh and cowboy hats I really in all my years living in texas ever seen but a few people wearing a cowboy hat except that of course of Kinky Friedmen which I think is the perfect person to say is the stereotype of texans.
You obviously are not a born n raised Texan then if you've only seen a few people wearing cowboy hats. Its engraved in our culture & heritage. I see it all the time when UT's playing. Fort Worth proudly calls itself Cowtown. Houston has its annual Rodeo which attracts thousands of visitors.

I could go on...
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The south/southern cities. I'd rather not go into detail but my view of the region is not good (just being honest)! Although, I have family members and friends living in that region the political climate (way too conservative for me), accents, long history of racism and so on have and continue to shape my views in a negative way. Sorry southern peeps.
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2009, 3:22 AM
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I don't know about that. I currently am attending school in Lafayette, LA getting my architecture degree and after living in Utah for about one year (Riverton, UT to be exact). I would say the south is in general is way less conservative compared with Utah. But then again Louisiana is very different compared with other parts of the south.
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Some of my impressions of some states:

California- Beach, Mountain, Desert, Valley. Democrats, Plastic Surgery, Gay people, Mexican immigrants, Silicon Valley, Wine.

Florida- Resorts, Tropical Beaches, Hurricanes, Disney, Swamp.

Nevada- Casinos, Lights, Unsustainable, Fake, Glitz in the desert.

Texas- Guns, Cowboy hats, Red, Guns, Oil, Tex-Mex, Tornadoes, Guns.

New Jersey- Industry, Suburbs, Annoying people, less-than NY, Atlantic City

Massachusetts- Colleges, Bawston, American history, Blue, Young, Rich Cape Cod.

New Mexico- Spa, Resort, Red Rock, Mexican, Pueblos, Native American, Cactus

Washington- Apples, Forest, Deep Green, Wet, Recycling, Green Living, the same as Oregon.

Oregon- Washington + Oregon Trail - Apples.

Hawaii- Volcano, Beach resort, Sand, Japan, Philippines, Tropical.

Nebraska + Kansas + Oklahoma - Flat, tornadoes, and wheat.

Ohio- Typical America, White and Black, Boring.

Montana + Idaho + Wyoming- Nature, Mountains and Trees, Wildlife, Cabins, Bears, White water.

North Dakota + South Dakota- Empty.

Wisconsin- Cheese.

Michigan- Broken cars, Lake Michigan, Urban decay, .

Arizona- Thunderstorm, Desert, Sprawl, Inferiority Complex.

Atlanta- Black people.

Mississippi- Trailers, White hicks, Catfish, Swamps.

Indiana- Race cars, typical white people, red.

Maryland- Washington D.C., Professionals, Politics, Flags.

I just thought of state by state, and the ones that immediately gave me a strong image in my mind I wrote down. They can be way off but this is just what I think when I hear/imagine a state's name.
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All this thread does is show peoples' ignorance. What a disgrace.
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You obviously are not a born n raised Texan then if you've only seen a few people wearing cowboy hats. Its engraved in our culture & heritage. I see it all the time when UT's playing. Fort Worth proudly calls itself Cowtown. Houston has its annual Rodeo which attracts thousands of visitors.

I could go on...
I think you're the one who has quite the imagination.
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You obviously are not a born n raised Texan then if you've only seen a few people wearing cowboy hats. Its engraved in our culture & heritage. I see it all the time when UT's playing. Fort Worth proudly calls itself Cowtown. Houston has its annual Rodeo which attracts thousands of visitors.

I could go on...
Yeah, but if you have to go to the rodeo to find cowboys, then it doesn't count. It's like going to the Lamborghini dealership so you can say you saw one that day. Aren't there rodeos up north? Seriously, I've only seen maybe a handful of people wearing cowboy hats in Austin. You tend to see more women wearing them than men actually. I see a fair amount of women especially wearing them at concerts. Of course you'd be crazy not to have some sun protection if you're going to be standing in broad daylight watching a concert for 6 to 8 hours. And I'm not talking about country music either. Blues, rock, just about anything. They might be wearing cowboy hats, but that might also be a joint in their hand too.
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my perceptions based on personal experience and observation:

The south: Religion.. A lot of fake christians..they go to church on sundays but totally forget the bible principles during the rest of the week. Very judging. Don´t care much and lack knowledge about everything other than what surrounds them. Southern hospitality exists in few places, and in most part btw southerns. Big cities are different..cities like Atlanta , New orleans tends to be more open minded, people are more aware of what´s happening in the world. they are less self-centered. more friendly with foreigners.

Texas: Same as Above..Cities like Dallas, Austin Houston and san antonio are exceptions.

Florida:
Miami: Feels like a resort...couldn´t work there... Foreigners are snoob. very ostentations people..Nice vibe overall..Very friendly "locals".

Orlando: Less ostentations than miami. Disney plays a huge role in the local culture and vibe.

Northeast: NYC: overcrowded, fast paced. friendly people , but always stressed out and in a hurry(that´s why some will think they are unfriedly).
educated people. open minded.

Boston: people are less stressed than new yorkers. more laid back. people take pride on their city. education is big among residents.

Midwest: Chicago: one of the most friendly people i have ever encountered. very clean city for its size. underrated in my opinion.. people, specially in the south tend to ignore it.

Denver: Before visiting i heard a lot of bad comments of people being rude there...Not true they are very polite and welcoming. some think denver is a freezing. not really the weather is pretty nice and it does´t get that cold. Although somehow "isolated", people there are aware of whats going on in the rest of the country and world.

California: Very diverse. Your perception will probabiloy rely on where you go and who you encounter. I never been to the north, but L.A was a surprise for me, and that maybe was so because of the people i met. friendly, not self-absorved as some might think. very laid back. people enjoy what their city and state has to offer. a lot of outdoor activities.


that´s it for the moment:

Note: these are based on my personal experience while living or visiting those cities.
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California has mountains literally everywhere, minus the 400-mile strip of the Central Valley.
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Pretty much spot on in Virginia, although in the rural areas and in the mountains you may feel like you have stepped back in time on occasion. The metros are all doing pretty well these days though.
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"Missouri Place: The area between Kansas City and St. Louis, part north, part south. People: Urban poor in St. Louis, Cowboys and whites in Kansas City. Rural areas are farmers."

I'd add to this: St. Louis, good narcotics. Also, Missouri isn't all farm country, I'm surprised you forgot about the Ozark stereotypes and KC = only BBQ. I don't see why everyone should only make fun of Arkansas all the time.
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Too much credit was given to Delaware. Most people, when asked to describe Delaware, or say that they think of when they hear of Delaware, repeat the clip from Wayne's World where they didn't know about anything in Delaware.
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Stereotypes can be fun

I think a huge portion of stereotypes actually have some basis of truth and that's why they are established, but one thing that throws stereotypes about regions and people in those regions off, is relocation. Someone from new york that moves to arkansas, or someone from alaska that moves to los angeles isn't instantly going to start acting like a regular of that area. They are going to generally keep their same personality as before and slowly influence their immediate world around them in a unique way. And there is a lot of relocation in the US. ALOT.
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The only way to overcome our stereotypes is to travel.

You shouldn't be surprised to learn that everyone, not just in the USA but the in the world, basically wants the same things from life.

Realizing that every place is going to have its own culture or style of doing things, those differences are usually cause by the local climate, history, and environment.
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