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Crush a stereotype of your home state

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by keiththebassist, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. I haven't had the opportunity to travel around the states as much as I would like but always find that when I do, the common perceptions and stereotypes are usually less than half true.

    Here's a few of mine (California):

    Most of us don't surf

    We're not all city folk, lot's of redneck farmers here (we supply 1/3 of US agriculture products).

    We're not all Liberal (We've elected several Republican govs, squashed gay marriage and didn't legalize marijuana)

    Although, I surf, I'm liberal and live in a city :D

    Now whatchoo got????
  2. 4dog


    Aug 18, 2012
    Dont all wear cowboy boots
    Dont all wear six guns
    Dont all wrk cattle
    Dont all say maam and sir,, were working on it.
    Dont all own longhorns
    Dont all wear spurs that jingle or jangle
    Dont all loooove Willie
    Dont all like spicy and or mexican food
    Dont all speak with long southern drawl even if born here.
    Dont all play bass thoufh im not alone in it.
  3. Ohio:
    We don't all live in rundown trailers with rusty trucks in the front yard and chickens in the back yard.

    Some of us live in rundown CAMPERS with rusty trucks in the front yard and chickens in the back yard.
  4. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    The stereotypes of Oregon are all true. Not everyone fits all of them of course, because far-right loggers and far-left tree-huggers are usually not the same people, but in total the caricatures are all valid.
  5. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
  6. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    Yeah, I don't think the Cali stereotypes are very true. It's a pretty culturally diverse place. I'm born and bred here though so I can say the folks here are mostly full of ****. Nice folks, just full of ****, that's all. Ya just gotta learn to let the doo doo roll off your back after awhile and it's fine. A beautiful place, really. Nowhere else I'd rather be. :cool:
  7. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Full of **** in what way? There are plenty of genuine people in this state. Im a native myself, but Ive traveled. People in general can be full of ****, why specify others from the same region?
  8. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    In Pennsylvania, we are not all Amish or related to anybody who is or was Amish.
  9. sloasdaylight

    sloasdaylight Banned

    Feb 4, 2009
    Tampa, Florida, US
    Unfortunately I can't.

    We all wear flipflops everywhere except work and Church, and those are optional some times.
    We all hate tourist season.
    We do have hurricane parties.
    We don't like the snow birds except that they spend a lot of money here.
    We all know at least a few words of Spanish, at least enough to order a Cuban Sandwich and a Cafe con Leche.
    We really don't go to Disney world all that often.
    We really do pull out our heavy coats when the thermostat hits the 60s.
    We do all have pretty decent tans.
    We do know that parking isn't about how far away you are from the store, it's about whether you're under a tree or not.

  10. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    Well, I haven't traveled a whole bunch, so yeah, it very well may be the same all over the world. Seems pretty prevelant around here, though. I'm not complaing about it though. Like I said, I've learned to live with it. It's all beautiful. :)
  11. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    In California, we don't all say "dude"...oh wait, we do. Never mind.
  12. BenBL


    Jun 25, 2012
    Rhode Island is NOT, in fact, an island
  13. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
  14. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Yeah, its the same the world over, man. Anywhere you go you'll find someone full of it.
    I dont think the percentage is much higher in Ca than elsewhere, unless youre talking to people in the entertainment industry in LA. :smug:

    Probably the truest of all stereotypes ever stated, dude.
  15. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Who isn't in the biz in LA?
  16. The stereotypes of Seattle are true in my experience, but most see the entire state of Washington through the lens of Seattle. The NW has lots of crazies on both end of the political spectrum. In the space of a few weeks in 2008 I heard my neighbor wail about the Bush FEMA camps to imprison liberals and then (after the election) I friend told me about the Obama FEMA camps to imprison conservatives.

    We have marijuana legalized now, but that had a lot of libertarian support as well as liberal.

    Rain is misunderstood. East of the Cascades is arid. West has the same annual rainfall as the midwest, just spread out in more days with less per day. Many areas even west of the Cascades are relatively dry. The area I live in gets 17 inches of rain a year.

    edit- If you're going west of the Olympics though, you'd better be packing Gore-tex.
  17. Virginia:

    We aren’t a state of lovers
  18. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    I can't dispell any Maryland stereotypes either...in fact I'm not sure I know of any. But here are some generalizations from the Chesapeake Bay area:

    We love to eat blue crabs, rockfish, and oysters.
    We go downey oshun.
    We causasian folk are a strange preppy/redneck hybrid.
    We like boats and labradors.
    We hate the Steelers.
  19. Up in Norcal, we "hella" say "dude" :D
  20. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    Awesome. Mentally bookmarked for this summer.