What's a misconceived notion about your state or region?

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What's a misconceived notion about your state or region?

Mwar Mwar
I'll admit, I have a few (slight) prejudices when some states are mentioned to me. I'm working through that, so help set me (and some others) on track! What are some stereotypes or misconceptions people have about your state or region? What should we know about your region?
03/07/2013
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
Florida is not paradise ... we have awful humidity, lots of bugs, our roaches are huge, the pay sucks, health benefits are nonexistent at most all companies, you have to pay to get on the tiny stretches of public beach, our cities and towns are consistently 30 or below on the Walkable City scale, and we're always at the top of the "News of the Weird"-type sites at least twice a day because people here really are that bugfuck crazy. I still have no idea why anyone wants to move here.
03/07/2013
hyacinthgirl hyacinthgirl
From Virginia. We don't all work for the government.
03/07/2013
Ryuson Ryuson
"Oh, how are you liking the US?"

"Your English is superb!"

"Can I see your passport?"

"See any aliens recently? *snicker*"

I remember one time I was like 6 and I got SO PISSED at this lady at a Subway rest stop for complementing my English. I got a map out to show her that NM IS in the US and is actually has some LARGE CITIES and very important research locations, thank you very much!
03/07/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
That it rains all the time in Washington! Ugggggggggggggggggh. Washington state does not have the highest amount of rainfall in the US.
03/07/2013
The Vixen The Vixen
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Originally posted by Lildrummrgurl7
That it rains all the time in Washington! Ugggggggggggggggggh. Washington state does not have the highest amount of rainfall in the US.
Yup, I was just about to say this too.
It's stays overcast a bit on the western side of the state, but we don't get much in the way of actual rain.
And the eastern side of the state is pretty sunny.
03/07/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
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Originally posted by The Vixen
Yup, I was just about to say this too.
It's stays overcast a bit on the western side of the state, but we don't get much in the way of actual rain.
And the eastern side of the state is pretty sunny.
I live on the Eastern Side right now and it NEVER rains. It's either snowing, windy, or sunny.
03/07/2013
tami tami
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Originally posted by Mwar
I'll admit, I have a few (slight) prejudices when some states are mentioned to me. I'm working through that, so help set me (and some others) on track! What are some stereotypes or misconceptions people have about your state or region? What ...
Northeast Ohio has wicked winters, hot/humid summers and beautiful spring/fall and we are not all hillbilly's
03/07/2013
jennifur77 jennifur77
I live in West Virginia. Contrary to popular assumption, I have teeth. :-D
03/07/2013
invisiblehat invisiblehat
So agreed on the Florida-is-not-paradis e thing. It's a nice place to vacation in, because on vacation you tend to ignore details like that. As an actual place to live in? Go find somewhere else where you can a)get a decent education; b) find a job; and c) isn't full of tourists who can't drive.
03/07/2013
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