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Poll Finds New York Rudest, Most Arrogant State In The Nation
CBS 2 NY ^ | August 21, 2013

Posted on 08/22/2013 7:28:59 AM PDT by Hojczyk

New York is number one again, but this time it’s for being the rudest and most arrogant state in the country.

A new survey from Business Insider asked 1,600 Americans to answer questions about states they don’t live in, like which were the drunkest, the smartest or had the silliest accents.

“The results were hilarious, informative and tell you everything you need to know about the dynamic between the states,” Business Insider said on its website.

It found that 39 percent of those polled felt New York was the most arrogant state and 44 percent felt it was the rudest.

Georgia and Minnesota tied for nicest. Louisiana was judged as the drunkest state and Massachusetts took first place for weirdest accents, followed close behind by Louisiana, Alabama, Minnesota, New York and New Jersey.

Americans think New York has the second-smartest people after Massachusetts.

The poll found California was America’s favorite state and Texas was the one most would like to see kicked out of the country.

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: democrats; hospitality; liberals; newyorkers; progressives; texas
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1 posted on 08/22/2013 7:28:59 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

I’m 72. Have heard this all of my life, and a poll is needed to confirm?


2 posted on 08/22/2013 7:31:26 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: Hojczyk

the Treansplanted New Yawkers I have encountered here in [ suburban ] The Sf Bay Area meet all of the aforementioned criteroa in spades.

Rude. Arrogant...Arrogant.//


3 posted on 08/22/2013 7:32:06 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: Hojczyk

Americans think New York has the second-smartest people after Massachusetts.

Well that says it all...Americans must be the dumbest...All the smart ones left NY and MA


4 posted on 08/22/2013 7:32:10 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

I don’t disagree, although the libtard Massholes suck too.


5 posted on 08/22/2013 7:32:44 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Hojczyk

New York CPR: “Get up before you f^&^&ing die!”


6 posted on 08/22/2013 7:35:41 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Hojczyk

Related:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3057498/posts


7 posted on 08/22/2013 7:36:19 AM PDT by upchuck (My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We'll see about that!)
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To: Hojczyk
weirdest accents, followed close behind by Louisiana, Alabama, Minnesota, New York and New Jersey

I wonder if respondents based their answers on the actual accents of people from these states. For example, if I tell someone from another state that I am from New Jersey, they'll respond with something like "Don't you mean New Joisey?" I have yet to hear anyone from north, south, or central New Jersey ever pronounce it that way. If not that, they wonder why I don't sound like Tony Soprano.

I guess I know how the Minnesotans feel when people think they all sound like they should be in the movie Fargo.
8 posted on 08/22/2013 7:39:20 AM PDT by needmorePaine
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To: Coldwater Creek

Once having a job that required extensive cold calling, I tend to agree. If NY, NJ or New England were on the docket you’d cringe just hoping to get thru the day.

Nicest people I found (at least on the phone) were in Houston and, believe it or not, Southern California.


9 posted on 08/22/2013 7:39:33 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: needmorePaine

Pittsburgh and Baltimore deserve spots on that weirdest accent list.


10 posted on 08/22/2013 7:40:12 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Hojczyk

Like the old joke: A tourist walks up to a cop in downtown New York and taps him on the shoulder. The cop turns around and asks, “What?” The tourist replies, “Can you tell me how to get to Times Square or should I just go to he**?”


11 posted on 08/22/2013 7:40:14 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Hojczyk

12 posted on 08/22/2013 7:41:13 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Yeah, right below Flelfya, home of da Iggles.


13 posted on 08/22/2013 7:42:28 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I lived in the LA area for 26 years. The people there were great, but not like Memphis.


14 posted on 08/22/2013 7:42:29 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: Hojczyk

I have only been to New York City a couple of times, but found regular working people there to be down-to-earth and helpful. One friend-of-a-friend spent 45 minutes educating me on subway lines, points of interest, how to avoid looking like a tourist. She even drew an excellent map. Another one let me spend the night at her place, and a third one met me and my travel buddy at a restaurant and spent the evening telling us stories about the Brooklyn district attorneys’ office.

I’ve met good people from New Jersey, too.


15 posted on 08/22/2013 7:44:36 AM PDT by married21
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To: Hojczyk

Poll Finds New York Rudest, Most Arrogant State In The Nation......not to mention along with Calif. Mass. the dumbest voters in the country.


16 posted on 08/22/2013 7:44:41 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: Coldwater Creek

People I’ve met from in and around Memphis are some of the nicest and most polite I’ve ever encountered. Never had to make many phone calls in there though.


17 posted on 08/22/2013 7:45:13 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Thank You.


18 posted on 08/22/2013 7:46:18 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: Hojczyk

“...Texas was the one most would like to see kicked out of the country.”

That would be fine, but I’d be inclined to join them if they were.


19 posted on 08/22/2013 7:52:55 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: Fresh Wind
The Iggles play in the National Football Ligue.

In summertime, people from Philly often geaux downashore and swim in the wooder. If they get hungry, they may say something like, "Come awn, let's get some cheese steaks, heaugies, and wooder ice."
20 posted on 08/22/2013 7:56:43 AM PDT by needmorePaine
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Was that drawn by Jackie Gleason? He is supposed to have said, “If you spend the night anywhere but NYC, you’re camping.”
Well, from the remaining 57 States: “Zombie fatso Jackie Gleason can rise up and **** himself.”


21 posted on 08/22/2013 7:57:50 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Hojczyk

I hate “studies” like this and the headlines they generate. It’s impossible to lump an entire dynamic state into one “personality.” Certainly New York City is what they are talking about in this one, but I know from experience that the rural border counties of upstate New York are friendly average people similar to Midwesterners. California, Texas, Indiana — any state with distinct populated regions is going to have the same problem when someone tries to characterize the people in all of their disparate regions as one.


22 posted on 08/22/2013 7:58:08 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: married21

Freepers I’ve met from the Tri-State Chapter (NY NJ CT) are some of the most intelligent and interesting folks you could encounter.


23 posted on 08/22/2013 7:59:28 AM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: Hojczyk

It’s not NY per say. It’s wherever liberals dominate. Boston is nasty. Burlington, VT is filled with arrogance. Austin, TX (in the city) isn’t Texas. It’s NY because of it’s liberals. I’ve lived in all of these cities and have relatives and friends in them. There’s a feeling of being unwelcome in them.


24 posted on 08/22/2013 7:59:32 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: Coldwater Creek
I lived in the LA area for 26 years. The people there were great, but not like Memphis.

Not just Memphis but anywhere from Tennessee to the Gulf.

25 posted on 08/22/2013 8:01:10 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Ditto NC


26 posted on 08/22/2013 8:02:20 AM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: Hojczyk

LOL, I can tell how smart New York City people are by the fact that an admitted and continued pervert was front-runner in their mayoral race.


27 posted on 08/22/2013 8:02:22 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mrsmel
But that just shows how smart they really are. Only rubes care about decency in public officials.
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28 posted on 08/22/2013 8:06:28 AM PDT by needmorePaine
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To: needmorePaine

I get the same thing. i grew up on Long Island so, of course people here in MA. ,where I now live, say Long G-island . Sorry folks that’s not what we say.
I also beg to differ with the survey. Having lived in many states on the east coast and Ohio, I’ll take a New Yorker every time. You want arrogant, move to MA..


29 posted on 08/22/2013 8:12:32 AM PDT by surrey
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To: Borges

I worked in NYC for 5 years. I thought the phrase “Go F ya’seff” was their way of saying hello.


30 posted on 08/22/2013 8:13:14 AM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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To: Hojczyk

Communis Massachusetts is believed to have the second smartest group of people in the nation? Maybe that is the problem — the hubris of the people of Massachusetts. No people — however smart — can go against the laws of classical eonomics and ignore human nature (as Marx and Mao do) can make a society work and have a decent standard of living. Japan is smarter than we are and they have failed in their adoption of Socialism.


31 posted on 08/22/2013 8:13:17 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: married21

I’ve lived in New Jersey and NY, and have been in NYC a thousand times.

I’m a native of NC, a state overrun with Yankees from NJ and NY.

We get only losers here, who failed in their home states (or Florida—and are here for their third failure in life), and their behavior gives both states a bad name.

The natives who stay home, I found to be extremely nice people, if a little hard on the ears.

And the “rudeness” of NY’ers is briskness; they’re always in a hurry.


32 posted on 08/22/2013 8:13:24 AM PDT by warchild9
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To: Hojczyk

How’d they outdo Maryland?


33 posted on 08/22/2013 8:13:46 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: surrey
I get the same thing. i grew up on Long Island so, of course people here in MA. ,where I now live, say Long G-island . Sorry folks that’s not what we say.

Yes, but when waiting to buy something in a store, are you "on line" or "in line?"
34 posted on 08/22/2013 8:16:39 AM PDT by needmorePaine
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To: needmorePaine
That’s silly to think people in Minnesota should sound like those in Fargo.

Everyone knows Minnesota is mostly Somalian, Ukrainian, and Hmong.

35 posted on 08/22/2013 8:18:26 AM PDT by Dexter Morgan (Everyone hides who they are.)
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To: Stand Watch Listen

As a NYer, I just wanted to say “F*** y’all” to confirm the stereotype. Kidding...I kid. I would say that Upper West Side Liberals are truly rude but the rest of us aren’t so bad and the folks upstate are downright nice.

But looking at that map, and having spent a month in Alaska, I have to seriously question the “worst food” choice.


36 posted on 08/22/2013 8:18:36 AM PDT by alphadoggie
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To: needmorePaine

Had to think about that for a moment and I guess I would say on line. I also say cawfee. Unlike most people here in the Boston area ,I say picture not pitchah.


37 posted on 08/22/2013 8:19:56 AM PDT by surrey
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To: Hojczyk

Yep. Many NYers who venture down here to Virginia tend to have that “you’re-doing-it-all-wrong-here” attitude.

My attitude is, “go back to NY and show us how we’re wrong.”


38 posted on 08/22/2013 8:21:31 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: needmorePaine

I agree 100% I knew heard it pronounced “Joisey” till I left the state


39 posted on 08/22/2013 8:22:47 AM PDT by Gettin Betta
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To: T Minus Four; mrreaganaut; 4mer Liberal

And based upon the link to all the results, South Dakota is apparently the most forgotten state.


40 posted on 08/22/2013 8:27:24 AM PDT by reaganaut (I don't do hopey-changey. I do ouchy-bleedy.)
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Yep, SD is most forgotten.


41 posted on 08/22/2013 8:28:11 AM PDT by reaganaut (I don't do hopey-changey. I do ouchy-bleedy.)
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To: surrey
Just as long as you don't say pitcher or pixture.

It's funny that the Mass people comment on your Long Island accent. No one in the Boston area should ever comment on anyone's funny accent.
42 posted on 08/22/2013 8:28:42 AM PDT by needmorePaine
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To: surrey

I always thought the pronunciation was “lawn guyland”.


43 posted on 08/22/2013 8:30:09 AM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: Hojczyk

You get the ‘best’ of both worlds (NY and Assachusetts) here in Red Hampshire...the conservatives are leaving/have left; the older natives are dying off...my ‘hood is full of foul mouth, arrogant NY’ers who have NO RESPECT for personal and private property.


44 posted on 08/22/2013 8:30:13 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“Nicest people I found (at least on the phone) were in Houston and, believe it or not, Southern California.”

From the Seinfeld episode when the go to Los Angeles
Jerrys on a pay phone talking to the police

Jerry: ...Can I come right now? I suppose, where are you located? Where is that? I don’t know where we are. Where are we?

George: I don’t know.

Jerry: We don’t know. He says ask somebody, ask that guy.

George: Excuse me, where are we?

Man: Earth.


45 posted on 08/22/2013 8:31:36 AM PDT by Gettin Betta
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Thirty or forty years ago, that was true. But gentrification has filled NY up with wimps and nice guys.


46 posted on 08/22/2013 8:33:49 AM PDT by proxy_user
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I was just there in NYC in May...this is a totally bogus survey. People just mined their own business in NYC and were extremely friendly in upstate. When we asked them for anything..we got it with a smile. I can't wait to go back..in fact, I'm thinking of moving there.

Chicago, on the other-hand, was a h@LL-hole of rudeness, gun fire going off everywhere and uncaring jerks at every turn. I would like to know what the agenda is of the people putting these labels on cities...and I suggest they get out more...maybe to France.

47 posted on 08/22/2013 8:40:23 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Hojczyk

I’ve pretty much been able to get along everywhere I’ve gone. The people who are nice, you are nice back to them. People who are assholes, you be an asshole right back. They actually love it.

Like I say, I’ve pretty much been able to get along...except for that time I wore an IU shirt to a Kentucky basketball game at Rupp Arena. I made more people hate me in two minutes than in all the rest of my 53 years on earth. I probably shouldn’t have flipped them off when they were down 18 at halftime....


48 posted on 08/22/2013 8:44:26 AM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: Hojczyk

NYC area definitely, hard to believe upstate is like that.


49 posted on 08/22/2013 8:46:07 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Texas is the state Americans would most like see kicked out of the country? Hell, most Texans probably agree...


50 posted on 08/22/2013 8:48:58 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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