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East Coast vs West Coast stereotypes
April 4, 2006 7:29 AM
Can you give me some stereotypes on East Coast vs West Coast differences?
I’m not an American. In about every media I’ve had contact (Metafilter included), there is some stereotyping of Blue State vs Red State, or North vs South, or Urban America vs Rural America (Yeah, I know most of these overlap a lot). And yeah, much of it is offensive.
But stereotyping among the Urban, Blue State population is either rarer, or subtler. About the only things I get about this is that West Coasters are much more informal than New Englanders, and that people in the West Coast tend to use their cars a lot more than New Yorkers, and everywhere but California is damn cold.
So, can you give me some stereotypes about these places? What do New Englanders think of Californians? What about Seattleites and New Yorkers?
some are funny, some are foolish, others have a ring of truth (like the avacado)