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Do American cities have certain characteristics?

Reader comment on item: Do Europe's Nations Have National Characters?

Submitted by Dave (United States), Jan 30, 2022 at 08:05

Continuing with this fun effort to make some general sense out of aggregate characteristics, perhaps we can categorize the folks in some American cities:

  • Bostonians are educated, condescending, corrupt, radical, more Islamist than ISIS, and hung over.
  • New Yorkers are aloof, wealthy, destitute, predatory, sophisticated, rude and mugged.
  • Philadelphians are worldly, elite, liberty-loving, crooked and grateful (for every day they are not murdered).
  • Charlestonians are tolerant, well-mannered, friendly, conservative and unvaccinated.
  • Chicagoans are provincial, trigger happy, mindless cogs of the Machine, and have an affinity for gangs.
  • Minneapolitans are anarchistic, violent, hospitable, naive bumpkins, and third worldly.
  • San Franciscans are rich, homeless, technologically advanced, smelly and undocumented.
  • Portlanders are liberal, hip, trendy, altruistic, socialistic, and enjoy arson.

This is just a small sample, but one can see that there is much diversity in American cities, many of which defy simple characterization.


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