What's the stereotype of a New Jersey Girl?

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  1. jpeirpont

    jpeirpont Senior member

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    I really don't understand all of this antagonism towards NJ, and much of it coming from people who I suspect have never even been here.


    Me either I've been a couple times bot were quite enjoyable. I think the media has informed most peoples opinion on Jersey; all the jokes about those trash-luxe types, the ugliness and the Sopranos. The only thing I found accurate was that Jersey is rather unattractive.
     


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    Dude you're delusional if you think that so many people live in New Jersey because of NYC. Sure, a lot of people that live here work or play in NYC, but the vast majority rarely go into NYC.

    People live here because we have the best schools, the best jobs, the best opportunities, nice houses, etc. Has nothing to do with NYC.

    I really don't understand all of this antagonism towards NJ, and much of it coming from people who I suspect have never even been here.


    I'm just yanking your chain, man. [​IMG] I actually like New Jersey, and while there are parts that are less than desirable--most of North Jersey surrounding the turnpike and the endless strip malls of some of the NYC suburbs--there are also long stretches of beautiful country, nice towns, etc.

    It's just hard to resist a little dig when I know it's going to get a rise out of you....
     


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    The only thing I found accurate was that Jersey is rather unattractive.

    No argument there. I will concede that much of New Jersey is aesthetically unattractive.

    I'm just yanking your chain, man. [​IMG] I actually like New Jersey, and while there are parts that are less than desirable--most of North Jersey surrounding the turnpike and the endless strip malls of some of the NYC suburbs--there are also long stretches of beautiful country, nice towns, etc.

    It's just hard to resist a little dig when I know it's going to get a rise out of you....


    It's tough not to get defensive when people are constantly attacking the place where you work and live. If anyone is in the area, you can come and see me and I'll show you a good time here in Jerz - except for Augusto, you come here and you'll see the dirty side of Jersey.
     


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    vaclava krishna Senior member

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    If anyone is in the area, you can come and see me and I'll show you a good time here in Jerz - .



    I will, see you at, the Happy Hour .
     


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    No argument there. I will concede that much of New Jersey is aesthetically unattractive.

    This depends a lot on where you are. I find anywhere in NJ more aesthetically attractive than, say, all of Nebraska. And there are some legitimately beautiful areas of NJ as well.

    See, here in Philly we just internalize it and come to expect it. [​IMG] Even native Philadelphians badmouth the place. My dirty little secret is that I actually really like Philly, even having come from Cali. I have a few friends who live here who are constantly badmouthing Philly, and yeah, it gets me heated sometimes. So I hear ya.

    I'm actually still trying to decipher the East Coast anti-Jersey thing. I was barely aware of it growing up in Cali, and it always seemed like a specifically New York (NYC) thing to bash Jersey. I'm trying to figure out the hierarchy of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states still, since you can mash like four or five of them together and still not get the same square mileage as I was used to covering just going between LA and SF. The entire Northeast seems like one big state to me, as does the Mid-Atlantic.
     


  6. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Dude you're delusional if you think that so many people live in New Jersey because of NYC. Sure, a lot of people that live here work or play in NYC, but the vast majority rarely go into NYC.

    People live here because we have the best schools, the best jobs, the best opportunities, nice houses, etc. Has nothing to do with NYC.

    I really don't understand all of this antagonism towards NJ, and much of it coming from people who I suspect have never even been here.

    Go west young man! FWIW, Jersey seems to have exactly one of the top 100 public high schools in the United States while containing just under three percent of the population. Seriously, it is shocking how NY/East Coast centric this board is. Do you people not realize that the economy of California is nearly double that of New York and would be the world's fifth largest if it were a country.
     


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    This depends a lot on where you are. I find anywhere in NJ more aesthetically attractive than, say, all of Nebraska. And there are some legitimately beautiful areas of NJ as well. See, here in Philly we just internalize it and come to expect it. [​IMG] Even native Philadelphians badmouth the place. My dirty little secret is that I actually really like Philly, even having come from Cali. I have a few friends who live here who are constantly badmouthing Philly, and yeah, it gets me heated sometimes. So I hear ya. I'm actually still trying to decipher the East Coast anti-Jersey thing. I was barely aware of it growing up in Cali, and it always seemed like a specifically New York (NYC) thing to bash Jersey. I'm trying to figure out the hierarchy of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states still, since you can mash like four or five of them together and still not get the same square mileage as I was used to covering just going between LA and SF. The entire Northeast seems like one big state to me, as does the Mid-Atlantic.
    1) NYC 2) Westchester County, NY or Fairfield County, CT 3) LI 4) Rich Jersey Burbz 4) Other NY Suburbs 5) Upstate NY 6) The rest of CT (terrible, imo) 7) Dirty Jerz
     


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    Seriously, it is shocking how NY/East Coast centric this board is. Do you people not realize that the economy of California is nearly double that of New York and would be the world's fifth largest if it were a country.
    Yes, but you guys are all a bunch of shallow sprout-eating crystal-gazing aura-healing Walker-Lindhing types.
     


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    HERE IT COMES. Best way to get an East Coast native going is to talk about how great Cali is. I have learned this from experience.
     


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    Go west young man!

    FWIW, Jersey seems to have exactly one of the top 100 public high schools in the United States while containing just under three percent of the population.


    On the other hand, Jersey ranks seventh in the country for most schools on Newsweek's "America's Best High Schools" list, with 39. But that's not really the question. It's not a matter of what kind of school will you be going to if you live in the most expensive town around, it's what kind of school will you be going to if you live in an average town.

    As for going west - I'm sure Cali is nice, but I lead a pretty comfortable life here and really have no desire to go anywhere else. But if I do decide to come, will you let me crash on your couch?
     


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    1) NYC
    2) Westchester County, NY or Fairfield County, CT
    3) LI
    4) Rich Jersey Burbz
    4) Other NY Suburbs
    5) Upstate NY
    6) The rest of CT (terrible, imo)
    7) Dirty Jerz



    No Boston?
     


  12. MetroStyles

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    Northeast States in General:

    Top Tier:

    NY, CT, MA


    Second Tier:

    RI, NJ (Just bc of the trashiness ; - as far as jobs and economy go its top)


    Third Tier:

    NH, VA, ME (because they are in the middle of nowhere). Some would put these ahead of Dirty Jerz.
     


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    On the other hand, Jersey ranks seventh in the country for most schools on Newsweek's "America's Best High Schools" list, with 39. But that's not really the question. It's not a matter of what kind of school will you be going to if you live in the most expensive town around, it's what kind of school will you be going to if you live in an average town.

    As for going west - I'm sure Cali is nice, but I lead a pretty comfortable life here and really have no desire to go anywhere else. But if I do decide to come, will you let me crash on your couch?


    This is disappointing. [​IMG] I wanted an anti-California rant.
     


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    No Boston?

    I was thinking NY metro area.
     


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    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    Dude you're delusional if you think that so many people live in New Jersey because of NYC. Sure, a lot of people that live here work or play in NYC, but the vast majority rarely go into NYC.

    People live here because we have the best schools, the best jobs, the best opportunities, nice houses, etc. Has nothing to do with NYC.

    I really don't understand all of this antagonism towards NJ, and much of it coming from people who I suspect have never even been here.


    There's a reason why it's the most densely populated state in the country, asshat.

    No argument there. I will concede that much of New Jersey is aesthetically unattractive.



    It's tough not to get defensive when people are constantly attacking the place where you work and live. If anyone is in the area, you can come and see me and I'll show you a good time here in Jerz - except for Augusto, you come here and you'll see the dirty side of Jersey.


    Awww, you're so cute when you're angry, you little Jersey internet tough guy. I'm quaking in my shoes, I really am...

    FWIW, I spent a month in Newark and a few weekends in some bumfuck town with cows and cornfields in the western part of Jersey. I have been there, you silly twat.

    All I'm saying is, most of the people I know at school from Jersey - which is a lot, considering I go to Brandeis - seem vaguely ashamed of the fact. That's there fault, not mine. The only people I've ever seen display Jersey pride are the ones who fit the "Gotti" stereotype to a T. Seems like it's you who has a major complex.

    I'm actually considering moving to Jersey when I graduate, for a whole variety of reasons. Maybe then I will meet some proud, not-asshat Jerseyans. But generally, I'm suspicious of people who are excessively proud of any homeland, whether it be yellow-ribbon SUV drivers, crunchy Santa Cruz hippies or even the insufferable "Red Sox Nation" assholes I'm surrounded by.

    I'll drop you a line next time I'm in "Jerz"....

    Cheers!
     


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