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    How West Virginia Views America

    Sad thing is, to be funny there has to be an element of truth to it.

    http://bp0.blogger.com/_xYyjL2g12G0/...es_America.jpg

    I would post the picture but it is a little too big.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    Sad thing is, to be funny there has to be an element of truth to it.

    http://bp0.blogger.com/_xYyjL2g12G0/...es_America.jpg

    I would post the picture but it is a little too big.
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    Re: How West Virginia Views America

    I once asked a West-Virginian who they make fun of....he thought about it, and said, "poorer West-Virginians". Good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Degenerate39 View Post
    I work with a guy who calls Washington Warshington. That's one of my pet peeves.
    That's how my family pronounces it as well... along with zink for sink, and vehitcle for vehicle.
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    Last year (It may have been two years ago) I was on a plane from Atlanta to Jacksonville the night before the West Virginia bowl game. It was filled with West Virginia fans. Until then, I wasn't aware that I had never met anyone from West Virginia. My girlfriend and I were fascinated with the accent. Everyone was really friendly, it was a fun flight. Good conversation. Good people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDuran View Post
    That's how my family pronounces it as well... along with zink for sink, and vehitcle for vehicle.
    I'm originally from Kentucky, where Tim Wilson makes fun of people for calling a tower a "tire" and a tire a "tar".
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    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    I'm originally from Kentucky, where Tim Wilson makes fun of people for calling a tower a "tire" and a tire a "tar".
    or a creek a "crick"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    I'm originally from Kentucky, where Tim Wilson makes fun of people for calling a tower a "tire" and a tire a "tar".
    Oddly, I'm pretty sure Wilson now makes his home in Louisville when he's not on the road.


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    Quote Originally Posted by improbus View Post
    I once asked a West-Virginian who they make fun of....he thought about it, and said, "poorer West-Virginians". Good stuff.
    Funny map, with some truth to it.
    I live in Wayne County, West Virginia. I have noticed that some people in the northern part of the county, which is more populous and prosperous, sometimes make fun of those from the southern part of the county. Some people in adjacent Cabell County, where Huntington and Marshall University are, sometimes make fun of all of Wayne County. People in Charleston, the state capitol which is located in Kanawha County, sometimes act superior to the rest of the state. Meanwhile, some people outside of West Virginia make fun of all West Virginians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    Funny map, with some truth to it.
    I live in Wayne County, West Virginia. I have noticed that some people in the northern part of the county, which is more populous and prosperous, sometimes make fun of those from the southern part of the county. Some people in adjacent Cabell County, where Huntington and Marshall University are, sometimes make fun of all of Wayne County. People in Charleston, the state capitol which is located in Kanawha County, sometimes act superior to the rest of the state. Meanwhile, some people outside of West Virginia make fun of all West Virginians.
    From a country boy from Cabell County, I've always liked it "out Wayne." Of course, where I'm from in Cabell County, they make fun of us too!
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    I don't get it. I thought it was supposed to be a joke map, but instead it's accurate. Oh well.

    fwiw, I don't say "Warshington", though I know people who do. The county I'm from itself has four or five different accents. Last year my father, who is from Pennsylvania and didn't raise me, came to visit and said that since he'd moved to Mississippi and then Virginia he'd realized we didn't have southern accents. We visited Logan County that day, and he changed his mind a little (in truth they talk more like Kentucky).

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    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDuran View Post
    That's how my family pronounces it as well... along with zink for sink, and vehitcle for vehicle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN CHAR NC View Post
    From a country boy from Cabell County, I've always liked it "out Wayne." Of course, where I'm from in Cabell County, they make fun of us too!
    A guy I used to work with who was from Huntington said that Wayne and Lincoln County natives were the only people he'd ever met who, when asked where they lived, gave you the county instead of the town.

    I tried to tell him that I didn't actually live in a town, but I don't think he ever got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    Funny map, with some truth to it.
    I live in Wayne County, West Virginia. I have noticed that some people in the northern part of the county, which is more populous and prosperous, sometimes make fun of those from the southern part of the county. Some people in adjacent Cabell County, where Huntington and Marshall University are, sometimes make fun of all of Wayne County. People in Charleston, the state capitol which is located in Kanawha County, sometimes act superior to the rest of the state. Meanwhile, some people outside of West Virginia make fun of all West Virginians.
    I likely shouldn't tell this story, but when I worked for a national charitable organization I attended a regional meeting of some sort at a resort. I introduced myself to a group from Virginia, and one of them, hearing only that I worked out of the Charleston office, said, "Don't worry about him being from West Virginia. He's from Charleston, where I used to live, and it's not like the rest of the state."

    True story.

    All of us think we're a little better than the other guy, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tixe View Post
    A guy I used to work with who was from Huntington said that Wayne and Lincoln County natives were the only people he'd ever met who, when asked where they lived, gave you the county instead of the town.

    I tried to tell him that I didn't actually live in a town, but I don't think he ever got it.
    I'm from Adams County just 60 or so miles east of Cincinnati. When we are in Cincinnati and someone asks where we are from we say Adams County. Not because thats what we think, but because nobody knows where Winchester, Seaman, Cherry Fork and so forth are. Some people do know where Peebles is for some reason. When I tell someone I'm from Winchester, they say "Kentucky?" or "Canal Winchester?" When my buddy tells people he is from Seaman they always think he is being clever. Never call somebody who isn't from around Adams County if you are just sitting somewhere in the town of Seaman and calling them. Saying "I'm just sitting here in Seaman" doesn't always sound right to them.


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