Re: Is Boston snobby?
posted at 7/3/2013 2:16 AM EDT
Snobby isn't the right word. I would say uptight and provincial. They are certainly mean, ill-tempered, and rude. People from Boston -and MA as a whole- think that the world revolves around this place. Anybody from anywhere else is somehow inferior. Very clique-ish and exclusive. Natives from this area hate newcomers. They look at everybody who wasn't born here with a suspicious and condescending eye. If your grandfather didn't know so and so's grandfather, then they won't even give you a chance.
Not sure where this site came up with all of these rankings.
Awful weather- 7 months of cold, rain, and misery.
Too expensive- everything here is a ripoff and not worth it.
The worst, angriest, and most impatient drivers in the country. Road rage is as common a personality trait here as is talking too loud.
Boston accents sound uneducated and ignorant. Seriously- learn how to talk. And it's even worse on these local women. Nothing is more unfeminine than hearing a woman with a Boston accent. Talk about killing any chance of seduction and romance. If you can somehow get past how ugly they are, then they open their mouths and the truck driver Boston accent pours out. Talk about killing the mood.
Boston the # 1 city for single men?! Haaaah! That's the funniest thing I've heard all week. The women in this area are the ugliest and most miserable women in the country. They hate men and they all act like they deserve to be treated like princesses- despite the fact that they are the ugliest women in any state that I've ever been too. AND, they have the worst attitudes and treat men like dogs. I'd rather be single than with one of these local lowly creatures.
So Boston- at least you have two good things here: Sports and food!
Wow, maybe women hate you because you're obnoxious, overbearing, rude, and full of it yourself!
Well Lorna actually women from every other city and state love me! It's just you hairy, neanderthal, knuckle dragging women from Boston that don't.
Go "paahhhk yah caahhh" and crawl back into your cave.
Sounds like someone is a little too uppity for his own good, speaking of snobs. Methinks he was unsuccessful in the dating arena and now feels the need to demonize us because a few women saw him for what he is: conceited, and that NEVER goes over well. Get over yourself, dude.
It's ironic that he thinks Boston accents sound uneducated because Massachusetts is the most educated state in the country. (Another irony: for a real Boston accent, you have to go to Worcester.) Around here, men are attracted to brainy women, not airhead Barbies with too much makeup who coo around men. This is not the South. We find acerbic wit charming. We insult each other as terms of endearment. Despite his distaste for Boston women, we are unconcerned that he doesn't like us because, you see, we have no problem finding and keeping men (Massachusetts also has the lowest divorce rate in the country.) Here in the geek capital of the universe, my husband loves me 'cuz I'm wicked smaht. Besides, if you want to talk about irritating accents, let's start with the nails-on-chalkboard nasal sound of the Upper Midwest that ranges from Michigan to North Dakota, or the treacly phoniness that is the Southern accent or the perfectly enunciated accents of Californians--but with no brains behind them whatsoever, but I digress.
Allow me to clarify: we are sarcastic with no tolerance for superficialities and artifice. We do not wear our emotions on our sleeves--unless it involves the Bruins, Red Sox, Patriots, or Celtics. Even then, we are critical. We are reserved. We have a dry sense of humor. We do have the highest number of colleges per capita than anywhere else in the world, which elevates the average level of discourse. Even people without college degrees are educated by osmosis. We are not going to treat you like our long lost buddy when we first meet because, well, we don't know you--but stick with us and you will have a loyal friend for life. We are not backstabbers. We don't mince words and we might seem unfriendly but we are not mean. If other people say we're snobs, so be it. They--and you--never bothered to get to know us.
And the driving: we are the most skilled drivers in the country. We have to be in order to pull off the maneuvers that we do. Driving is not transportation but a sport, and as soon as non-Bostonians realize this, the better off they will be. Yes, we have our own protocol. It's just not anyone else's protocol. This involves loud expressions of disgust, profanity, and obscene gestures as well as what would be considered unorthodox maneuvers elsewhere. It's all part of the sport, kind of like punk rock on wheels. (Hint: obtain a 15 year old Buick, drive with abandon, and people will get out of your way. You'll feel better.)
We do like outsiders. We are proud and want to show off our area. We are not like any other part of the country. Yes, many transplants do experience culture shock. But you can't come in with an uppity attitude, either, and expect us to be like Atlanta, Minneapolis, or DesMoines. You give us a chance and we'll give you a chance.