I came across this rather funny article about California’s perception of the rest of the U.S.
Of course, other places in the US have the same problem. When I went to college at UIUC, I think a few people in my dorm freshman year didn’t realize there’s a lot of Illinois which is south of I-80. Glen Carbon is not next to Naperville, folks. Get on I-55 and drive 4 hours. Then you have the conversation that goes like this:
Me: Where’re you from?
Me: Cool, what neighborhood?
(For those unfamiliar with Chicago, Aurora is one of the far western suburbs…call it 30 miles out. In terms a Californian would understand, it would be a resident of somewhere like Mountain View saying they lived in San Francisco.)
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