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    States and Capitals

    How many of you still know all of your states and capitals? I do. However, it amazes me how little east coast (the Northeast) residents know about the rest of the country. When I was in elem. school we learned something about every state, DC and Puerto Rico. I mean the world doesn't revolved around I-95 or does it?
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    I could do pretty good.

    I think once upon a time we had a weblink to a site there you can place the capital in the correct state.

    I bet I could get 45 + out of 50.

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    Quote Originally posted by the north omaha star
    How many of you still know all of your states and capitals? I do. However, it amazes me how little east coast (the Northeast) residents know about the rest of the country.
    That's because there is nothing between here and California that's worth knowing about, except maybe Chicago, which we all know is the capital of Illinois.

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    Nothing between NY and Cal?? Next time you eat remeber where it came from.

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    Quote Originally posted by PlannerByDay
    I could do pretty good.

    I think once upon a time we had a weblink to a site there you can place the capital in the correct state.

    I bet I could get 45 + out of 50.

    I'll take that bet, and raise you a 50/50.

    ...if someone could find a link to a capitals quiz...
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    Quote Originally posted by mileage2762004
    Nothing between NY and Cal?? Next time you eat remeber where it came from.
    We do! Everyone knows that food comes from way out west in the Connecticut River Valley.

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    I can do pretty good on that stuff. I was the host for the geography bee at our local middle school. I don't think I can still name all 50, but I think I could pop off about 40-45 without too much thought.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

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    Quote Originally posted by Man With a Plan
    We do! Everyone knows that food comes from way out west in the Connecticut River Valley.
    LOL - Born and bred NYer, had to get away. Western NE has the same problem on a micro scale, the eastern part of the state (lincoln/omaha) ignore the western part. Admittedly, that's where the population is.

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    Once of the greatest tricks you can play on someone concerning state capitols is by asking this:

    I can never remember, how do you pronounce the capitol of Kentucky? Is it "LouiSville" or "LouiEville".

    95% of the time they will reply with one of those two choices.

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    Quote Originally posted by Super Amputee Cat
    Once of the greatest tricks you can play on someone concerning state capitols is by asking this:

    I can never remember, how do you pronounce the capitol of Kentucky? Is it "LouiSville" or "LouiEville".

    95% of the time they will reply with one of those two choices.
    Sorry but you are wrong - the Capital of Kentucky is Frankfort.
    which is along I-64 between Louisville and Lexington.
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    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN
    I'll take that bet, and raise you a 50/50.
    ...if someone could find a link to a capitals quiz...
    See:

    http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/stat...10s12_500.html

    I just did it and scored 45 out of 50.

    I missed:
    Montana (entered Billings)
    Nebraska (Omaha)
    Missouri (Springfield)
    Alabama (Birmingham)
    West Virginia (Wheeling)

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    Quote Originally posted by mileage2762004
    Nothing between NY and Cal?? Next time you eat remeber where it came from.
    I have to admit that I'm not that well versed in western Nebraska. I can put Scotts Bluff/Gering, the Ogallala Aquifer, Cherry County, Kearney, and Grand Island on a map. I don't know where Keith County is.
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    Wow, I knew I wouldn't do that well but I am not even going to tell anyone here how many I got right on that quiz....

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    Quote Originally posted by the north omaha star
    I have to admit that I'm not that well versed in western Nebraska. I can put Scotts Bluff/Gering, the Ogallala Aquifer, Cherry County, Kearney, and Grand Island on a map. I don't know where Keith County is.
    Keep going west from Kearney and GI (Chad would be pleased) and east from Scotts Bluff/Gering>

    Lake McConaughy? Along I-80, About 350 miles west of Omaha. Great recreational area if the Lake ever fills up again. (See CNPP&ID).

    Trout fishing a fantastic, especially with a fly rod.

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    49/50

    Put Birmingham instead of Montgomery for the Capital of 'Bama.
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    Quote Originally posted by Super Amputee Cat
    Once of the greatest tricks you can play on someone concerning state capitols is by asking this:

    I can never remember, how do you pronounce the capitol of Kentucky? Is it "LouiSville" or "LouiEville".

    95% of the time they will reply with one of those two choices.
    Neither of course, would be the correct pronunciation of Kentucky's greatest city.
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    49/50 Doh! Foiled by Missouri.

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    Sorry but you are wrong - the Capital of Kentucky is Frankfort.
    which is along I-64 between Louisville and Lexington.
    Err...I know. That's the point. It's a deliberate trick question to fool people into giving you one wrong answer. Frankfort is one of the most obscure Capitals in America and almost every time I ask someone, they reply with "LouiEville" or "LouAville"

    Only when they reply with one of the answers do you say. "Neither! It's pronounced 'Frankfort.'"

    Another way you can ask is:

    I can never remember: What's the Capital of Kentucky? Louisville or Lexington?

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    Apparently this is also a spelling and grammar test. I kept on making spelling mistakes and apparently the first letter has to be capitalized.

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    Quote Originally posted by jsk1983
    Apparently this is also a spelling and grammar test. I kept on making spelling mistakes and apparently the first letter has to be capitalized.
    I experienced that too.
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    Quote Originally posted by mileage2762004
    Western NE has the same problem on a micro scale, the eastern part of the state (lincoln/omaha) ignore the western part. Admittedly, that's where the population is.
    I hear that. I live about 90 miles west of Boston but it might as well be 250. It's really striking how much of a backwater western Mass is given that its only 1.5 hours from Boston and 2.5 from NYC.

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    Quote Originally posted by hilldweller
    I hear that. I live about 90 miles west of Boston but it might as well be 250. It's really striking how much of a backwater western Mass is given that its only 1.5 hours from Boston and 2.5 from NYC.
    What town do you live in? I want to put you on the Cyburbia Dotmap

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    Quote Originally posted by Super Amputee Cat
    What town do you live in? I want to put you on the Cyburbia Dotmap
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