Question of the week: Urban myths

Why nobody walks in LA
People walk in LA, but sometimes it’s tough with construction on the sidewalks.

I hate when people say that folks in LA are all fake/plastic and that everyone just wants to get in to the entertainment industry. I also dislike when people think that nobody walks in this city ’cause I know people who regularly walk, bike and take public transportation.

La pregunta: What myth about your city/region do you hate the most?

9 thoughts on “Question of the week: Urban myths

  1. AJ

    You know the Gone With the Wind accent everyone from Virginia talks with in movies? I hate that. I’ve lived here practically all my life and I don’t know anyone who talks like that. It’s annoying.

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  2. DCNats

    I have to agree with AJ, being from the DC area I can confirm that people from Virginia don’t talk like they just stepped out of Gone With the Wind… and I just sat here for about 10 minutes trying to think of a DC myth that bothers me, and I can’t think of any! I don’t know if my brain is frozen or if there are actually no DC myths.

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  3. lo

    Aside from the name dropping, networking only when you can gain something from it, brand whoring, Dr. 90210 botoxing- I would say L.A. is full of seemingly intelligent, industrious, creative types that are full of altruism and also politically savvy denizens :)

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  4. urban memo

    “I hate when people say that folks in LA are all fake/plastic and that everyone just wants to get in to the entertainment industry. I also dislike when people think that nobody walks in this city ’cause I know people who regularly walk, bike and take public transportation.”

    Those are my top two hated myths of LA. My experience here as a child and as an adult is the opposite of those myths. I really hate those myths and they make me very angry.

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