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Old 03-02-2013, 10:17 PM
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I need to visit every place on ES's map.:homdrool:
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I love the taco map so much. I have been staring at it for fifteen minutes straight, and now I am hungry.
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I want to know what constitutes "other" in this map.
I take issue with this map, which shows the county in Kansas from which I originated as being one of the few in the state that a majority called the beverages in question "coke". Fact is, they call it "pop" there just like most of the rest of Kansas. Of course, the county only has about 2,000 residents and I don't know even half of them, so I could be wrong.

Or maybe I've misinterpreted the color and it actually says "no data", in which case: Nevermind.

Edit: I note it shows Tulsa county in Oklahoma as using "pop". Nope, not heard that much here.
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That map is from "respondents through March 2003".

I would say that for one, the county in NC that I lived from age 9-16 doesn't really use generic "coke" all that much, and two, I think there's been some change over time. I think "soda" has become more and more common, so that it'd be by far the most common term used in the parts of NC I'm familiar with (Raleigh, Durham, and parts a bit south of there).

When I arrived, I said "pop" (being from Cleveland) and people made fun of me. So I switched to "soda". If anything, I'd say "soft drink" was more common than generic "coke" around those parts...
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I now say "refreshing carbonated beverage" to avoid any confusion.
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More fun with US-centric maps!

Average Commute Times | WNYC

The average commute time in my zip code is 21.7 mins. We must all work from home! I can promise you that to get downtown from my city (or anywhere close to the perimeter) runs about 35-40 minutes.
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Good gods, people in Western Colorado must drive a long way to work.

My commute when I lived in SW Colorado was about 5 minutes, and that included stopping at the grocery store for powdered donuts and a Dr Pepper.
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It's about time...

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You know how to tell you've been spending too much time listening to the CBC? When someone asks you the time in a store, you add "Half an hour later in Newfoundland" to your answer.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:34 AM
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Damn, I start precious few threads, this one was easy to find.

And now a map of non-English non-Spanish languages spoken in the US, thank me later for now knowing which ethnic restaurants to look for in any area of the US.



Explore – Fascinating map ofÂ*heritage languagesÂ*in America...

Yes, Portland is a great place to eat Vietnamese food, as per map. Hold true for your area of the US.

I don't want to hear about all the great Indonesian restaurants in the NeverRegions, either. I'm already mad about that, NO INDONESIAN FOOD IN THE US. :blame::dawkins:
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:42 AM
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What's with all the Frenchies? And all ze Germans?
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The Germans are everywhere, critiquing our bread and beer, generally they're the obnoxious tourists of the US.
Unfortunately a preponderance of French speakers doesn't mean good French food.
Perhaps they are here to escape fine dining?
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Yeah, it says German where I live, but there isn't even one German restaurant that I'm aware of. Which is actually kind of odd, because everyone I know who doesn't live here (or just moved in) says we have a whole lot of eateries of all sorts for our size.
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I just finished A Dance with Dragons and between that and the previous book I had a hell of a time keeping up with where people were. It certainly doesn't help that even if there's a map right there in the book it doesn't include the easterlands. That's why I'm especially happy that I found this ASOIAF speculative map that is almost semi-official. There's also some work on a timeline map (which is also helpful to me as there's a lot of damn history in addition to all the stuff you need to remember that is happening right damn now) and also a Google Earth Westeros edition.
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This is my kind of map, a map to food:

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Not only does that map only have two places in the Carolinas, but it doesn't even have any Western NC barbecue or South Carolina bbq.

And there are better places around Raleigh than The Pit which is overcrowded and overpriced.

I call shenanigans!

The traditional kind of Raleigh "institution" is Cooper's BBQ in downtown. However, unfortunately at a lot of those types of places much more of the effort goes into the pork than anything else they serve, which can often be quite mediocre cafeteria quality affairs. That's particularly the case at Cooper's, which clearly serves lemonade from powder. The barbecue is good, but not amazing.

If you're in the Triangle, visit The Pig in Chapel Hill for great pork with a modern take on the traditional sides (it's semi-hipster). Or Allen & Sons for the traditional, cheap checkered tablecloth type of place, which is similar to Cooper's but superior.

The Original Q-Shack in Durham has Texas-style brisket, but also serves a very respectable pulled pork and also has great side dishes.

They don't even have Lexington, NC on the map, which is considered by some to be the barbecue capital of NC (it has an annual barbecue festival which attracts 100,000 or so visitors). They serve it Western NC-style there. Jimmy's Barbecue or supposedly Lexington Barbecue (I've only been to the former) are good places there.

...not that any of you are heading out there anyway.
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The only Cooper's BBQ restaurant worth a spit is in Llano, Texas.
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Shit, that skips Georgia entirely. I can name 5 different fantastic restaurants off the top of my head. Most of them are in the foothills, one of them is a one room shack with one sad dude doing country karaoke out back. Best damn barbecue I've ever had.
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the LOC has the oldest map of Atlanta I've seen online.

Vincent's subdivision map of the city of Atlanta, Dekalb County, state of Georgia : showing all the lots, blocks, sections, &c.
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I just finished A Dance with Dragons and between that and the previous book I had a hell of a time keeping up with where people were. It certainly doesn't help that even if there's a map right there in the book it doesn't include the easterlands. That's why I'm especially happy that I found this ASOIAF speculative map that is almost semi-official. There's also some work on a timeline map (which is also helpful to me as there's a lot of damn history in addition to all the stuff you need to remember that is happening right damn now) and also a Google Earth Westeros edition.

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More maps! This one's a map of the Cherokee Nation circa 1760. I guess "A Branch of the Mississippi River" is the Tennessee River. The Chattahoochee River is starting from a strange place over by what's now Alabama.

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