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    Default What happened to the Stupid South stereotype?

    I thought that the further South you went, the dumber people were supposed to get? Guess that isn't quite true, huh?
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    Default Re: What happened to the Stupid South stereotype?

    Nature abhors a vacuum, so the smart people naturally gravitate to the South to fill the vacuum.
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    Default Re: What happened to the Stupid South stereotype?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gregoshi View Post
    Nature abhors a vacuum, so the smart people naturally gravitate to the South to fill the vacuum.
    lol, if that were the truth, then I supposed a new vacuum must have been created in New York, Mass, and Cali. :P

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    Default Re: What happened to the Stupid South stereotype?

    Vuk, can you do me a quick favour, and briefly in your own words repeat what exactly it is that the Forbes article has measured?


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    In the meantime, these two statistics. I'm not suggesting anything. Just throwing two random lists at y'all.


    McDaniel's Estimated Average IQ Score by State

    1. MASSACHUSETTS........................................104.3
    2. NEW HAMPSHIRE..........................................104.2
    3. NORTH DAKOTA............................................103.8
    4. VERMONT....................................................103.8
    5. MINNESOTA.................................................103.7
    6. MONTANA....................................................103.4
    7. MAINE.........................................................103.4
    8. IOWA..........................................................103.2
    9. CONNECTICUT...............................................103.1
    http://www.top50states.com/average-iq-score.html



    According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2000, 5.3% of Americans are of French and/or French Canadian ancestry. French Americans made up close to, or more than, 10% of the population of:

    New Hampshire 25.2%
    Vermont 23.3%
    Maine 22.8%
    Rhode Island 17.2%
    Louisiana 16.2%
    Massachusetts 12.9%
    Connecticut 9.9%
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_American

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    Default Re: What happened to the Stupid South stereotype?

    Quote Originally Posted by Louis VI the Fat View Post
    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 

    In the meantime, these two statistics. I'm not suggesting anything. Just throwing two random lists at y'all.


    McDaniel's Estimated Average IQ Score by State

    1. MASSACHUSETTS........................................104.3
    2. NEW HAMPSHIRE..........................................104.2
    3. NORTH DAKOTA............................................103.8
    4. VERMONT....................................................103.8
    5. MINNESOTA.................................................103.7
    6. MONTANA....................................................103.4
    7. MAINE.........................................................103.4
    8. IOWA..........................................................103.2
    9. CONNECTICUT...............................................103.1
    http://www.top50states.com/average-iq-score.html



    According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2000, 5.3% of Americans are of French and/or French Canadian ancestry. French Americans made up close to, or more than, 10% of the population of:

    New Hampshire 25.2%
    Vermont 23.3%
    Maine 22.8%
    Rhode Island 17.2%
    Louisiana 16.2%
    Massachusetts 12.9%
    Connecticut 9.9%
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_American

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    Default Re: What happened to the Stupid South stereotype?

    It is measuring gain Vuk, not actual enrollments or intelligence. If state X had lower enrollments to begin with, then the gain is obviously much easier to increase as a percentage. It doesn't change the fact that the most presitigous Colleges are outside the South. I'm not suggesting that those in the South are stupid, just that the average in the North-West and West tends towards greater educational achievements.
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    Default Re: What happened to the Stupid South stereotype?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vuk View Post
    I thought that the further South you went, the dumber people were supposed to get? Guess that isn't quite true, huh?
    We aren't dumb in the South, we just can't keep the stupid ones off the TV.
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    Default Re: What happened to the Stupid South stereotype?

    I'm sure the Australians appreciate that you think higher of them now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by drone View Post
    We aren't dumb in the South, we just can't keep the stupid ones off the TV.
    I blame the UFOs for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Husar View Post
    I'm sure the Australians appreciate that you think higher of them now.
    I dont care about Australians.... I'm at 34º south...
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    Default Re: What happened to the Stupid South stereotype?

    One only needs to look from about 1876-1976 to see why Southerners are probably the most backwards people in the devolped world

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