The Atlantic Monthly‘s Megan McArdle, Penn grad, foists her prejudices onto an unsuspecting populace.

Let’s be honest, coastal folks:  when you meet someone with a thick southern accent who likes NASCAR and attends a bible church, do you think, “hey, maybe this is a cool person”?  And when you encounter someone who went to Eastern Iowa State, do you accord them the same respect you give your friends from Williams?  It’s okay–there’s no one here but us chickens.

Some of us coastal folks actually know how to use quotation marks, for one thing.  You don’t even have to be a professional writer.

And to answer your poorly conceived rhetorical question … “No.”  It’s called projection.  Leave us out of your neuroses, thanks.

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