But most importantly, there is no point where you get so detailed that people don’t have regional bickering. The Midwest hates the coasts. Michigan hates Chicago. And the people who live in the Upper Peninsula hate people who live in the lower Peninsula and refer to us disparagingly as “trolls” (because we live under the bridge).
oh man, that country music debate was SO EDUCATIONAL for me, mostly in terms of the sheer level of batshit people can be driven to by regional bickering and a deep insistence that only THEIR region is TRULY [whatever it is].
and of course, we do that too! norwegians love regional bickering as much as anyone, and i’m from the most indignant, defensive region of them all (because, of course, objectively we are the best, the rest of the country just refuses to see this because they are bigots). i just can’t do that on tumblr because i follow about five norwegians, so i really hope this thread delivers so i can live vicariously through US regional bickering.
also, this post is so educational so far! i just get, like, overwhelmed by how big america is and i just can’t keep anything straight. but i’m trying, ok? i’m trying!
also omg do they really call you trolls? that is amazing. as an authentic norwegian i can’t help but approve, obviously.
Plus, the UP culture/accent is largely Scandanavian anyway and while I don’t know if the Yooper vs. Troll regional bickering actually is authentically Scandanavian in character, it exactly aligns with my stereotype of what your people say/do.
Like, “Da trolls live under da bridge and dey come up for da sooomer but dey are toooo soft for da tirty feet of snoow we get in da winter. Who needs em, eh?”