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2013-04-17 05:15:53 PM  
Whoever it is, they must be boring as hell.
 
2013-04-17 05:28:16 PM  
the I.D. Teens, the Drama Queens
the ways and means

it's everything you thought it would be
 
2013-04-17 05:29:46 PM  
God job on 'whom'.

Bad job on 'with'
 
2013-04-17 05:36:53 PM  

Roman Fyseek: Bad job on 'with'


Someone had dangled their preposition.
 
2013-04-17 05:42:04 PM  

Roman Fyseek: God job on 'whom'.

Bad job on 'with'


Ever wondered whom your city hangs with, asshole?
 
2013-04-17 05:53:29 PM  
So a regional cluster tends be both regional and clustered.

/Still a pretty cool little analysis
 
2013-04-17 05:57:17 PM  
Sounds about right here.  People move between Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville, but nobody goes to Memphis.
 
2013-04-17 05:59:37 PM  
That last is interesting.  Believe it or not, one of the bigger issues in geography right now is how do you map in 3D on 2D screens, which is suddenly a much bigger problem with the Census being largely supplanted by the ACS, which has a margin of error that needs included.
 
2013-04-17 06:03:28 PM  
With whom did you learn grammar, Subby?  I'm guessing the copy editor who wrote or approved the headline of TFA, perhaps.
 
2013-04-17 06:11:02 PM  
Ever wonder with whom your city dangles its prepositions?
 
2013-04-17 06:49:52 PM  
i.imgur.com

Approves of following the money.
 
2013-04-17 07:29:41 PM  
And they never talked about the Federal Reserve system which has 12 districts? KC and St Louis each have their own...coincidence?
 
2013-04-17 07:30:35 PM  

Roman Fyseek: God job on 'whom'.

Bad job on 'with'


Ennuipoet: Roman Fyseek: Bad job on 'with'

Someone had dangled their preposition.


Cyberluddite: With whom did you learn grammar, Subby?  I'm guessing the copy editor who wrote or approved the headline of TFA, perhaps.


MaxxLarge: Ever wonder with whom your city dangles its prepositions?


You're all wrong. It's okay to end a sentence with a preposition.
The only time it isn't is if somebody else does it and you feel like being an asshole.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OLxLK_R6jQ 
The gist: Somebody a few hundred years ago decided it was wrong, because he wanted English to be more like Latin, and in Latin there is no way to end a sentence with a preposition. The thing is, English isn't Latin, and is derived from German, which allows prepositions to finish a sentence.
 Or, as Churchill said, "This is the sort of bloody nonsense up with which I will not put."
 
2013-04-17 07:35:32 PM  

SpikeStrip: Ever wondered whom your city hangs with, asshole?


I must ask:  does the name Walter Slovotsky mean anything to you?
 
2013-04-17 07:36:42 PM  

1000 Ways to Dye: You're all wrong. It's okay to end a sentence with a preposition.


No.

I didn't spend year learning these stupid rules for someone to come along and tell me they do not matter.
 
2013-04-17 07:39:20 PM  

Ennuipoet: 1000 Ways to Dye: You're all wrong. It's okay to end a sentence with a preposition.

No.

I didn't spend year learning these stupid rules for someone to come along and tell me they do not matter.


They don't. You've wasted your life. Have a nice day!
 
2013-04-17 07:40:47 PM  
The states that once formed the CSA still prefer hanging out with each other more than the north, who woulda imagined that?
 
2013-04-17 07:44:36 PM  

Gordon Bennett: They don't. You've wasted your life. Have a nice day!


Spoke like a Math geek!  What have your numbers done for you?


I mean aside from providing a well paying job not involving pour coffee into paper cups?
 
2013-04-17 07:55:22 PM  
so you will know them by their velocity?
 
2013-04-17 07:56:13 PM  
1000 Ways to Dye:  The thing is, English isn't Latin, and is derived from German, which allows prepositions to finish a sentence.
 Or, as Churchill said, "This is the sort of bloody nonsense up with which I will not put."


Not only does German allow it, it pretty much demands it in a lot of circumstances.
 
2013-04-17 08:01:12 PM  
That's kinda cool. And it shows the borders I have generally stayed in accurately.
 
2013-04-17 08:05:35 PM  
Started out fairly pretentious, but turned out to be pretty neat.

I wonder how these boxes match up with that Nations of America or whatever...I can't remember the actual name or the name of the dude who came up with it, but some academic divided the US (or possible all of North America) up into cultural areas (Rust Belt, Cascadia, etc).  There may or may not have been the implication of national collapse and internecine warfare between them.

Man, I'm bad at this.  I blame the cats.
 
jvl
2013-04-17 08:16:39 PM  

Roman Fyseek: God job on 'whom'.

Bad job on 'with'


"Whom" isn't a word, in much the same way "thee" and "thou" are not words.
 
2013-04-17 08:24:14 PM  
You could have just posted a map of the Federal Reserve Districts and saved us all the trouble.
 
2013-04-17 08:28:20 PM  
I thought it was great that he wrote this instead of doing it on TV or radio. Then I realized he writs just like he talks and I was all like D'ohhhh.
 
2013-04-17 08:28:24 PM  
In Texas they use rope.
 
2013-04-17 08:34:20 PM  
There may be 351 cities and towns on the map of our state, but almost universally, we're all Bostonians right now.
 
2013-04-17 08:37:02 PM  
I thought for sure Connecticut would prefer to hang out with NYC than with Boston.
 
2013-04-17 08:46:01 PM  

Tax Boy: so you will know them by their velocity?


Great book, nice reference.


Chicagoans bring plenty of their dollars to southern Michigan. Many of the towns around here wouldn't exisit without them.
 
2013-04-17 08:46:07 PM  
Considering what's being used for the tracking tag, it's more a map of stripper geographical preference.
 
2013-04-17 08:46:36 PM  
Except for a little bit of Georgia and S Carolina, Florida is pretty much isolated. As it should be.
 
2013-04-17 09:10:19 PM  
This really devolved into a grammar battle? Good god.

Language isn't static and there is no such thing as "the" English language. A preposition is a perfectly fine part of speech to end a sentence with. The headline accomplished its goal of "conveying an idea to the reader". You all got it.


As for the article's content, yeah, it's just a federal reserve district map.
 
2013-04-17 09:22:40 PM  

GAT_00: Sounds about right here.  People move between Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville, but nobody goes to Memphis.


But...Graceland.
 
2013-04-17 09:30:11 PM  
Anchorage, Alaska:

i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-04-17 09:53:43 PM  

Lunchlady: You could have just posted a map of the Federal Reserve Districts and saved us all the trouble.


Not quite that simple, since California and Washington are both District 12.  I would guess that it's more of a map of the areas which particular Federal Reserve branches serve.  There are a San Francisco and a Seattle office in District 12, which could explain the separation.

I still find it funny that Mormonland is its own district - that section is pretty much the parts of the country controlled by Mormons.
 
2013-04-17 10:05:38 PM  
I'd say that solid border around AZ, CA, and NV is probably accurate. God knows the people the the western two states go east on vacation, not west, and the only reason to go west from CA is gambling in NV or the Grand Canyon.
 
2013-04-17 10:06:09 PM  
"Whom" isn't even a real word, it was invented by English teachers to make themselves feel important. The correct word is "who."
 
2013-04-17 11:07:21 PM  

Myria: Lunchlady: You could have just posted a map of the Federal Reserve Districts and saved us all the trouble.

Not quite that simple, since California and Washington are both District 12.  I would guess that it's more of a map of the areas which particular Federal Reserve branches serve.  There are a San Francisco and a Seattle office in District 12, which could explain the separation.

I still find it funny that Mormonland is its own district - that section is pretty much the parts of the country controlled by Mormons.


Came in to say this.  Here's the Fed map for comparison, it's highly correlated.
 
2013-04-17 11:50:28 PM  

neuroflare: I'd say that solid border around AZ, CA, and NV is probably accurate. God knows the people the the western two states go east on vacation, not west, and the only reason to go west from CA is gambling in NV or the Grand Canyon.


If I was heading west from CA, I think I'd be a surfer or a sailor, but that's just me.
 
2013-04-17 11:53:29 PM  

pickle65: If I was heading west from CA, I think I'd be a surfer or a sailor, but that's just me.


insert correct word east
 
2013-04-18 12:01:02 AM  

pickle65: If I was heading west from CA, I think I'd be a surfer or a sailor, but that's just me.


Aloha
 
2013-04-18 12:33:52 AM  
This map gets southeastern South Dakota wrong.

I can't believe I just typed that.  I can't believe I know enough to type that.

Point is, I can't believe I live in South Dakota.
 
2013-04-18 01:16:33 AM  

neuroflare: I'd say that solid border around AZ, CA, and NV is probably accurate. God knows the people the the western two states go east on vacation, not west, and the only reason to go west from CA is gambling in NV or the Grand Canyon.


Did you mean east?
 
2013-04-18 02:13:47 AM  

skinink: Except for a little bit of Georgia and S Carolina, Florida is pretty much isolated. As it should be.


And they got the PanhandleLower Lower Alabama right.

It's now confirmed for me, after living in Fargo for 18 months, that the Dakotas are too connected to Meeneesohtah.
 
2013-04-18 03:28:24 AM  

NateAsbestos: This really devolved into a grammar battle? Good god.

Language isn't static and there is no such thing as "the" English language. A preposition is a perfectly fine part of speech to end a sentence with. The headline accomplished its goal of "conveying an idea to the reader". You all got it.


As for the article's content, yeah, it's just a federal reserve district map.


This is the geek tab for a reason, I guess?

/agree with you
//last thing I wanted to see comments about was grammar Nazi stuff
 
2013-04-18 04:24:56 AM  
Neat map, retarded explanation.  It's a map of commuters and day tourists.  Californians don't move between Arizona and California, California is just a cheap tourist destination for those people due to how the interstate highways are set up.  There should be a Southern California cluster with directional arrows showing the regular temporary influx of people from Baja Mexico, Arizona, New Mexico, and to a much lesser extent Nevada and Northern California.

What's that you say?  The map failed to show the interstate highways that cause the clustering in interstate regional spending?
 
2013-04-18 07:27:08 AM  
First: grammar nazis... did anyone have problems understanding what the setence meant?  no?  then shut it,  you are wrong and antiquated.

Second, this whole thing is based on movement of dollars possessed by Where's George contributors?  My city is far too cool to hang out with ANYONE with that much time, and my city is not very cool at all.
 
2013-04-18 08:12:22 AM  
GAT_00: Believe it or not, one of the bigger issues in geography right now is how do you map in 3D on 2D screens, which is suddenly a much bigger problem with the Census being largely supplanted by the ACS, which has a margin of error that needs included.

In a thread full of grammar nazis, I can't believe no one has b#tch slapped you for this.
 
2013-04-18 08:44:49 AM  
You could do that with hundred dollar bills and realize that 90 percent of those are overseas.
 
2013-04-18 08:31:57 PM  

Kevin72: neuroflare: I'd say that solid border around AZ, CA, and NV is probably accurate. God knows the people the the western two states go east on vacation, not west, and the only reason to go west from CA is gambling in NV or the Grand Canyon.

Did you mean east?


neuroflare: pickle65: If I was heading west from CA, I think I'd be a surfer or a sailor, but that's just me.

insert correct word east


Si, senor.
 
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