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9th Feb '16 4:54:55 AM Naram-Sin
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* The episode "Exit Wounds" of ''CriminalMinds'' has the BAU assisting a small town sheriff department in Alaska. In reality, there are no sheriff departments in Alaska and their duties are fulfilled by the Alaska State Troopers.
21st Oct '15 4:02:35 PM nombretomado
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* In Canada, it's called "We All Live in Ontario". Due to the concentration of media in Toronto in an otherwise enormous country, pretty much anything of a "national" nature in English Canada is "Ontario". This includes terminology, accents, products and stores, etc. {{CBC}} takes a lot of flak for this from non-Ontarians. There is even a degree of Canadian EaglelandOsmosis that goes with it, as many people from thousands of miles away in British Columbia, for instance, have internalized Canadian stereotypes as their own, even though they never were. Some examples from [[StargateCity Vancouver]] in particular: ice hockey (not that common when you can't make outdoor rinks); anything wintery for that matter (hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics did not help that image); Ontario pronunciation ("Canadian raising" is much less obvious in B.C.); Tim Hortons (almost entirely absent from the Vancouver area until the merger with Wendy's Vancouver is a first-rate coffee town with tons of local options, which is probably not too surprising when you're a couple hours' drive from Seattle).
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* In Canada, it's called "We All Live in Ontario". Due to the concentration of media in Toronto in an otherwise enormous country, pretty much anything of a "national" nature in English Canada is "Ontario". This includes terminology, accents, products and stores, etc. {{CBC}} Creator/{{CBC}} takes a lot of flak for this from non-Ontarians. There is even a degree of Canadian EaglelandOsmosis that goes with it, as many people from thousands of miles away in British Columbia, for instance, have internalized Canadian stereotypes as their own, even though they never were. Some examples from [[StargateCity Vancouver]] in particular: ice hockey (not that common when you can't make outdoor rinks); anything wintery for that matter (hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics did not help that image); Ontario pronunciation ("Canadian raising" is much less obvious in B.C.); Tim Hortons (almost entirely absent from the Vancouver area until the merger with Wendy's Vancouver is a first-rate coffee town with tons of local options, which is probably not too surprising when you're a couple hours' drive from Seattle).
13th Sep '15 1:51:08 AM ElectricBoogaloo
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** In face, both cities' status as the only places in the country that matter according to media form a nice parallel to Los Angeles/[=SoCal=] and New York, respectively.
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** In face, fact, both cities' status as the only places in the country that matter according to media form a nice parallel to Los Angeles/[=SoCal=] and New York, respectively.
13th Sep '15 1:46:52 AM ElectricBoogaloo
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** On the other hand, the other televisual media - and most of the written one - goes for "We all live in SaoPaulo", the country's biggest city/state.
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** On the other hand, the other televisual media - and most of the written one - goes for "We all live in SaoPaulo", the country's biggest city/state. city/state with most economical and populational significance. ** In face, both cities' status as the only places in the country that matter according to media form a nice parallel to Los Angeles/[=SoCal=] and New York, respectively.
12th Sep '15 8:26:01 PM Naram-Sin
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* Comicbook/SwampThing supposedly lives in a "County". Unfortunately, it is also set in Louisiana, which has parishes, but not counties.[[note]]The purpose of parishes is to allow people who live in Louisiana to correct people who refer to counties. There's no legal difference.[[/note]]
18th Aug '15 9:08:25 AM Tdarcos
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** And the numbering is another issue. Interstates are numbered low in the west and high in the east. This is why the major north-south interstate on the west coast is 5, while the one on the east coast is 95. The reverse is true for U.S highways; the major U.S highweay in Los Angeles is 101, while the original north-south route on the east coast (built before I-95) is U.S. Route 1.
16th Aug '15 5:49:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one episode of ''[[QuiteInteresting QI]]'' it is pointed out that [[MisplacedWildlife only a particular subspecies of frogs, found in California, go "ribbit"]], while frogs can actually produce a wide variety of different sounds.
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* In one episode of ''[[QuiteInteresting QI]]'' ''Series/{{QI}}'' it is pointed out that [[MisplacedWildlife only a particular subspecies of frogs, found in California, go "ribbit"]], while frogs can actually produce a wide variety of different sounds.
14th Aug '15 4:18:43 AM FloydPinkerton
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* If a quail shows up in a cartoon, no matter where it's supposed to be set, it's almost guaranteed to be a California quail. That and Gambel's quail (another West Coast species) are the only 2 species (out of over 50) with the head plume that animated quail are required to have so that audiences know they're quail.
4th Aug '15 5:47:07 PM Lukethehedgehog
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Death Penalty is illegal in New York according to this map:
* The death penalty. Until recently, often sought in California, but rare in practice due to the drawn-out process of appeals. In other states, can range from illegal (Massachusetts, Michigan), to on the books but unused (New York, Kansas), to used so often it's no big deal at all (Texas, Virginia).
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* The death penalty. Until recently, often sought in California, but rare in practice due to the drawn-out process of appeals. In other states, can range from illegal (Massachusetts, Michigan), to on the books but unused (New York, (Pennsylvania, Kansas), to used so often it's no big deal at all (Texas, Virginia).
2nd Aug '15 3:59:51 PM DesertDragon
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America is a large country of stunning diversity, but the film and television industries are largely confined to one little corner of it: southern UsefulNotes/{{California}}, where Hollywood is. Writers tend to write what they know, and since they know Southern California, the rest of the country will often be inaccurately portrayed as being just like L.A. (And it'll [[TheMountainsOfIllinois look just like L.A.]], too.) Often, this happens just because it's cheaper to film in nearby locations than to spend money relocating staff to other parts of the country. Because of this, minute details about other locations tend to get written in media as [[ArtisticLicenseGeography being just like California, even when it's very different.]] This trope has been especially prominent in American culture since the 1980s, when Los Angeles began to supplant New York City as the [[TotallyRadical "hip"]] place to be.
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America The United States is a large country of stunning diversity, but the film and television industries are largely confined to one little corner of it: southern UsefulNotes/{{California}}, where Hollywood is. Writers tend to write what they know, and since they know Southern California, the rest of the country will often be inaccurately portrayed as being just like L.A. (And it'll [[TheMountainsOfIllinois look just like L.A.]], too.) Often, this happens just because it's cheaper to film in nearby locations than to spend money relocating staff to other parts of the country. Because of this, minute details about other locations tend to get written in media as [[ArtisticLicenseGeography being just like California, even when it's very different.]] This trope has been especially prominent in American culture since the 1980s, when Los Angeles began to supplant New York City as the [[TotallyRadical "hip"]] place to be.
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