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Southern verses New York

Being  humorous in the south is like being argumentative in New York, you’re in trouble when you are aren’t. – Roy Blount, Jr.

A sense of humor is to southerners what a chip on the shoulder is to New Yorkers. – Roy Blount, Jr.

While it is true when living in DC, I met New Yorkers as those alluded to in the quotes above, my experience living in Buffalo has been anything but. Buffalo is known as the City of Good Neighbors, a title I’ve found to be true. What are your thoughts when encounter people from a different area that you’ve heard about through stories?

Reference: I never metaphor I didn’t like by Dr. Mardy Grothe (2008) Harper Collins Publishing


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Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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