New Jersey IS the richest state by median household income and Connecticut is fourth, behind NJ, Maryland and Hawaii. This information is according to the US Census Bureau 2005/06, which is comparably a more updated and official source than U.S. News and World Report 2003. It is amazing how uneducated YOU ARE to so adamantly trash talk a state that you have obviously never lived in. In addition I think it is rather ironic to your statement that New Jersey has the best public education program in the nation.
I was born and raised in New Jersey and lived all over the state. For the past three years I have lived in Connecticut, living in Trumbull, Fairfield, and now Bridgeport (in the Black Rock area) during that time. Connecticut is a nice state but it is quite boring overall in comparison to New Jersey and falls short of Jersey's greatness.
- New Jersey borders New York City and Philadelphia where Connecticut is annoyingly far from NYC and Boston. It drives me nuts when people in Fairfield County especially, front like they are from the City. You can't actually SEE the skyline from your town, no matter where you are in CT.
- New Jersey has a world famous stretch of shore line (and for those who don't know Seaside Heights is only one dirty square mile of the shore) and Connecticut has the polluted LI Sound that has no waves (that makes surfing pretty hard huh).
- In Connecticut you cannot buy alcohol on Sundays and every other day liquor stores shut down at 9 PM! If you're from Jersey you know that when when the liquor stores close at 10 you go to the bars that double as liquor stores, something that CT does not do.
- Unless you're in New Haven (probably the coolest city in CT in my opinion) Connecticut pizza is garbage! North Jersey pizza is real NY pizza and South Jersey pizza is Philly. I don't eat pizza unless I'm in New Haven or I'm visiting family in Jersey or the City.
- Connecticut's music scene is inferior in comparison to NJ's as well. Probably the best band to come out of the state is Hatebreed!
- Connecticut has no major sport teams (RIP Hartford Whalers), they only have UCONN. Jersey has the Giants (super champs) and the Jets (who suck), the Nets, and the Devils (best team in the NHL). Not too mention the Yanks and Mets if you're in North Jersey and all the Philly Teams down south. In Jersey it doesnt take a two hour train ride to get to the Bronx!
- On a side note, Bridgeport is NOT a scary place, shits weak. Try Camden, Newark, Jersey City, etc. And CT's greenery is weak too. I could really go on forever, and I would never feel the need to prove a point if authors like "Jeffrey Fortenberry" weren't so ignorantly offensive.
... I'm sorry if I offended anyone but people are ignorant. I like living in Connecticut sometimes, but it's no comparison to New Jersey. Seriously unless you are driving past Newark on the Jersey Pike (which looks and smells like shit for 5 miles), Jersey does not smell! NJ is the Garden State for a reason! Even our produce is better than CT's, especially our Tomatoes! That's all I have to say for now, I'm rambling.
jersey head: Yo I've been at the surf comp all day in Belmar all day and I haven't eaten yet, I'm gonna hit up White Castle and cop a 10 sac on the way up to Hoboken, I'm meetin some kids at Washington St we're taking the shuttle at 8:30 open bar starts at 9 at McFaddens tonight. Be there its gonna be sick.

connecticut head: Word-up could you pick me up some booze I dont have time, I gotta leave my house in woods at 5 to catch the 5:45 and then I gotta transfer when I get to grand central and catch the 8:45, I'll call you when I'm in times square.

jersey head: word-up I hope that doesnt run you too much, our shuttle is $4 round trip, open bar is 30.
Por cheetah cash 17 de marzo de 2008
The best of the 50 states in the United States of America. Many of the country's, and the world's, richest residents reside in Connecticut. Connecticut is home the smartest people and the colleges and universities that educate them (such as Yale University). Connecticut is also the best state for athletics. Uconn is continually one of the top dogs in college sports. Even yankee Mark Texiera lives in Connecticut. Many actors and actresses call Connecticut home because of all that it has to offer. In addition, Connecticut is the pizza capital of the world. Pepe's, Sally's, Modern, and many other superb pizza places are located in Connecticut. No one actually dislikes Connecticut. However, many are jealous.
How is he so awesome?

He's from Connecticut.

Oh, that explains it.
Por qwerty132065 18 de abril de 2011
CT is the richest country in the nation. It is mostly, but NOT completely, filled with rich preppy towns with high IQ's and everyone has to play more then 2 sports. However, there are parts of Connecticut that aren't rich, but everyone else in CT is afraid to go there. It's filled with big bright white/yellow houses and mowed lawns that are 100 feet to 1 mile. You probably live in a suburb and all of your friends are rich too, so you think it's normal.

You know you live in Connecticut when:
-Your lawn is mowed
-You have added an addition to your house less then 5 years ago
-You wear polo shirts and pants from abercrombie

-You get upset if you get a B-
-One of your parents makes over $150,000 a year
-You have an xbox, a medium sized dog, and a TV over 40"
-You have a BMW, or any car over $30,000
-You're scared of minorities
Guy from Connecticut: "Connecticut iznt what you say its not rich or preppy were just normal!!!!"

Guy not from Connecticut: "Connecticut is totally rich preppy and away from the real world . . The useless part between Massachusetts and New York. YEWSELESS!!!!!!"
Por The Guy That Just Stands There 19 de octubre de 2010
The state one would choose to live in, if one was fundamentally a retarded person.
Person #1: Did you hear about the guy form Connecticut who cut off his own arm when he got trapped in his own basement?

Person #2: What was the matter with him? Didn’t want to disturb his chimp?

Person #3: His chimp was upset because of all the wise cracks.
Por ExConn 15 de junio de 2010
The state the Red Sox drive through after losing to the Yankees.
Connecticut is paved with the tears of the Boston Red Sox
Por martin font 10 de agosto de 2006
a state. Like any other, I'm from Connecticut and I don't hate it, but I don't love it. I've never lived anywhere else so to put the state down doesn't seem right,but to say it's the best state in the country well I can't say that either. All the fellow Connecticut people or out of state people who come on here and celebrate CT or bash CT to ridiculous levels are wrong so maybe we are the richest or the smartest or both..doesn't mean any other state is poor or dumb we all have nice places and smart people and vise versa. The one great thing about CT is that we are so close to NYC and Boston..but other then that we're not awesome and we're not horrible...we're are simply a state in the Northeast of the US and southern New England..enough said
out of state person." So you're from Connecticut does that mean you're stuck up like all the rest of them?"
Me."Nope, I realize Connecticut is just a state like any other and I don't think we're better then anyone."
Out of state person."Wow thats a shock."
Por memyselfI 26 de abril de 2006
That random state nobody really cares about between Boston and NYC.
-When Tom drove to New York from Boston, he had to stop in Connecticut to get some gas, and pick up some food.
Por thisisme45123 04 de marzo de 2010
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