Please allow me to apologize for my use, in a recent post, of a slur that I’m afraid reveals an unfair bias. The phrase results from my over-generalization of a few unfortunate personal experiences, and risks offending millions of my fellow Americans. I’ve caught myself saying it in the past and resolved to stop. Nonetheless, once again, I unfortunately called part of the U.S. the “Boring Coast.”
I initially coined that term, together with “the Fun Coast,” in an attempt to come up with a pairing more evocative than “East Coast/West Coast” or “Right Coast/Left Coast.” I’m sticking with “the Fun Coast,” which I think fairly captures much of what I love about my adopted home. But I pretty quickly realized that, even if I often find some aspects of the other side of the U.S. less interesting than this side, I can not fairly call it “boring.” I’ve thus since opted for “the Respectable Coast,” a usage that I think captures something of the essence of the East, that usefully contrasts it with the West, and that casts no unfair cloud on the glory of the former Colonies.
Again, I apologize to everyone from those Respectable parts. Please understand that I was just having some Fun.