A jerk is a jerk regardless of where they are born or live. Geographic locations have nothing to do with rude behavior. My husband and I have lived in the south, the west, the midwest and even New York. Mean is mean and I didn’t care for them on any coast. Don’t ever believe that these people are unaware of what they are doing. No one smart enough to insult is stupid enough not to know they are hurting your feelings. His comedic and hurtful responses are designed to make himself appear superior. He has perfected his craft and when he meets another sharp shooter his pistol mouth cringes and turns downward because he deems himself a professional sniper.