East Coasters tend to generalize it as a ghetto, but it is pretty safe and the people can be pretty friendly, provided you meet the right people.
Joey: It could be worse, Billy had to move to Virginia, he has to live out on a farm.
Person 2: You're not the only one.
Person 3: Will you two quit rubbing boners? You shouldn't have moved to Whittier
-------whitter is also a term used in place of the word idiot or loser, this word is rarely used because the person must be of extreme idiotism that no such record of any, one person committing an act of idiotism so great to ever be called a whitter therefore, this term has never been used...ever...