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View Poll Results: Which do you consider to be 3rd Coast?
Texas to Florida's West Coast 144 64.00%
Chicago & the Great Lakes Region 81 36.00%
Voters: 225. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 06-15-2010, 02:27 PM
 
Location: At your mama's house
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To Long Beach???

Lol wow. Do you realize the Pacific Ocean is west of downtown as well?
I seriously doubt he knows. If he did know, he wouldn't admit it.
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Old 06-15-2010, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I seriously doubt he knows. If he did know, he wouldn't admit it.
Awesomeness

I was just out in LA last Summer. How could I forget? I referenced Long Beach because it is to LA what Galveston is to Houston. Should I have used Kemah or Clear Lake as a better/closer example?
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Old 06-15-2010, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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i'm sorry, but that would be down right depressing to live on a coast & not see a palm tree in sight for hundreds of miles. I think i'll pass on that one.
me 10x > fl
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Old 06-15-2010, 02:38 PM
 
Location: MINNESOTA
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Here's the deal.

People who aren't from the Great Lakes area are getting annoyed because they actually believe that Great Lakes people up here are walking around saying "Muwhahhahaha, we live on a COAST! HA, and the Gulf Coast is nothing!".

Actually, I live on the Great Lakes, literally 1 block from Lake Superior, where I look out on the horizion of water, just like an image taken looking out at an ocean. But that's not the issue. Everyone here refers to it as 'the Lake' and the term 'Coast' is never used. It's the 'Shore'. The 'North Shore' and the 'South Shore'.

People who are from the Great Lakes area are sick and tired of other coasters (east west and gulf) who fail to realize that the Great Lakes are pretty cool, even if you keep saying "they're just a lake". So? They're still HUGE. It's the same concept of Western USAers who keep telling people in Tennessee "Ha, you have no Mountains, or certainly, real mountains like the Rockies!!!"" When people from TN couldnt' care less about some people from Colorado who have never been to TN. Just like us Great Lakes people. We really don't care that entire USA looks at the Great Lakes as being "Just a Lake", we know different. That's not the problem.

The issue is that unless you've been to and experienced both places you should just shut your mouth. Throwing out garbage theories like "Where's the Salt" "Where's the Palm Trees?" "Where's the fishing?" "Where's the ports?" is just stupid and makes you look stupid.

Like I said about 10 times already, the term "Third Coast" has been assigned to both areas. Google uses "Third Coast" for the Great Lakes, and yeah I guess Google isn't a very legit company. I mean, they do everything wrong so they must be wrong about that. I also have a Tshirt from about 94' that says Great Lakes: The Third Coast. Who cares? you say. Well, it's not a huge deal, but even in 94' the Great Lakes were called the third coast, at least enough that a T Shirt would be made.

Chicago is still more of a maritime city than Houston.
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Old 06-15-2010, 02:50 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Chicago is still more of a maritime city than Houston.
I'll agree with everything you said in your post EXCEPT this. Houston is much more of a maritime city than Chicago. The Port Authority of Houston is huge.
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:21 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Awesomeness

I was just out in LA last Summer. How could I forget? I referenced Long Beach because it is to LA what Galveston is to Houston. Should I have used Kemah or Clear Lake as a better/closer example?
Where is the logic in any of this. It's pretty awesome free form you've got going here.
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Old 06-15-2010, 05:40 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Here's the deal.

People who aren't from the Great Lakes area are getting annoyed because they actually believe that Great Lakes people up here are walking around saying "Muwhahhahaha, we live on a COAST! HA, and the Gulf Coast is nothing!".

We really don't care that entire USA looks at the Great Lakes as being "Just a Lake", we know different. That's not the problem.
It appears to be the exact opposite, judging from this thread.
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:44 PM
 
Location: MINNESOTA
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It appears to be the exact opposite, judging from this thread.

Maybe if people from Florida and New York and other ocean coast states stop referring to the Great Lakes as 'ponds' and 'they're just lakes' and keep down playing the Great Lakes like they are Dave's Lake in the middle of nowhere that you can see across. Man these lakes in Chicago are so tiny. I mean geeze why would you even say that Chicago sits on a large body of water? Chicago just sits on a lake.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs102.snc1/4555_619032816671_56000713_36355090_5958051_n.jpg (broken link)


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs082.snc1/4555_619032746811_56000713_36355076_1670268_n.jpg (broken link)
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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How the hell is this a coast????



I don't care how it looks from street level, but the point still stands. The Great Lakes are what they are....LAKES.

I don't care if you guys refer to it as the 3rd Coast, but call it what it is and stop making it out to be something it's not. It's an area of multiple large lakes that are all surrounded by land.
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:29 PM
 
Location: ☀ ѕυnѕнιne ѕтaтe ☀
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How the hell is this a coast????



I don't care how it looks from street level, but the point still stands. The Great Lakes are what they are....LAKES.

I don't care if you guys refer to it as the 3rd Coast, but call it what it is and stop making it out to be something it's not. It's an area of multiple large lakes that are all surrounded by land.
I sure don't see a coast.
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