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View Poll Results: Which do you consider to be 3rd Coast?
Texas to Florida's West Coast 142 63.96%
Chicago & the Great Lakes Region 80 36.04%
Voters: 222. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-15-2010, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Isn't it odd that you said "one is a lake, the other a sea" yet they are called the Great LAKES?
Great Lakes is a misnomer. Why is Lake Maracaibo called a lake when it's really a brackish bay like San Francisco Bay?
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Great Lakes is a misnomer. Why is Lake Maracaibo called a lake when it's really a brackish bay like San Francisco Bay?
What??? How??? It's not the ocean or a sea.
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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Great Lakes is a misnomer. Why is Lake Maracaibo called a lake when it's really a brackish bay like San Francisco Bay?
You have a point with Lake Maracaibo. IMO though, this looks more like a coast:


http://www.welt-atlas.de/datenbank/k...arte-7-243.gif

Than this:


http://www.divinglore.com/Genesis/US...akes%20map.jpg
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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The Great Lakes are considered "seas", and are considered a Coast by some definitions, as we've seen over and over in this thread. There are too many holes in your arguments.
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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The Great Lakes are considered "seas", and are considered a Coast by some definitions, as we've seen over and over in this thread. There are too many holes in your arguments.
Ummm.... The Great Lakes don't fit the definition of a sea.
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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What??? How??? It's not the ocean or a sea.
Technically, and geologically speaking, the Great Lakes are a collection of small seas. If we called Lake Michigan the Sea of Michigan, then people would stop thinking it was equatable to a normal lake like Lake Okeechobee.
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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The Lake vs. Sea argument is really small talk, the whole point of this thread is to decide which is really the 3rd coast. If all of those lakes were connected to make some sort of coast I could see it possibly being a competitor to the Gulf Coast, until then I don't see it.
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:51 PM
 
Location: ☀ ѕυnѕнιne ѕтaтe ☀
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File:Mediterranean Sea political map-en.svg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A REAL SEA.



File:Great Lakes from space.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

lAKES.
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Technically, and geologically speaking, the Great Lakes are a collection of small seas. If we called Lake Michigan the Sea of Michigan, then people would stop thinking it was equatable to a normal lake like Lake Okeechobee.
If they are seas why arent they called seas? LAKE Michigan is a LAKE. Yes theyre big lakes but that doesn't mean they have coasts. Do you really think the shores of the great lakes are more of a coast than the gulf COAST?
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Old 06-16-2010, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Well, so far some of the sources given for why the Gulf Coast should be called the "3rd Coast" are: Pages they edited themselves that day on Wikipedia, hip hop artists, Urbandictionary of all places (lol), it's winning on a poll on city-data (lol), and the fact that the oceans and gulfs have more salt somehow giving you skin cancer faster, which I guess is a good thing to some people?

BTW before this whole argument started the Wikipedia page stated that 3rd Coast was the Great Lakes region, and now it does again. So clearly something is wrong there.
The first time Wiki was referenced it this thread it was to support The Great lakes region so I changed it to the Gulf Coast region.

Then someone used it to support the Gulf Coast so I changed it back to the Great lakes.

I just like messing with people that use Wiki as a reference since it is so easily changed.

And as I stated earlier, I have lived on The Gulf Coast for 20 years and never heard it called the 3rd coast nor have I ever heard The Great Lakes called the 3rd coast in all my visits there.

While I am sure both are referred to as the 3rd coast at times neither is labeled that by the majority. My suggestion is we take the 3 biggest backers of each region and have a cage match to the death with the winner able to proclaim their region the 3rd coast.

I think that would be a much simpler resolution to this back and forth argument.
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