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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

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Old 06-18-2010, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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No, Midwesterners don't like the Southern BS.



For having over 2500 posts, 665 is kind of average.
For sure, look at you. You have more reps than you do posts. Way to go. I'd rep you again, but I have to spread it around first.
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:12 PM
 
Location: The Lakes
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No, Midwesterners don't like the Southern BS.



For having over 2500 posts, 665 is kind of average.
Agreed.

The Gulf Coast and Atlantic coast are the same, they are a continuous coast that follow into the same ocean. The Carribean/Gulf of Mexico are still Atlantic coast. Technically Panama has two sides, often called the Atlantic and Pacific, despite the "Atlantic" side being the Carribean. What makes the Gulf coast any different? Why the double standard.
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Agreed.

The Gulf Coast and Atlantic coast are the same, they are a continuous coast that follow into the same ocean. The Carribean/Gulf of Mexico are still Atlantic coast. Technically Panama has two sides, often called the Atlantic and Pacific, despite the "Atlantic" side being the Carribean. What makes the Gulf coast any different? Why the double standard.
Please stop right there. The Gulf Coast aka 3rd Coast has absolutely nothing in common with the East Coast culturally or otherwise.
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:59 PM
 
Location: CT
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Agreed.

The Gulf Coast and Atlantic coast are the same, they are a continuous coast that follow into the same ocean. The Carribean/Gulf of Mexico are still Atlantic coast. Technically Panama has two sides, often called the Atlantic and Pacific, despite the "Atlantic" side being the Carribean. What makes the Gulf coast any different? Why the double standard.
Not at all, although, I guess I could see how that could make the Great Lakes the 3rd coast though.

I think it has more to do with culture and politics than just geography. I mean, even with the East Coast it's not so clear. Some people say East Coast or Eastern Seaboard and just mean from like D.C. on up with NYC, Boston etc. Even among those people though, they generally still consider the whole East Coast, the East Coast, so sometimes it's a matter of context.

And anyway, geographically speaking, the Gulf Coast from Florida's west coast to Texas doesn't face east.

Personally, I think the Gulf Coast is the "true 3rd coast", cause it actually faces the ocean and "looks" more like a coast. If you were looking at both from space and knew nothing about America, which three coasts would you pick out as actual coasts?

On the other hand, I've read before on wikipedia that the term 3rd coast was originally for the Great Lakes, and used more for there. I know it's wikipedia, but still, there's something to that. If we're arguing about just a name here, then the Lakes may have more claim to it. I also think it's kinda stupid to call them lakes arguing here. Yeah, they're called lakes, but really, look at them. Those are inland seas, and it is a kind of coast. I just think the Gulf Coast can lay more claim to the term cause of how it actually looks.

Couldn't we just call one the Fresh Coast or North Coast, and the other one the South Coast? Or Gulf Coast... cause it already is lol. Third coast sounds a lil demeaning to me, like yeah, we're in bronze place.
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Old 06-18-2010, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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You always have this too:

Urban Dictionary: third coast
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Old 06-18-2010, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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Urban Dictionary FTW!
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Old 06-18-2010, 02:19 PM
 
Location: The Lakes
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Well that argues for both, in fact, giving specific usage by the media referring to the Great Lakes as the third coast in the only definition that seems to be written by someone literate (2nd page)
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The Third Coast Press is Chicago's Progressive News Source.

Nestled in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast at the corner of Dearborn & Goethe is the Third Coast Cafe.

The Third Coast International Audio Festival was created by Chicago Public Radio.

Reason to boast on the 'Third Coast' by Michael Burnham - 3.29.06: The Windy City is home to the nation’s first skyscraper to achieve a Gold Core & Shell rating from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) program.
The Gulf coast is the Atlantic coast, the coast is uninterrupted and refers to the same body of water. Doesn't matter how similar they are culturally, as West and East coast are FAR more removed from the Lakes than the Gulf.
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Old 06-18-2010, 02:53 PM
 
Location: CT
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Well that argues for both, in fact, giving specific usage by the media referring to the Great Lakes as the third coast in the only definition that seems to be written by someone literate (2nd page)
The Gulf coast is the Atlantic coast, the coast is uninterrupted and refers to the same body of water. Doesn't matter how similar they are culturally, as West and East coast are FAR more removed from the Lakes than the Gulf.
I guess, if you wanna be so technical about it. But this country isn't colloquially Atlantic Coast and Pacific Coast, it's East Coast and West Coast, though Pacific can be a lil common in some places. And anyway, technically, there's nothing eastern about the Gulf Coast, cause it faces South.

The whole 3rd coast term refers to the fact that we already have two accepted coasts, East and West.

And how does culture not matter? What's the difference between the US and Mexico? It's the same uninterrupted land, just on different sides of an imaginary line.
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Old 06-18-2010, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I guess, if you wanna be so technical about it. But this country isn't colloquially Atlantic Coast and Pacific Coast, it's East Coast and West Coast, though Pacific can be a lil common in some places. And anyway, technically, there's nothing eastern about the Gulf Coast, cause it faces South.

The whole 3rd coast term refers to the fact that we already have two accepted coasts, East and West.

And how does culture not matter? What's the difference between the US and Mexico? It's the same uninterrupted land, just on different sides of an imaginary line.
Bingo
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Old 06-18-2010, 04:34 PM
 
Location: The Lakes
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I guess, if you wanna be so technical about it. But this country isn't colloquially Atlantic Coast and Pacific Coast, it's East Coast and West Coast, though Pacific can be a lil common in some places. And anyway, technically, there's nothing eastern about the Gulf Coast, cause it faces South.

The whole 3rd coast term refers to the fact that we already have two accepted coasts, East and West.

And how does culture not matter? What's the difference between the US and Mexico? It's the same uninterrupted land, just on different sides of an imaginary line.
It's on the eastern half of the country, just like the Midwest isn't really that west.

Culture doesn't matter for the gulf coast because as I have already stated - it is extremely similar to the East coast. Houston and Miami are both very VERY similar compared to say Miami and Chicago or Miami and Duluth.
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