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Old 01-04-2012, 09:41 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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If Baltimore is southern, then we can say that the bordering PA counties are too. Since they're under Baltimore realm of influence.
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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As a native northerner I find it disturbing that people can think any part of Pennsylvania is southern...

The parts of the "south" that border PA are hardly southern themselves.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:51 AM
 
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If Baltimore is southern, then we can say that the bordering PA counties are too. Since they're under Baltimore realm of influence.
oh yeah, in fact the southernness of those Georgia swamps and Carolina palmettos can be felt all the way into Nunavut
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:21 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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oh yeah, in fact the southernness of those Georgia swamps and Carolina palmettos can be felt all the way into Nunavut
People are saying southern influence stop at the mason Dixon line, but northern influence dips well below it....I'm just saying.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:13 AM
 
Location: The City
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People are saying southern influence stop at the mason Dixon line, but northern influence dips well below it....I'm just saying.

Agree, IMHO southern influence sets in south of NOVA in any dramatic fashion. The Mason Dixon line was drawn t preserve a natural ocean path for the port of Phildelphia

Also, which PA counties hav Baltimore influence? Lancaster? Maybe a bit but still more folks from Lancaster commute into the Philly MSA compared to Baltimore. Not sure either really truly influences that area. Also Cecil County MD which has areas within 20 or miles of Baltimore is in the Philly MSA and not Baltimore.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Philly suburbs or Jersey Shore or Philadelphia
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I've never really paid that much attention to South Central PA but I think York and Gettysburg and that area are more Baltimore-influenced areas. I think that whole region though, including Lancaster, has its own unique culture. While rural, it has a lot of Amish influence I think, and is distinct from the South for the most part. Though I also think that as you travel west along the PA side (or the MD side, for that matter) of the Mason-Dixon line it gets more southern.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:43 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Agree, IMHO southern influence sets in south of NOVA in any dramatic fashion. The Mason Dixon line was drawn t preserve a natural ocean path for the port of Phildelphia

Also, which PA counties hav Baltimore influence? Lancaster? Maybe a bit but still more folks from Lancaster commute into the Philly MSA compared to Baltimore. Not sure either really truly influences that area. Also Cecil County MD which has areas within 20 or miles of Baltimore is in the Philly MSA and not Baltimore.
York and portion of Lancaster. You would be surprised how many people in the Baltimore area live in PA. I think Baltimore would influence those areas well before they influence Baltimore.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:47 PM
 
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The northern most southern major city is Baltimore....
Baltimore? LOL

why stop there? Why not Halifax, Nova Scotia? It is about as southern as Baltimore.

Really, though, only a yankee would think Baltimore was southern.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:56 PM
 
Location: The City
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York and portion of Lancaster. You would be surprised how many people in the Baltimore area live in PA. I think Baltimore would influence those areas well before they influence Baltimore.
Actually I do believe it, I was just looking at commuter rates yesterday from these counties for another thread. Yes people do commute into Baltimore, just far more do into the Philly MSA, actually the difference is pretty dramatic for Lancaster especially. York is smaller and the commuter numbers were closer, though still more coming into the Philly MSA - though to me I dont see either being heavially influenced by either Baltimore or Philly. This area is kind of its own place
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:16 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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LOL, i'm loving this just as much as you, and i'm not old or dirty This woman is Elizabeth Banks, and yes, she is fiiine. SHe is from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, so yeah, this proves an EXCELLENT point. Ears can often play tricks on us...just because somebody sounds southern doesn't mean you're actually hearing a southern accent, or that they are from the south. She was in "40 Year Old Virgin" and "Role Models." She's a famous actress. Here's an article about her.

Elizabeth Banks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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