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Old 07-16-2010, 06:58 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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...it pays to ask the people who actually live there which region of the country they live in. That's one thing I've learned when I've seen morons try to place Baltimore, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and St. Louis in the South.

Nobody ever bothers to ask residents of a place which region they feel their city is located in, and I can never figure out why, especially since a city's self-concept is probably the most important determining factor through it all.
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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...it pays to ask the people who actually live there which region of the country they live in. That's one thing I've learned when I've seen morons try to place Baltimore, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and St. Louis in the South.

Nobody ever bothers to ask residents of a place which region they feel their city is located in, and I can never figure out why, especially since a city's self-concept is probably the most important determining factor through it all.
I can understand Baltimore, Cincinnati, and Saint Louis. Not that I think they're Southern, but I can see why people might place them in the South.

But Pittsburgh? How could anyone think Pittsburgh is part of the South?
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:32 PM
 
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I think I am the moron that said that I have seen parts of the "region" put into the Upper South. I have lived in the area 35 out of my 39 years while I do not think that it belongs in that region, there are some similarities. Even wiikipedia has us shaded green http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...-South-map.jpg.

I even remember in Southern Living magazine they had a map showing the
South in SW PA to almost Pittsburgh. It was in a monthly Q&A section.

Since when do cultural boundaries end at the state line?

Moron - Thats pretty harsh.
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:37 PM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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Anyone who places Baltimore and D.C. in the south is an idiot.
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:35 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I think I am the moron that said that I have seen parts of the "region" put into the Upper South. I have lived in the area 35 out of my 39 years while I do not think that it belongs in that region, there are some similarities. Even wiikipedia has us shaded green http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...-South-map.jpg.

I even remember in Southern Living magazine they had a map showing the
South in SW PA to almost Pittsburgh. It was in a monthly Q&A section.

Since when do cultural boundaries end at the state line?

Moron - Thats pretty harsh.
I live in the South right now. There's no similarity to Pittsburgh, or I would not have been miserable the first two years I lived here due to culture shock.
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Old 07-17-2010, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Anyone who places Baltimore and D.C. in the south is an idiot.
I guess the US Government consists of idiots then:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._9_regions.svg

You guys need to get the message across to Washington DC, you are a district in a neutral location, does not belong in any region of the USA.
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:29 AM
 
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I live in the South right now. There's no similarity to Pittsburgh, or I would not have been miserable the first two years I lived here due to culture shock.
How can you base an area's similarity on your level of culture shock?

People can have culture shock when moving from an urban to rural, small city to big city, etc.

I know 5-6 people that moved to Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte and said It was really no big deal.

I hope you are no longer miserable!
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:33 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Anyone who places Baltimore and D.C. in the south is an idiot.
I've lived in the area for a long time and have never once come across anyone who considers it part of the south. Whatever vestiges of homegrown southern culture were here have long since disappeared (decades ago).
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:52 AM
 
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There are also some people who put places in NY and PA in the midwest....... People shouldn't make these cultural maps without spending a great deal of time in the places.
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:46 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Baltimore and DC are not southern in any shape, way, or form...DC native here. We are not southerners.
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