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Old 02-08-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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I don't think Middle America is a geographic location - you can be Middle America anywhere even in the heart of LA -- Middle America is a group, a philisophy, a way of life with the more glaring examples highlighted in my previous post.....I could go into much more detail but I think I got the point across nicely.
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:06 PM
 
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I don't think Middle America is a geographic location - you can be Middle America anywhere even in the heart of LA -- Middle America is a group, a philisophy, a way of life with the more glaring examples highlighted in my previous post.....I could go into much more detail but I think I got the point across nicely.
Nice, condescending. Potato, potAHto.

I did laugh at Maddyson, Brooklynne, etc. LOL
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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Everything I mentioned is very very true of the town where I currently reside in Ontario, Canada (and a primary reason why I am looking to get the **** out of here as fast as possible) - in fact, this town where I live now is probably the most Middle American place I have ever lived and it's not even in the States :-)
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:14 PM
 
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Ok here is what I am getting from this:

Middle America = middle class, average education levels, lack of sophistication, families, conservative, boring geography and weather, white, christian, sparsely populated

not Middle America = rich, famous, powerful, artists, liberal, diverse, vacation spot, young singles, high education levels, densely populated, less religious
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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Definition

Middle America (n)

The magical land that "news" outlets such as Fox News believes exists somewhere in the general vicinity of Colorado and Kansas where:

-Ronald Regan is worshiped (and is still President)

-hippies never existed

-gay still just means "being happy"

-black people smile and sing (and dance) a lot while working (outside of course)

-latinos are limited to books and/or movies about Pancho Villa or banners at Taco Bell

-Asians are limited to Chinese restaurants and Engrish speaking side bits in comedy films (except for the hot women)

-poor white people are limited to being gas station attendants that dance at the sight of your car entering the lot, or bus drivers, or corn farmers with wacky sayings on life.

-people go to college to find their sweetheart, join a fraternity and play sports. That is all.

-No one ever has problems. EVER.

-Dancing is limited to going in circles at a respectable arm length distance from your partner. It is never performed alone.

-A woman's only goals in life should be to get married, have children, make a pie and go shopping (with her hubbies money of course). In that order.

See also: The 1950s
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:53 PM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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I absolutely ABHOR the term (mainly because it's often erroneously both used and interpreted to mean some geographic place), but I've always thought it meaning sort of "average, white, middle-class Joe."
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:40 PM
 
Location: IN
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The term generally evokes a general below-average summation on many different levels.
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:20 PM
 
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Middle America is more of an idealized notion of something that never really was, than a geographic spot on a map.
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN
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area between Rohan and Mordor
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Old 03-25-2016, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland - Southeast
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So many ridiculous comments on here I wouldn't know where to begin.
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