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Old 03-30-2016, 09:55 PM
 
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While I usually think of the midwest as middle america, to me the states of Nebraska Iowa Kansas and Missouri are middle America. Particularly the cities of Omaha, KC, Des Moines, Lincoln, and Wichita and a few other nearby cities
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Old 03-30-2016, 11:16 PM
 
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Middle America is just your average Joe living away from cosmopolitan areas such as East Coast, West Coast and Southern Florida.
Pretty much this. It's not referring to a specific geography. It's kind of a deragatory term that basically means bland. It's referring to people who live in subdivisions, shop at Target/Wamart/Macy's, spend their weekends at church and coaching Junior's soccer team, drive some kind of SUV or pick-up truck and have hobbies like scrapbooking and woodworking. It's Bud Light (vs. craft beer), Friday night football games (vs. the theater) and McDonald's (vs. artistanal toast.)
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Old 03-30-2016, 11:21 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
not middle america is more diverse than that
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Old 03-30-2016, 11:27 PM
 
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not middle america is more diverse than that
Agreed. You don't have to be rich. You can be "street" or part of the creative class. You just need to have an edge.
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Old 03-31-2016, 01:38 PM
 
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Somewhere in the Midwest, where people are working/middle class, have the most neutral accents, the most natural weather, most moderate religiosity, most people are white? Not very urban, rural and suburban areas apply. Flat landscape, no ocean, perhaps a great lake.
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Old 07-20-2016, 07:58 AM
 
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Somewhere in the Midwest, where people are working/middle class, have the most neutral accents, the most natural weather, most moderate religiosity, most people are white? Not very urban, rural and suburban areas apply. Flat landscape, no ocean, perhaps a great lake.
Not much of what you said describes the Great Lakes at all.
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Old 07-20-2016, 08:04 AM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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I think of Middle America as the area between the Appalachian and Rocky Mountains.
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Old 07-22-2016, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I think of Middle America as the Sarah Palin/Honey Boo-Boo demographic
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Old 07-22-2016, 05:52 PM
 
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I think of Middle America as the Sarah Palin/Honey Boo-Boo demographic
lol lol lol! I like I like!

but.. I also think of Middle America as in ignorant America, not ignorant in a negative sense of the word but less experienced in life outside of their bubble and more sheltered resulting in believing in such things like the rapture and Trump "Make Murica Great Again".
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Old 07-22-2016, 06:40 PM
 
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lol lol lol! I like I like!

but.. I also think of Middle America as in ignorant America, not ignorant in a negative sense of the word but less experienced in life outside of their bubble and more sheltered resulting in believing in such things like the rapture and Trump "Make Murica Great Again".
The unintentional irony is dripping from this one.

We're laughing at you, not with you.
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