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Old 03-13-2011, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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My family has been in Ohio for at least three generations, before that they were from Germany and Pennsylvania. Most people in my area of Ne Ohio are from Pa or WV.
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:32 AM
 
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I am completely convinced that people consider Delaware the south because it is next to Maryland, and they just don't know otherwise.

People get a little silly with this North vs. South crap. After being on City-data for years, this is around number 30 for these threads. People are going to have their stupid opinions whether they are justified or not - especially on city-data.

Also, if you guys didn't know, that North Jersey and CT are also in the south, because they have kudzu as well.

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Old 03-14-2011, 02:22 AM
 
Location: City of Angels
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i find the boundaries of the midwest to be much more confusing.

ohio is considered midwest, yet its not in the west, it's in the east. it's like calling nevada east coast. ridiculous.
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:48 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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i find the boundaries of the midwest to be much more confusing.

ohio is considered midwest, yet its not in the west, it's in the east. it's like calling nevada east coast. ridiculous.
Most of the Mid-West is in the eastern side of the country. It goes back to the days when the Great Plains or the Rockies were the western limits.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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i find the boundaries of the midwest to be much more confusing.

ohio is considered midwest, yet its not in the west, it's in the east. it's like calling nevada east coast. ridiculous.
It's just the way history played out. Ohio is part of the "old northwest".

Nevada didn't exist when the Mississippi was the western border.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I am completely convinced that people consider Delaware the south because it is next to Maryland, and they just don't know otherwise.

People get a little silly with this North vs. South crap. After being on City-data for years, this is around number 30 for these threads. People are going to have their stupid opinions whether they are justified or not - especially on city-data.

Also, if you guys didn't know, that North Jersey and CT are also in the south, because they have kudzu as well.
Yeeeeeaaahhh I found the Kudzu map kind of silly.
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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there certainly is a difference between KY, WV and AL. although that really doesnt have much to do with them being border states, or their proximity to canada for that matter. Northern alabama actually has much more in common with KY and WV than it does with Mobile. it has to do with the appalachian influence that you get in the upper south. KY, TN, WV, AR, etc. are quite similar to each other. although when you get into northern WV it becomes more pennsylvanian. still, they upper south is still very different from the north culturally, and has plenty in common with the deep south as they share similar cultural traditions.

only if you went by boat, otherwise youd have to go through michigan

but think about it this way. the canadian border dipping that far south is an oddity. the vast majority of the border is at the latitude of northern MN. like another poster said, ontario was being populated back when these areas were all british territories, so how "thick" the north is doesnt really matter from a cultural sense. had the war of 1812 gona a little different ontario couldve been a US state....

if how far south you are from canada was actually a factor in local cultural traditions then the south would be this:
I enjoyed the map! Funny!!!
But, in all seriousness, it actually illustrates some facts that are sometimes hard to comprehend initially. For instance, Raleigh is much closer to Toronto than it is to Miami. On your map, Raleigh is almost exactly on the line where "north" meets "south" vis-a-vis its distance from Canada.
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:44 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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There is kudzu in southern NY as well. And Japanese Knotweed which just confirms my suspicion that New York is a Pacific Rim nation :-)
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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There is kudzu in southern NY as well. And Japanese Knotweed which just confirms my suspicion that New York is a Pacific Rim nation :-)
I so wish there was a laughing emoticon! XD
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:02 AM
 
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