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Old 02-10-2011, 02:11 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Ever realised how the 'north' is only one state wide at Ohio? In other words, the only thing separating Canada from the south is that big puddle and Ohio, and of course half of Lake Erie is technically in Canada.

Is anyone else kind of surprised how geographically far north the South is supposed to go? I mean Pennsylvania still seems firmly in the 'North', and it borders the Mason-Dixon line! By the definition of the 'technical South', East Liverpool is at the same latitude as New York City!
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:43 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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It's interesting to think about for sure, but for me the regions don't matter. I don't know why regions like Northeast, South, West, & Midwest get so much attention on here when they barely get any attention in real life.
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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I mean Pennsylvania still seems firmly in the 'North',
You've evidently never heard the moniker, "Pennsyltucky."
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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What I find wonderfully ironic is when Ohioans, New Yorkers, Chicagoans, etc. tell me I live so close to Canada -- when they technically live closer. I think people forget Canada is on the other side of the Great Lakes.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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It's interesting to think about for sure, but for me the regions don't matter. I don't know why regions like Northeast, South, West, & Midwest get so much attention on here when they barely get any attention in real life.
You just listed the entire country -- what regions are left to make your statement make sense?
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:25 PM
 
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You just listed the entire country -- what regions are left to make your statement make sense?
i believe he's referring to how average folks generally dont think bout regional affiliation very much at all, and certainly not in the sense of breaking it down into 4 regions nation-wide. most people dont give a damn if eastern ohio is the midwest or northeast, at all. hell, most eastrn ohioans dont think about that type of thing. its only the people of city-data that make these delineations and do so so passionately.
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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You just listed the entire country -- what regions are left to make your statement make sense?
People in real life don't care for regions. When they want to travel or vacation they either say "I'm going to California" or "I'm going to Los Angeles" and leave it at that. No one says, "I'm going to the West to vacation" at all.

Only on this forum will you see so many people jumping out of joy saying trash like "The South will rise again" or "The Northeast is the most important region of the country" or "In the West, there's less racism than anywhere else" and stuff like that. I've only seen it on this website, I got introduced to many new words describing regions altogether because of this site.

I think its retarded, and wait, people in real life, the real life I live in when I log off agree with me, because "The South" and stuff like that, no one talks about it, unless its in a book or something.
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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i see
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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You've evidently never heard the moniker, "Pennsyltucky."
If you're implying that Pennsylvania is even remotely Southern, then I, as a person who's lived in both Pennsylvania and a Southern state, can assure you that there is nothing "Southern" about Pennsylvania at all. Rural culture doesn't necessarily mean Southern culture.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:42 PM
 
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Ohio to me has always seemed like the most southern, northern state.
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