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Old 11-07-2011, 03:45 PM
 
Location: The City
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How bad is it? I've only been to Rehoboth, but that place was crowded with people from DC and Philly, so I don't think it was *that* representative of the area.
The inland portion south of Salisbury MD to the Bay bridge is interesting to say the least. Rehoboth and OC MD are Beach towns of Philly, Baltimore, and DC
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Center City
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How bad is it? I've only been to Rehoboth, but that place was crowded with people from DC and Philly, so I don't think it was *that* representative of the area.
Interesting question. It's only "bad" if you think rural is bad.


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Old 11-07-2011, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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The Mid-Atlantic, formally, is DC to NYC. However, the Mason-Dixon line serves a major cultural boundary in the Mid-Atlantic. People in Maryland refer to Philly, New Jersey and NYC as "up north". Some NYers look at Maryland as if it were a southern state. Maryland is, technically, a southern state. All in all, Maryland and Delaware can be more accurately described as border states, not being competely northern or southern in characteristics. However, the I-95 Baltimore-Washington corridor is very much a part of the East Coast (an important part at that). DC, Baltimore and their suburbs are very northern in culture and lifestyle while southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore are very southern in culture.
Well, people in Maryland would be correct to refer to them as "up north"...they are north of Maryland. Maryland is really hard to conclusively classify. Historically, it was a southern state. When the Civil War broke out, however, it stayed in the Union. After the Civil War, Maryland essentially began to align itself more with the Northeast.They may not be completely northern or southern, but they are more Northern than Southern by today's standards. Politically, culturally, and in terms of dialect, Maryland and Delaware are more similar to Pennsylvania than to Virginia. From a modern standpoint at least, calling them Southern or even halfway of a decision IMO is ridiculous. My best friend's mother was born and raised in Delaware...she identifies with Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland, not Virginia. I have had the fortune to visit Maryland many times...most of it is like night and day compared to Virginia outside of the D.C. suburbs.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:21 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I don't know of any southerners who think of North Carolina as northern, and very few would think of Virginia as northern.

Likewise, I can't imagine northerners viewing Pennsylvania and New Jersey as southern.
LOL, look no further than the NY metro on that. I went to college in Philly & worked there more than anywhere else. It is commonplace for people from the NYC metro who are in Philly for business to refer to it as "the gateway to the South." As to South Jersey. . . enjoy this thread. Why Is South Jersey So Undeveloped?
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:24 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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LOL, look no further than the NY metro on that. I went to college in Philly & worked there more than anywhere else. It is commonplace for people from the NYC metro who are in Philly for business to refer to it as "the gateway to the South." As to South Jersey. . . enjoy this thread. Why Is South Jersey So Undeveloped?
This is false.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:35 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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This is false.
Nope. It's been said to me, to my face, dozens of times & I've heard it said to others within my earshot countless times.

Everyone who I know in real life in South Jersey has also been called a farmer by people from North Jersey & they frequently refer to Philly as the big farm town.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:36 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Nope. It's been said to me, to my face, dozens of times & I've heard it said to others within my earshot countless times.

Everyone who I know in real life in South Jersey has also been called a farmer by people from North Jersey & they frequently refer to Philly as the big farm town.
Nope is the only part of your post that has any truth to it.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:52 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Nope is the only part of your post that has any truth to it.
Well, since I did not lie, I can only assume that you are trying to start a fight which is against the TOS, so put me on ignore, or, better, yet, move on to another thread.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:59 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Well, since I did not lie, I can only assume that you are trying to start a fight which is against the TOS, so put me on ignore, or, better, yet, move on to another thread.
Okay
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:26 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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LOL, look no further than the NY metro on that. I went to college in Philly & worked there more than anywhere else. It is commonplace for people from the NYC metro who are in Philly for business to refer to it as "the gateway to the South." As to South Jersey. . . enjoy this thread. Why Is South Jersey So Undeveloped?
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This is false.
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Nope. It's been said to me, to my face, dozens of times & I've heard it said to others within my earshot countless times.
Everyone who I know in real life in South Jersey has also been called a farmer by people from North Jersey & they frequently refer to Philly as the big farm town.
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Nope is the only part of your post that has any truth to it.
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Well, since I did not lie, I can only assume that you are trying to start a fight which is against the TOS, so put me on ignore, or, better, yet, move on to another thread.
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Okay
Ok Southbound, I will say simply this one thing and then I will leave your thread as you ask.

I have lived in the New York Tri-State my entire life. And I never, never ever, heard any New Yorker say that Philadelphia, which is less than 90 miles away, is "Gateway to the South". Is it possible that the odd troublemaker said something? Yes. But dozens and dozens? Commonplace? Questionable.
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