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Old 04-03-2012, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Sounds like NE Louisiana.
Louisiana is a poster child for this thread. Northlooziana is protestant and Anglosaxon region of dry-parish dirt farmers who go to Branson more often than New Orleans. South Louisiana is catholic and Mediterranean hunter-gatherers and offshore riggers who eat spicy food.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:44 AM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned that Upper and Lower Michigan are on different continents and speak different languages.
What on earth are you talking about?
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:08 AM
 
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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned that Upper and Lower Michigan are on different continents and speak different languages.

It's been a long time since anybody has thought that Los Angeles and San Francisco are in the same state, or even on the same planet.

One third of Colorado is a state that looks like Kansas.

North of Gainesville, people call it The Real Florida.

Every state that has an Appalachian region refers to that part as being in a "state" of Appalachia, which on some issues enjoys federal status. Or, for example with some colleges giving "residence" status to students from any state's Appalachia, rather than from within the state. In Maryland, that is contemptuously referred to as Garrett County, which is like an undeveloped overseas colony where people should not be allowed to call themselves Marylanders although technically, one supposed, they could be.
You are surprised nobody has mentioned the Upper and Lower Michigan are on different continents and speak different languages?

I'm not.
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:50 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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The traditional dividing line in Pennsylvania has always been Blue Mountain, although with the changes happening in northeastern Pennsylvania, I-81 might be a better line today. Places to the east of that line are more aligned with the Northeast megalopolis, and places to the west are more aligned with the northern Appalachian Mountains.

There are other dividing lines, though. I-80 separates the northern tier from the rest of the state, which is more quintessential Pennsylvania. Chestnut Ridge separates the greater Pittsburgh area from the mountains, and the Allegheny Front is a hard line between western and central Pennsylvania.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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There is definitely a north, central and southern California.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:00 PM
 
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There is definitely a north, central and southern California.
True, and there was a movement, (not sure if it is still alive), for far Northern California to succeed from the rest of California to form the new State of Jefferson.

I've always thought that Northern CA, and Southern CA should be two seperate states with the border somewhere south of Salinas. It really doesn't have any chance of happening, on the other hand, with CA's state of affairs, why not? (of course, this is just fantasy...or is it...)
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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The traditional dividing line in Pennsylvania has always been Blue Mountain, although with the changes happening in northeastern Pennsylvania, I-81 might be a better line today. Places to the east of that line are more aligned with the Northeast megalopolis, and places to the west are more aligned with the northern Appalachian Mountains.

There are other dividing lines, though. I-80 separates the northern tier from the rest of the state, which is more quintessential Pennsylvania.
WTF? I agree with I-81 being a dividing line with PA but the I-80 comment is throwing me for a loop.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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New Hampshire could be split in two also. South of Concord and Portsmouth/Rochester is the Southern NH area which is at times coined Northern Mass as there are many little cities, suburbs, and bedroom communities that are closely linked to Mass by commuting and shopping (NHites commute to Mass, people in Mass shop in NH with no sales tax). The real Granite state starts north of the Lakes Region or West of the Merrimack Valley.

New Hampshire does have regions and those are not them. I am pretty sure 99% of the people who live in southern NH do not want to be linked To Taxachusetts in anyway shape or form.

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Old 04-04-2012, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Texas due to size and located between the South, the Midwest, the West and Mexico has many regions that are very different. When someone calls Tx definately a southern city, I would love to take them to El Paso or West Tx to see wht they think. Oklahoma also is different from East vs West. West is where the land rush was used to settle the more plains type land there. In eastern Ok its greener and full of hills. SE oklahoma has a surplus of water where western Ok was dust bowl. Pa seemed very different Pitt vs Philly when I lived there. So I think it might be very common. but might be wrong..
Drop the Midwest act already, please, you're embarrassing yourself. Texas is NOT the Midwest in any way, shape, or form. Culturally, demographically, or linguistically. I am from the Midwest, and I can tell you point blank that even the Texas Panhandle is the South. West Texas may not be completely southern, but the southern influences extend into Eastern New Mexico. over 70% of Texans consider themselves to be southern according to a detailed study done by the UNC.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Arkansas
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NW Arkansas, specifically The Fayettville/Bentonville/Springdale area is completely different from the rest of the state. It seems like a big neatly paved suburb. And the average person you run into is either from Texas or California or the North. Still, it's a beautiful area with nice people. The accent isn't as strong as in the rest of the state, due to all the transplants. North Central Arkansas and the Ozark foothills are kind of like middle Tennessee or Kentucky with Western influences. Like a cross between Kentucky and Texas. Also, everywhere south of Little Rock might as well be Mississippi.
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