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Old 10-26-2012, 03:13 PM
 
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Do you think if the Great Lakes instead of being called Lakes were called Seas, people would view them differently?

Would they then start consider Chicago, Milwaukee, Cleveland, etc, coastal cities? Do you think tourism would be higher? Just curious as to what some people's perceptions would be.

Sea of Michigan
Sea of Ontario
Sea of Huron
Sea of Superior
Sea of Erie

And I understand that they need to salt water to be called "seas" hey but we can bend the rules a little.

Technically the Great Salt Lake is a Sea and we call it a Lake.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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The Aral Sea is (or was) fresh water.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:31 PM
 
Location: The City
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Do you think if the Great Lakes instead of being called Lakes were called Seas, people would view them differently?

Would they then start consider Chicago, Milwaukee, Cleveland, etc, coastal cities? Do you think tourism would be higher? Just curious as to what some people's perceptions would be.

Sea of Michigan
Sea of Ontario
Sea of Huron
Sea of Superior
Sea of Erie

And I understand that they need to salt water to be called "seas" hey but we can bend the rules a little.

Technically the Great Salt Lake is a Sea and we call it a Lake.

No, you cant smell the salt its tangible to me and differentiating
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:58 PM
 
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The name 'sea' would diminish their greatness.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:01 PM
 
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Would they then start consider Chicago, Milwaukee, Cleveland, etc, coastal cities? Do you think tourism would be higher?

Of course not. No.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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They are seas.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Why do you care OP? They're just lakes...
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Very likely. People are strongly inclined to regard things as what they are called, rather than what they are.
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: MN
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See thread Titled: "Are the Great Lakes the 5th Coast"
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:11 AM
 
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Lake Tahoe > Salton Sea. Hope this helps.
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