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Old 12-19-2013, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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I've always considered Oklahoma midwestern. But I understand it's a border state that is technically considered southern.

The only midwestern states I've been to are Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Of those, I choose Illinois. I would like to go to Wisconsin and Minnesota.
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I consider Oklahoma Midwest...........

Sorry, but you're both wrong. We have geographic areas that define the midwest. Oklahoma is not a midwest state. I wouldn't even consider it southern, it's too far west. Oklahoma is a Great Plains state.
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Old 12-19-2013, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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-Northeast Ohio (if it was its own state): It's home, love Cleveland, Cedar Point
-Iowa: One of my favorite states. It's down to Earth, but socially progressive, the weather is more moderate than Minnesota, the landscape is surprisingly varied and beautiful, and the people are so genuine and friendly
-Wisconsin: Similar to Minnesota, but more down to Earth.
-Minnesota: I lived there for 4 years, and like it there a lot, but the people and overall "Minnesota Nice" culture there kind of irk me sometimes.
-Illinois: Nice people downstate. Chicago is not my favorite city, but it's alright.
-The rest of Ohio: Columbus is a nice city, and I've never been to Cincy, but I hear it's nice.
-Michigan: Outside of Detroit, it's very nice. Really like Ann Arbor, and the Upper Peninsula is interesting.
-Indiana: probably my least favorite state. People are not nice, a lot of racism, very backward in a lot of ways.
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Old 12-20-2013, 12:08 AM
 
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Sorry, but you're both wrong. We have geographic areas that define the midwest. Oklahoma is not a midwest state. I wouldn't even consider it southern, it's too far west. Oklahoma is a Great Plains state.
According to the Census it's southern - even more specifically, west south central. According to my own personal opinion, it's more midwestern. I think it's easily up for debate, kind of like whether or not DC could be considered northeastern. I also think (actually know) there are people from different parts of OK who would argue they're from all 3 - south, midwest, great plains. I think it's one of those border states, really.

Doesn't matter anyway. It's not one of my favorites.
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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One thing has become evident by pretty much everyone's post on this thread, and that is that Indiana ranks dead last.
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:51 AM
 
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One thing has become evident by pretty much everyone's post on this thread, and that is that Indiana ranks dead last.
Are you surprised?
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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One thing has become evident by pretty much everyone's post on this thread, and that is that Indiana ranks dead last.
The great thing about these city data threads.......is that they have no practical application to the real world.

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-Indiana: probably my least favorite state. People are not nice, a lot of racism, very backward in a lot of ways.
Ok, so what is this even based on? Logically speaking, this does not sound like something someone can qualify with real examples. It is all just mental masturbation and groupthink. All over this thread and others, you can swap out Indiana with Ohio and you'll have people lining up to agree and take their potshots. And based on what really? Nothing but a bad stop in Findlay? Some goofy family member in Toledo?
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Are you surprised?
A little bit. I think the only thing ranking Illinois higher than Indiana is Chicago. Outside of Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota is a very rural and in a lot of areas very conservative state, after all Michelle Bachman is from there and Paul Ryan from Wisconsin. Outside of its one major metro there isn't a whole lot left to be desired in Minnesota.

Not trying to make a case for Indiana to be ranked number 1, because it just isn't that material, but it really is not all that different from the rest of the midwest states.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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The great thing about these city data threads.......is that they have no practical application to the real world.

Think about this:



Ok, so what is this even based on? Logically speaking, this does not sound like something someone can qualify with real examples. It is all just mental masturbation and groupthink. All over this thread and others, you can swap out Indiana with Ohio and you'll have people lining up to agree and take their potshots. And based on what really? Nothing but a bad stop in Findlay? Some goofy family member in Toledo?
Yes, and this post comes from a Cleveland homer, so it's pretty skewed and biggotted.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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A little bit. I think the only thing ranking Illinois higher than Indiana is Chicago.
That in and of itself is a pretty huge difference.
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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My freshman year of college I biked from Cleveland to Minnesota that took me through all of the Midwestern states. I can tell you with certainty that Indiana had the least pleasant people out of all the states I went to. When I got to Illinois it was like a breath of fresh air.
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