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Old 09-04-2014, 04:17 AM
 
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Because the Southeastern states have more in common with the South Central states than they do with the Northeastern states. At least supposedly.
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:14 PM
 
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In Arizona, it was always "Back East" or "East Coast," when referring to particularly the Northeast. Maybe because many of the East Coasters were from the Northeast versus the South East. It's just a way of generalizing, but not thought out.
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