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View Poll Results: Are Pittsburgh, Erie, and Buffalo Northeastern or Midwestern?
Northeastern 42 50.60%
Midwestern 10 12.05%
Mixed 31 37.35%
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Old 01-28-2016, 08:50 AM
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Josh Barro is from NYC. He's making fun of the attitudes of New Yorkers towards the Midwest.
Yea, it's a sarcastic post, the replies make it more obvious "anywhere not in walking distance to Philadelphia Regional Rail is the Midwest..."

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Old 01-28-2016, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Yea, it's a sarcastic post, the replies make it more obvious "anywhere not in walking to Philadelphia Regional Rail is the Midwest..."
LOL, funny.
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Yea, it's a sarcastic post, the replies make it more obvious "anywhere not in walking distance to Philadelphia Regional Rail is the Midwest..."
Sure that one may be hyperbole but unfortunately, as one can see on this very site, a lot of people really do feel that way about Chicago.

That post works because it touches on a real sentiment. You know?
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:48 AM
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Sure that one may be hyperbole but unfortunately, as one can see on this very site, a lot of people really do feel that way about Chicago.

That post works because it touches on a real sentiment. You know?
What "way" is that? Chicago is the biggest city in the midwest. If you think of the midwest as a farming enclave, maybe you have a problem with Chicago being placed there. However, the reality is that most peole in the midwest, even in Nebraska which is the midwestern state with the largest percentage of people engaged in farming, I believe, live in the cities or their burbs.. About 3/4 of Illinois residents live in "Chicagoland" as they call it.
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:19 PM
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What "way" is that? Chicago is the biggest city in the midwest. If you think of the midwest as a farming enclave, maybe you have a problem with Chicago being placed there. However, the reality is that most peole in the midwest, even in Nebraska which is the midwestern state with the largest percentage of people engaged in farming, I believe, live in the cities or their burbs.. About 3/4 of Illinois residents live in "Chicagoland" as they call it.
Huh? What are you arguing against, he didn't say he felt that way; sounded like he felt the opposite.

I post a joke conversation, and several posters try to argue against it.

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Sure that one may be hyperbole but unfortunately, as one can see on this very site, a lot of people really do feel that way about Chicago.

That post works because it touches on a real sentiment. You know?
Yea, but sarcasm isn't the same as hyperbole.
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:45 PM
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Huh? What are you arguing against, he didn't say he felt that way; sounded like he felt the opposite.

I post a joke conversation, and several posters try to argue against it.



Yea, but sarcasm isn't the same as hyperbole.
1. The "you" was meant to be generic, as in "If one thinks . . . " Sorry, didn't know this was English class!

2. To clarify, the other quote is not mine.
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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hoh boy I seem to have made a mistake by even saying anything. I can't internet today.
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Old 01-30-2016, 05:10 PM
 
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Buffalo And Erie I'd classify as Northeastern. Pittsburgh on the other is a mixture of Northeastern And Mid-Atlantic. Its not far enough north to be classified as Northeastern. But it isn't too far south to be considered southern. It is in the middle.
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Old 01-30-2016, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Buffalo And Erie I'd classify as Northeastern. Pittsburgh on the other is a mixture of Northeastern And Mid-Atlantic. Its not far enough north to be classified as Northeastern. But it isn't too far south to be considered southern. It is in the middle.
heh

What?

Soooooooo Philadelphia isn't far enough north to be northeastern either? It's further south than Pittsburgh.

New York City is not much further north than Pittsburgh. What, maybe 30-ish miles further north?

Atlantic City New Jersey is further south than Pittsburgh.

I think you may be mistaken here.
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Old 01-30-2016, 08:22 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Buffalo And Erie I'd classify as Northeastern. Pittsburgh on the other is a mixture of Northeastern And Mid-Atlantic. Its not far enough north to be classified as Northeastern. But it isn't too far south to be considered southern. It is in the middle.
Pittsburgh is north of the Mason-Dixon Line. What the hell more does it need than that?
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