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Old 05-08-2013, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Both oxymorons, to be honest. The mid-west should be called Interior America, or Middle America. The whole region isn't in the middle of the west, it's in the middle of the country. Even between east and west. Sub-regions can be further broken down but 'mid-west' really refers to not the east or west coasts or states near the coasts. So, just the middle. I've never liked the term mid-west. Middle America is much more fitting.
That's not even what an oxymoron is. The Midwest may not literally be in the middle part of the west, but that doesn't mean that a "middle part of the west" can't exist. In the same way, it's perfectly reasonable and possible to imagine an area of the country that is in the middle part of the north or the northern part of the middle.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:22 PM
 
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That's not even what an oxymoron is. The Midwest may not literally be in the middle part of the west, but that doesn't mean that a "middle part of the west" can't exist. In the same way, it's perfectly reasonable and possible to imagine an area of the country that is in the middle part of the north or the northern part of the middle.
I think the terms middle and north contradict one another. Saying the middle of the north is stupid. It's still the north. It doesn't matter if it's north in the northern section, the middle of the norther section, or the south of the northern section. It's still the northern section. Breaking it down even further would just be confusing and we'd have too many regions. The regions of the U.S. are fine the way they are.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I agree "Midnorthern" sounds funny. Only idea that came to my mind is that it could be synonymous with Mid-Atlantic states of NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD (the northeastern states that aren't New England).
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:17 PM
 
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