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Old 05-07-2013, 02:19 PM
 
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I was just thinking, that given the way the terms "Midwestern" and "upper South" are often discussed in this forum, and that "Mideastern" is usually used to describe people from the Middle East, how come there is no term for partially Northern? And what would a midnorthern place be like? I would assume it's a place with a few small snowfalls a year where there is a minor amount of non-serious ice hockey, but other people may have other definitions. I want to see your thoughts.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:46 PM
 
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"Midnorth" makes me think Upper Midwest, and I actually really like the term for that area (Minnesota, Wisconsin, the eastern Dakotas, parts of or arguably most of Iowa).
But maybe what you're thinking of is more like Missouri, Illinois, Kansas... that region? I would classify those latitudes as Midlands before Midnorth.

But see when I think "Mid," I think "middle of the country," as in the northernmost part of the middle of the country.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:16 PM
 
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No, there's not a term called Midnorthern, and there doesn't need to be.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:24 PM
 
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Mid northern? That sounds weird.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:41 PM
 
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Well, I can tell you from personal experience that where I was born and raised (Southeast Missouri) there isn't a distinction made between the "midwest" (In the local sense) and the "mid-south". For example, I heard a football game being broadcast from 10 miles north of the Tennessee border in Kentucky and the announcer said "It is a beautiful day here in the midwest".

Also, one of the local news stations refers to the area as the "heartland". The term heartland is used most often to refer to the midwest. However, that same news station covers parts of Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas, which are of course southern states.

So I'm not sure the term "midnorthern" would be much of a use.

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Old 05-07-2013, 07:41 PM
 
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Mid northern? That sounds weird.
It sounds weird because it's a total oxymoron.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:04 PM
 
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"Midnorth" makes me think Upper Midwest, and I actually really like the term for that area (Minnesota, Wisconsin, the eastern Dakotas, parts of or arguably most of Iowa).
But maybe what you're thinking of is more like Missouri, Illinois, Kansas... that region? I would classify those latitudes as Midlands before Midnorth.

But see when I think "Mid," I think "middle of the country," as in the northernmost part of the middle of the country.
That would be a good region to apply it to. Especially for states like Oklahoma, and Kentucky that straddle that Northern/Southern, Southern/Midwestern boarder. Missouri's another state that's classified as Midwest, but has strong Southern culture in the Southern edge of the state.
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:10 PM
 
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It sounds weird because it's a total oxymoron.
How on earth is it an oxymoron? How are "mid-" and "-northern" any more in conflict with each other than "mid-" and "-western?"
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:08 AM
 
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How on earth is it an oxymoron? How are "mid-" and "-northern" any more in conflict with each other than "mid-" and "-western?"
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.

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Old 05-08-2013, 03:17 PM
 
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Try New England...it's a pretty large sub-region of the Northeast, as is part of the Mid-Atlantic.
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