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Old 10-14-2013, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Brew City
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My first thought was Ohio. The only thing I can think of that's lacking is an ocean and ocean. boats, fishing, is important to a lot of people.

I think of it as American spirit, not in terms of race or religion or anything else. Just the general American feeling, not extremes one way or the other.
Ohio does have hundreds of miles of shoreline along Lake Erie and the Ohio River. Boating and fishing are very big in Ohio.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:36 PM
 
Location: IN
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Illinois in terms of demographics as it is the most "representative" sample of the US population as a whole.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:52 PM
 
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It depends on what you mean by "All American".
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:56 PM
 
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Pennsylvania. I don't see how anyone can debate that.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:09 PM
 
Location: IN
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Pennsylvania. I don't see how anyone can debate that.
It isn't demographically representative of the country as a whole on average.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:11 PM
 
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It isn't demographically representative of the country as a whole on average.
When was the last time you saw PA's demographics?

Also, who said it's about demographics?
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:25 PM
 
Location: south central
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i guess we have to get all pedantic and define "all american" now, don't we ?

well, look it up on urbandictionary. all the highest-voted definitions of all-american include "white".
Um, the comment I quoted claimed that he was in fact using a definition. He said the words "by definition."

And yeah, urbandictionary isn't anything more than suburban crowd-sourcing. The reason those are highest-voted definition are because most of the people on there are white and most of those white people are racist af.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Between a rock and a hard place
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I've always heard that people call Maryland, "American in Miniature," because it has basically every terrain (w/exception to desert) that you see in the US.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:34 PM
 
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Wisconsin
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:37 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I'd always heard that Ohio was statistically the most similar to representing 'all' of America. That aside, it's a beautiful state, and definitely screams Americana to me
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