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Old 12-02-2014, 05:29 PM
 
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Whether or not the few MD suburbanites like to believe it, VA and MD are more similar than different. From my perspective having grown up in Tidewater and having lived in Richmond and NoVa for the last 20 years, VA is much more like MD than NC. Coastal VA and coastal MD are identical. Winchester is basically Fredrick South. NoVa and suburban MD are pretty much the same place. Cumberland looks like any mountain town in Virginia. The economies are very similar and so are the demographics. Linguistically Virginians and Marylanders are pretty close too ( much closer than VA and NC).
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Old 12-02-2014, 05:33 PM
 
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Whether or not the few MD suburbanites like to believe it, VA and MD are more similar than different. From my perspective having grown up in Tidewater and having lived in Richmond and NoVa for the last 20 years, VA is much more like MD than NC. Coastal VA and coastal MD are identical. Winchester is basically Fredrick South. NoVa and suburban MD are pretty much the same place. Cumberland looks like any mountain town in Virginia. The economies are very similar and so are the demographics. Linguistically Virginians and Marylanders are pretty close too ( much closer than VA and NC).
Strongly disagree. The vast majority of Virginia is nothing like the vast majority of Maryland and the demographics are not that similar. Linguistically according to the University of Pennsylvania the vast majority of Maryland speaks the same dialect as Southeast Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Southern New Jersey. The Demographics apart from African Americans are also not similar. Economies? Explain. Northern Virginia is the only part of Virginia that is like Maryland. The Eastern Shore of MD and Southern MD are the only parts of MD that is like the rest of Virginia.
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Old 12-02-2014, 05:34 PM
 
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The Nebraska and Missouri border is also very forgotten.

The Missouri and Oklahoma border would be just like the Colorado and Oklahoma border if it wasn't for Interstate 44.
Nebraska and Missouri aren't the most different states on the map, but I will agree they are different.
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Old 12-02-2014, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Kentucky and Illinois
I agree with this for the most part but the Southern Ill part of the state that borders Kentucky is really hillbilly. Not that different in culture and same with Southern Indiana.
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Old 12-02-2014, 05:52 PM
 
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@St Louisan/Ball Freak, why is it so hard for you to see the similarities in MD and VA, and why do you keep hinding behind other names St Louisan?
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:07 PM
 
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Call me crazy, but I'd say Virginia and West Virginia. Sure, the mountain regions of western Virginia are similar to West Virginia, but that's about it. Overall, Virginia is more similar to North Carolina and Maryland, while West Virginia is more similar to Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
I head it best from a friend from WV.

Virginia is like a girl who went to school, got her doctorate and is now making $500k a year.

West Virginia is her sister who got pregnant in high school.
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:47 PM
 
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I head it best from a friend from WV.

Virginia is like a girl who went to school, got her doctorate and is now making $500k a year.

West Virginia is her sister who got pregnant in high school.
Ouch.
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:24 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Agree with the Colorado/Oklahoma difference, these two states are very different. Less so with Utah/Nevada. IMO, much of eastern NV is similar to UT. I believe Mormon pioneers founded the City of Las Vegas. Granted, a lot has changed since then but some things not so much. I'd also say Ohio/Kentucky contrast.
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Agree with the Colorado/Oklahoma difference, these two states are very different. Less so with Utah/Nevada. IMO, much of eastern NV is similar to UT. I believe Mormon pioneers founded the City of Las Vegas. Granted, a lot has changed since then but some things not so much. I'd also say Ohio/Kentucky contrast.
Very true. The only real difference between a town like Mesquite, NV and a town like St. George, UT is that Mesquite has casinos.

There is still a heavy Mormon presence in Vegas, even to this day.
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Old 12-04-2014, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Florida and Georgia.
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