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View Poll Results: East Coast or North/Northeast?
East Coast 24 44.44%
North/Northeast 18 33.33%
Roughly equal for both 12 22.22%
Voters: 54. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-31-2014, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Bingo. When I actually lived on the East Coast, nobody thought of the Northeast as having exclusive rights to that distinction. That's why they mainly referred to their region as the "Northeast". Only those from West of the Mississippi River seem to equate "East Coast" solely with the BosWash corridor.

To me, someone from Charleston, SC or Savannah, GA is just as much from the "East Coast" as someone from Manhattan or someone from DC.
This is totally spot on!

I love (and work virtually from) SoCal, but that's the only place as an Atlantan that I'm told that I live in the South and NOT the East Coast.
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Old 12-31-2014, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Probably both equally, "East Coast" also includes the South Atlantic states and the "North" also includes most of the Midwest.
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Old 12-31-2014, 11:54 PM
 
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Only Southerners use the term "up North" -- and most often in a derogatory context.
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Old 01-01-2015, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Only Southerners use the term "up North" -- and most often in a derogatory context.
LOL! How is that even close to being derogatory?

It's no more derogatory than when someone from L.A. is referring to the Bay Area or Seattle as "up North."

I realize that you are at war with the South, but this is a real reach even for you.
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Old 01-02-2015, 12:33 PM
 
Location: USA
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Both are accurate. I feel kind of sorry for those people from the southeastern states who don't know they are also on the east coast.
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Old 01-02-2015, 07:27 PM
 
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Both are accurate. I feel kind of sorry for those people from the southeastern states who don't know they are also on the east coast.
Everyone in the Southeast isn't on the East Coast; that would only apply to select coastal locations.
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Old 01-02-2015, 07:57 PM
 
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Everyone in the Southeast isn't on the East Coast; that would only apply to select coastal locations.
What Southeastern states aren't coastal?
Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida Just like all NE states are East Coast even though PA and VT aren't technically right on the ocean.
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Old 01-02-2015, 09:33 PM
 
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What Southeastern states aren't coastal?
Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida Just like all NE states are East Coast even though PA and VT aren't technically right on the ocean.
"Southern" and "Southeastern" are largely synoymous. Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee are all Southeastern states that are not "East Coast".
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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What Southeastern states aren't coastal?
Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida Just like all NE states are East Coast even though PA and VT aren't technically right on the ocean.
Though a little-known fact is that Pennsylvania has tidal shoreline!

Coastline of the United States | Infoplease.com

As to the general topic of this thread, I agree that East Coast should not be exclusive to the Northeast--logically that just doesn't make sense. Unless you qualify "east" with another direction (north v. south), you're honestly just referring to the eastern portion of the US.
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Old 01-03-2015, 11:23 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Though a little-known fact is that Pennsylvania has tidal shoreline!

Coastline of the United States | Infoplease.com

As to the general topic of this thread, I agree that East Coast should not be exclusive to the Northeast--logically that just doesn't make sense. Unless you qualify "east" with another direction (north v. south), you're honestly just referring to the eastern portion of the US.
Its funny you mentioned that because I was reading a book recently that mentioned Pennsylvania being afraid that Spanish ships were going to raid the PA coast during the War of Jenkins Ear. Of course in reality, Pennsylvania was far more vulnerable to Indian attacks on the frontier.
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