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Old 05-14-2015, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Living in Chicago, I used to think that Buffalo was Midwest because it reminded me more of the Midwest than the Bos-Was corridor.

Then I went to Syracuse and thought that felt Midwestern too.

Then I went to places like Columbia, New Jersey and Fogelsville, Pennsylvania, and I thought those places felt Midwestern too. But they can't be Midwest because Columbia is 60 miles from NYC and Fogelsville is 60 miles from Philly, and I felt stupid.

Then I realized that, in terms of American culture, the rural/urban divide makes a bigger difference than the Midwest/South/West/Northeast divide.

Columbia, New Jersey has more in common with Fond-du-Lac, Wisconsin than it does with Paterson, New Jersey, which is 30 miles down the road. Atlanta has more in common with St. Louis or Columbus than it does with Talbotton, Georgia.

So, yes, parts of Ohio will resemble parts of the South and parts of Ohio will resemble parts of the East; Cincinnati and Baltimore are very similar cities.

However, when was the last time Ohio got hit with a Nor'easter or a hurricane off the ocean? Never. How often does it get hit with Alberta clippers? All the time. Geographically, Ohio is solidly Midwest, and that's all that really matters.
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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People on this forum sure are obsessed with Ohio.

Well, it is a nice place ...

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Ohio is awesome enough to stand on its own without a region to claim.


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But it is NEW ENGLAND they want to be affiliated with? Especially Clevelanders. Claiming founding roots from New England.
You can't change history, sweetie. Look it up.

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I think Ohio needs to stop being so worried about what other people think and just be Ohio.
I don't think the people starting many of these threads are actually from Ohio.
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:53 PM
 
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Ohio is always going to be a crossroads state. The first Midwest state, East meets Midwest, meets Appalachia, meets South. Solidly Midwest with influences from all sides.

Cleveland- Midwest with a slight northeast/Great Lakes vibe. Pittsburgh/Buffalo offspring.
Cincinnati- Midwest with a slight southern vibe. Baltimore/Louisville offspring
Athens- outside of the students, the locals have a very apparent Appalachian vibe. Morgantown/Miami OH. offspring
Toledo- Midwest with a slight Great Lakes vibe Detroit/Akron offspring
Columbus- Midwest with a slight mash up of the rest of Ohio vibe. Indianapolis/sleeping with all of Ohio offspring.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:21 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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What is the CD's obsession with what geographic region each state is in?
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Old 05-16-2015, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Montco PA
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Is it me or do some people have a Freudian-like "Northeast envy"? Why are people obsessed with this like it's some kind of geographic bragging right?
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Old 05-16-2015, 11:29 AM
 
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Is it me or do some people have a Freudian-like "Northeast envy"? Why are people obsessed with this like it's some kind of geographic bragging right?
When your state is labeled as flyover, you are going to try and make fit in with somewhere that people recognize. The Northeast is not considered flyover and the Midwest wants recognition that it is more than flyover county.
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Old 05-16-2015, 11:32 AM
 
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When your state is labeled as flyover, you are going to try and make fit in with somewhere that people recognize. The Northeast is not considered flyover and the Midwest wants recognition that it is more than flyover county.
It only became 'flyover' because some self-absorbed media guy from California wanted to be cute by saying all that matters in cali and ny.

Anybody who repeats this is a troll, a hack or dumb.
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Old 05-16-2015, 05:30 PM
 
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People got tired of debating Maryland's socio-geographic status so now Ohio is getting the treatment.

If southern Ohio is the South, then most of Pennsylvania is the South. On other word, neither are. Both have a substantial Appalachian influence, though.
Southern Ohio is not the South...no thank you.
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Old 05-16-2015, 05:31 PM
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It only became 'flyover' because some self-absorbed media guy from California wanted to be cute by saying all that matters in cali and ny.

Anybody who repeats this is a troll, a hack or dumb.
So, yeah, about that official thing?
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Old 05-16-2015, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Logically, Ohio is midwestern. It borders on Michigan and Indiana for heavens sake. Even Western Pennsylvania feels more midwestern than Northeast. But the main thing that gives Ohio away is it is a critical political state, where it always seems to be right in the middle, and thus important every election year. Its major cities also feel midwestern, especially Columbus.
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