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Old 06-28-2015, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Don't you agree that Southern Florida culturally is more like the Mid-Atlantic than Dixie?
no. I live in what is called the Mid-Atlantic now and it has nothing in common with South Florida.
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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no. I live in what is called the Mid-Atlantic now and it has nothing in common with South Florida.
You haven't been to the real South yet then.
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Um, no...it isn't. It's more like Caribbean than anything, which is far from both Mid-Atlantic and Southern. I wouldn't say South Florida is anything at all like the Mid-Atlantic. How do you think they are a like?
South Florida has more people born in this area:


than people born in this area:
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:35 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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For me, there will most likely never be a "back east" but simply THE EAST. ;-)
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:38 AM
 
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Lots of transplants doesn't have THAT big of an effect on an area. It's still South Florida - even with the transplants. Places like Atlanta are overrun with transplants too, but it's still part of the South as is South Florida. The locals far outweigh the transplants.
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:52 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I noticed that many people who migrated from the east coast, particularly the Northeast, to the southwest often use the phrase "back east" to refer to their previous home region. Since I am moving to Ohio next week, do you think it would be appropriate if I use the term "back east" to refer to New England? Or is that pushing it?
Keyword Nep. SouthWEST. And probably the whole West in general. To them the Northeast, the Southeast and even much of the Midwest is "Back East". Its a big country and there are great distances involved to "Back East".

But from Ohio to Connecticut? Hmm.
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Old 06-28-2015, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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You haven't been to the real South yet then.
I've been all over the "real" south. Grew up in Texas and have family in Georgia, the Arklamiss, and North Carolina, and of course ALL over Florida. Spent time in Columbus, GA, New Orleans, and VA And you?
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Old 06-28-2015, 02:02 PM
 
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Uh..... yes, I grew up on the North Shore in Salem and Newburyport. But I'm pretty sure you already knew that I was from the area. What you're describing to me is "Western Mass". Worcester is "Central Mass". But since you can't seem to grasp what's beyond a mere few hundred miles, I can only assume you've never really been "Out West" before.

Here' a good start...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4GHHjUJCEU

Then Go WEST from there. It's a big country, go see it for yourself.
it was a joke.
but I know people in California which Back east is anything east of the Rockies. So out west can be considered anything west of the Appalachian Mountains from the east coast.
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Old 06-28-2015, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Fountain Square, Indianapolis
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All I think he was asking was: Is Ohio far enough west use the term "back east".

I'm from Brookline, MA and live in Indianapolis and I use back east to refer to any area between Baltimore and Portland. i wouldn't consider Buffalo back east or Pittsburgh or even Washington for that matter. But I guess if I was from Buffalo and lived in Tucson then I would definitely use that term.

I think it's all relative to where in the east you are from.

When I lived in Denver my friend referred to Dearborn, MI as back east. I made my skin crawl but I didn't say anything because in all honesty, it really doesn't matter... at ALL.
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Old 06-29-2015, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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it was a joke.
but I know people in California which Back east is anything east of the Rockies. So out west can be considered anything west of the Appalachian Mountains from the east coast.
Same when I moved from Illinois to Oregon back in the 1970's. People told me I was from "Back East." I always thought I was from the Midwest.

Now I just say I am in Ohio because I don't care.
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