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View Poll Results: Ohio: Northeast or Midwest?
Northeast 5 10.00%
Midwest 45 90.00%
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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It's just not that black and white. Louisville has mixed dialects as much as Cincinatti does. The Ohio River is not some impenetrable and unarguable dividing line between north and south. Only people who haven't spent time in these places would deny they are a mixed bag.
Look at dialect maps and then tell me it's a mixed bag. I've been to both cities. Cincinnati is an overall Midwestern city with Southern influences. Louisville and Lexington are the opposites. If you don't like the truth don't listen to me.
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:56 PM
 
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Look at dialect maps and then tell me it's a mixed bag. I've been to both cities. Cincinnati is an overall Midwestern city with Southern influences. Louisville and Lexington are the opposites. If you don't like the truth don't listen to me.
Dialect maps don't stop at the Ohio River. I lived in Louisville, it contains both southern and Midwestern dialects in the natives. Simply making a declarative statement and then telling someone they don't like the truth means nothing. That influence of those dialects (and culture for that matter) spans a good 50-100 miles on both sides of that river. Saying that there aren't southern influences in Cincinatti simply because it's sits north of the Ohio defies logic. As if you walk across the bridge to Covington and you are in another cultural world, it's intellectually dishonest and serves only to advance your opinion.

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Old 10-20-2015, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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Dialect maps don't stop at the Ohio River. I lived in Louisville, it contains both southern and Midwestern dialects in the natives. Simply making a declarative statement and then telling someone they don't like the truth means nothing. That influence of dialects spans a good 50-100 miles on both sides of that river in both Indiana and Ohio.
Have you ever looked at dialect maps. They clearly separate Cincinnati and Louisville. Beieve what you want. Not my problem. The Southern accent is the majority accent below the Ohio River and vice versa for above it. If you think Cincinnati and Louisville belong in the same region you've clearly never lived in either city. Don't bother replying back because I'm not listening.
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Old 10-20-2015, 02:17 PM
 
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Have you ever looked at dialect maps. They clearly separate Cincinnati and Louisville. Beieve what you want. Not my problem. The Southern accent is the majority accent below the Ohio River and vice versa for above it. If you think Cincinnati and Louisville belong in the same region you've clearly never lived in either city. Don't bother replying back because I'm not listening.
Of course the southern accent is the majority accent below the Ohio River, please tell me where that is being questioned? It doesn't change the fact that cultures and mindsets aren't firmly defined by geographic features. Both of those cities sit on the Ohio River, both of them will have influences of the surrounding regions. Cincinatti is more Midwestern, Louisville is more southern. It's not as concrete as you apparently need it to be.

Someone challenging you, even in a benign way clearly upsets you, life just isn't that black and white, relax.
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