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Old 09-18-2018, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Well it's rather obvious that one can argue till the cows go home ( ) with respect to the issue of which state is located down south or up north , but as far as Delaware goes I will say this :


The state most certainly has an indigenous population of Southerners , both white and black . A native Sussex County resident with longstanding ties to the area has much more in common with someone from Accomack County VA than with someone from Philadelphia or even much of New Castle County .


In short my home state might not be Southern , but it definitely is home to homegrown Southerners .
I'd say that's quite similar to Illinois and Missouri.
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Old 09-22-2018, 10:38 AM
 
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The definition of "south" seems to be more based on culture than location. So that would make DC and Baltimore northern without a doubt. Maybe they were southern at one point in time, but today they definitely are not.

Miami is not "the south" either. Despite being the most southern part of the U.S. location wise.
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Old 09-22-2018, 11:50 AM
 
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The definition of "south" seems to be more based on culture than location. So that would make DC and Baltimore northern without a doubt.
Actually there would most certainly be some doubt involved, even if you want to reduce regional identity to culture alone. To be non-Southern isn't tantamount to being Northern.
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Old 09-22-2018, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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The definition of "south" seems to be more based on culture than location. So that would make DC and Baltimore northern without a doubt. Maybe they were southern at one point in time, but today they definitely are not.

Miami is not "the south" either. Despite being the most southern part of the U.S. location wise.
DC and Baltimore are "without a doubt" not southern? Lololololol...
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Old 09-22-2018, 02:28 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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The definition of "south" seems to be more based on culture than location. So that would make DC and Baltimore northern without a doubt. Maybe they were southern at one point in time, but today they definitely are not.

Miami is not "the south" either. Despite being the most southern part of the U.S. location wise.
Baltimore and Miami are most definitely southern. The south isn't one monolithic region or culture, just as the Northeast isn't.

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Old 09-22-2018, 06:12 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Actually there would most certainly be some doubt involved, even if you want to reduce regional identity to culture alone. To be non-Southern isn't tantamount to being Northern.
No it wouldn't.
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Old 09-22-2018, 06:13 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Baltimore and Miami are most definitely southern. The south isn't one monolithic region or culture, just as the Northeast isn't.
Well they do both rock golds all in they mouth,
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Old 09-22-2018, 07:23 PM
 
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No it wouldn't.
Really? Haven't you said on multiple occasions that "mid-Atlantic" was the best descriptor of DC/Baltimore, which implies a North/South hybrid of sorts resulting in a regional cultural uniqueness? In contemporary usage, mid-Atlantic most certainly does not equate to "undoubtedly Northern."
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:59 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Really? Haven't you said on multiple occasions that "mid-Atlantic" was the best descriptor of DC/Baltimore, which implies a North/South hybrid of sorts resulting in a regional cultural uniqueness? In contemporary usage, mid-Atlantic most certainly does not equate to "undoubtedly Northern."
Baltimore's culture isnt DC's culture and vise versa. When talking about local culture "DC/Baltimore" isn't a thing.
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Old 09-22-2018, 10:20 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Really? Haven't you said on multiple occasions that "mid-Atlantic" was the best descriptor of DC/Baltimore, which implies a North/South hybrid of sorts resulting in a regional cultural uniqueness? In contemporary usage, mid-Atlantic most certainly does not equate to "undoubtedly Northern."
I wouldn't classify that as doubt. And in this instance I'm talking about in the minds of other people outside of this website. To the average person visiting those places there will be little doubt as to which they are.
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