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View Poll Results: Upstate NY: More like Pennsylvania or New England?
Pennsylvania 34 65.38%
New England 18 34.62%
Voters: 52. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-23-2016, 02:27 PM
 
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To this floridians eyes, People from western New York are indistinguishable from people from western PA. Northeast corridor New Yorkers are much different.
In terms of what?
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Old 08-23-2016, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Florida
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In terms of what?
Accent, attitude, disposition, ancestry, etc. I also find them (upstate New Yorkers and West Pennsylvania) almost indistinguishable from the nearby Midwest states like Ohio, Michigan, etc.
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Old 08-23-2016, 03:02 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Ironically, the Ithaca metro is usually 1 or 2 out of all metros in terms of college educational attainment. For instance, according to 2010-2014 Census info, Ithaca is second behind Los Alamos NM in regards to percentage of those 25 and older with at least a Masters degree out of 868 metro and micro areas.
Not really ironic; it's a metro that heavily influenced by a university and a few related businesses and doesn't have much else. It would be surprising if it was near the top of the list.
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Old 08-23-2016, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Well it's not used much, but if it used it means things having to do with New England, particularly more old-fashioned aspects of it. Silly to view it as insulting.

In any case, it was clear eschaton was using it in to signify protestant New Englanders in early American times in a historical ethnic sense.
heh Try moving to the deep south for a decade and then come back not feeling like "Yankee" is an insult.
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Old 08-23-2016, 03:12 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Accent, attitude, disposition, ancestry, etc. I also find them (upstate New Yorkers and West Pennsylvania) almost indistinguishable from the nearby Midwest states like Ohio, Michigan, etc.
You have never been to Pittsburgh, then.
The Talk of the Town: Pittsburghese - Popular Pittsburgh
Even the erudite PBS: Do You Speak American . Sea to Shining Sea . American Varieties . Pittsburghese | PBS
It's even well known in Vancouver: Pittsburgh – “the Galapagos Islands of American dialect” | Vancouver Sun
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Old 08-23-2016, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Nope, but I can name at least 10 friends from the area. They are no different from Buffalo people.
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Old 08-23-2016, 03:27 PM
 
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Accent, attitude, disposition, ancestry, etc. I also find them (upstate New Yorkers and West Pennsylvania) almost indistinguishable from the nearby Midwest states like Ohio, Michigan, etc.
I think there are some similarities, but there are/may be some slight differences.
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Old 08-23-2016, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I think there are some similarities, but there are/may be some slight differences.
When they move to Florida, there are zero differences.
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Old 08-23-2016, 03:32 PM
 
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Not really ironic; it's a metro that heavily influenced by a university and a few related businesses and doesn't have much else. It would be surprising if it was near the top of the list.
That is true, but I think people think that Upstate NY is strictly blue collar. There quite a few Upstate NY areas that are high on the list in that regard. NYS areas and percentages of those with at least a Masters degree

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Old 08-23-2016, 03:41 PM
 
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When they move to Florida, there are zero differences.
It may depend on who you talk to.
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