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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

 
 
Old 08-23-2016, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Florida
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It may depend on who you talk to.
That can refer to anyone. We each have unique personalities after all. General trend is that they are indistinguishable.
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Old 08-23-2016, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Nope, but I can name at least 10 friends from the area. They are no different from Buffalo people.
When two Pittsburghers meet out here in the Denver area, the biggest compliment they can give each other is "You don't have the accent". I guess most of us try to lose it when we leave. Think Mr. Rogers. He doesn't sound anything like these nasally Buffalonians.
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Old 08-23-2016, 04:19 PM
 
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When two Pittsburghers meet out here in the Denver area, the biggest compliment they can give each other is "You don't have the accent". I guess most of us try to lose it when we leave. Think Mr. Rogers. He doesn't sound anything like these nasally Buffalonians.
Yeah and there is no Yinzer culture anywhere in Upstate NY.

Also, Pittsburgh/Western PA doesn't have much of a Latino or Native American community like you can find in select places in WNY. There is more of a Canadian influence in WNY as well. No Beef on Weck in Pittsburgh/Western PA either.
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Old 08-23-2016, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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^^All true. I don't know what Beef on Weck IS! We did used to get Canadian money in the Pittsburgh area occasionally. It really jammed up the vending machines.
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Old 08-23-2016, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Yeah and there is no Yinzer culture anywhere in Upstate NY.

Also, Pittsburgh/Western PA doesn't have much of a Latino or Native American community like you can find in select places in WNY. There is more of a Canadian influence in WNY as well. No Beef on Weck in Pittsburgh/Western PA either.
I guess we're exactly like Rhode Island then?
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Old 08-23-2016, 06:47 PM
 
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I guess we're exactly like Rhode Island then?
Nope, I wouldn't say that either. We are what it says we are.

Beef on Weck is a sandwich with roast beef on a kimmelweck roll. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beef_on_weck

No garbage plates in PA or New England either. Same with Salt Potatoes or Loganberry drinks.
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Old 08-23-2016, 06:51 PM
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heh Try moving to the deep south for a decade and then come back not feeling like "Yankee" is an insult.
New Englanders are too parochial to be aware of the deep south.
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Old 08-23-2016, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Nope, I wouldn't say that either. We are what it says we are.

Beef on Weck is a sandwich with roast beef on a kimmelweck roll. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beef_on_weck

No garbage plates in PA or New England either. Same with Salt Potatoes or Loganberry drinks.
Yeah but the question isn't "how unique is NY" it's "are we more like Pa or New England?"
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Old 08-23-2016, 07:20 PM
 
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Yeah but the question isn't "how unique is NY" it's "are we more like Pa or New England?"
I know what the question is and there aspects of both in Upstate NY. Sometimes they are evident in the same community/area. However, there are quite a few aspects in regards to Upstate NY that are unique in comparison to both as well. Knowing what these things are may help in terms of understanding what is within Upstate NY.

I wish that there was a Canadian option as well.

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Old 08-24-2016, 07:41 AM
 
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New Englanders are too parochial to be aware of the deep south.
What do you mean, plenty of New Englanders have been to Maryland?
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