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Old 11-24-2016, 11:37 PM
 
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You might want to get out more. The world is full of people who don't think in precise or literal terms. A lot of them have views of the two coasts that really only apply to southern Cal and the BoWash corridor.
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Old 11-25-2016, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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Miami a and Jacksonville are southern. When people say "east coast" they are referring to the ne coast. Not literally the whole east coast.
Miami is not Southern...
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Old 11-25-2016, 12:10 AM
 
Location: 352
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You might want to get out more. The world is full of people who don't think in precise or literal terms. A lot of them have views of the two coasts that really only apply to southern Cal and the BoWash corridor.
If youre talking to me, I've gotten out enough. I've never heard the word east coast used this way. Saying Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas is east coast is not being "precisely literal."

When the Weather Channel is talking about a hurricane threatening the east coast, so theyre just talking about Maryland and above? Or is it typically the opposite? Same with east coast beaches. You dont think the Outer Banks, Myrtle Beach, or pretty much anything in Florida pops into mind pretty quick?

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Old 11-25-2016, 05:06 AM
 
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I'd love to get out more & explore the US, like the east coast, the south, deep south, mid-west, and bowash too. But I no longer know what these terms mean, I barely know the direction to make. Help!
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Old 11-25-2016, 07:21 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Yes. Geographically I know geographers say the east coast is literally the whole east coast. Isn't that common sense. People know what a coast is and what direction east is. I clarified in my last post what people were actually referring to when talking about the east coast.
Well that is my point. I think I will go by what geographers think of the East Coast rather then by what someone in my neighborhood thinks!

Anyway, like I said there maybe a historical reason why people out West have the mistaken impression that the East Coast is just the Northeast (the Northeast used to be far more populated than the Southeast). But that was wrong even then and it makes even less sense now.
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Old 11-25-2016, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Pixburgh
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I've always considered Charleston, Savannah, and Miami to be east coast cities.
interesting. is it because they are on the east coast?
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Old 11-25-2016, 10:52 AM
 
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The east coast is from Maine to Florida.
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Old 11-25-2016, 12:16 PM
 
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The East coast is Virginia to Maine.
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Old 11-25-2016, 12:57 PM
 
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Virginia is mid-east coast.
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Old 11-25-2016, 01:16 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Miami is not Southern...
Miami is still very southern, no doubt about it.
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