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Old 07-01-2017, 12:05 PM
 
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Tidewater VA has been using the Mid-Atlantic designation for over 100 years. The name appears in many (old-ass) business names and on the sides of trucks (as in, "serving the Mid-Atlantic"). My grandparents, who would be around 110 today, used the term around me all the time (I'm in my mid 40's). We were taught it in school (Gloucester County pubic schools). Ask any old timer about an abandoned pier around the Peninsula or the Middle Peninsula and they will tell you "that's where we would catch the boat to Baltimore or to New York (James River = New York, rivers further up the bay = Baltimore)".

Richmond may be a little new to claiming the designation, I've only been here 20 years. I don't know the traditions that predate me

As another poster noted, it doesn't seem unique if you're used to it but someone from the PNW or Midwest would spot some things that are unique to them.
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Old 07-06-2017, 08:53 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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I'm aware of Delaware's location relative to MD's. Most of the state's population associates itself with the Philly area, so I just include DE with Philly and points north.
But Philly is mid-Atlantic as well as Baltimore, not much difference there.
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:58 PM
 
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Yeah, New England cities are sooooo different compared to Mid-Atlantic ones.

Boston might as well be on another planet compared to New York and Philadelphia.

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Old 07-06-2017, 07:16 PM
 
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Lax Bro's
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Old 07-08-2017, 03:09 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Yeah, New England cities are sooooo different compared to Mid-Atlantic ones.

Boston might as well be on another planet compared to New York and Philadelphia.

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I get the sarcasm, but its a matter of perspective.

To a Northeasterner, D.C. and Boston seem world's apart. While from where I sit in Albuquerque, most people consider them very similar.

To a Parisian or Londoner, Los Angeles may be seen as NYC with palm trees. After all, both are characteristically American and share many distinctly American traits.

Someone from Beijing might think "Berlin, Houston, Sydney, it's all the same to me."

This thread is about getting that close-up perspective.
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