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Old 03-13-2018, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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Oh sure just put down the Midwest just so you can big up San Diego.
That was me who said that.

I'd tell that to people in Ohio or Michigan when they complained about the weather.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:57 PM
 
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Tons of land, slow, crime.
The OP asked for people's impressions of the Midwest. Midwesterners may not like what Mr. San Diego said, but he's just following along and answering the thread.

As far as the original post, the most annoying aspect -- which is unbelievably provincial and lame -- is when people from the coasts call the Midwest "flyover country". When I hear someone say that (and frankly, it's not that often; usually some dipsh*t in the media), it speaks more about them than it does about the Midwest. If that's the case, when I fly to London, hmmm, I'm going over New York flyover country.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:58 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Blamed for America's problems? Never heard that one before.


Misconceptions I hear about the Midwest is that its all cornfields and all flat. Ugh, that irritates me to no end.
Really? People are allegedly racist, narrow-minded, backwards types.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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I used to have "flyover country" as my location identifier on here.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:58 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Oh sure just put down the Midwest just so you can big up San Diego. You probably never even steeped foot in the Midwest
You make a thread and ask people what their misconceptions are of the midwest and you get sensitive when they respond? Do you know the definition of a misconception?
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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The OP asked for people's impressions of the Midwest. Midwesterners may not like what Mr. San Diego said, but he's just following along and answering the thread.

As far as the original post, the most annoying -- and unbelievably provincial and lame -- is when people from the coasts call the Midwest "flyover country". When I hear someone say that (and frankly, it's not that often; usually some dipsh*t in the media), it speaks more about them than it does about the Midwest. If that's the case, when I fly to London, hmmm, I'm going over New York flyover country.
I said misconceptions, not impressions. I was talking about what people have wrong about the Midwest that it's not what you've heard, seen or read.
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Old 03-13-2018, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Most people don't realize it, but the Midwest is essentially the German part of the US.

Map: http://allesgerman.com/wp-content/up...ricans-map.jpg

Germany has a good image, so why doesn't the Midwest? I think Midwesterners could improve their region's image by touting the Midwest more as something of a Germany-west. It's got about the same industrial mix, it's got similar topography (well, maybe not the Plains states, and of course there's no Alps), and a whole bunch of other similarities. All it needs is some more beer, brats, and ... some different politics, I suppose. In fact, 50-100 years ago its politics probably weren't all that different from (modern) Germany's.

This could be Cleveland, with a little bit of work.

Signed,
A shameless (half) German-American.
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Old 03-13-2018, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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In somewhat related news, Cleveland may be one of the more underrated cities in the country, and I had a good time there in the little bit I've spent there.

The fourth coast by James Fremont, on Flickr
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Old 03-13-2018, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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You make a thread and ask people what their misconceptions are of the midwest and you get sensitive when they respond? Do you know the definition of a misconception?
It's a joke dude .
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Old 03-13-2018, 03:00 PM
 
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That we are nice.
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