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Old 11-24-2018, 10:12 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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As a native of MI I identify as a Midwesterner and northerner, which is reasonable when you grow up 300 miles from the Canadian border.
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon (in Transition)
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I have not really heard it. We jokingly call where we live the Northland or the Nort (sic). Most people call themselves Minnesotans. I have never heard anyone call themselves a Midwesterner even though our state is in the Midwest.
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Old 11-25-2018, 12:10 PM
 
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Aw sounds like the places midwesterners are fleeing to in droves... lol
Maybe for a few months in the winter, but everyone I know who flees for a couple months, comes back for the rest of the year....without fail.

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Old 11-25-2018, 12:26 PM
 
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I live in the Great Lakes....couldn't go much farther north. Never, though, have I referred to myself as a Northerner. Honestly, who cares. "A rose by any other name..." I live in the North, if I can't go further north, without going into Canada.
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Old 11-25-2018, 05:29 PM
 
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The Midwest is a very large region, geographically. I wouldn't think that people living in Missouri or Kansas, would call themselves "Northerners." You can't paint with such a broad brush.
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I grew up in Ohio and never considered myself a Northerner. Myself and others like me identified as Midwesterners. I now live in the South and commonly referred to as a Yankee which is irritating because, to me ,a Yankee refers to someone from the Northeast or New England, not Ohio and the American Heartland.
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:08 PM
 
Location: IN
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The Midwest is a very large region, geographically. I wouldn't think that people living in Missouri or Kansas, would call themselves "Northerners." You can't paint with such a broad brush.
They aren't really northern, but not completely southern. The vast majority of the Midwest is northern, but the peripheral areas are hard to classify as they are influenced by other geographical areas.
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:23 PM
 
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Yes, I'm from MI, lived in NC for years, back in MI for a few years and moving back to the Carolinas.
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:25 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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The real divide outside the South is Easterners / Midwesterners / Westerners. In my experience, few people from those regions call themselves "Northerners".
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I grew up in Ohio and never considered myself a Northerner. Myself and others like me identified as Midwesterners. I now live in the South and commonly referred to as a Yankee which is irritating because, to me ,a Yankee refers to someone from the Northeast or New England, not Ohio and the American Heartland.
Born and raised in Chicago, and consider myself from the Midwest / a Midwesterner.
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Old 11-25-2018, 07:12 PM
 
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They aren't really northern, but not completely southern. The vast majority of the Midwest is northern, but the peripheral areas are hard to classify as they are influenced by other geographical areas.
The discussion is not where they ARE, but what they CALL themselves (see OP's title of thread ).
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