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Old 11-26-2018, 07:36 PM
 
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So very true. I don't understand the curiosity....
Do you have at least a passing familiarity with U.S. history?
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Old 11-26-2018, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Lots of Ohioans call themselves Yankees and Northerners. Really, I never heard any of them call themselves midwestern.

Definitely Midwestern in my book.
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Old 11-26-2018, 08:29 PM
 
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Do you have at least a passing familiarity with U.S. history?
Uncalled for.
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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It rarely, if ever, came up in conversation when I lived in the midwest. Southerners tend to make, and persist with applying, regional labels more than others. The discussions like this one seem to be initiated more frequently by southerners for some reason.
Not so fast, Northeasterners in my experience do this more than southerners. Northeasterners live in a bubbled, charmed existence in which every place outside of the Northeast is alien and privy to whatever regional designation Northeasterners say they are...
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:59 PM
 
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It rarely, if ever, came up in conversation when I lived in the midwest. Southerners tend to make, and persist with applying, regional labels more than others. The discussions like this one seem to be initiated more frequently by southerners for some reason.
Still fightin' the "War Between the States".
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:30 AM
 
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Lots of Ohioans call themselves Yankees and Northerners. Really, I never heard any of them call themselves midwestern.

Definitely Midwestern in my book.
Interesting. Seems to correlate with my theory that it's more prevalent in the eastern half of the country.
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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I'm from Michigan - I say Midwestern, but it is also accurate to say Northern. That said, nobody I knew was still identifying as Union or Northern, since the Civil War was a long time ago. We didn't spend a lot of time thinking about it and we don't really romanticize the civil war like the Southerners do.
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Old 11-27-2018, 09:35 AM
 
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Uncalled for.
How so? It was a serious question.
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Old 11-27-2018, 10:30 AM
 
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How so? It was a serious question.
My response was serious, as well. You were questioning my knowledge of history, and, that was rude. My knowledge isn't vast, as I was not a History major, but it's very much more, than adequate.
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Old 11-27-2018, 12:03 PM
 
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My response was serious, as well. You were questioning my knowledge of history, and, that was rude. My knowledge isn't vast, as I was not a History major, but it's very much more, than adequate.
It wasn't rude at all. Having more than a passing familiarity with U.S. history should be sufficient to answer your question but if not, here's some helpful reading: https://www.salon.com/2014/12/17/ris...gion_together/
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