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Old 11-24-2018, 09:12 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Just curious since I live in NC most people who move here are northeasterners but we do have quite a bit of people from Ohio and Michigin that come here and they refer to themselves as northerners as well. Outside the south I never hear people call the midwest the north unless if it's referring to history with the civil war or great migration. Do you call yourselves northern?
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Old 11-24-2018, 09:13 AM
 
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The Midwest is a subregion on the North
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Old 11-24-2018, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Yes. In the Great Lakes region. You hear a good amount of people referring to themselves as Northerners. This makes sense, since they are geographically far north. Not to be confused with “Northeastern-ers,” which “Northern” is generally referring to in common vernacular by most people.
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Old 11-24-2018, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Somewhere extremely awesome
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Just curious since I live in NC most people who move here are northeasterners but we do have quite a bit of people from Ohio and Michigin that come here and they refer to themselves as northerners as well. Outside the south I never hear people call the midwest the north unless if it's referring to history with the civil war or great migration. Do you call yourselves northern?
Only when we're making fun of people from warmer climates where everything shuts down after a half inch of snow.
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Old 11-24-2018, 11:08 AM
 
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I do, there's probably some that don't.
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Old 11-24-2018, 11:23 AM
 
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Yes, at least in Minnesota.
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Old 11-24-2018, 12:29 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Only when we're making fun of people from warmer climates where everything shuts down after a half inch of snow.
Aw sounds like the places midwesterners are fleeing to in droves... lol
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Old 11-24-2018, 12:45 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I lived in a town in Ohio that had a statue of "Billy Yank" representing the city's role/allegiance in the Civil War, on top of the Soldiers, Sailors, and Pioneers monument.

This is a town just a few miles north of the Ohio River that a lot of City-Data people would swear up and down is Southern despite being in Ohio.
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Old 11-24-2018, 09:55 PM
 
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When I lived in FL, they called any US citizen who didn't live in FL a "Northerner".
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Old 11-24-2018, 09:58 PM
 
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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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