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Old 12-05-2018, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I just posted this in another thread but it applies here too:

As a native Virginian, seeing Virginia in a conversation about the “Mid Atlantic” is just weird.
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:20 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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We just had a conversation with people from Missouri. They say Missouri is the south. As a former New Englander, and then Ohioan, I always thought of MO as the Midwest...never as the south.
A can of worms to be sure. People in the deep South say Missouri is a northern state. Northerners say the opposite. MissourI is mostly Midwestern with some southern parts. Outside of the cities it is mostly "country", sometimes mistaken for southern. There is a strong urban-rural divide.
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:21 PM
 
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Growing up in NJ, we were taught that NJ was a mid Atlantic state so seeing the definition being stretched to include NC is interesting.
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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I just posted this in another thread but it applies here too:

As a native Virginian, seeing Virginia in a conversation about the “Mid Atlantic” is just weird.
As a Native New Jerseyite, mid-atlantic to me primarily means NJ, NY, PA, (the middle colonies). I can see it being applied to DMV as well but haven't really heard that.
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Old 12-05-2018, 10:43 PM
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Why is a North Carolinian speaking in behalf of VA? Like Mutiny, the only part of NC that I would consider Mid-Atlantic would be the OBX area because it's sort of an extension of southeastern VA. From an urban perspective, NC is really devoid of Mid-Atlantic styled architecture and city layout and just about anything else.
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Ok I'll stop calling NC "mid-Atlantic" (easy since I never have even thought of it that way) but I won't stop calling Virginia "mid-Atlantic." OP, that's a fifty percent win!
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I’ve never heard of NC being referred to as Mid-Atlantic before. Is this a recent trend? Who is doing so? Should I do it?

Virginia I’ve heard as Mid-Atlantic fairly frequently.
Ditto.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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The weird obsession on this forum with defining “The South” continues to fascinate me.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:10 AM
 
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The weird obsession on this forum with defining “The South” continues to fascinate me.
keep an eye out, it's almost always, just like this thread, a Southerner making some sort of claim regarding the South...
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:39 AM
 
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keep an eye out, it's almost always, just like this thread, a Southerner making some sort of claim regarding the South...
Is there something unusual about that? I'd expect people from any region to be more assertive about features and characteristics of their region than those who aren't from that region. And it's obvious this particular subject (states that constitute the mid-Atlantic region) isn't exactly a completely settled matter.
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