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Old 01-19-2019, 12:43 PM
 
Location: San Francisco/East Bay and Los Angeles, formerly DC and Boston
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That line is older than DC, and when DC was founded, it was founded Below that line. DC is geographically the 2nd most northern city in the SOUTH after the southern city of Baltimore.
Bethesda/Chevy Chase is geographically south of Baltimore, but is as southern as Wellesley, Mass.

 
Old 01-19-2019, 12:50 PM
 
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I don't think that's really the case. It could very well be because Virginia still does things like this but Maryland doesn't: https://www.richmond.com/news/virgin...d75170669.html
The two states might be tied when discussing DC but VA is definitely seen as a Southern state in general but that's not the case for MD.
 
Old 01-19-2019, 01:07 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Bethesda/Chevy Chase is geographically south of Baltimore, but is as southern as Wellesley, Mass.
It can be it's own version of southern, but it is southern nevertheless.
 
Old 01-19-2019, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I noticed a lot more Southern accents in Cincinnati's Northern KY suburbs than you'll ever hear now in DC's Northern VA suburbs.
Not sure if this was an intentional post after that display by the Covington High kids at the march in DC
 
Old 01-19-2019, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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The "shift" is not nearly as dramatic as is purported. Not nearly. You just go from an area with more people to fewer people...
Have you actually lived in Virginia? Some of us actually have.
 
Old 01-19-2019, 06:21 PM
 
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Have you actually lived in Virginia? Some of us actually have.
Uh, he grew up in NoVA and Richmond.
 
Old 01-19-2019, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Uh, he grew up in NoVA and Richmond.
How am I supposed to know that? And yet he apparently can't distinguish the two.
 
Old 01-19-2019, 07:29 PM
 
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How am I supposed to know that? And yet he apparently can't distinguish the two.
He's made mention of that fact several times in threads like these. And he's well able to distinguish between the two, but I'll let him defend himself and would advise you to not act as though you know more about either place as a casual visitor compared to someone who's actually from there. It reeks of ignorance and arrogance which is a pretty bad combination. Just say you disagree and leave it at that.
 
Old 01-19-2019, 11:11 PM
 
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He's made mention of that fact several times in threads like these. And he's well able to distinguish between the two, but I'll let him defend himself and would advise you to not act as though you know more about either place as a casual visitor compared to someone who's actually from there. It reeks of ignorance and arrogance which is a pretty bad combination. Just say you disagree and leave it at that.
That's sort of condescending... GD has lived in the area and is also speaking from experience and not as just a casual visitor. You yourself speak about other places like your beloved Atlanta as though you're from there all the time.....and you too can just agree/disagree and move on but rather carry on in numerous conversations.

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Old 01-20-2019, 03:18 AM
 
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We'll see but I've always noticed a shift a cultural difference between Nova and Richmond, you start to notice a definite change as you hit Frederickburg. I actually prefer that they are different and think Richmond>Nova. Also, I'm only stating that DC is above the mid point on the east coast because a few keep noting it's in the South... when it "literally" isn't.
There are some people obsessed with the idea that RoVa is similar to NoVa and it's not at all emblematic of the state's dynamic in real life.
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Don’t tell Fredericksburg’s business community that the city is in Northern Virginia.

That’s one of many things that Portland, Ore., design firm Hub Ltd. learned Wednesday in the first of eight focus group sessions that it’s holding this week to help it develop a unified brand strategy for the city.

“That’s controversial as a statement when identifying Fredericksburg,” said Susan Spears, president and CEO of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce. “A lot of us working in the chamber think that is who we are, but there’s a lot of push back on that in actually identifying us in that way.”

“What are you if not Northern Virginia?” Jennifer Guibord, Hub Ltd.’s director of creative development asked the 24 business owners, city staff members and others seated around tables in the Executive Plaza training room.

She said that when she and the other two Hub staffers there looked at the map, Fredericksburg is located in the northern part of the state.

Matt Small, a web designer for Thriveworks, asked if they meant Northern Virginia or northern Virginia. Northern Virginia is in part of the Washington metropolitan area, he said. It’s the beltway. Fredericksburg doesn’t extend that far, but it’s not really part of Central Virginia, either.

Several participants added that Fredericksburg residents want the city to be distinct from Northern Virginia, and that people chose to live here because it’s not in what someone in the group labeled “that mess.”
As sophomoric as this article is, it rejects the narrative on here some like to paint of how similar the rest of the state is to NoVa imo.

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