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Old 10-25-2008, 03:24 PM
 
Location: New Haven, CT
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haha ok hitek whatever you say
yea and u got some confused people in raleigh-durham charlotte nc, & northern va who also think they're new york
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Old 10-25-2008, 03:31 PM
 
Location: moving again
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yes yes Hitek, i totally agree haha
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Old 10-25-2008, 03:34 PM
 
Location: New Haven, CT
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Its funny, I have never heard anyone on Long Island or New York City ever call New York State the Mid-Atlantic. We would just say plain old Northeast. I suppose if we do not use Mid-Atlantic down here, I doubt they would say it upstate near the Canadian border!

To me the Mid-Atlantic is the coast down around the Delmarva area or Chesapeake Bay. Its warmer, less hectic and further away from the big cities - not New York City beaches like Coney Island and the Rockaways!
seen ny tossed as the mid atlantic in a book in library with nj & pa no lie
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:13 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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seen ny tossed as the mid atlantic in a book in library with nj & pa no lie
Yeah I agree with you. Since I wrote that I been doing some reading here on CD and I am begining to see the mid-atlantic for NY, NJ and PA. Basically we need a name for the Northeast states outside New England.

Previously I saw Mid-Atlantic for the states around the Chesapeake Bay region. I have an old National Geographic map from 1988 (Closeup USA) that shows Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia as the Mid-Atlantic states.

My point a couple of days ago was I never heard this before - in NY we usually just say Northeast. Never before did you have to read a book to find out where you lived!
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:41 PM
 
Location: New Haven, CT
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You obviously haven't been to much of Maryland (at all), because 60 % = NE, 15% = Appalachians, and 25% = south. Mid-Atlantic means the middle of the Atlantic, which has more in common culturally with the NE than the se here in MD and DC (and DE) and besides, by your quote " mid atlantic means middle states not northeast" that would mean to you it simply isn't in the south, either. Maryland defientnly feels like the north, this coming from a native (most natives would agree), not an ignorant person from who knows where (probably Barrow, Alaska)
yeah does cary, raleigh-durham & the whole triangle in nc feel southern no does northern va feel southern no buts its still the south as with maryland. dude do u really think in these places you're gonna find laid back pig feet eatin hillbillies, people who sit a round & spit tobacco, or people who vote conversative no so lay off the southern stero types & get wit 2008 only stuff like dat happens in the deep south anyway not the mid atlantic middle east coast south
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:13 PM
 
Location: New Haven, CT
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NOW THIS IS THE NORTHEAST
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:44 PM
 
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yeah does cary, raleigh-durham & the whole triangle in nc feel southern no does northern va feel southern no buts its still the south as with maryland. dude do u really think in these places you're gonna find laid back pig feet eatin hillbillies, people who sit a round & spit tobacco, or people who vote conversative no so lay off the southern stero types & get wit 2008 only stuff like dat happens in the deep south anyway not the mid atlantic middle east coast south
Um, Those types of people exist in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Guess they're southern too. Sorry, you need to get with the times, its 2008, Maryland is a mix of North And South, leaning more towards the north. You don't live here, i do. Guess who has more credibility here!

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NOW THIS IS THE NORTHEAST
true NE (anything in the photo that lies in the US - notice southern md/de not in the photo because they're not ne)
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:58 PM
 
Location: New Haven, CT
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Um, Those types of people exist in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Guess they're southern too. Sorry, you need to get with the times, its 2008, Maryland is a mix of North And South, leaning more towards the north. You don't live here, i do. Guess who has more credibility here!



true NE (anything in the photo that lies in the US - notice southern md/de not in the photo because they're not ne)
ohio is midwest & pa is the north again take it 2 the census just accept it
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:26 PM
 
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No its ok I live here. I know exactly where i live (Maryland, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast). Sorry, But you will not change my mind, there's no point of Arguing with me because you will get nothing done but do yourself harm. If you really feel an imaginary line that may have been relavent in the 1700s/1800s is still the cultural dividing line (I find it strange how someone an inch away from the PA line is full blown Southerner, and someone an inch away from the MD line is exactly like a new englander) i think your mistaken. Now, Get back to your Homework, Your first day of pre school is tomarrow and you don't want to dissapoint mrs. apple!
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Basically we need a name for the Northeast states outside New England.
Here's where we part company. How many names for the same region are necessary? "Northeast" isn't good enough?

There's such a thing as too much specificity.
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