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Old 11-11-2008, 04:46 PM
 
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How rude of you.
Well, I'm complimenting the region, and saying that some people are too down on it. So unless you're one of those people...
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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The South does have a unique culture, manner, and way of life. I've seen just about every inch of that way of life in the Southern states. NOVA, MD, and DC has very little of it. It's there just like there are some characteristics of the northeast here as well. But not enough for your average person from the South would see. Everybody that I have met from Alabama that visited up here for a festival mentions how different it is up "north" compared to where they are from. I do agree that DC is not entirely like NYC, Boston, or maybe even Philly even though it's built environment is very similar to those cities. But DC is nothing like Atlanta, Birgmingham, Jackson, New Orleans, Jacksonville, or even Charleston.
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:56 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Well, I'm complimenting the region, and saying that some people are too down on it. So unless you're one of those people...
Not everyone sees the way you do. You're saying if they don't see it your way, they are wrong, and trying to deny the truth,which i find entirly rude to say, after you said you respect all opinions
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:29 PM
 
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Not everyone sees the way you do. You're saying if they don't see it your way, they are wrong, and trying to deny the truth,which i find entirly rude to say, after you said you respect all opinions
Only that they are arguing against the Census, which officially defined the term ages ago.

I was confused because of the specific post I made that you chose to respond to:

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The bitterness with which some people in the upper parts of the South insist that they are not in the South smacks of a major inferiority complex, and it's totally uncalled for. As I said, I go to school here and it's a great place - the South is geographically large and culturally diverse. But it isn't the Mid Atlantic. It just isn't.
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:46 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Only that they are arguing against the Census, which officially defined the term ages ago.

I was confused because of the specific post I made that you chose to respond to:
I understand you're praising the south, but in my mind, and many other's, this does not include MD, DC, or DE. the Census defined the term "ages ago". Notice the "AGES". things change. And even if they still consider it the south, i know culturally it is more in tuned to the North than the south, although it still has some slight southern characteristics.
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:59 PM
 
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I would expect D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryand to have cultural characteristics of both regions that they border on...Northeast and South. Most border areas eventually become a combination of the adjacent regions because of the influence of multiple cultures. D.C. is not totally like either region, but then again D.C. is the capital of the U.S. and is unique more for that reason than anything else.
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:17 AM
 
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let give my piece of pie, i believe Maryland and Delaware are part of Southern State, just because there is a influx of northerners in Maryland and Delaware it doesn't make it northern. Many of this transplant problably came here after world war two through the 1960s.
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:11 AM
 
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^ Please. Even in the civil war times, families were split. Maryland was never fully identified with one region.

I, for one am a Native Marylander, the offspring of other native Marylander's, who feels I live in the North.

The Eastern Shore and southern Maryland are southern though

Its not as though the thought of people thinking Maryland is Northern started in the 60s
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Virginia Livin', Maryland Dreamin'.
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I dont mind being called a Southerner being from MD/VA..I always saw Mid-Atlantic as VA/DC/MD..DE is northeast..Like a poster said here earlier, geographically when I think of "Mid"-Atlantic states I immediately think of states in the middle..When I think of it culturally I think of states that share characteristics of both the north and the south..With that in mind you get , DC/MD/VA..and this is coming from someone whos lived in the area their whole life..
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:41 AM
 
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I dont mind being called a Southerner being from MD/VA..I always saw Mid-Atlantic as VA/DC/MD..DE is northeast..Like a poster said here earlier, geographically when I think of "Mid"-Atlantic states I immediately think of states in the middle..When I think of it culturally I think of states that share characteristics of both the north and the south..With that in mind you get , DC/MD/VA..and this is coming from someone whos lived in the area their whole life..
It obviously offends Billiam to think that Maryland could be associated with the southeastern U.S. I guess some people imagine that the negative stigma of the South would damage the otherwise stellar image of their beloved Maryland.

I could care less about which region Maryland belongs in...but keep in mind, a geographical region doesn't only consist of areas with similar cultures. A region consists of areas that are in close proximity to one another and maybe share some physical qualities. It would be impossible to divide the U.S. into regions of similar culture - every local area has unique and varioius cultural differences. Maryland isn't the only place that is "different" (different from WHAT I don't really know).

The entire argument over this regional crap just seems to go on and on. I guess when boundaries are placed for any reason, there are going to be border areas - there has to be a cut off somewhere. But I don't seem to hear all this controversay in other regions, or at least not such adamant refusal to accept being part of some trivial region. "We don't have NASCAR in this area, so we CAN'T be part of the southeast!" It's really a strange subject to get SO passionate about...
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