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Old 06-30-2009, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I swear if I see one more post by Mimzy Music wanting to change something: name of the midwest, definition of the midwest, def. of the south, etc, I am going to scream!
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:21 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I swear if I see one more post by Mimzy Music wanting to change something: name of the midwest, definition of the midwest, def. of the south, etc, I am going to scream!
agreed, this is out of control.
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:59 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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OP,
Would you prefer the Widmest??
Would you rather have a Drof than a Ford?
Or a Yvehc rather than a Chevy?
It is what it is for a reason.
I hope your SO is named Bob instead of boB.
And Mom is mom instead of moM.
And Dad is dad intead of daD.
Well, at least you can't get them wrong.
Why is a carrot called a carrot instead of a buffalo?
BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT WE CALL IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Look at old history books. There was a time when anything west of Ft Pitt, (Pittsburgh) was considered "the west" including Ohio, Indiana, etc.
The maps haven't always looked like they do now as far as U.S. ownership.
When "Manifest Destiny" came along then we started moving west. And the "west" eventually was considered as the midwest after we actualy did move toward the Pacific.

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Old 07-01-2009, 07:30 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Robhu View Post
OP,
Would you prefer the Widmest??
Would you rather have a Drof than a Ford?
Or a Yvehc rather than a Chevy?
It is what it is for a reason.
I hope your SO is named Bob instead of boB.
And Mom is mom instead of moM.
And Dad is dad intead of daD.
Well, at least you can't get them wrong.
Why is a carrot called a carrot instead of a buffalo?
BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT WE CALL IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Look at old history books. There was a time when anything west of Ft Pitt, (Pittsburgh) was considered "the west" including Ohio, Indiana, etc.
The maps haven't always looked like they do now as far as U.S. ownership.
When "Manifest Destiny" came along then we started moving west. And the "west" eventually was considered as the midwest after we actualy did move toward the Pacific.
Are you nuckin futz??
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: 60630
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I had somebody call Tennessee midwest once?
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:54 PM
 
Location: 60630
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Mid as in centered east and west.
and west as in cowboys and indians.
mid-west.
ta da.
So thats how it is!!!!Thanks, I didn't know that!
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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I find it annoying when someone is dismissive of a city because it's located in either Nebraska or Iowa. Omaha and Des Moines aren't cities? Google them and look at images, if you can be bothered. To say they aren't cities as casually as you did, is wrong on all levels.
Sorry but I have to disagree with you here. IMHO Des Moines and Omaha aren't real cities. For one thing, there are more people living in Milwaukee County than there are in Omaha's entire metropolitan region. The City of Madison is larger than the City of Des Moines and Madison also has a larger metropolitan area than Des Moines. Having said that, I don't really consider Madison to be much of a city either. You have to at least exceed 1 million people before you can call yourself a city.
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Old 07-03-2009, 02:33 PM
 
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Sorry but I have to disagree with you here. IMHO Des Moines and Omaha aren't real cities. For one thing, there are more people living in Milwaukee County than there are in Omaha's entire metropolitan region. The City of Madison is larger than the City of Des Moines and Madison also has a larger metropolitan area than Des Moines. Having said that, I don't really consider Madison to be much of a city either. You have to at least exceed 1 million people before you can call yourself a city.
By that definition, Milwaukee isn't a city either. Unless you meant the METRO has to exceed 1 million people.
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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By that definition, Milwaukee isn't a city either. Unless you meant the METRO has to exceed 1 million people.
That is what I meant. Milwaukee has over 600,000 people in the city and just over 2 million in its metro.
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Old 07-04-2009, 02:28 PM
 
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The part that was the northwest territory (before the pacific northwest stole it) should switch back to that name. It sounds quite uppidity. Maybe that's why Seattle and Portland had their rennisances a few years back (like 40) and are doing so well now.
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