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Unread 09-06-2008, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Default Better name for the Midwest?

I've always been bothered with the term Midwest. It's not West and it's hardly even mid. Look at the map. Those are eastern states!

How about "Inland Northeast", or "Crossroads", or "Great Lakes States"?
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Unread 09-06-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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The High Valley, The High Plains, Not the Bayou...
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Unread 09-06-2008, 01:48 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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There are several that have been calling themselves Great Lakes states for many, many years.
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Unread 09-06-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Houston
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how about no man's land....jk. great lakes states sounds really cool. but i don't see anything wrong with it being called the midwest.
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Unread 09-06-2008, 01:55 PM
 
Location: moving again
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flatland, USA
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Unread 09-06-2008, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Stumptown
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Billiam beat me to it.

"The Flatlands."

You know, or since it's "hardly West" we could call it "The Mideast".

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Unread 09-06-2008, 02:36 PM
 
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It was called the Northwest for 200 years before people in Seattle got uppity and stole it from us.
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Unread 09-06-2008, 03:07 PM
 
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There is nothing about the midwest that feels even remotely northeastern, so how about either sticking with the midwest or perhaps the Great Lakes States.
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Unread 09-06-2008, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Western Chicagoland
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Places like OH, IN, KY, etc, are more Easterly, but places like IA, KS, etc, are the perfect definition of Midwest. Some people use the term Great Lakes states for MI, IL, WI, MN, etc, but what do you call the other midwestern states? Exactly! Midwest is the perfect term.
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Unread 09-06-2008, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Stumptown
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The Plains?
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