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Old 12-18-2008, 09:44 AM
 
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What do you want to bet that the guy on the toilet is from southern Indiana?
He's not, and for two critical reasons:

1) Southern Indiana isn't "the South", and
2) we wear shoes up North.
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Evansville,IN
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He's not, and for two critical reasons:

1) Southern Indiana isn't "the South", and
2) we wear shoes up North.
You're right. But that does not mean the guy sitting on the toilet isn't from Southern Indiana. You probably have never been to Tell City, Cannelton (sp?), Reo, or Rockport, Indiana. You wouldn't know you were in the 'North' by visiting those towns. You might want to let them know that they're supposed to wear shoes.
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:01 AM
 
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North is left, south is right.

Unless you're facing a direction other than east, in which case, you can ignore this post, or preferably this thread altogether.
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Most of Missouri is actually north of the Mason Dixon line. The state lies almost entirely north of the latitude of the Ohio River.
Good point LOL It's been a looooooong week!
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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It's easy. You're in Washington, DC and you're looking across the Potomac River. You're facing south. (See? I said it was easy!)
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:21 PM
 
Location: moving again
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South: Va (not nova), slight parts of MD and DE, NC, SC, GA, FL panhandle, MS, TN, AL, KY, LA, some TX, maybe a little OK, AR, and a sliver of MO

North : Most of MD, most of DE, DC, Nova, Pa, NJ, NY, New England
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:51 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Yeh, I've been to Maryland and Delaware and there ain't a southern thing about them....nothing compared to the overt southern culture of Texas as well as Oklahoma and Arkansas (Kissin' Cousins).
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:34 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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I would consider the following areas to be in the South: most of Texas, most of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Lousiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Also, parts of Missouri, Kentucky, and West Virginia would be considered as Southern.

I would consider Kansas, Missouri, Kenucky, West Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware to be transition stations between the North and South.

The North includes the following areas: Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachussetts, and Maine.

States that I would consider neither North or South would be the western states (west of the southern plains and northern plains states): Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.

I often associate southern states with culture and geography and lump the Southern Plains areas with the South and the Upper Midwest/Northern Plains states with the North for practical purposes.

As for me, I warmed up the car, had a winter coat on, and drove on snowpacked roads this evening.
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:22 PM
 
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My definition of the north would include MD, DE, and DC. I mean DE is the suburbs of Philly! When people say "the north" or "east coast" I think it refers to the Northeast, not the Midwest so much. However western PA/NY tend to feel more Midwestern than Northeastern.
I usually refer to the Northeast as just "The North". I know that the Midwest is the North also but the I never really noticed this cultural difference between Midwesterners in Cincinnati and Southerners from ATL, Loiusville, Orlando, and Tampa. Call me naive but that's me. Anyway, just agreeing with you some.
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:34 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I would consider the following areas to be in the South: most of Texas, most of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Lousiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Also, parts of Missouri, Kentucky, and West Virginia would be considered as Southern.

I would consider Kansas, Missouri, Kenucky, West Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware to be transition stations between the North and South.

The North includes the following areas: Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachussetts, and Maine.

States that I would consider neither North or South would be the western states (west of the southern plains and northern plains states): Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.

I often associate southern states with culture and geography and lump the Southern Plains areas with the South and the Upper Midwest/Northern Plains states with the North for practical purposes.

As for me, I warmed up the car, had a winter coat on, and drove on snowpacked roads this evening.
I agree that transitions from the north to the south occur in the states you mentioned, but it's not nearly as simple as you make it out to be. Kansas in the southern half of the state is where the transition from the Northern Plains to the Southern Plains occurs. In Missouri, the Southern half of the state is a transition zone between the Midwest and the South. The Northern half, including St. Louis, Columbia, and Kansas City, is undeniably Midwestern. In Kentucky, the northern half of the state (above Louisville and Lexington) transitions from the south to the Midwest. West Virginia is mostly Southern with the northern half beginning to transition to Northern Appalachia/Northeast. Maryland and Delaware are mostly Northeastern. So I think using this logic one could throw Kansas, Missouri, Maryland, and Delaware in with the Northern states and Kentucky and West Virginia in with the Southern states.
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