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Old 04-13-2009, 07:54 PM
 
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Of course not.
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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The south?
Yeah, what else is West Virginia? Also, PA has that whole Mason-Dixon line thing going on. Not that I consider Maryland southern.
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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It's still pop.

Pittsburgh is "honorary Midwest," just like, say, Louisville.
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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I've been to Pennsylvania alot in my life as most of my family is from there, and I wouldn't consider it Midwest. Parts of Ohio and PA are similar to each other, but PA doesn't remind me of Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, or Missouri.
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Old 04-13-2009, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I recently took a trip to Cleveland from Pittsburgh. All I can say from my studies and experience is that even Pittsburgh is nowhere near as Midwestern as Cleveland. IMO, the cities are very different. As much as I've begun to hate Philadelphia, I see more similarity between Pittsburgh and Philly than Pittsburgh and Cleveland (excluding obvious size differences). With that being said and since Philadelphia is unquestionably Eastern, I think it's hard to call PA a Midwestern state.

I'll cite this map study in support that neither PA nor Pittsburgh is part of the Midwest:

http://faculty.smu.edu/RKEMPER/anth_...al_Regions.jpg

When it comes to Pittsburgh (something I've thought about for a long time), I think the best way to describe the city is "East Coast Appalachia". If you look at virtually any aspect of what makes up a city (demographics, architecture, etc.) you'll find that Pittsburgh seems to be balanced between the East Coast and Appalachia...but not really Midwestern.
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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It's still pop.

Pittsburgh is "honorary Midwest," just like, say, Louisville.
No it's not to all three lol
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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I live in Northeast Ohio and Western Pa is very, very similar to where i live. I always say both are part of a buffer zone between the NE and Midwest. I live app. 13 miles from the Pa border and trust me, there is no difference to me. There is no way that my side of the border is culturally midwestern and 13 miles away is different. Same if you are calling Sharon, Pa culturally Northeastern and saying Warren, Ohio is not. I say both locations are a mix of NE and midwest.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:36 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Yet another ridiculous question. Pennsylvania is not the Midwest at all. Anybody who would call Philadelphia the Midwest in my opinion needs an education. Pittsburgh has some Midwestern influences but definitely strikes me as being more in tune with Upstate New York and the rest of Pennsylvania thaan with Ohio. Pennsylvania is a Northeastern state, and a Northern state undebatably.
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I've been to Pennsylvania alot in my life as most of my family is from there, and I wouldn't consider it Midwest. Parts of Ohio and PA are similar to each other, but PA doesn't remind me of Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, or Missouri.
I agree with this. PA is not like the heart of the midwest. The towns, attitudes, and geography are different.

Also saying pop is not a midwest thing. Much of the west, northwest, and Canada use pop. Also there are parts of the midwest the use soda (St. Louis, Milwaukee).
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I live in Northeast Ohio and Western Pa is very, very similar to where i live. I always say both are part of a buffer zone between the NE and Midwest. I live app. 13 miles from the Pa border and trust me, there is no difference to me. There is no way that my side of the border is culturally midwestern and 13 miles away is different. Same if you are calling Sharon, Pa culturally Northeastern and saying Warren, Ohio is not. I say both locations are a mix of NE and midwest.
I agree that the Youngstown area and Beaver Falls are very similar to each other. But if you think Northeast Ohio and Pittsburgh are the same than perhaps you need a new pair of glasses or contacts. Topography, structure and architecture are vastly different and even the demographics have their differences.

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