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Old 04-13-2009, 03:20 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Apart from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania people seem to have the some rustic love for the land, are a bit more 'down home' than say New Yorkers or Jerseyites, and have large continental European populations. Would you say they are fundamentally more like Ohio than Upstate NY or Maine?
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:23 PM
 
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Not the parts I've been to. The pittsburgh area a little bit, but still nothing like Ohio or the midwest.
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:41 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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Absolutely not. The only part of Pennsylvania that has a hint of Midwestern culture is far western Pennsylvania. That's where people call soft drinks "pop" as opposed to "soda." Pennsylvanians do tend have strong, conservative family values, an allegiance to their heritage, and a hard work mentality, however that is no different than from you would find of residents in New York, Maryland, Delaware, New Jesey, or West Virginia.
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Pennsylvania is weird. It's its own culture. It's on the border of the midwest, south, northeast, mid-atlantic, etc...who the heck knows what it is?

All, I know is PA Dutch Country feels like another country.
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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I don't think any part of Pennsylvania is mid-western, even the far west part of the state. In fact, I would sooner say that eastern Ohio is more eastern in nature. Still, I would say that western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and northern West Virginia belong to a northern appalacian region that is not quite eastern nor midwestern.
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:16 PM
 
Location: moving again
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no way jose
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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No
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Not at all. Culturally, it's a combination of Northeastern attitudes and demographics in Eastern PA with a transition into Appalachia as you go west of Harrisburg, which is not to be confused with Midwestern. Overall, however, I don't think you can contest its status as a Northeastern state.
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:27 PM
 
Location: 60630
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Pennsylvania is weird. It's its own culture. It's on the border of the midwest, south, northeast, mid-atlantic, etc...who the heck knows what it is?

The south?
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Somewhere extremely awesome
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I'm originally from MI, and live in PA now. It doesn't really seem that much different to me (other than calling it soda instead of pop!)

Then again, there's a lot of overlap and transitions between regions, so it's possible that I'm picking up on only certain similarities and a person from "further Northeast" would pick up on different ones.
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