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Old 04-23-2007, 12:38 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Not to diverge too far off topic, but how come the East Coast is often referred to as the "Eastern Seaboard", but you never hear any talk of a "Western Seaboard" in CA, OR, WA?
Maybe the same reason you don't near about the "Atlantic Northeast"?
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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Southeast the term can be used anywhere. It all depends on what you are talking about. The province Ontario has a southeast portion. Apparently we also have a "Mid-Western" part of Ontario too.

How about "southeastern California," near the Arizona border?

What I was making reference to was a map of the lower 48. However, the southeastern U.S. can also be geographically considered the southeatern part of North America.
Ok. I'm wasn't arguing with you.
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Old 04-23-2007, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Ok. I'm wasn't arguing with you.
I know I was just kidding around too. I hope I didn't annoy you too much with my previous response.

I also thought it might be funny to hear of a "Mid-West" in Canada, as I myself have never heard that term used anywhere but in the U.S.
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:24 PM
 
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Maybe the same reason you don't near about the "Atlantic Northeast"?
Well yeah, but "northeast" is a direction, but "seaboard" is a ...um, something-else
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:01 AM
 
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Well yeah, but "northeast" is a direction, but "seaboard" is a ...um, something-else
Seaboard is a synonym for 'Coast'.

I don't think there's any good reason why people don't say "Western seaboard", they just don't. I think he was saying "Atlantic Northeast", as in, "Why do they say 'Pacific Northwest', but not 'Atlantic Northeast'?"

But you can call it whatever you want to
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Northeast U.S.
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Actually, Pennsylvania does border the ocean. Part of it lines the Delaware Estuary.
*looks at map more closely*

I didn't realize that. Thanks for the correction.
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Old 04-25-2007, 05:04 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Seaboard is a synonym for 'Coast'.

I don't think there's any good reason why people don't say "Western seaboard", they just don't. I think he was saying "Atlantic Northeast", as in, "Why do they say 'Pacific Northwest', but not 'Atlantic Northeast'?"

But you can call it whatever you want to

Yes, that's right. And I'm a she...
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I'm sorry, I know this is an old topic, but I just can't keep quiet any longer. As a person who was born and raised in Pittsburgh with familial ties to Philadelphia, New York and Boston, I am rather sick of people saying Pittsburgh is the Midwest. How? From what I've seen of Pittsburgh and such cities as Philly, Baltimore, New York and DC, Pittsburgh is far more like these cities structurally than the Midwest. We have thousands of rowhouses on the Northside, Southside, Hill District, Uptown, South Oakland, Strip District, Polish Hill, Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, etc.; nearly everything is made of brick, with a narrow and chaotic street layout and a significant structural density (60 years ago the Hill District had 40,000 people per square mile). Is this like the Midwest? Pittsburgh also has a large number of colleges and universities with a seriously liberal population. Oh, and all this stuff I hear about Pittsburgh being a friendly place to drive is true, but I guess you missed the study by All State (?) that ranked Pittsburgh as a more dangerous place to drive than New York City. Pittsburgh is also highly educated. With that being said, it is true that Pittsburgh is largely socially conservative with a very strong Democratic allegiance. This is most likely an influence of blue-collar Appalachia and not the Midwest. Overall, based on the architecture in the southern portions of the city, the strong traditional values, the popularity of hunting and fishing and the friendliness of the people, Pittsburgh is more of an Appalachian styled city than a Midwestern one. I could say a lot more on this, but I'll restrain myself and clarify that I don't mean to offend anyone--I would simply like to know why everyone considers Pittsburgh Midwest, but can't see how Pittsburgh is more Appalachian or even Eastern than Midwestern.
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:51 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Yes and no. You're forgetting that Vermont and New Hampshire are mostly inland states, as is I believe Pennsylvania. As far as i'm concerned, these are the northeastern states: Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:55 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I would suspect that you don't hear about the "WEstern Seaboard" because the cities on the West Coast are a very good distance apart from each other with the exception of San Diego and Los Angeles. San Francisco is about 6 hours from Los Angeles, Portland is very far away from San Francisco, and Seattle is a good distance away from Portland. With the east coast, you essentially have major cities that are continuously lined up with each other every 100 miles, and once you get into the Northeast, it becomes that or possibly less. D.C. and Baltimore are practically the same city, Baltimore is very close to Wilmington, Wilmington is very close to Philadelphia, Philadelphia is very close to New York, New York is pretty close to Hartford, Hartford is very close to Providence, Providence is very close to Boston, etc. You essentially have a whole bunch of major cities lining the east coast.
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