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View Poll Results: Washington DC: Southern, Northern, or No Man's Land?
Northern City with Southern Overtones 13 33.33%
Southern city with Northern Overtones 4 10.26%
A hybrid of both 13 33.33%
No Man's Land- its neither duck nor pond. 9 23.08%
Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-10-2007, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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I dont know. Looking at the map, Washington is a bit too far south to be part of the true Northeast.

I consider it Mid-Atlantic bordering on Southern.
The Northeast encompasses both New England and the Mid-Atlantic. Nevertheless, I don't believe points about geography play any role. To claim that Northeastern culture somehow stops at the Mason-Dixion line is extremely innacurrate. Let's face it -- culture speaks louder than geography, and times have changed since the days of the Union versus the Confederacy.
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:33 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Since when has friendliness been an indication of Southerness? C'mon people. everybody stereotypes Northerners as being selfish and unfriendly....that's honestly a load of crap. Friendliness is pretty much the same everywhere I've gone and I've been to 70-75% of the lower 48 now.
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Old 06-11-2007, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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The Northeast encompasses both New England and the Mid-Atlantic. Nevertheless, I don't believe points about geography play any role. To claim that Northeastern culture somehow stops at the Mason-Dixion line is extremely innacurrate. Let's face it -- culture speaks louder than geography, and times have changed since the days of the Union versus the Confederacy.
Why should the "Northeast" include the Mid-Atlantic? That wouldn't make sense. The northeast is the northeast . Its not in the middle of the east coast.

And the true Mid-Atlantic is really New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

Anyways, culturally, i think DC is much more a Southern city than Northern. These days it gets lumped in with the Northeast but I don't think thats accurate of its culture.

As I said earlier, I have been to New York, Philly, and Boston (the real northeast), and those cities feel very different in their vibe from Washington D.C.
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Old 06-11-2007, 02:02 PM
 
Location: In God
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Why should the "Northeast" include the Mid-Atlantic? That wouldn't make sense. The northeast is the northeast . Its not in the middle of the east coast.

And the true Mid-Atlantic is really New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

Anyways, culturally, i think DC is much more a Southern city than Northern. These days it gets lumped in with the Northeast but I don't think thats accurate of its culture.

As I said earlier, I have been to New York, Philly, and Boston (the real northeast), and those cities feel very different in their vibe from Washington D.C.
I'm still wondering what cherry blossoms have to do with the south.
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Old 06-11-2007, 03:13 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I'm still wondering what cherry blossoms have to do with the south.
Me too. Cherry blossoms were given to D.C. from Japan. Culturally I have no idea how D.C. is more of a Southern city. it has over twice as much in common with Northeastern cities than it does with Richmond. Plain and simple.
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Old 06-12-2007, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Me too. Cherry blossoms were given to D.C. from Japan. Culturally I have no idea how D.C. is more of a Southern city. it has over twice as much in common with Northeastern cities than it does with Richmond. Plain and simple.
Because they need a warmer climate.

D.C. may be not much like Richmond, but it doesn't feel northeastern to me.

And I'm from the South.
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Old 06-12-2007, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I used to live in a city in Connecticut that was given cherry blossom trees that bloom beautifully each year. Connecticut is far from balmy and New England is not the South.
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Old 06-12-2007, 05:16 PM
 
Location: In God
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Because they need a warmer climate.

D.C. may be not much like Richmond, but it doesn't feel northeastern to me.

And I'm from the South.
But you must remember that you're from a state that is only considered the South sometimes by some people. I'm sure that a more valid opinion would come from someone from Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, etc.
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Old 06-12-2007, 05:47 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I used to live in a city in Connecticut that was given cherry blossom trees that bloom beautifully each year. Connecticut is far from balmy and New England is not the South.
lol - I was scratching my head at that one. There's a park in Newark NJ that has a Cherry Blossom festival every year. They grow as far north as Maine. OP needs to brush up on his hardiness zones, lol.
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Old 06-12-2007, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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But you must remember that you're from a state that is only considered the South sometimes by some people. I'm sure that a more valid opinion would come from someone from Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, etc.
Oh, pshaw! 9 times out of 10 people would include it in the South. And I have been to the Deep South too and have relatives there. So I'm just Southern all around.

And if I remember correctly, yer from Texas. So I wouldn't be talking if I were you.
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