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Old 07-04-2009, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Sorry but I have to disagree with you here. IMHO Des Moines and Omaha aren't real cities. For one thing, there are more people living in Milwaukee County than there are in Omaha's entire metropolitan region. The City of Madison is larger than the City of Des Moines and Madison also has a larger metropolitan area than Des Moines. Having said that, I don't really consider Madison to be much of a city either. You have to at least exceed 1 million people before you can call yourself a city.
Actually, Des Moines is larger.

Anway, by your definition, Fresno, and Tucson are cities



but Omaha and Des Moines


aren't? What makes them so much more City like than us?
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Old 07-04-2009, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (wilshire/westwood)
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The Midwest should be labeled the "No Coast" Since the word "Coast" is popular, e.g. (East Coast, West Coast) why not use it for the Midwest as well since they lack a coast.
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Old 07-04-2009, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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The Midwest should be labeled the "No Coast" Since the word "Coast" is popular, e.g. (East Coast, West Coast) why not use it for the Midwest as well since they lack a coast.
A lot of people actually call the Cleveland area, and sometimes the entire great lakes region, the "North Coast".

A lot of things especially here around Cleveland use that name in things like businesses, places, etc.
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Old 07-04-2009, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Floyd County, IN
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The Midwest should be labeled the "No Coast" Since the word "Coast" is popular, e.g. (East Coast, West Coast) why not use it for the Midwest as well since they lack a coast.
Go up to northern Michigan and tell me that they lack a coast. I recommend a trip up to Traverse City, over through Harbor Springs, and north to Petoskey.
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Old 07-05-2009, 02:59 PM
 
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The Midwest should be labeled the "No Coast" Since the word "Coast" is popular, e.g. (East Coast, West Coast) why not use it for the Midwest as well since they lack a coast.
No coast? Do they teach geography in Cali or.... are you just special

Many people call it the North Coast actually. 1/4 of the worlds fresh water is located in the great lakes... Have you heard of the great lakes?
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:05 PM
 
Location: USA
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The term "Midwest" has always been BALONEY in my opinion. But call it what you want; I really don't care. I will continue to call it midwest because every one else does. Communication skills!
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:36 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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The Midwest should be labeled the "No Coast" Since the word "Coast" is popular, e.g. (East Coast, West Coast) why not use it for the Midwest as well since they lack a coast.
Thanks for the laugh! That is some funny stuff right there, do you have an act professionally or just working on material right now. No coast

Nope no type of coast here. Hardly any water to speak of.


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Old 07-05-2009, 08:42 PM
 
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The Middle East... Mideast

oh and Hollywood:

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Old 07-05-2009, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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I think the term "Midwest" is very outdated.

IMO Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin should be called something like the "Great Lakes Region" or "The North Coast", I have heard "Mid East" but that's too similar to the Mideast of the world where the war is going on.

The other Midwest states should still be considered Midwest though, or "The Plains".
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Actually, Des Moines is larger.
I guess I was wrong, Des Moines does have a slightly CSA than Madison. However, it doesn't really pertain to this particular argument as I already stated I don't consider Madison to be a real city.

Table of United States Combined Statistical Areas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
City of Madison 231,916
Madison-Baraboo, WI CSA 614,103

City of Des Moines 197,052
Des Moines-Newton-Pella, IA CSA 616,122

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Anway, by your definition, Fresno, and Tucson are cities



but Omaha and Des Moines


aren't? What makes them so much more City like than us?
How about the fact that both Fresno and Tucson have over 1 million people in their metropolitan areas? How about the fact that both cities are less than 200 miles from other major cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Phoenix?
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