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Old 09-29-2008, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Is there a difference culturally between the West and Midwest? Both the West and Midwest fall into the "General American" category, mom, apple pie, baseball, a typical accent.

What are the differences? The Midwest has a farming culture, the West a frontier/ranching culture. The Great Plains is a mix of both, as though now it's farmland, it also has a rich Frontier/Western history.

Is the difference mostly geographical? The West has mountains, the Midwest is flat.
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Old 09-29-2008, 02:57 PM
 
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West: Mountainous / Midwest: Flat
West: Cocaine / Midwest: Crystal Meth
West: Hollywood / Midwest: Chicago
West: Wine and Produce / Midwest: Wheat
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Greater PDX
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West: Cocaine / Midwest: Crystal Meth
I'd disagree with that. People aren't cutting up metal signs out here in the West to buy coke.
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Hard to effectively generalize the midwest. Not all of it is flat. And parts of it (such as Missouri) make wine.
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Hard to effectively generalize the midwest. Not all of it is flat. And parts of it (such as Missouri) make wine.
Ditto the west. Lots of differences between Colorado and coastal Washington, for example. One is practically a desert, the other a temerate rain forest.
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:59 PM
 
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Nuttiness enters this country via the coasts- and don't rule the South out of that paradigm.

By the time it hits the Midwest, it has been modified. Thank God.

Base this view on my status as a part-timer in Washington State, and rest of year in Wisconsin.
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