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Old 03-20-2009, 12:31 PM
 
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Just wondering what you guys thought.

The area I'm talking about is northern and western Ohio, Northwestern Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan below Saginaw, Iowa, Missouri, and let's thorw in Kansas and Nebraska for fun.

So.... What do you all think?
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Wisconsin's accent is a hybrid of Chicago (Da Bears), the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (Ya Der Hey), and Minnesota (Don'tcha know).
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:39 PM
 
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Seems like too big of an area to share one accent.
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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Let me be more specific....

NO UPPER MIDWEST!!!!!

(thanks for the imput, though)
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Let me be more specific....

NO UPPER MIDWEST!!!!!

(thanks for the imput, though)
The Rust Belt refers to everything from Green Bay, WI to Buffalo, NY, which is primarily the Upper Midwest. The states of Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska aren't considered part of the Rust Belt or the Upper Midwest.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Dont know how official this is though. Some of those city locations are off.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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No.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:30 PM
 
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No.
I agree.

I'd like to see how much of that map still represents actual industry. I wouldn't be surprised if the highlighted area has shrunken dramatically.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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"Rust Belt" is too broad of a term. It's not strictly Midwestern. It extends into parts of the South and Northeast, and of course, shares the accents of those regions. Also, Western Ohio has different accents. Extreme northern Ohio (near Toledo and Cleveland) doesn't have much of an accent, while the Cincinnati/Dayton area has a noticeable Southern accent. The lower peninsula of Michigan speaks similar to Chicago and Northern Ohio, with the exception of the extreme northern part of the lower peninsula, which has the Yooper accent, like the UP. Wisconsin is similar to Michigan, with a little more Minnesota influence.

Never been to Kansas or Nebraska, but would imagine they're similar to Indiana, Iowa, etc., with the general lower Midwest non-accent.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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DH is from Omaha, Nebraska. He has more than a "non-accent", but certainly not the nasally upper-midwestern accent of the more northern states. The farther west in Nebraska you go, the less of an accent people have (in general). A lot of Kansans have drawl-y accents.
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