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Old 09-27-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Macao
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If someone was to say 'what is the best example of a purely Mid-Atlantic state'....is there one that represents it better than Maryland?

For conversation purposes....why?
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:16 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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My answer is yes, because Maryland is geographically situated mid-way along the eastern seaboard. Plus, in terms of cultural and regional identification, Maryland is what most people have come to know and accept as the definition of mid-Atlantic state.

Having said that, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York are often considered mid-Atlantic states as well. But their more common identification is northeast.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Cumberland
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I accept the term Mid-Atlantic as geographic/metreologial unit, and Maryland fits in that catagory. But the term means nothing as a cultural designation.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:57 AM
 
Location: PROUD Son of the South in Maryland
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I accept the term Mid-Atlantic as geographic/metreologial unit, and Maryland fits in that catagory. But the term means nothing as a cultural designation.
Agreed. Mid atlantic isnt a culture as virginia and sometimes NC are lumped in as well as northern states too. But as far as a region yes.
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:54 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Please dear God, we implore you to not let this thread implode as others have.


Mid-Atlantic, as good as any.
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Please dear God, we implore you to not let this thread implode as others have.


Mid-Atlantic, as good as any.
Sadly, since the D.C. suburbs were split of into their own forum, the general Maryland forum has become the internet's forgotten playground. We only seem to have anybody to play with when one of these "identity" controversies are reinflammed.

If only more people were asking relocation questions about Western Maryland and the Eastern Shore....
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Sadly, since the D.C. suburbs were split of into their own forum, the general Maryland forum has become the internet's forgotten playground. We only seem to have anybody to play with when one of these "identity" controversies are reinflammed.

If only more people were asking relocation questions about Western Maryland and the Eastern Shore....
Not entirely related to this thread...

BUT....I do wish there was a generic Washington DC that naturally included all the people in suburban MD and NoVA.

If you go to any other city-data city forum, you'll have everyone from 50 miles out posting about their city.

On our 3 separate boards - one half of the suburbs, another half of the suburbs, and the urban center.....you have three different worlds of posters, which certainly limits debate and cohesion to the region.

Back to the Mid-Atlantic conversation. Almost every other state around Maryland, I could just as well classify as something else. Maryland seems to be the only one that could easily be placed in a solid 'Mid-Atlantic' category.
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Yep, Maryland is definitely Mid Atlantic the way I view it...I see a map of the East Coast of the US in my head and MD, VA are smack dab in the middle (okay, I didn't really get our a ruler to check on a map scale, but in my head it counts!) But, as others have said, I wouldn't call it a cultural destination. Now, if you asked "What word comes to mind when you think of Maryland?" I would say "Crabs." Which is a culture to those who go into the Bay and surrounding areas and catch them for us to eat :-)
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:51 AM
 
Location: In Denial
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Not entirely related to this thread...

BUT....I do wish there was a generic Washington DC that naturally included all the people in suburban MD and NoVA.

If you go to any other city-data city forum, you'll have everyone from 50 miles out posting about their city.

On our 3 separate boards - one half of the suburbs, another half of the suburbs, and the urban center.....you have three different worlds of posters, which certainly limits debate and cohesion to the region.
Agree !!!

Mid-Atlantic, yes WAD
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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As usual, you guys are forgetting Delaware. Certainly as Mid-Atlantic as Maryland.
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