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Old 08-12-2014, 10:18 AM
 
Location: From the Middle East of the USA
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Are we a region? Is there no distinction between North Carolina and South Carolina? History will show that we had to divide hundreds of years ago...
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:21 AM
 
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The Charlotte Metro is connected with SC, so that makes sense and when I lived in Savannah GA, everyone mentioned me being from Carolina, even when i said "South" they would just say Carolina....My family in NY and NJ act like it's the same thing too....they see no difference, even though there are....I guess if you go to Cali or some different extreme state, they really aren't THAT different in their eyes, so they get lumped together.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:37 AM
 
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They call North and South Dakota "The Dakotas."

Historical reference, I suppose.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:56 AM
 
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They call North and South Dakota "The Dakotas."

Historical reference, I suppose.
Oddly enough though, I never hear anybody refer to "The Virginias," then again they aren't West and East
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:27 AM
 
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They call North and South Dakota "The Dakotas."

Historical reference, I suppose.
Right. And it's just an easy way to refer to both states.
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Old 08-12-2014, 12:33 PM
 
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Lots of reasons to use that term. I grew up near the SC border, and it's a lot more meaningful for people in the border areas. The weather doesn't stop at the state line, nor do things like local TV & radio station coverage, customer target markets, river basins, agricultural regions, wildlife populations, etc. It's often more convenient to refer to both states when discussing these kinds of things.
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Old 08-12-2014, 12:34 PM
 
Location: From the Middle East of the USA
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Right. And it's just an easy way to refer to both states.
True, but do you think there are people who would appreciate a distinction of both states?
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:45 PM
 
Location: River's Edge Inn, Todd NC, and Lorgues France
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The Koreas ?
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:28 PM
 
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The Koreas ?
No. Most people just say Korea.....
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:30 PM
 
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Just like most people say "America" when there are clearly a North and South America....that's one mistake we did going to Europe saying "America". Folks didn't know if we were from South America or North America. They also wanted to know what country
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