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Re: A Long Coversation
« Reply #90 on: December 22, 2012, 05:09:15 pm »
Colorado? Way too far west to the be the Midwest! The Midwest is generally considered to be Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri.

ETA: Oops. And Michigan! Sorry, Michigan. I didn't mean to leave you out, there.

I know the government lumps a bunch of Plains states in there with the Midwest, but things in the Dakotas and Kansas and Nebraska are culturally very different from the other states.
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Re: A Long Coversation
« Reply #91 on: December 22, 2012, 05:16:46 pm »
Colorado? Way too far west to the be the Midwest! The Midwest is generally considered to be Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri.

Those states are more of the Bible Belt to me, which is part of the Midwest

I lived in Colorado and Kansas for my middle and high school years and a lot of basketball conferences were label Midwest-something-or-other. I always thought it was weird that Ohio and Indiana were included, since the exact center of the US is in Kansas :o

ETA: I've always heard the US broken into New England (or Northeast) , Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest, South (or Deep South) and Southwest.

ETA2: :P By the way... this story is just amazing. Seriously! I've not been forum-ing too much lately so I'm still catching up (grumble about commissions and life in general) but I'm so glad we have such talented people coming here :)
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Re: A Long Coversation
« Reply #92 on: December 22, 2012, 05:23:23 pm »
The Bible Belt is in the southeast -- it definitely doesn't include the Upper Midwest! The map on Wikipedia includes the southernmost parts of the Midwest, but most of the Midwest doesn't even approach the Bible Belt in terms of religiosity. That kind of religiousness is distasteful around here.
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Re: A Long Coversation
« Reply #93 on: December 22, 2012, 05:27:09 pm »
Interesting. I lived in Indiana, about halfway up the state, and they were quite proud of belonging to the Bible/Corn Belt. We're talking reading verses from the Bible after the Pledge of Allegiance in a public school. I want to put something in here about the all-knowingness of Wikipedia and researchers in general versus personal experience but I don't want to steer this thread into a gully :P
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Re: A Long Coversation
« Reply #94 on: December 23, 2012, 06:06:19 am »
Colorado? Way too far west to the be the Midwest! The Midwest is generally considered to be Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri.

ETA: Oops. And Michigan! Sorry, Michigan. I didn't mean to leave you out, there.
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Re: A Long Coversation
« Reply #95 on: December 23, 2012, 10:00:39 am »
Colorado? Way too far west to the be the Midwest! The Midwest is generally considered to be Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri.

ETA: Oops. And Michigan! Sorry, Michigan. I didn't mean to leave you out, there.
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Re: A Long Coversation
« Reply #96 on: December 27, 2012, 04:34:36 pm »
How apt that this discussion appears on a thread named 'A Long Conversation'. I believe irony just bit me on the bum...
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Re: A Long Coversation
« Reply #97 on: January 02, 2013, 01:15:24 pm »
How apt that this discussion appears on a thread named 'A Long Conversation'. I believe irony just bit me on the bum...

I was just thinking the same thing! Also how knowledgable our EE members are... Im serious we should rule the world. Not Forge style tho. Altho alien technology would be neat!
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