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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by miss kermie, May 8, 2012.
Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?
Why exactly is it that we say "up north," "down south," and "out west," yet very few people say "in east." It seems like it should be that way since up and down are opposites, it would only make sense for the other two to be also. I do know of a few people who do say "in east," but not many seem to.
Because most people are already IN east, so they have no need to say it, because they're already there. Just like since I'm already down south, I don't usually have to say it very often because I'm already there.
That's fine...but what about people who are in the west?
What I've always wondered is what states are technically "out west" Like...the division between the north and south is often considered Maryland, but whats the division out west? Everything west of the Mississippi river?
That's a whole other problem right there.
EDIT: Sarge ziffeled me, and I'm pretty sure she did it intentionall...
Are you kidding me?????? The division between north and south is often considered Maryland???!!! Maryland is just so north. To me it's not till like North Carolina that south starts.
Some people I've talked to consider North Carolina to be the north, just because it has the word "North" in it
That's sort of odd. That means that South Dakota is south?
Intentional ziffeling! What a horrendous crime. You're under arrest ma'am. We may even have to consider the death penalty. Oh wait...you're already half dead...
Nah, North Carolina's a southern state.
I THINK the division as far as north and south goes in Kentucky: again, living in the southeast, whenever we're shown "regional maps", it usually contains Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas, and Florida... everything north of those is considered the north. Then, you have states like Montant, the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kansas, Iowa, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and such that are considered "The Mid-West"... why they're called "mid-west", I don't know, unless it's because it's because they're in the middle of the country, and their geography is more similar to the west than the east.
The North/South question stems from the Mason-Dixon line drawn up shortly before the Civil War. Virginia and Maryland went with the Confeds, therefore "South". West VA voted AGAINST slavery, as did the states north of it; I'd have to look up the line as it traveled westward to tell you which "new" states then were slave or free. Check out Mason/Dixon and the Missouri Compromise, folks. I'm feeling too lazy to go find it for you.
That always confused me also. We say the mid-west there...but why that instead of mid-east.?
Sorry to double post, but if I'm not mistaken, Maryland went with the Union, did they not?
*curls into ball in the corner* Geography...*starts rocking back and forth* so horrible *sucks thumb*
It's funny in regards to what makes the south and the north, because aside from geography, I feel that some states have a more "Southern" feel to them than others. I have family from Virginia, and after spending time with them and separately in North Carolina, I would consider Virginia more "Southern" than North Carolina or Florida.
Well everyone from Florida is from New York anyway.
But actually, one of my teachers who was from Florida did say that as well. She said they might as well called it New New York
Florida, California, Alaska, and Texas are worlds all their own, lol.
Alaska more so, not just the Palins, but it seems like everyone up there is crazy.
You can't catch me! *takes off with demon wings and blasts Hubert with ghost plasma* Ha ha ha!
*puts up white flag*
I surrender! I surrender! Just don't you dare do it again!!!!!!!!!
We really need to start enforcing these "No Unintentional Ziffleing" rules more!
By the by, here's a question: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?
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