[OT]LOL! You did not disappoint, tsc! Very nice! [/OT]tsc said:Of course NY metro thinks they are the center of the universe.... but...that is another thread
People in NYC think about only 30 miles north of the city line is upstate... then the rest, (if they really think it realize it exists...) is western NY (everything on the Jersey-side of the Hudson)
Central NY, on the contrary, thinks 30 Miles out of NYC is "downstate" However, if you live within 30 miles of NYC... you think you are part of the greater NYC Metro. (in touch with the country but can feel the pulse of the city)
Everyone in NYS thinks Long Island is a state unto itself..... kinda like Rhode Island. ( In fact... is it bigger than Rhode Island??)
I live in downstate/upstate NY.... SGB thinks he is central ny... that is only a figment of his imagination ... because it doesn't really exist...
This from an Oregonian?Mastiff said:Above the pine barrens and below the stench of the factories?
No, it wasn't just your co-workers. If I remember correctly newscasters always refered to the area in middle NC where Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Greensboro are located as the Peidmont. The other two regions of the state being Western and Eastern, NC. I may be wrong however. Any natives, or even Planner Girl, care to set us straight on this one?mike gurnee said:
When I was in NC, associates called it the Peidmont (or was I just around planner and geography types?)
I lived a while in Springvale, Maine, down east on 109.MaineMan said:Central Maine, though we do have a Mid-Coast, so both?
I've never really noticed the presence of a central louisiana. There is just north louisiana and south louisiana.Planderella said:I just call it the bible-belt thumping B.F.E.
Gedunker asked "but does anybody know of an "Up"?"
Springvale? Why that's over by New Hampshire, dear! Certainly NOT Downeast (unless Boston is your point of reference)!Gedunker said:I lived a while in Springvale, Maine, down east on 109.
I stand, humbly, corrected. It's been 25 years and more than a few beers since I was at the now-defunct Nasson College.MaineMan said:Springvale? Why that's over by New Hampshire, dear! Certainly NOT Downeast (unless Boston is your point of reference)!
But good point - anywhere east of, say, Ellsworth is known as "Downeast" - an old nautical term - eastward and downwind from pretty much everywhere else.