(Closed) What States make up "New England"?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What States make up New England?

    Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, & Connecticut

    The 13 Original Colonies: CT, DE, GA, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, NC, SC, PA, RI & VA

    Another group that consists of Ohio

    None of the Above

  • Post # 47
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    Honey bee
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    Like the bulk of voters, I’ve always thought Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, & Connecticut. 

    My family lives in TX, however, and very firmly believe that I live in New England (I’m in PA), no matter how many times I try to tell them I live in the Mid-Atlantic. 

    Post # 48
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    Buzzing bee
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    My New York family would be appauled by anyone insinuating that they are New Englanders. 

    Some of these people think Giants, Jets, Eagles, Redskins, and Falcons fans fall into Patriots territory?    Never.

     

    Post # 49
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    I’m about a half hour from the VT border in Upstate, NY and some people around here consider us to be part of New England. I never actually thought that we were, even though we’re awfully close proximity wise. I always thought the same as you, OP. ME, MA, New Husband, VT, RI & CT. 

    Post # 50
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    @UpstateCait:  Agreed! I’m from that part of New York and I always considered the weather, topography, Architecture etc to be “New England” or rather society always associated that area as part of it. However, I know its technically not according to history.

    Post # 51
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    All I’m sayin’ is if Ohio gets to be in that group then Michigan should too Wink

    I’m tired of being in the “Midwest”

    Post # 52
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    @GroovyHippieChick:  hahah that reminds me of a time Fiance and I were arguing about WI. He grew up in the UP of MI and also lived in WI before college, and I mentioned somthing about how I always wanted to see what the mid-west was really about. He flipped out and said.. “ummm I’m from the north… I don’t associate myself with those prairie states.” and then we started arguing (nicely and playfully) about the tecnicalities of US regions. 

    Post # 53
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    NY is not part of New England, just VT, New Husband, ME, MA, CT, and RI.  I’m quite worried by the fact that 9 people voted incorrectly (for something they could have just googled to find the correct answer).

     

    By The Way, what is now Maine was originally considered part of Massachusetts.  How odd is that?

    (I’m from MA originally, right near the border with VT)

    Post # 54
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    @Woodstock:  Oh, thanks — I’m never sure about those two!

    Post # 55
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    @Mrs. Mink:  haha @ football reference

    Post # 56
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    Buzzing bee
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    I agreed with the crowd. I just think in general all those geographical regions are so strange. Like, the South. What is “the South”? Some people say any state that was a slave state….which would include Missouri (heyo, Missouri Compromise!). And as a resident of St. Louis, I can tell you that we’re far from Southern…but a lot of people don’t think Missouri is part of the Midwest – and to me, if we’re anything, we’re Midwestern. And I would never count Flordia as “the South”, but some people do. And some people count the Virginas as South….which I wouldn’t. It’s all crazy.

    Post # 57
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    @MapleMoose:  Similarly, anyone who thinks Johnny Damon is still in New England is just plain wrong.  🙂

     

    Post # 58
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    @Woodstock:  Haha…my Fiance and his family is from WI – the Monroe/Madison area, and he refers to it as the Midwest. I refer to it as “that cold place no one wants to go”.

    Post # 59
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    This has been an informative thread! I’m thinking back to 6th grade geography haha…

    Post # 60
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    I can’t believe this was even a debate.  

    Post # 61
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    @StL.Ashley:  he also refers to it as “that cold place no one wants to go”. I mentioned somehting about if he ever wanted to live there to be near to his parents for a period of time (since I am SO open to move anywhere geographically) and he said “F*** that shi*** it’s too da** cold up there. You do realize I fled the coldness to live in places like Hawaii and Florida”

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