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Re: Letterboxing
Board: Region: Southwest
Reply to: #296512 by Grumpy Grinch
Oct 14, 2008 8:42pm
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definition of regions of the united states

everything east and south of the top of the texas panhandle is "the south" except for florida.

florida is where the little old men in hats go for the winter. it is part of "the midwest", except for miami and the beach scene, which is part of california.

oklahoma and texas is "the west", which is where the cowboys roamed.

new mexico, arizona, and the south half of california, except for the coastal area is "the southwest", which is where mexican cuisine and decor reign supreme no matter how white your skin is, and where people look at you strangely if you don't, you really don't, happen to like scalding your taste buds with said mexican "cuisine"

the northern half of california, except for the coastal areas, the eastern half of washington and oregon, along with utah, idaho, and many parts of wyoming and montana are "the intermountain west". this was land settled by pioneers (not all of them mormon).

the coastal areas of california (plus miami, remember?) are "california" which is an area inhabited mostly by vegetarian "green" people and surfers...and a 24-7-365 beach party.

the western half of washington and oregon is "the pacific northwest" and unless you work in computers or aviation, you are probably an artsy ex-hippie.

everything north and east of pennsylvania, except maine, is "new england". they talk funny there.

nobody claims maine except "mainers", who eat nothing but lobster (if they're coastal) and cranberries (if they're inland). as far as I can tell, maine has two seasons..."cold" and "wet".

everything south of pennsylvania and east of the appalachian mountains is "the atlantic seaboard". it is one big city, where new york overflowed and ran down the coast. where the city stops, somewhere in north carolina, is where "the south" begins.

the middle part of the country not already in one of these regions is "the midwest". plus part of florida.

now that I've offended everyone, or at least made you laugh, you all know what region you are in. have a good evening.

romana
Re: Letterboxing
Board: Region: Southwest
Reply to: #296533 by Romana
Oct 14, 2008 8:46pm
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Ha! Romana. And since Colorado wasn't mentioned, by name, I'll add this (an old bumper sticker):

Colorado: Being THIS high in any other state would be illegal.

pre
more often that not, amused...What is this "offended" of which you pre speak? I'm bicoastal and a bit in between.
Re: Letterboxing
Board: Region: Southwest
Reply to: #296536 by preboxed
Oct 14, 2008 9:04pm
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I would tend to add the western half of colorado (the bumpy half) into the intermountain west, and the eastern half (the flat half) into the midwest...same really for wyoming and montana... use the mountains for the dividing line.

I like that bumper sticker, tho...

romana
Re: Letterboxing
Board: Region: Southwest
Reply to: #296533 by Romana
Oct 14, 2008 9:13pm
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You did not mention THAT part of California where we do not think of ourselves as Californians.........Kernville.

Don
Re: Letterboxing
Board: Region: Southwest
Reply to: #296543 by Romana
Oct 14, 2008 9:51pm
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I would tend to add the western half of colorado (the bumpy half) into the intermountain west, and the eastern half (the flat half) into the midwest

Therefore eliminating the population centers, OOPS!

Ergo, why CO is Swinging in politics land in 2008.....

No one can figure *us* out, even ourselves, but I bet you even money the word is:

West

And/or an Island of Purple in a (former) sea of red. Aside from politics, it's *also* geographically significant as the population center of CO doesn't actually live in the mountains (aka the Bumpy Bits). Hmmm. I sure hope I win all those bar bets I've been placing lately!

pre
in Denver, CO...the "flat bits" called the Front Range...wait for it.....!?
Re: Letterboxing
Board: Region: Southwest
Reply to: #296544 by Don and Gwen
Oct 15, 2008 6:14am
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You did not mention THAT part of California where we do not think of ourselves as Californians.........Kernville.

Kernville, Don and Gwen's Fiefdom.

Grumpy Grinch
Re: Letterboxing
Board: Region: Southwest
Reply to: #296626 by Grumpy Grinch
Oct 15, 2008 8:34am
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Don and Gwen's Fiefdom.

You have to be kidding, neither one of us can play any instrument.

Don
Re: Letterboxing
Board: Region: Southwest
Reply to: #296715 by Baqash
Oct 15, 2008 11:12am
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Don and Gwen's Fiefdom.

You have to be kidding, neither one of us can play any instrument.

har har har..... not a fife a fief.

Well, at least they got the OTHER half of the word right, Uncle Don!

-wassamatta_u
Re: Letterboxing
Board: Region: Southwest
Reply to: #296875 by wassamatta u
Oct 15, 2008 1:43pm
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Well, at least they got the OTHER half of the word right, Uncle Don!

-wassamatta_u

Yeh, but I thought it was spelled dum.

Don
Re: Letterboxing
Board: Region: Southwest
Reply to: #296995 by Don and Gwen
Oct 15, 2008 5:23pm
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fiefdom n. The estate or domain of a feudal lord. Something over which one
dominant person or group exercises control - aka Kernville/ DonandGwenville

GG
Re: Letterboxing
Board: Region: Southwest
Reply to: #297112 by Grumpy Grinch
Oct 17, 2008 10:51pm
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fiefdom n. The estate or domain of a feudal lord. Something over which one
dominant person or group exercises control

Until: 2008

Again, I gotta say (call it a PREdiction)

Go West!

pre
purple ....verging into the blue lane. DOH!

Welcome to MY Fantasy Island!
Re: Letterboxing
Board: Region: Southwest
Reply to: #296544 by Don and Gwen
Jan 20, 2009 10:52pm
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You did not mention THAT part of California where we do not think of ourselves as Californians

Ok wait, I think you mean Colorado...

pre
Re: Letterboxing
Board: Region: Southwest
Reply to: #296533 by Romana
Mar 12, 2009 12:37pm
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as far as I can tell, maine has two seasons..."cold" and "wet".

I know this thread is way old, but I am just catching up on BnB, and I have to do my part and step in to let you know that Maine has four real seasons just like every one else. Depending on what Mainah you ask, the seasons usually go something like this:

Winter, Mud Season, Black Fly Season, Hunting Season

Sunny
Re: Letterboxing
Board: Region: Southwest
Reply to: #361711 by sunnyside seeker
Mar 12, 2009 12:41pm
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Better than here.

We only have 3. Last Winter, This Winter, Next Winter.

Maine is good in all seasons, but the coast is strange in winter....