Talk:Midwest (United States of America)
Regarding the major cities listed, while I wouldn't suggest removing Milwaukee from the list, Columbus, Ohio is one of the 25 largest combined MSAs in the U.S. (while Milwaukee is not). Other than Columbus, all of the below big cities are on the Wikitravel list.
Rank Combined Statistical Area State(s) 2005 3 Chicago–Naperville–Michigan City IL–IN–WI 9,661,840 9 Detroit–Warren–Flint MI 5,428,000 13 Minneapolis–St. Paul–St. Cloud MN–WI 3,467,108 14 Cleveland–Akron–Elyria OH 2,931,774 16 St. Louis–St. Charles–Farmington MO–IL 2,840,179 20 Cincinnati–Middletown–Wilmington OH–KY–IN 2,113,011 21 Kansas City–Overland Park–Kansas City MO–KS 2,015,282 23 Indianapolis–Anderson–Columbus IN 1,958,453 24 Columbus–Marion–Chillicothe OH 1,936,351 —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 188.8.131.52 (talk • contribs) 14 Jan 2006
Can we stop with stereotyping midwesteners as some kind of 'moral nice down to earth' label. People are like that in every area of the country ,and there are rude people in every part of the country.Personality is not related to where someone grew up. There are down to earth people who grew up in southern california,new jersey,new york city exactly like the midwest. there are rude people who were born and raised in wisconsin,illinois,michigan,ohio,indiana and every state in the country.please stop it.midwesteners are just like everyone else. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 184.108.40.206 (talk • contribs)
fOR THE last time,there are the same amount of down to earth people in the midwest as there are in the northeast,east coast,west coast,southwest and plain states,just as there the same amount of rude people in the northeast as there are in the midwest,west coast,plain states,southwest,east coast etc. I am sick of labeling midwesteners that when it is about personality not where one grew up.I guarantee if someone did a research one would find that each state has the same proportion of nice 'down to earth' people and 'rude people'. There are nice down to earth northeast people and there are nice down to earth californians (ever hear of Rick Warren), there are rude northeasteners there are rude californians there are down to earth midwesteners,there are rude midwesteners,there are rude southeners there are nice down to earth southeners.Please stop making B.S UP. If you want your stupid article to spew lies so be it,it's a bold faced lie and you all know it.
Enough with the 'midwest is down to earth' b.s. First off all anyone from a small town reguardless of what part of the country it is will be down to earth. There are down to earth people in every area of the country . People who were born and raised in the small towns in Arizona, Maine, New Jersey(ecspecially south New Jersey) are just as down to earth as midwesteners are (and there are plenty of small towns in Arizona and New Jersey). The artical fails to mention Chicago ,the country's 3rd largest city ,as a huge population center. And I don't know why Ohio and Michigan is on this list.Ohio is exactly the same as New Jersey ,New York,Pennsylvania,Massachussetts.Ohio is a rust belt city.Ohio looks and feels exactly the same as New Jersey does.Michigan is also an eastern state mistakenly labeled a midwest state.If Ohio and Michigan are listed as midwest states,then I am going to add New Jersey as one (and if you laugh, what is the difference between areas around Chicago and areas around NYC??) BOwash is the same as Chipitt.If you don't add new jersey to the list then i am going to delete ohio and michigan from the list myself. ------ james florek is a douchebag
Just curious: No Kansas, Nebraska, and the Dakotas?
I have to agree with the above poster. I find this incorrect. It's very interesting that North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas were not included as part of the Midwest in this article. Those states have always been called the Midwest. Yes, they are the Great Plains, but the Great Plains are in the Midwest. Kind of like the East Coast would refer to Maine all the way down to South Carolina. However, when referring to the East Coast one would not leave out Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts because they are called New England. New England is part of the East Coast. Likewise, the Great Plains is a part of the Midwest. These missing four Midwestern states of ND, SD, NE, and KS should be added to the article.