Lucretia Borgia <lucreti...@fl.it
> I heard the forecaster on CBCNN last night say 'snow in the forecast
> for parts of eastern Canada' - I made an earnest wish it not be
> Halifax area :( Hoping that as usual he felt Canada ended with
> Montreal in the 'east' lol
Having grown up in New England, it's always amusing to me that
"eastern Canada" isn't the Maritimes. Not limited to Canadians,
though. I've talked to people from the US mountain states and west
coast who thought they were "back east" when they were in Illinois.
From a New England perspective, everything west of NY state is
"midwest". Northen Illinois gets a gratuitous exemption from the
"fly-over state" category due to the size and importance of Chicago
but even 30 miles from the Loop, it's "midwest" as seen from Boston.
On my first trip to Chicago from New England, as soon as the Greyhound
got well clear of industrial northern Ohio, it was corn, corn, corn,
pigs, corn, pigs, corn, corn, pigs.... all the way to the sprawling
industrial Chicago area.