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#1 knighthawk

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 08:59 AM

I think a lot of you know me, and I consider us all ''friends'', this is not ment to offend anyone, but..... in talking to a 'Canandian ' the other day , on the phone, he kept saying '' down here'' . Now, if I said, ''down here '' to him , cause I'm in Kansas... I would be ''down here'' from him, and maybe Tim in Georgia could say ... ''down here'' to me...., and for me, everyone north of me (on the map) like Minn and Wisc, ( and Cananda ) , would be up north ...........so , question is , is it 'up north' , 'down south', down here , or not ???????or . maybe 'what' ??......... Larry

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 09:09 AM

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 09:13 AM

Anything above Sacramento is "North".....

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 09:21 AM

for the continent of NA, anything between you and the physical location of North Pole will be north, and heading in the direction of the South Pole will be south of you..likewise the Pacific will be on your west as the Atlantic will be to your east..any direction you take or refer to will be relative to your immediate physical location...and as north is considered going up, going down is southern direction..if any of this is confusing to you..then you immediate lcoation is at the very extremes known as the poles..where east, west and north are basically non existant..

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 09:29 AM

I think a lot of you know me, and I consider us all ''friends'', this is not ment to offend anyone, but..... in talking to a 'Canandian ' the other day , on the phone, he kept saying '' down here'' . Now, if I said, ''down here '' to him , cause I'm in Kansas... I would be ''down here'' from him, and maybe Tim in Georgia could say ... ''down here'' to me...., and for me, everyone north of me (on the map) like Minn and Wisc, ( and Cananda ) , would be up north ...........so , question is , is it 'up north' , 'down south', down here , or not ???????or . maybe 'what' ??......... Larry



I would say "up here" because most of Canada is north of the US. I say most because the city south of Detroit is Windsor, Ontario, Canada. In fact, a lot of southern Ontario is farther south than some parts of the northern US. I would say "down here" if I was talking to someone from Alaska. I live in Lethbridge, Alberta and all parts of the US are south of me except aforementioned Alaska. Kansas would definitely be "down there" to all Canadians who should be saying "up here" when talking to knighthawk. Hope this clears things up but it likely confuses them!:P

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 09:37 AM

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If I was standing onthe Southpole and look into the sky would i be looking up or down and If I was stnading on the North Pole and looking up into the sky would I be looking up od down.

Its all relavent to your physical location and point of view.:confused:

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 09:45 AM

My brain is worn out so why not just put it on Google mapping service.

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 09:52 AM

About 80% of the Canadian population lives within 75 miles of its southern boarder, so their down here is above your up here and your down here is above a lot of southern folks down there. From where we are we would go up there to get to their down here, but from up here we would need to go down there to get to your here. Unless you live in the part of the US that is north of their southern boarder. then you might need to get down there.

Simplified directions to get from New York to Texas, go west till you smell it, the south till you step in it. But if I was you, and wanted to go there, I wouldn't leave from here. It would be easier to go there from nearly anyplace else.

Around here we are most concerned with stuff over there.

Folks from Maine have it right when they refer to all non native as folks from "away".

As a rule in the northern hemisphere most folks would consider traveling in a northerly direction as going some where up there.

I'm still having trouble figuring how to get up around the back, which is a local idiom which is different from going out back.

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 09:53 AM

Kind of reminds me of my neighbor. She refers to going out to their cabin as "going up north". But their cabin is near Platteville, WI which is southwest of us. :confused:

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 09:58 AM

When I hear or see the idiom "down here," I have come to the conclusion that the other person is trying to pay me a compliment in that I must live in a nicer place than they do. They live "downtown" and I live "uptown." Therefore, regardless of relative general geographical position on the map, where this other person lives is always going to be "down here" in their perspective. :)

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