Here’s a somewhat regular argument I get in: Which states make up which regions of the United States? Some of these regions — the West Coast, Mountain States, Southwest and Northeast are pretty cl…


Vernacular regions aren’t defined by a one particular trait, but are how we think about places.  These ‘regions of the mind’ are how we organize information about places, which is why these regions aren’t sharp or precise.  In a similar article, they investigate what we consider to be a part of the South using similar crowdsourcing data. 


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