Talk:Middle America

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Calvin and Hobbes[edit]

That depiction of Calvin and Hobbes doesn't jibe with my memory of Calvin and Hobbes! RickK 06:08, Aug 28, 2004 (UTC)

Indeed, Calvin and Hobbes is very vague on location, even moreso than the fuzzily defined Middle America. It's set in a generic suburb with barely any identifying features. ~ FriedMilk 08:29, 2004 Sep 1 (UTC)
The landscape of Calvin and Hobbes does seem more middle america than coastal, I've added a piece onto the end about how Calvin seems to be (at times) a satirical depiction of a middle-america-raised child. 70.30.70.249 19:23, 6 September 2005 (UTC)

Article title[edit]

Discussion about the title of this article and its recent change can be found at Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (acronyms)#Changing article titles from XXXXX (US) to XXXXX (United States). Feel free to contribute. -- hike395 16:46, 27 Feb 2005 (UTC)


I don't think this article should be at Middle America (US) or Middle America (United States). It should just be at Middle America, considering that:

  1. this is by far the most common page people will be looking for when they search for "Middle America"
  2. this article has not only no more popular name, but also no common name at all to replace "Middle America" with, unlike "Mesoamerica", which is rarely ever called "Middle America" and even then not a tenth as often as "Mesoamerica"
  3. when there are only two possible articles one could be looking for for a certain title, and especially when one of them is obviously more likely than the other, a disambiguation page is unnecessary; easier to just have the link to the other at the top, and not force any more people than necessary to go through multiple pages of searching. And even if it was necessary, the correct thing to do would be to put this article in "Middle America" and the disambiguation page in "Middle America (disambiguation)" because there's such a good chance that people will be trying to find this specific article.

OK? -Silence 02:13, 2 October 2005 (UTC)

Comments:[edit]

I believe we should have a disambiguation page to "Middle America" once the term "Middle America" is also a synonymous to "Mesoamerica".



"For example, said values usually involve conservative politics, yet a comparison of Madison, Wisconsin against Orange County, California refutes this stereotype." Someone care to explain just what this means? - Quirk 15:42, 4 November 2005 (UTC)

Madison, Wisconsin is politically liberal and leftist, whereas Orange County, California is politically conservative. Orange County would not be considered part of the heartland - it is a real anomaly amongst California's coastal counties, being urban and suburban yet firmly Republican. The only other strongly Republican coastal county in the state is rural San Luis Obispo County. Other coastal counties are either firmly Democratic, or in the case of San Diego and Ventura, "purple" counties. Much of inland California, like the San Joaquin Valley and Inland Empire, could legitimately be considered part of the heartland. and often is.

A vandal changed Orange County to East Palo Alto. I say it was a vandal because it took place during an edit where racial slurs were written. Whoever erased the slurs left the East Palo Alto. Vorenus 20:02, 30 August 2006 (UTC)