Matthew Gordon GordonMJ at MISSOURI.EDU
Thu Jun 12 16:56:16 UTC 2003

Even more obnoxious is the designation "Heartland" which is widely used
by the media in Eastern Nebraska.

Laurence Horn wrote:

> I can't give a cite, but just the distinct recollection that
> "Southland" was already current when I moved to LA in 1966.  I found
> it hard to accept, since "Southland" had always designated 'Dixie' to
> me before then.  I recall it being used mostly in news headlines, not
> ordinary colloquial usage; in this respect it differs from, say "Bay
> Area".  (A similar journalese designation might be "Chicagoland".)
> Larry

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