Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 15:19:15 -0400 From: "H Stephen STRAIGHT (Binghamton University, SUNY)" Subject: Re: Upstate NY On Tue, 3 Oct 1995, Abigail Sarah Margulies wrote: > On Tue, 3 Oct 1995, ALICE FABER wrote: > >....they have something in common. That is, nobody proposed a > > definition of Upstate that includes their home. > OK, I'll be the first to claim my roots as from upstate NY. A native of > Utica (until I escaped, a few years ago), I usually tell people that I > grew up "upstate" rather than try to explain where my relatively > small town is located. Now the ice is broken I'll confess that I claim to live "in New York--upstate", because plain old "NY" means "NYC" to many people. Binghamton is 180 miles NW of Manhattan. H Stephen STRAIGHT Binghamton University (SUNY) Dir, Langs Across the Curriculum VOX: 607-777-2824 FAX: 607-777-2889