Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Flyover Country

Ha! Ann Althouse used the phrase "flyover states" to describe the states in the middle of the country. I've used this phrase sarcastically before, because it's astoundingly condescending, but I didn't expect her to use it. Especially because she's a law professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Wisconsin definitely, in my book, counts as a flyover state.


Guy Fawkes said...

Speaking of condescending references to states, I've heard people refer to Alabama as a "drive around" state.

Ex. "Oh, Alabama? That's a drive around state if there ever was one. On the way from Austin to Atlanta, I actually went through Mississippi and Tennessee just to avoid it. Oh I'm sorry, you're from there aren't you? Well, I'm not actually sorry."

Anonymous said...

Huh? "Drive around" state?

Do people in the South not have access to airplanes?