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geogymn 04-28-2017 07:40 AM

Up/Down Map question
If you live at a lower elevation than a friend but she lives at a lower latitude, do you exclaim, "Hang on sweetheart, I'll be down to see you!" Or, "Hang on sweetheart, I'll be up to see you"?

HH1 04-28-2017 11:36 AM

If you live in the same region sharing a significant river or high country, then "I'll be up to see you".

Otherwise "I'll be down to see you".

Wldrns 04-28-2017 12:00 PM

"I'll be right Over."

IndLk_Brett 04-28-2017 01:02 PM

I agree with HH1 - if she is in the same region as you 'up' to see her, if she is far away in a different state or something then 'down'. It's all semantics though.

montcalm 04-28-2017 03:37 PM

It always bothers me when my wife says "go down there" referring to the Adirondacks. We are both at a lower elevation and south.

geogymn 04-28-2017 06:15 PM

My wife has lived in the Utica area for over thirty years and she still will ask me when she heads to Syracuse if she goes East or West on the thruway. Ug!

dundee 05-01-2017 08:10 PM

A simple "Yes, dear" usually works for everything.

vtflyfish 05-03-2017 05:41 PM

The theory I heard long ago is that up/down references to direction had to do with prevailing winds. Since the prevailing wind is southwest for Boston it therefore became going 'down Maine' or 'downeast Maine because you were sailing downwind. It was 'up to Boston' on return.

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