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Old 04-28-2017, 08:40 AM   #1
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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"?
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Old 04-28-2017, 12:36 PM   #2
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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".
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Old 04-28-2017, 01:00 PM   #3
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"I'll be right Over."
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Old 04-28-2017, 02:02 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 04-28-2017, 04:37 PM   #5
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It always bothers me when my wife says "go down there" referring to the Adirondacks. We are both at a lower elevation and south.
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Old 04-28-2017, 07:15 PM   #6
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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!
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:10 PM   #7
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A simple "Yes, dear" usually works for everything.
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Old 05-03-2017, 06:41 PM   #8
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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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