flyover country


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flyover country

The states located in the middle of the US, as opposed to those on or near the East and West Coasts. The phrase is typically used derisively to dismiss these states as unimportant, uninteresting, or not worthy of visiting (i.e. the states that one flies over on the way to worthwhile destinations). I want to take a road trip across the US this year and actually experience flyover country for a change. The states in flyover country are just a bunch of rectangles. Do they even have names?
See also: country, flyover
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And then there is the rest of America, which turned out to be flyover country cast aside by that strata of society," he added.
It is only because of an unexpected political earthquake that the people in America's so-called flyover country have entered the national consciousness.
HEN THEY STARTED planning Our Towns in 2012, it looked like James and Deborah Fallows had found a clever new way to explore the heart and soul of flyover country. For the next four years, with James at the controls of their $600,000 single-engine prop airplane, the married pair of Atlantic writers intermittently dropped in on about 30 small towns and cities, from seaside Eastport, Maine, to James' hometown of Redlands, California.
A new collection about violence and the rural Midwest from a poet whose first book was hailed as "memorable" (Stephen Burt, Yale Review) and "impressive" (Chicago Tribune), Flyover Country is a powerful collection of poems about violence: The violence we do to the land, to animals, to refugees, to the people of distant countries, and to one another.
Austin Smith; FLYOVER COUNTRY; Princeton University Press (Nonfiction: Poetry) 17.95 ISBN: 9780691181578
as kindnesses, especially here, in flyover country,
Territory that used to be flyover country is now seen as a viable option, Osmundson said.
The wildfires here in "Flyover Country" were devastating.
Colombini wonders if the entertainment industry might follow the Times' lead, seeking "ways to placate viewers in that great swath of the country referred to as the heartland, or 'flyover country,' encompassing the Bible, Corn and Rust Belts."
"It's a level of condescension, Hillary has admitted that she views much of the country essentially as flyover country," he added.
A grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) has helped a geology student at University of Minnesota Duluth, Shane Loeffler, to develop Flyover Country, a new offline app for iOS and Android that will tell users exactly what they are flying over.
Over more than half a century, Jim Harrison has remained an unrepentant Flyover Country iconoclast (first in Michigan and of late in Montana) capable of truly memorable turns of phrase and haunting images.
on CNN -- a time when viewers may not be expecting traditional anchor-and-desk fare -- and let loose with a bunch of topical jokes that might make for a sort of "Daily Show'' for flyover country.
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