Ah, yes. The great "what exactly is Upstate New York" debate has reared its ugly head again and people are getting into some pretty strong disagreements over the subject on social media.

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Sure, there are a bunch of different regions in New York. We have the Hudson Valley, the Capital Region, the Southern Tier, Western New York, and six other regions. While we might not all agree on the boundaries of those regions, we can all agree that New York City is just that, the city. Upstate New York is all of the other areas outside of the city.

Upstate New Yorkers, those who live outside of the confines of NYC, love to use words and phrases that leave most of the rest of the country scratching its head. These are some of them.

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