Asked by: Edmunda Constandacheasked in category: General Last Updated: 27th February, 2020
What does going up north mean?
Similarly one may ask, what does going down south mean?
The expression is just indicating that "It all went wrong/bad (south)." Since some people associate south with down, they use it to take the place of 'down' or 'bad'. So the expression "It all went south from there." just means that everything went wrong from a certain point.
Likewise, why is it grim up north? “It's grim up north.” The phrase comes from way back when the north of England was dominated by heavy industry, including mining. Combined with the rugged landscapes and colder, greyer weather than the south, we southerners can't help but think it must be grim. So I never went up there.
Keeping this in view, what is considered up north?
Recognized as these four areas, the North includes Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wisconsin.
What does up north mean in Michigan?
Dawn Marie: "Up North" is a term referring to the area between the Zilwaukee Bridge and the Mackinac Bridge. Anything above that is the UP." Zontrelle Black: "Anywhere past Great Lakes Crossings is the wilderness." Jim Boothe: "North of West Branch! Anything south of that is considered "Mid-Michigan."