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    Uptown Downtown U.S.A

    I have never fully understood this American phrase. Is it like the town centre, and the subburbs. Or am I up the wrong tree.

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    The term uptown often refers to a specific portion of a city in contrast with the local downtown area. The term is used mainly in the United States and Canada. The uptown neighborhood or neighborhoods, separated from the city's lower or central business district, may often be residential, sometimes with particularly upscale or fashionable connotation. Such uptown areas may not necessarily be located to the north of or at a higher elevation than the downtown, regardless of designation.
    wrincles

    Thanks for a full, and detailed answer.
    nlnnet

    Glad you liked it!
    what it means is.....when you live in a little burb of a big city, and you go uptown, that refers to the main drag of your town. When you say you're going downtown, you are going to the big city that you live near. And you're going into the heart of the city. That's the way we do it here near Detroit.


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