An entry for the...
Anonymous Commenter Hall of Fame
From this post:
"Hello, Pedant's Anonymous? There's a guy named 'Rick' on Mirtle's site who insists on distinguishing 'south' and 'South.' Can you please invite him to one of your meetings and remind him that here in Canada, nobody give's a rat's a** about U.S. regions, and anything south of St. Louis is pretty much south to us, whether or not that city's state flew Old Glory in the War to Keep Slaves.
Somewhere Between the Northwest and the Panhandle.