I know it seems silly to start a thread for such a silly question. But figured I might as well since the I'm a little confused and keep coming across the term. So if there's (I think?) 50 states, why are all but two classed as "the lower" ones? Now before anyone gets all antsy and wants to have a bird over me not knowing why their called that, I'm not American in the slightest of way. Just a curious Canadian. Also kind of curious as to how many guys are going to be coming to check this out thinking it has something interesting to do with those states.