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Old 09-11-2013, 09:11 AM   #1
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I am starting this thread as a tangent to the Southern Tide, Southern Marsh etc thread...



How do you define the South? Where do you draw the line?
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:33 AM   #2
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I think in 2 parts I suppose.

Deep South:

Georgia, SC, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.

After that, as far as The South, I also include: Tennessee, Texas, NC and Arkansas.

Kentucky doesn't make the cut for me because a lot of people from northern Kentucky are basically like Ohioans or mid-westerners. Also don't include Missouri for same reason. Maryland isn't very southern from my experiences there, either. For whatever reasons, I also don't think of WV or Virginia.

Florida is unique in that the populated areas are definitely not Southern, but the rest of it surely is.

I usually judge a state on how Southern they are by:

- if they serve Sweet Tea in almost all restaurants
- Coke seems to be preferred in most restaurants over Pepsi
- BBQ being taken seriously and 90% of it revolves around pork
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Geographically, I consider the South to be the former Confederacy minus south Florida, northern Virginia (DC suburbs), and west Texas (anything west of DFW and Houston).
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Geographically, I consider the South to be the former Confederacy minus south Florida, northern Virginia (DC suburbs), and west Texas (anything west of DFW and Houston).
Having just moved the central west Texas these people are pretty southern
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Anyone who thinks that Virginia is southern, has not met many people from Virginia.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:17 AM   #6
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Geographically, I consider the South to be the former Confederacy minus south Florida, northern Virginia (DC suburbs), and west Texas (anything west of DFW and Houston).
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I usually judge a state on how Southern they are by:

- if they serve Sweet Tea in almost all restaurants
- Coke seems to be preferred in most restaurants over Pepsi
- BBQ being taken seriously and 90% of it revolves around pork
I was in Houston's in ATL once. I ordered sweet tea. The waitress said "We don't serve that here." I looked at her and asked "We are still in the South, aren't we".
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:30 AM   #8
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South of the SC/NC line.
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I was in Houston's in ATL once. I ordered sweet tea. The waitress said "We don't serve that here." I looked at her and asked "We are still in the South, aren't we".

They have a great club sandwich there.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:34 AM   #10
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Anyone who thinks that Virginia is southern, has not met many people from Virginia.
I'd challenge this, it's all about location. There's some areas of VA I would certainly not call "Southern" ie Northern VA/DC suburbs. And then again on the other hand there are areas of the state that would undoubtedly qualify as “Southern” by more than one definition of the word!
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:37 AM   #11
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If "y'all" or "youins" ain't in their vocabulary, it's not the South.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:41 AM   #12
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Anyone who thinks that Virginia is southern, has not met many people from Virginia.
depends on where you are...northern va yeah I hear ya...but western VA, and southern va...
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:42 AM   #13
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I usually judge a state on how Southern they are by:
- Coke seems to be preferred in most restaurants over Pepsi
I don't consider this, especially since Pepsi was born in the Carolinas (New Bern, NC).

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Anyone who thinks that Virginia is southern, has not met many people from Virginia.
Clearly you've not been to Richmond, Emporia, Lake Gaston...
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:46 AM   #14
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The line starts at orangeburg county and goes straight across... South of the line is the south and north is... Well...
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:00 AM   #15
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Clearly you've not been to Richmond, Emporia, Lake Gaston...
I'd shoot myself before I'd enter that horrible state. Its the worst parts of the south mixed with the worst parts of the north.
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I'd shoot myself before I'd enter that horrible state. Its the worst parts of the south mixed with the worst parts of the north.
I had to go Richmond last year for work and those were some of the nicest people I had ever met. I was shocked at how friendly everyone was.
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I do not consider any part of Texas (North Mexico) to be in the South. I have been around tons of Texicans and they are nothing but Southern/cowboy/redneck wannabes.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:31 AM   #18
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Geographic location has nothing to do with being "Southern". VA, MD, and FL are no longer "Southern" states. Texas never was imo, they have their own unique heritage and do not need to piggy-back off ours.
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Geographically, I consider the South to be the former Confederacy minus south Florida, northern Virginia (DC suburbs), and west Texas (anything west of DFW and Houston).
This pretty much nails it.
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