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Old 07-20-2012, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by funkenstein91 View Post
I've never heard anyone count it as midwest. It's the south, just like Oklahoma.
I don't know of anybody considering Oklahoma as the South. Arkansas is the South however.

Old 07-20-2012, 02:52 PM
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Originally Posted by WhoDat2011 View Post
I don't know of anybody considering Oklahoma as the South. Arkansas is the South however.
This is a confusing one. Oklahoma definitely has a strong Southern influence, arguably more than Missouri does, especially since Oklahoma's big cities also have that strong influence whereas Missouri's don't. Both the Ozarks and especially the Ouachita mountains (major features of Arkansas, and thus the South) plow right into eastern Oklahoma. Oklahoma is more German than any other Southern state, much like Texas and Missouri are, but eastern Oklahoma - where the South actually tapers into the state - shares the same primary ethnic and religious heritage as the rest of the South, much like eastern Texas and southern Missouri do. German as a primary ancestry is more of a Midwestern trait, but extends into other areas. However, none of the traditional South was primarily German. The South tapers out into these states and strongly influences them, but they're not solidly Southern, no.

But as for the actual topic of the thread, Arkansas is Southern. I've never heard anybody think otherwise. Although, I do wonder if areas further east or somehow deeper into the South might not see Arkansas as Southern as themselves or vice-versa.
Old 07-20-2012, 03:09 PM
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I think of Arkansas as a transitional state and not the true (dirty) south.

Moderator cut: off topic

Transitional: Arkansas, Kentucky, North Carolina.

Moderator cut: off topic

So whatever, you're not too far off. Arkansas ain't pure

Last edited by Kimballette; 07-21-2012 at 11:02 PM.. Reason: off topic
Old 07-20-2012, 03:12 PM
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Arkansas is considered the south as far I have alway been taught. However, I think it's feel is becoming more & more midwestern. Athough geographically it is not the Midwest.
Old 07-20-2012, 03:24 PM
Location: West Tennessee
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Where the Moderator cut: crude does this stuff come from? How in the Moderator cut: crude could Arkansas not be southern? You can go to the farthest north part of Northeast Arkansas and it will be southern and then go another 70 miles into Missouri and you will still be in the south for crying out loud.

Oh and by the way Moderator cut: crudeabout the Arkansas not having swamps comment. It most certainly does and they are filled with cypress trees just like any other swamp in the south.

Last edited by Kimballette; 07-20-2012 at 03:40 PM.. Reason: inappropriate language
Old 07-20-2012, 05:58 PM
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Location: Western Colorado
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Arkansas is a southern state. Most people there have southern accents. Huckabee sounds the way his handlers want him to sound. Visit the state. You'll be surprised and meet some of the nicest, hardest working, ready to give you the shirt off their back folks on the planet. And some of the most beautiful scenery.
Old 07-20-2012, 06:03 PM
Location: Chicago
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Originally Posted by ShanField View Post
Is Arkansas considered a Midwestern state?
Old 07-20-2012, 06:12 PM
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That is a totally new one for me....I've heard some people call Oklahoma Midwestern [don't agree, but can sort of see where they might be coming from] but Arkansas?
Old 07-20-2012, 06:33 PM
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Folks, the topic is about Arkansas, and this is the Arkansas forum. Discussion about Oklahoma and other states is off topic. Let's steer back onto the topic at hand. Thanks.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:53 PM
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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I am a complete outsider - native of Pennsylvania - have never stepped inside the state lines of Arkansas. I have always considered it a southern state.
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