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Old 07-20-2012, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Michigan & California
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Default Is Arkansas considered a Midwestern state?

Although I sometimes work in Michigan, I don't have much experience in the rest of mid-America. I was talking to a colleague of mine the other day, who made some kind of statement about Arkansas being a part of the Southwest (Like Texas). This confused me, because when I think of Arkansas, I think of the Midwest/Great Plains area (Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma). This may have been discussed before, but isn't Arkansas considered to be in the Midwest as far as geography, accents, culture, ect? Not Southern like Tennessee or North Carolina, but a little redneck, like Nebraska.

 
Old 07-20-2012, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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I've never heard anyone count it as midwest. It's the south, just like Oklahoma.

 
Old 07-20-2012, 10:44 AM
 
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Although I sometimes work in Michigan, I don't have much experience in the rest of mid-America. I was talking to a colleague of mine the other day, who made some kind of statement about Arkansas being a part of the Southwest (Like Texas). This confused me, because when I think of Arkansas, I think of the Midwest/Great Plains area (Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma). This may have been discussed before, but isn't Arkansas considered to be in the Midwest as far as geography, accents, culture, ect? Not Southern like Tennessee or North Carolina, but a little redneck, like Nebraska.
No. Not even close. Not in anybody's universe but yours. Get it out of your head immediately and forget you ever thought that!
 
Old 07-20-2012, 10:44 AM
 
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If Arkansas isn't Southern, nothing is. People seem to think that just because it's West of the Mississippi, it can't be in the South. I know a lot of Southern people who think like that
 
Old 07-20-2012, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Arkansas is the South. Period.
 
Old 07-20-2012, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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I didn't even know where AK was on a map until I saw funkenstein91's post.
 
Old 07-20-2012, 10:56 AM
 
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Southern accents = southern
 
Old 07-20-2012, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Arkansas
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Yeah....because Arkansas and Nebraska are in the same damn region. It isn't like Arkansas shares a border with Mississippi...
Have you ever heard our governor Mike Beebe speak? Or Bill Clinton, for that matter? or anyone from Arkansas? Those are not Midwestern accents, partner.
 
Old 07-20-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Arkansas
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I didn't even know where AK was on a map until I saw funkenstein91's post.
Are you talking about Alaska? Because Arkansas' abbreviation is AR.
 
Old 07-20-2012, 11:01 AM
 
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Arkansas is as southern as southern can be.
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