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Old 06-12-2012, 09:05 PM
 
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Yes, I've been down south and I despised it. Most of the people I met were ignorant, prejudiced and very old fashioned in their thinking. Outside of the larger cities and the college towns, the south is the armpit of the U.S.A.


And with that quote, you would fit right in.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Canada
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... I think that was kind of unnecessarily inflammatory language for talking about someone's home.

But along those lines, and we all know that's the stereotype we hear of from the Northerners, do some of the other posters who've been there have anything to comment on that particular characterization and whether or not what he sees one way might be interpreted differently? I've always kind of hoped it was an unfair stereotype cuz like I've said, it seems like an interesting and different culture I hoped it wasn't really true.
There's a huge difference in visiting a place and living in one. I've only visited, not lived there, and I haven't been in the south in a few years. We have friends who have lived in Louisiana for close to 30 years now that we've visited (came temporarily for a job and it turned permanent), and yes, from what they have said of their experiences, and some of the things we experienced ourselves, there was racism there that we were not accustomed to.

I still loved it there. I didn't expect to but I did. But once again, visiting a place is different than living there.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:11 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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A lot of us Yanks are afraid to go anywhere near there. Irrespective of ethnicity. You couldn't pay me to visit the South.
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:42 PM
 
Location: BC, Canada
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I've lived from coast to coast in Canada and visited many parts of the USA and can say with full honesty that I have found ignorance and prejudice everywhere. Granted I only visited the south but certainly didn't encounter anything there that jumped out as worse than anything I've seen up here.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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Some of my fave places in the world are south of the Mason Dixon line. I can't tell you how much I love Savanna. It's such an interesting and beautiful city.

My wife and I used to do a pickup at a place in Pa that was on the line. We slept in the parking lot on the other side of the road in Dixie, {Md} and in the morning drove across the road and picked up our load from the Yankees over there. LOL.

One day we were way in the south of Alabama, off in the boonies. We came across a shack with about 15 little dogs running about. Well, to make a long story short, we found one cute little pup of about 8 weeks old living with his mother and sister under a chicken coop. So now we have a little illegal immigrant from Dixie living the good life here in Canada. He's 4 years old now and he still doesn't like the winters.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:10 PM
 
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Yes, I've been down south and I despised it. Most of the people I met were ignorant, prejudiced and very old fashioned in their thinking. Outside of the larger cities and the college towns, the south is the armpit of the U.S.A.
You DO know that you're exhibiting the same behavior of the people you criticize?
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Mississippi Delta!
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I have been to GA, TN, LA, MS and VA. Also central and south Florida.
Where in Mississippi have you been, M. Acajack?

CKB
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Mississippi Delta!
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The best time to visit the South is in July and August, when cold beer tastes REAL good!
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Poshawa, Ontario
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Yes, I've been down south and I despised it. Most of the people I met were ignorant, prejudiced and very old fashioned in their thinking. Outside of the larger cities and the college towns, the south is the armpit of the U.S.A.
Get off your high horse. One needs only to drive 20 minutes from Oshawa either east or north to find people just as prejudiced as any you would find in the southern states (Harwood and Blackstock come to mind). This silly notion that all Canadians are tolerant liberals fades away rather quickly once you leave the GTA. Have you forgot about the "nipper tipping" that was all the rage in Pefferlaw a few years back? Or is that simply an aspect of Canadian society you are doing your very best to ignore?
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:56 AM
 
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I'm not on a high horse. I was born and raised in a southern state. I have also lived in the northeast of the U.S.

I have also been to many countries throughout the world, as well as most major U.S. cities and several Canadian ones as well.

I have never seen a higher concentration of ignorant people than in the U.S. south.

Megachurches... hordes of obese people... mindless flag-waving "patriotism"... intolerance for people with other religious beliefs... deep fried food and oversweetened "tea"...
All of that stuff is available anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (except maybe Quebec), but it's most pronounced in good ol' Dixie!
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