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Old 12-28-2007, 05:13 PM
 
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Where's everyone from?
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Old 12-28-2007, 05:22 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Lexington, North Carolina and pookie is from Vale, North Carolina
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Old 12-28-2007, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Where's everyone from?
Here's a great thread -

Where are you orginally from?

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As long as there are Southerners in this city . . . there will be moments like that in parking lots and grocery store lines. My hope is, everyone else who moves here, will learn our "Southern ways" and want to be part of that culture and help perpetuate it. I hope that never changes. I worry, b/c recently I got the comment that "it is not very sophisticated to start conversations w/ strangers in parking lots." No, it probably isn't.

But it is Southern.
Great story! It's kind of funny to hear or see people surprised by how modern/progressive NC is. I think some people (not people here) think Southern = rural. Therefore they may consider an urban city to be less Southern. I've lived in NC my entire life, so of course I know many "natives". I've been told that I have a very strong southern accent. I also hope that we don't lose our "Southern ways.
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:42 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Born on NC coast. Grew up in the foothills of our beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Both sides of family migrated here in 1730's and 1740s.

"I love calling North Carolina Home!"
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:49 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Here's a great thread -

Where are you orginally from?



Great story! It's kind of funny to hear or see people surprised by how modern/progressive NC is. I think some people (not people here) think Southern = rural. Therefore they may consider an urban city to be less Southern. I've lived in NC my entire life, so of course I know many "natives". I've been told that I have a very strong southern accent. I also hope that we don't lose our "Southern ways.
Just checked out that thread! I really enjoyed it! Thanks for posting the link . . .
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Old 12-28-2007, 08:16 PM
 
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Default Charlotte Southern?

It's nice to read mostly positive comments on this subject. There have been many numerous comments in The Charlotte Observer lately lambasting anyone who moved here from somewhere else and inviting them to move on if they can't be like the natives. I moved here from Atlanta in 1975 and it;s been interesting following the changes and watching the locals try to adapt, some are better at it than others.
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Old 12-28-2007, 08:55 PM
 
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I meant, "where is everyone from?" as in the subdivision you were speaking of...
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:30 PM
 
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Vin, I really like that perspective - about London . . .

As long as there are Southerners in this city . . . there will be moments like that in parking lots and grocery store lines. My hope is, everyone else who moves here, will learn our "Southern ways" and want to be part of that culture and help perpetuate it. I hope that never changes. I worry, b/c recently I got the comment that "it is not very sophisticated to start conversations w/ strangers in parking lots." No, it probably isn't.

But it is Southern.
I'm sorry, but that isn't true. You can go anywhere and have those "parking lot moments". Some people will respond, and some won't, and yes that includes southerners.
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Old 12-29-2007, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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whoever said it isnt "sophisticated" to start a conversation in a parking lot needs to get a life!!!
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Old 12-29-2007, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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To me "Southern" means polite, genteel, civil and hospitable.

To assimilate better, transplants need to imbibe "Southern". It's not that hard....really!
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