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Old 03-21-2012, 10:12 AM
 
Location: In the city
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If DC is southern, its not adopting the positive aspects of southern culture. We love a good outdoor cafe, true. Ladies like their capris and sandals year round and we love to pretend we are old money. But I don't see it. Anyone that has ever been late in this city knows we are all Yankee when it comes to getting things done. Schedules, traffic, overbooking, teleconferences while driving to and from engagements, "my house only cost 800K! It was originally listed at 1.3 mil, but we had cash" (overheard during playgroup with a klatsch of supermoms and their disgruntled nannies), intense career ambition and the huge number of transplants from all over the world override any southern influence that may struggle to survive. True, DC is the southernmost city of the northeast corridor, but when I go to Savannah, New Orleans, or Jackson, there is no comparison. Sorry guys. Different way of life. Don't let the summer humidity fool you-- you are still expected to wear a suit and tie to that meeting.

I agree with Boston-Providence.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:33 AM
 
Location: NYC/PHiLLY
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LOL Right! Dudes that wear capri's and perculate to club music is southern.
I dont get it? Is that some southern DC humor? Why would you be offended that you guys sound and have southern culture? that wasnt a diss. Get out of your feelings.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:44 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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I dont get it? Is that some southern DC humor? Why would you be offended that you guys sound and have southern culture? that wasnt a diss. Get out of your feelings.
He's talking about Philly and Baltimore.
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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Tampa St. Pete

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Old 03-24-2012, 11:28 AM
 
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San Antonio-Austin
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Chicago and Milwaukee comes to mind. I would think if Chicago weren't so close by Milwaukee might actually be a bigger city.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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If DC is southern, its not adopting the positive aspects of southern culture. We love a good outdoor cafe, true. Ladies like their capris and sandals year round and we love to pretend we are old money. But I don't see it. Anyone that has ever been late in this city knows we are all Yankee when it comes to getting things done. Schedules, traffic, overbooking, teleconferences while driving to and from engagements, "my house only cost 800K! It was originally listed at 1.3 mil, but we had cash" (overheard during playgroup with a klatsch of supermoms and their disgruntled nannies), intense career ambition and the huge number of transplants from all over the world override any southern influence that may struggle to survive. True, DC is the southernmost city of the northeast corridor, but when I go to Savannah, New Orleans, or Jackson, there is no comparison. Sorry guys. Different way of life. Don't let the summer humidity fool you-- you are still expected to wear a suit and tie to that meeting.

I agree with Boston-Providence.
That summer humidity really doesn't apply just to the south...there are places in the Midwest capable of being as hot and humid as DC in the summer (Des Moines, Omaha, KC, STL, Cincy, etc.) And New York City can get pretty damn hot and humid in the summer too. D.C. also is capable of getting bad winters, so that offsets from the rest of the south. D.C. gets a healthy does of all four seasons.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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I dont get it? Is that some southern DC humor? Why would you be offended that you guys sound and have southern culture? that wasnt a diss. Get out of your feelings.
They're offended because they don't have southern culture and don't sound southern. Get out of your feelings and get with the facts.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA/Washington, DC
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Would Louisville and either Lexington or Cincinnati, be viable examples here?
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:16 PM
 
Location: NYC/PHiLLY
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They're offended because they don't have southern culture and don't sound southern. Get out of your feelings and get with the facts.
You seem mad, stay that way. Doesn't really matter to me, I'm just saying what it is. You will just have to deal kiddo. Moving on...
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