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Old 05-23-2012, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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It is all based off culture/history and if you mean culture-wise than I will explain some of the aspects for you. First off actually barely anybody has even mentioned New Orleans. North Louisiana is more stereotypically Southern than South Louisiana. South Louisiana for the most part is dominantly Catholic (rest of the South is Protestant) and this heavily influences the culture and the way of life (everybody knows how different the culture can be between Catholics and Protestants). Well even the whole state is influenced by Catholicism and the Governor and both Senators are Catholic (Lieutenant Governor is Jewish). There are even a good amount of Black people that are Catholic and a lot have French last names. French, Cajun, Creole, and somewhat Spanish cultures/heritages play a big part in the culture which is obviously distinct from the whole country. You know Cajun country, Acadiana, Zydeco music, and all. There are even other immigrant groups as well like the German Coast and Sicilians working on plantations for example(thanks to influences of New Orleans). There are some parishes and many towns where over 15% of the population speak French, Creole, or Cajun French. Then there is some people with Cajun accent which is not your stereotypical Southern accent. Many of your typical foods are eaten in this area like Crawfish, Jambalaya, and such. People living on bayous hunting alligators (well that might just be a stereotype). There is probably even more but I will stop there. This is all culture/history based and it is distinct from the rest of the country and adding New Orleans to the mix adds a whole other element.
I appreciate your input. I mentioned New Orleans, because I know that people have a tendency to judge a whole state by one city.

I would like to hear from others, nonetheless.
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:36 AM
 
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Louisiana is like California and Texas: You can't really define it as a part of a region
I do disagree with this. Overall, Louisiana is purely Southern, even with its cultural uniqueness. And Louisianians don't self-identify any other way.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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I look at LA as the hot bed for french influence but people tend to forget that the french generally influence the Gulf. Biloxi and Mobile are both french founded cities, Mobile even has a carnival tradition which is older than the New Orleans one. But again LA is hot bed where the french had the strongest presence it has a longer coast while Mississippi & Alabama are long vertically with smaller coast lines.

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Also beside Metro Atlanta Georgia is a southern British colonial state other than the Columbus area maybe Albany, Georgia is not like AL, MS, or LA. But I generally view all these states differently.



But a resident of mobile, will find an adjustment to New Orleans or Birmingham about the same of a change.

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I agree ! A Mobilian who would move to New Orleans would have no problems adjusting at all.When I visit New Orleans it feels like home.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Probably Mississippi. Southern Louisiana is a very unique animal in the south.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Louisiana is like California and Texas: You can't really define it as a part of a region
I disagree with that strongly...you can define all three states as part of a reason. Texas and Louisiana are most definitely affiliated with the south..you see that in virtually the entirety of both of those states. New Orleans and Southern Louisiana may have an outlier culture, but look hard and you'll see that many Southern characteristics are still present. New Orleans, if it is like any city in the U.S., is the most like Memphis.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:16 AM
 
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New Orleans, if it is like any city in the U.S., is the most like Memphis.
I think New Orleans is most like a combo of Memphis (Mississippi River city with rich musical heritage), Mobile (historic city with early French and Spanish influences), and Savannah (similar built environment in the urban core with open-container laws and party atmosphere).
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I usually classify it more with East Texas and Oklahoma than the Deep South, but I do sometimes group it with the Gulf States as well.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:38 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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I group LA with the deep south. I also believe that Eastern Texas has alot in common with the Deep South


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Old 05-25-2012, 12:24 AM
 
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I agree ! A Mobilian who would move to New Orleans would have no problems adjusting at all.When I visit New Orleans it feels like home.
Yeah see that was my point the gulf areas of Mississippi and Alabama are culturally akin to South Louisiana, Louisiana is more known because it has the largest Gulf coast out of these 3 states and New Orleans is the largest city. If you split North and South Louisiana but not the Gulf of Mississippi and Alabama from the northern areas of their states you kind of miss the larger picture.

Is below New Orleans LA? NO, Mobile AL? yes.. Mobile is a Savannah, Charleston size city. It's history is colonial French and Spanish like New Orleans thus come from the same cultural cloth. As I said earlier not only does Mobile has it own Mardi Gras but it's older! but check this out. Basically New Orleans has it's own version of Mardi Gras because a few folks from Mobile came there which ironic to this topic Obviously New Orleans Carnival is more famous and larger New Orleans is the larger city.

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Mobile AL historic architecture speaks for it self.

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Old 05-25-2012, 03:07 AM
 
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nice pics Chiatdal, you are right, one is reminded of NOLA. sort of a mix of french and old south antebellum architecture. good looking town
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