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Old 03-05-2014, 07:54 AM
 
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Both of these Upper South states are about equal geographically, but which one is more "southern" culturally?
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Corpus Christi, TX - New York, NY - Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA
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Tennessee, by far. North Carolina has more northern influence.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri Downtown
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It probably depends on what part of the state. I've lived in both and N. Carolina has more eastern feel because of the transient nature of the Triangle and Charlotte.

West Tennessee is delta. Middle Tennessee is also transient but still has a southern feel. I can't say too much about east Tennessee.
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:27 PM
 
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East TN is Appalachian, as is WNC. If someone wants the old south flavor they should look in W TN and E NC.

In a way they are sort of mirror images, culturally.
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Tennessee.
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:20 AM
 
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East TN is Appalachian, as is WNC. If someone wants the old south flavor they should look in W TN and E NC.

In a way they are sort of mirror images, culturally.
Very true. Never even thought about it like that but you're right.
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:03 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Tennessee and North Carolina are both different variations of the South. Tennessee is more "interior South" while North Carolina is more "coastal South." The coastal South has always had more of an aristocratic, sophisticated vibe, while the interior South has always had more of a roughneck vibe. The coastal South is where classic Southern architecture and mannerisms come from, while the interior South is where the booze comes from.
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:17 PM
 
Location: MD suburbs of DC
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Tennessee is more stereotypical Southern. North Carolina has a very very slight Mid-Atlantic influence, and is more urbanized, is more of a purple state politically, etc. (to clarify, this doesn't make it un-Southern, just less stereotypically so)
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