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View Poll Results: Dallas vs. Houston
Dallas 127 64.80%
Houston 69 35.20%
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The difference between Houston's brand of Southern and Dallas' brand of Southern is similar to the difference between New Orleans and Memphis. One is a swampy, Gulf port Southern while the other is a prairie-hardwood, middle America, four seasons Southern.

That's all I feel like typing right now. I'll probably tackle the rest later.
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:21 PM
 
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The difference between Houston's brand of Southern and Dallas' brand of Southern is similar to the difference between New Orleans and Memphis. One is a swampy, Gulf port Southern while the other is a prairie-hardwood, middle America, four seasons Southern.

That's all I feel like typing right now. I'll probably tackle the rest later.
Huh? I get what you are saying about New Orleans, but I'd hardly use "pairie-hardwood, Middle America" to describe Memphis. If anything, Memphis is similar to Mississippi and Arkansas, and I wouldn't use those adjectives to describe those two either. Plus, Memphis doesn't have Great Plains, Mid-Western, Western, or Texas influence like Dallas does, so I don't think that's a very good example (no offense).
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:31 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Huh? I get what you are saying about New Orleans, but I'd hardly use "pairie-hardwood, Middle America" to describe Memphis. If anything, Memphis is similar to Mississippi and Arkansas, and I wouldn't use those adjectives to describe those two either. Plus, Memphis doesn't have Great Plains, Mid-Western, Western, or Texas influence like Dallas does, so I don't think that's a very good example (no offense).
Nor does New Orleans have the South Texas or Mexican influence of Houston. That's why I said it was almost like them in comparison.

Have you ever been to the Memphis area? It sits on the Mississippi Plain and there is prairie everywhere, especially in the western parts of the metro. A few more mature trees than you'll see in Dallas.

And what is this "Great Plains" influence in Dallas? How is this represented in the culture?
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Old 07-07-2015, 06:19 PM
 
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Nor does New Orleans have the South Texas or Mexican influence of Houston. That's why I said it was almost like them in comparison.

Have you ever been to the Memphis area? It sits on the Mississippi Plain and there is prairie everywhere, especially in the western parts of the metro. A few more mature trees than you'll see in Dallas.

And what is this "Great Plains" influence in Dallas? How is this represented in the culture?
Man, do you even know what a prairie is? I was born and raised in Memphis so I don't need a geography or culture lesson about it (especially an incorrect one). I'll just agree to disagree with you, because I see where this is going. Have a good night.
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Old 07-07-2015, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I definitely would not call anywhere in the Memphis area a prairie.
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Old 07-07-2015, 06:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss...Alluvial_Plain

Prairie being the patchwork open grasslands you find throughout the area; especially west of the river. Sure, it isn't a treeless prairie, but neither are the ones in Dallas originally. Both cities were located firmly in the cotton belt.

Here's a video which includes a drive through West Memphis. Go ahead and tell me how different from Dallas it looks.

https://youtu.be/p46ci_opQRc

Why are you always so combative, Mentallect? We're having a relaxed debate. Chill out, broheim.
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Old 07-07-2015, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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I definitely would not call anywhere in the Memphis area a prairie.
Thank you.

Dallas is on a Prarie, Memphis is not and yes I've spent ample time there.
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Old 07-07-2015, 07:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Is someone going to tell me about the Great Plains influence in Dallas? Are there a lot of wheat farms in the area? Have herds of bison migrated to DFW or are cows and pigs still the dominant livestock like the rest of the South?
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Old 07-07-2015, 07:28 PM
 
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Nobody said anything about Dallas being in the great plains. We said influence and it does. The Great Plains does indeed extend well into Texas. In fact, as far down close to the Rio Grande and it's not that far west of Dallas either. About 50 miles to the west. The Great Plains are to close to Dallas not to have an effect. And no, that drive doesn't remind me of the areas around DFW. If you're going to say grassy land, then any flat areas which are grassy are basically prairies.
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Old 07-07-2015, 07:43 PM
 
Location: central Austin
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Yes, Dallas does have a more mid-western feel than Houston, I can't put my finger on it precisely but I thought Mega Man's metaphors suited Dallas and Houston well. But like others, I don't see it fitting Memphis.
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