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View Poll Results: Atlanta vs Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham, which region is more southern?
Atlanta 46 44.23%
Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham 58 55.77%
Voters: 104. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-17-2015, 03:19 PM
 
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These three metros are arguably the best examples of the New South, gradually becoming more diverse as transplants continue to pour in. However, which region do you believe has retained more southern aspects? In terms of accents, restaurants, etc.
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Old 02-17-2015, 03:43 PM
 
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Sigh...
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Old 02-17-2015, 03:57 PM
 
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I have lived in Atlanta for 10 months now and hardly anyone in the city has a southern accent.. May be if you travel 30 miles up north like towards the northern party of Forsyth county.. Remember the Atlanta metro area's population quadrupled in size over the last few decades and most of the population came from the transplants from Northeast / Midwest and the West..
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Old 02-17-2015, 05:05 PM
 
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I have lived in Atlanta for 10 months now and hardly anyone in the city has a southern accent.
It's so weird to keep reading that from Atlanta residents. I was there in 2013 and heard southern accents everywhere. Maybe some areas are more southern than others.
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Old 02-17-2015, 05:54 PM
 
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ALL OF THEM lol
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:10 PM
 
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Well, you only put two choices in the poll...
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:09 PM
 
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People in Charlotte & Atlanta don't really have southern accents, but a sizable portion of the Raleigh area still has those accents. Not that accents really mean anything. But I think that Raleigh is the most southern of the 3. But in the end these cities are creating the new south where southern culture is staring to be replaced by mid atlantic culture
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:53 PM
 
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People in Charlotte & Atlanta don't really have southern accents, but a sizable portion of the Raleigh area still has those accents. Not that accents really mean anything. But I think that Raleigh is the most southern of the 3. But in the end these cities are creating the new south where southern culture is staring to be replaced by mid atlantic culture
That’s interesting in light of this article that came out year before last; I don't recall a similar one having been written for Atlanta or Charlotte: Raleigh has lost its drawl, y’all | Wake County | NewsObserver.com
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:16 PM
 
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Another post from the OP about Atlanta and/or his southern obesession. Anyway, all three are southern but Charlotte may the most southern by a hair...
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:33 PM
 
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That’s interesting in light of this article that came out year before last; I don't recall a similar one having been written for Atlanta or Charlotte: Raleigh has lost its drawl, y’all | Wake County | NewsObserver.com
That doesn't really prove anything... Maybe because those cities didn't need to write about losing their accents since it happened before Raleigh lost its accent?
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