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View Poll Results: which city is the capital of the south?
Atlanta 555 53.42%
New Orleans 28 2.69%
Houston 113 10.88%
Dallas 41 3.95%
Miami 39 3.75%
Austin 8 0.77%
San Antonio 12 1.15%
Charlotte 34 3.27%
other 48 4.62%
there is no capital 161 15.50%
Voters: 1039. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-17-2008, 01:09 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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I am from miami and we were always taught that Miami was the south even in the books i mean its a known fact
thank you. see, everybody? out of the mouth of a miamian, you're hearing that SoFL is the south.

 
Old 12-17-2008, 01:15 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Took a road trip from Richmond VA to Dallas Tx this past summer. Went through a lot of southern states. Based on my limited travels, it seemed like East Texas (discounting Houston) was the most 'southern' as i guess most ppl would define by accent & mannerisms. But just my opinion.
Well, mannerisms will be different as much as you can expect them to be from big city to small town. But the accent heard in East Texas is the same accent heard in Dallas and Houston (especially since Houston technically is ET).

in my opinion, texans (east of I-35) sound just like georgians, but many people tend to disagree, so whatever
 
Old 12-17-2008, 01:22 AM
 
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Well, mannerisms will be different as much as you can expect them to be from big city to small town. But the accent heard in East Texas is the same accent heard in Dallas and Houston (especially since Houston technically is ET).

in my opinion, texans (east of I-35) sound just like georgians, but many people tend to disagree, so whatever
Well I guess comparing Richmond to Marshall was a bit of a stretch, but I guess ppl get the idea. I loved it there but next time I'd rather fly (19 hrs on the road)
 
Old 12-17-2008, 01:41 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Well I guess comparing Richmond to Marshall was a bit of a stretch, but I guess ppl get the idea. I loved it there but next time I'd rather fly (19 hrs on the road)
that actually kinda nice since I haven't taken a road trip of that length since I was a child.
 
Old 12-17-2008, 12:48 PM
 
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Well, mannerisms will be different as much as you can expect them to be from big city to small town. But the accent heard in East Texas is the same accent heard in Dallas and Houston (especially since Houston technically is ET).

in my opinion, texans (east of I-35) sound just like georgians, but many people tend to disagree, so whatever
While I do agree with you about east texas, I personally think anywhere west or south of SA is not that southern characteristically. In my opinion its a good thing because you can see different cultures while staying in the same state. Typically south texas is made up of predominatly hispanic cities and barrios. They have huge amounts of mexican-american culture which in my opinion is pretty cool. You get to learn from them but at the same time you are within a 3hrs drive to east texas and the traditional south.
 
Old 12-17-2008, 09:31 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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looking on a map, virginia doesn't even look like it's in the south. regardless, i disagree completely, so...
Historically, as you probably know, the South extended as far up as Maryland. Geographically, Virginia is more mid-Atlantic than Southern. But culturally, there should be no question that Virginia is Southern (possibly excepting NoVA). Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy for goodness sake.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy for goodness sake.
Only because it is the next major city south of Washington.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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North Carolina and Tennessee? No offense, but saying that Virginia is like states in the "upper" South isn't really helping your argument.

now tell me that richmond or newport news are very similar to jackson, ms or baton rouge or tuscaloosa, al...and then i'll analyze my opinion.

people try and tell me that texas isn't the south and then I explain to them how there is practically no difference between a city like longview, tx and jackson or tuscaloosa.
The point is that North Carolina and Tennessee are Southern and the majority of VA is Southern. Geographically has little to do with a state being Southern. Cultural far determines whether a state is Southern or not and Virginia has very much in common with the Carolinas and the Mid-South. No, Richmond isn't as "southern" as Jackson. But Danville is. Hell, Houston isn't as Southern as Jackson or Birmingham. Dallas isn't as Southern as Atlanta or Savannah. But they are Southern.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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If it were more business oriented and more "southernly", it would be Miami due to its size.
I voted for Atlanta because it is both of those things.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 06:52 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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If it were more business oriented and more "southernly", it would be Miami due to its size.
I voted for Atlanta because it is both of those things.
Miami due to its size? Really? I'm assuming you're including Texas as well, so Houston and DFW are both larger than Miami's metro. But again, Miami has no influence over here and even more true for Atlanta.
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