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Old 04-22-2015, 01:36 PM
 
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This is a very silly thread because there is so much diversity in the south. New Orleans is not Nashville but both are southern. Memphis and Charleston are distinct and both southern.

Similarly, Texas is insanely big, like the size of Germany and even though it has its own distinct "Texas" culture it's quite different depending on where you go. It's difficult to rate the southernness of such a diverse state. I've traveled a lot and I'd definitely consider Houston the south, similarly I feel like Pensacola Florida is southern and like the guy write above me wrote, southern IL seemed more like the south to me than northern VA and I'm not saying that because it was more rural. Things just kind of blend and bleed into other cultures; it's very difficult to say. Yeah, we can all agree that GA is more southern than Delaware, but comparing Alabama to South Carolina or Tennessee to Louisiana, etc. would be pointless, which makes this thread kind of dumb.
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Old 07-29-2015, 08:12 PM
 
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I'm laughing when people don't consider Arkansas as southern as North Carolina or other southern states. I'm guessing many people saying this haven't travelled through Arkansas much. If you took someone from little rock and put them in any city around the same size in North Carolina people would keep asking "where are you from you have a southern accent!" I would say little rock is one of the most southern feeling cities for it's size anywhere in the United States. It is directly in the center of Arkansas as well.
Sorry buddy the only time someone would ask that in NC is if they were from up north to begin with or someone wanted to gauge their accent based on location in the state. I believe Ark is just as southern as the rest it's just its own brand of southern like the rest
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Old 07-29-2015, 08:15 PM
 
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Virginia - 5
Florida - 5
Oklahoma -5
Texas - 6
North Carolina -7
Kentucky - 7
Arkansas - 8
Tennessee -8
Louisiana - 8
Alabama - 9
Georgia - 9.5
South Carolina - 10
Mississippi - 10

Almost perfect I would bump NC up to 8 ...well the old NC lol
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Old 07-29-2015, 09:37 PM
 
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Am I the only one who thinks Virginia is more southern than Florida, Texas, and Oklahoma?
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Old 07-30-2015, 04:26 AM
 
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Am I the only one who thinks Virginia is more southern than Florida, Texas, and Oklahoma?
Pretty much....
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Old 07-30-2015, 06:38 AM
 
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It's a tossup between Alabama and South Carolina for second behind Mississippi, all three are more southern than Georgia in my book.
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:42 AM
 
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My final stand:

1. Mississippi
2. Alabama
3. South Carolina
4. Georgia
5. Tennessee
6. Louisiana
7. Arkansas
8. North Carolina
9. Kentucky
10. Virginia
11. Texas
12. Florida
13. Missouri
14. Oklahoma
15. West Virginia
16. Maryland
17. Delaware
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:50 AM
 
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This is a very silly thread because there is so much diversity in the south. New Orleans is not Nashville but both are southern. Memphis and Charleston are distinct and both southern.

Similarly, Texas is insanely big, like the size of Germany and even though it has its own distinct "Texas" culture it's quite different depending on where you go. It's difficult to rate the southernness of such a diverse state. I've traveled a lot and I'd definitely consider Houston the south, similarly I feel like Pensacola Florida is southern and like the guy write above me wrote, southern IL seemed more like the south to me than northern VA and I'm not saying that because it was more rural. Things just kind of blend and bleed into other cultures; it's very difficult to say. Yeah, we can all agree that GA is more southern than Delaware, but comparing Alabama to South Carolina or Tennessee to Louisiana, etc. would be pointless, which makes this thread kind of dumb.
I've been saying this same thing for a long time. It's all southern, just different incarnations of southern. South Florida, NOVA, etc. are southern, just not the same kind of southern as Birmingham. The South is a very diverse region with all kinds of cultures. There is not a definitive "southern culture", and I think many times people seem to equate it with classic, historical southern culture. It's 2015.
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Old 09-10-2016, 11:55 PM
 
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Mississippi
Alabama
South Carolina
Georgia
North Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Louisiana
Kentucky
Virginia
Florida
Oklahoma
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Old 09-11-2016, 05:49 AM
 
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How can all of you who have ranked Mississippi at the top do it with a straight face?? MS is the poorest state in the country, the State Prison at Parchman makes up half the states economy and it scores last in all the important rankings such as education!
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