Is DC a Northeast City (living, better, America, life)
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Originally Posted by adavi215
I think the discussion about DC is an example of how state lines in todays times might not be the best way to show connectivity among regions. The fact is, DC is a Southern city. It is below the Mason-Dixon line. Howver, DC is also Northeastern. It is connected "culturally" to the Northeast cities. Th term Mid-Atlantic probably fits, but is there a consensus on what those states/cities are? Then you start generating a fun discusiion. I love C-D forums.
That's true... and according to what was said in earlier post that's southern culture. I was just tryna show what DC had that was part of southern culture. Hey I just found out what southern culture was yesterday.
Just to clear up one thing I never meant for people to think that soul food was a black thing only and it isn't.The "soul food" term is A.A., but the food that makes up soul food is also the food that is eaten by whites in the south too they just don't call it that... (I don't think). So soul food is just a part of southern culture according to the other post.
I agree with this post. "Soul food" is part of southern culture and cuisine. Whites in the south eat the same thing as black southerners do. My relatives in Alabama have white southern friends that they invite to dinners and they serve soul food there and the white southerners prepared foods that would be stereotyped into foods that only black folks eat (sweet potato pie, collards, neckbones, fried chicken, sweet tea etc.)
The White house itself looks like an antebellum home.
Antebellum home in Georgia
I would not call DC a true northeast city it's more mid-Atlantic. No one can deny DC's southern influences and history.
DC is a mid-atlantic city. Nothing more or less honestly but would probably lean more towards the north due to its location. The culture and accent is unique. I think the accent is a combination of northern and southern. Some DC residents due have a certain twang in there speech (not really a drawl) that separates them from places further north as far as accents. I can not really explain the twang really well but it can be heard in many words like down, town, stamp, etc. Also the r slurs that actually prob originates from southern VA since many people all over VA pronounce words such as berry, erica, etc similar to burry, urica. Dc people also have the northern pronunciations such as mova, fava, bruva as mentioned earlier which you won't find in most of va or nc.
Here are some examples I found on youtube of some strong AA dc accents.
You are correct but I would even break it down further and say that people Uptown don't have the same accent as S.E. Even in PG county, people in Hyattsville don't sound like people in Temple Hill. Their accent in the southern part of PG is thicker. Don't get me wrong. It's very similar but living in DC for the better part of 20 years, I can tell the difference. Delonte West has a strong DC accent.
An architect from Philly is responsible for some of DC's unique architecture. There is nothing southern about it. It has been copied over and over again.
The only reason DC would not be considered Southern is becuase of stupid stereotypes that everyone is too chicken sh.it to express. No one will say becuase they know they will get owned for that ignorance.
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