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View Poll Results: Which is the most culturally Southern?
Houston 27 47.37%
Oklahoma City 4 7.02%
Louisville 23 40.35%
Washington, DC 2 3.51%
Miami 1 1.75%
Voters: 57. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-24-2010, 11:41 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Sorry, I couldn't resist, LOL.

If anything, this should prove to be an interesting discussion since there are several elements which could be said to define cultural Southernness. All of these cities are geographically Southern and have historical Southern influences, but are great examples of contemporary cultural cross-pollination because of their border locations.
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Old 04-24-2010, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Austin,Tx
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OKC isn't on the border it's in the central part of the state
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Old 04-24-2010, 12:26 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Houston is on the border??? of..? Houston is gulf coast southern all day long. Louisville given its size is very southern.

I'd rank them in southernness

1 louisville
2 houston
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3 oklahoma city
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4 miami
5 dc

There are different varieties of southern and louisville and houston definitely fit the bill.
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Old 04-24-2010, 12:27 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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OKC isn't on the border it's in the central part of the state
It is regionally.

I would have to say Houston though.
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Old 04-24-2010, 12:37 PM
 
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Miami, it's the furthest South of any of the cities mentioned. Plus I know it will probably have the least votes.
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:25 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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By border, I mean they are in border regions/states.
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Old 04-24-2010, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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don't care what anyone says. From spending significant time in my life in both Houston and Miami. I don't see much of a difference in feel between them. That's me though.
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Old 04-24-2010, 02:52 PM
 
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Stereotypically, it'd be Louisville. I feel Oklahoma City has more Midwestern qualities rather than Southern.
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Old 04-24-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Houston
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Old 04-24-2010, 08:58 PM
 
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I don't know much about Houston, but as a Louisvillian born and raised I can say it is southern. Now there is a progressive hippie subculture in the Louisville area which is ashamed of Louisville's heritage as a major slave trading port, thanks in part to it's ideal location on the Ohio River. But regardless of anyones opinion, Louisville is most definitely a Southern city. Hell, our nickname is "The Gateway to the South". If fried chicken and horseraces aren't a part of southern living I'm not quite sure what would qualify.
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