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Old 12-09-2011, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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y'all come back, ya hear? that's something you don't hear or see anymore in south Florida. I remember when even Winn Dixie had that over their exits, but no one does that anymore. I guess that all the northeasterners and immigrants from Latin America changed that idea. Where does the "southern hospitality" cut off to become the "new urbanism"?
The correct phrase is "ya'll come back now, ya hear".
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The correct phrase is "ya'll come back now, ya hear".
It is, presuming you are the announcer on "The Beverly Hillbillies" or someone who believes that everyone between DC and Orlando is just like the Clampetts.
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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It is, presuming you are the announcer on "The Beverly Hillbillies" or someone who believes that everyone between DC and Orlando is just like the Clampetts.
We Missouri hillbillies resent the appropriation of our phrase!
Oh wait, that was fiction, right?
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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It is, presuming you are the announcer on "The Beverly Hillbillies" or someone who believes that everyone between DC and Orlando is just like the Clampetts.
It was a joke. Lighten up Francois.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:34 AM
 
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Ive lived in 4 areas here. South Florida, Orlando, Gainesville and Tallahassee.

South Florida is not southern at all. It never really was. Its always been an eclectic mix of peoples with most of the original development being owed to Northern business tycoons.

Orlando is not very Southern either. There are some Southerners but from the last decade or so its becoming more and more like South Florida/NE. The metro area has some towns with a Southern feel to them but they are few and far between. Giant cookie cutter housing developments filled with retirees from Central and South Florida and the NE have taken over the area and have now pushed up to Ocala.

Gainesville struck me as more of a northern city than anything. Its a university town first and foremost and since most of the people attending there were from the other major metro areas of the state it tends to reflect that. Plus most of the people working there work for either UF or Shands and are from somewhere else as well. It has Southern elements but its not much.

Tallahassee is by far the most Southern city Ive lived in Florida. There is alot of elements of Southern culture and alot more people here identify with the rest of the South. Theres still a strong Southern cultural presence. But Ive had Southerners telling me they dont think this place is very Southern. The Panhandle does seem to me to be very Southern.

ive travelled throughout the South as well and done some stops in most the major cities and alot of tailgating at SEC schools. The stereotype seems to be that Southerners dont consider Florida part of the South. Id agree there. Culturally were not. Florida is kind of its own weird thing. Its a bigger melting pot than anywhere in the South.

Aside from parts of Northern Florida, Southern culture never got engrained in most of Florida. Spain controlled Florida for 300 years and it became a hideaway for runaway slaves and Indians. Florida was only part of the US for 40 years when the Civil War broke out. Most of the development that came starting in the 1890s came from Northerners, Midwesterners, and even Cubans. its history is unlike any Southern state, or any other state for that matter. And its culture reflects this history.
The writter clearly has a tenuous grasp on Florida in general, Florida history and what it is to be Southern.

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Old 02-16-2012, 01:45 AM
 
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Default Miami 1968


WCKT (WSVN) Upward Miami, 1960s, Part 2 of 3 - YouTube

This should clear up any misleading information posted here about South Florida's Southern Heritage...even when speaking about Miami. Notice these Miami Chamber members accents...unmistakably Southern...very Southern. To say South Florida was never Southern is a reckless and unfounded argument.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:46 AM
 
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Default Florida's Confederate Holidays

The dates below are official holidays observed by the State of Florida:

April 26th: Confederate Memorial Day

January 19th: Robert E. Lee's Birthday

June 3rd: President Jefferson Davis's Birthday

Most of the Southern States offer some observance of Jefferson Davis's Birth but only Florida and Alabama designate it as a State Holiday. And while Alabama joins Florida in their reverence, here in Florida it is also a legal, public holiday where many public offices are closed, as are schools and many businesses. Mississippi combines the holiday with Memorial Day in May.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:48 AM
 
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Default South Florida's Southern Heritage



After the War, like President Jefferson Davis, The Secretary of State for the Confederacy fled from the Yankees after Lee surrendered. It was South West Floridans that hid Confederate Sec. of State Judah P. Benjamin at The Gamble Plantation in Manatee County.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:50 AM
 
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Default Hendry County, South Florida -Conf. Capt. Francis Hendry's House



This historic site in Hendry County, located in South Florida is the home of Confederate Capt. Francis A. Hendry, founder of LaBelle and namesake of the South Florida County. Also note that neighboring SWFLA Lee County is named for General Robert E. Lee.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:08 AM
 
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For anyone wanting an accurate and intelligible explanation of Florida's heritage they should visit the following site by Southern writer and historian, Dale Cox of Marianna Florida:

ExploreSouthernHistory.com

Also a great fictional work that is now required reading in the curriculum of Florida's Schools is a Novel by Southern writer, Patrick D. Smith , "A Land Remembered". This particular work is a historical fiction but explains in an entertaining and informative way how Miami's rural Southern heritage was destroyed by Northern land speculators.
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