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Old 07-09-2007, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I posted this on the KY thread but wonder what y'all think, too. What does Southern hospitality mean to you?
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Old 07-09-2007, 03:29 PM
 
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In my opinion, southern hospitality is the consistent consideration of the feelings of a complete stranger. Whether you're driving considerately, smiling at a stranger, or just being nice to everyone for no reason.

Many southerners don't practice southern hospitality, and there are plenty of folks from all over the U.S. that live every day with what I'd call southern hospitality. However, I think there is probably more peer pressure, especially at a young age, for southerners to act a certain way.

Some people look at this negatively, and call it being "fake" or "two-faced." I can understand that point of view, although I'd take hospitality over brutal honesty any day.
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Old 07-09-2007, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Id agree 100% with anonymous. Well said.
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Old 07-09-2007, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I posted this on the KY thread but wonder what y'all think, too. What does Southern hospitality mean to you?
Southern Hospitality: The Southern tradition of waiting until an individual leaves the room before you start talking ill about them.
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Old 07-09-2007, 04:41 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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In my opinion, southern hospitality is the consistent consideration of the feelings of a complete stranger. Whether you're driving considerately, smiling at a stranger, or just being nice to everyone for no reason.

Many southerners don't practice southern hospitality, and there are plenty of folks from all over the U.S. that live every day with what I'd call southern hospitality. However, I think there is probably more peer pressure, especially at a young age, for southerners to act a certain way.

Some people look at this negatively, and call it being "fake" or "two-faced." I can understand that point of view, although I'd take hospitality over brutal honesty any day.
I'd also say Southern hospitality is plentiful portions of great food for lunch and dinner.... Like, more than the average meal....wish it was just American Hospitality rather than Southern Hospitality...damn the Civil War for keeping it from being not only where I am but everywhere else outside of the South
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Old 07-09-2007, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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To me it means the same as hospitatlity anywhere which is cordial and generous reception or disposition toward guests. I really don't see it any differently in the South. Some people are hospitable, others are not.
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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In my opinion, southern hospitality is the consistent consideration of the feelings of a complete stranger. Whether you're driving considerately, smiling at a stranger, or just being nice to everyone for no reason.

However, I think there is probably more peer pressure, especially at a young age, for southerners to act a certain way.

Some people look at this negatively, and call it being "fake" or "two-faced." I can understand that point of view, although I'd take hospitality over brutal honesty any day.
I love that definition.

Up here we tend to have peer pressure to be the exact opposite of that.

In a way it is being two-faced. But to me it's a "good" two-faced, instead of our common way to treat stangers;
like demonstrating body-language that implies they're not even there or they don't matter, until proven otherwise.
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Old 07-10-2007, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Blackwater Park
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Letting others get pull into traffic.

Waving at every car that passes by in rural areas.
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:51 PM
 
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Default keepin it real.....

id rather strangers ignore me or dont acknowledge me than it be fake and have me thinking their like me personally when they dont

hurt my feelings ?? my feelings have been hurt MORE times by "well-meaning" false hospitality in 8 months in NC than a LIFETIME in fla.....
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