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Old 03-18-2012, 08:59 PM
 
Location: South Central Nebraska
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??? How is that making it more southern?
Yeah I don't see the Baltimore area as very Southern.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:15 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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??? How is that making it more southern?
I don't think Baltimore is southern either. I just say things like that to entertain myself sometimes.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:34 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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In the 50s, people spoke with a very strong southern accent even in northern Missouri and southern Ohio.
My parents from northern Missouri say that your statement is false.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:37 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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??? How is that making it more southern?
Because ever since James Carville's bogus comment from 20 years ago was taken even further out of context, it's become trendy to believe that central Pennsylvania is like a slice of Old Dixie in the Northeast.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:41 PM
 
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I said something to this effect in another thread, too, but I think the root issue is that culture is becoming less regional, and that cuts both ways. That is, there was a time when accents and dialects varied much more from place to place, as did culture. As people have become more mobile and communications/broadcast technology has advanced, there's no barrier to keep trends confined to (or from) a specific area. Lots of bits of traditionally southern culture can be accessed by folks up north and vice-versa.

What's more, there is no monolithic southern culture, in my opinion. Not historically. Customs and speech varied a great deal from place to place, and they still vary some.

At the end of the day, I think it matters less and less where you live or, to an extent, where you're from.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:44 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Because ever since James Carville's bogus comment from 20 years ago was taken even further out of context, it's become trendy to believe that central Pennsylvania is like a slice of Old Dixie in the Northeast.
Uhh, no. I said that because some people feel that Maryland is southern and since some Marylanders in the Baltimore are moving to southern PA, it makes since that the place would become more 'southern.'
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:34 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Uhh, no. I said that because some people feel that Maryland is southern and since some Marylanders in the Baltimore are moving to southern PA, it makes since that the place would become more 'southern.'
Do you personally believe Maryland is southern? As far as people from Baltimore moving to York that isn't all that surprising considering how close they are to each other.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:26 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Excellent post. I think, though, that of the cities in the South I've visited or passed through, Montgomery AL still feels pretty southern.
I couldn't agree more with this comment. I found Montgomery to be very Southern.
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:56 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Do you personally believe Maryland is southern? As far as people from Baltimore moving to York that isn't all that surprising considering how close they are to each other.
Absolutely not.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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For the simple reason people tend to retire in the sun belts I do not see the northern cities becoming southern.

I do not know to many people who have moved or wanted to move to a northern climate.

Personally I like the cool weather and winters but that is not the norm.

based on people retiring from the north to the south I do not see a reversal.
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