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Old 08-08-2012, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Originally Posted by $mk8795 View Post
In your part of the south have ZERO Authority to dictate against the FACT that Maryland/DC is in the South...

No one with Common Intelligence and Importance give a care about what you people down there have an opinion against the Fact that Maryland/DC is in the South..........
Oh you people huh...

Psst.. it's still not southern in any way shape or form.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:25 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Oh you people huh...

Psst.. it's still not southern in any way shape or form.
Certainly not as evidenced by the rudeness of some of its residents. We dont roll like that down here, do we, hon?
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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You are getting way too carried away here. Miami, Houston, and Dallas are all in the deep south so why would they not be southern cities. Washington DC on the other hand is at the very least debatable. If you actually had visited DC I don't think you would be saying all of this. The city fits in perfectly within the Northeast corridor.
Ehh..Let's just say they are in the South. Although Nairobi may say Houston is in the Deep South. I don't. So it is a matter on who you are talking to.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Certainly not as evidenced by the rudeness of some of its residents. We dont roll like that down here, do we, hon?
Never met anyone from DC. My aunt is from Virginia, the last thing I would call her is southern.
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Center City
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If you actually had visited DC I don't think you would be saying all of this. The city fits in perfectly within the Northeast corridor.
Agreed. I have family and friends in DC and Baltimore. They do not feel they live in the south and having lived both north and south myself, I have to agree. Most people from the south and from the northeast feel DC and Baltimore are northeastern in character. It is generally a couple of posters from outside either region who, either to be argumentative or to promote some inane point on CD, hold up this canard. I usually leave them to their own devices. Culturally these two cities are nothing like the rest of the south. What do I base my assertion on? Well, in addition to having family and friends in the two cities in question, I have lived in two southern states, have in-laws in another, obtained a graduate degree in Virginia, and visited every other southern state. If anyone wants to argue with me about this point, they are wasting their time. There will be plenty of others here willing to take the bait, however, so sally forth!

As for the using census designations to back up their claim, apparently even that agency must even be a bit schizophrenic about it: http://2010.census.gov/news/pdf/Regi...e_contacts.pdf

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Old 08-08-2012, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Ok let me make a ruling here.

For purposes of this thread DC is NOT- I repeat NOT- Southern. The Op said the big 4 of the South. He obviously meant Houston, San Antonio, Miami and Charlotte

anyone who continues to run down this thread with the overplayed "what is the South" talk will receive 5 demerits and a spanking

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It's 3.9 million shy of the mark, so it still has a ways to go. The term "megacity" may sound cool, but it really only means a statistical area over 10 million people. It isn't a status symbol.
You need to tell that to Octa, she seems to think it means a super dense city.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:22 PM
 
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Houston and Houston and HOuston
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I know, I'm so sick of DC being called the South. DC and Baltimore has more in common with NYC and Philly than it does with any city in the deep south. I don't care what data someone pulls up, DC is not the south. They don't eat fish and grits in DC!!!
These stereotypes of what makes the south the south drive me crazy. It's not the real south unless people eat grits?
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:22 PM
 
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I just read the silliness of this whole thread.

1. DC's in a region all to it's own.

2. Houston, Dallas, Atlanta and Miami are all part of the South.

3. None of them are part of the "Deep South".

4. NoVa's as much a part of the South as Miami is.

5. B'more isn't the South. It's Northern like Philly and the rest.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:51 PM
 
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The thing is, if we object to NOVA being "southern" due to "all those northern transplants"... how would that same criticism not apply to Dallas or Houston? Sometimes it feels like half the people in parts of the Dallas metroplex are from the same area of southern Michigan/northern Ohio...
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