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Old 08-18-2012, 11:18 AM
 
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When most job transfers or businesses from the Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, or Northwest move to the south they often go to: Atlanta Georgia, Miami Florida, Alexandria Virginia, Charlotte North Carolina, etc. Not Jackson MS, Little Rock AR, Mobile AL, or Lousiville Ky. When people outside the south stereotype the south they often mention Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky. Not Georgia, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, etc.
I agree with you on the first part, but I gotta tell you, lifelong Northerner and I've never heard anybody make a distinction. If people are dumb enough to stereotype the South, they're dumb enough to lump it all together. Honestly, Georgia (outside of maybe Atlanta) doesn't have any more positive public face with most people than Mississippi...
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Amen to that! New Orleans is definitely on the right track and getting better each day - and considering the huge blow that area took just 6 years ago or so - it's amazing. It really showcases the gifts, attitudes and resiliency of the people.

I love it there and encourage anyone who hasn't visited it in the past couple of years to go see our beautiful New Orleans - one of our nation's treasures! I'd venture to say that outside the 9th ward, NOLA is actually in better shape than it was before Katrina.
That's why my address will soon read New Orleans.
Even the 9th ward has bounced back, my furniture is in a storage unit in the 9th ward. New houses line some streets, many able to withstand Cat 5 storms.
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Lake Charles, LA
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What kind of work will you be doing in N.O.?
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:25 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Um...Louisville? Birmingham? Over 1 million. You do know we're talking about metro areas, right? If we weren't, none of the southern states would have a city with population above 1 million.

Louisville, Kentucky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Birmingham, Alabama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
You alone defined major city as an assumption in this thread. Nobody else mentioned anything about specific size or whether or not it pertained to city limits or metro areas. So, in effect, the "we're" should be "I'm" and the "we weren't" should be "I wasn't".
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:32 PM
 
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No major cities. No pro sports teams. No major population growth. Always the center of negative stereotypes in the media and in the minds of northerners. Will Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky ever gain the same popularity as Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Louisiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas?
rnc2mbfl...I'm afraid that the OP above mentioned major cities, and qualified FL, GA, VA, LA, TN, NC, SC, and TX as having at least one while saying that the others don't. I simply pointed out that AL and KY both have major cities as large or larger than some states on the first list. I don't know why you're being so sensitive about it...but okay, whatever.

I also pointed out that none of the states listed have a city over 1 million (except TX) unless we're using MSA data. I really don't understand you're argument, but WE are talking about metro areas and not city limits - as is always the case on this site unless otherwise stipulated.

Good day.
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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That's why my address will soon read New Orleans.
Even the 9th ward has bounced back, my furniture is in a storage unit in the 9th ward. New houses line some streets, many able to withstand Cat 5 storms.
YAY! Good luck.

I am originally from Metairie. I love New Orleans. My husband and I visit there at least once a year. I'd love to live there but our future may be moving us to Virginia or West Virginia. I'm online looking at property as we speak!

It's AMAZING what real estate dollars can buy in West Virginia! Sheeze! And we're moving from Texas, where the cost of living and real estate are already low. I am blown away.
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:51 AM
 
Location: Paris
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I agree with you on the first part, but I gotta tell you, lifelong Northerner and I've never heard anybody make a distinction. If people are dumb enough to stereotype the South, they're dumb enough to lump it all together. Honestly, Georgia (outside of maybe Atlanta) doesn't have any more positive public face with most people than Mississippi...
Agreed, with the one exception that Florida (coasts only really) seems to often get a pass, the others most certainly do not.
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:29 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Don't yall ever get tired of talking about us?
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:37 AM
 
Location: The South
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Don't yall ever get tired of talking about us?
You nailed it.
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:42 AM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Don't yall ever get tired of talking about us?

It is only the ignorant that do all of the talking. And no, you can't fight stupidity.
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