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Old 09-04-2012, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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Ok...since we've been discussing this for over 30 pages now with well over 300 threads, I think we've safely defined what where the south is and where it isn't.

Another question I've had for a while...what MAJOR city in the south (VA,NC,TN,SC,GA,AL,MS,LA,AR,TX,FL) is most southern? In VA, NOVA isn't southern at all. In NC, Raleigh isn't southern. In GA, Atlanta doesn't feel southern. In LA, New Orleans feels like something all on it's own as well. Same with Miami, Tampa, and Orlando in FL...not southern. So what MAJOR city in the south feels like a completely southern city. And by major I obviously don't necessarily mean NYC size...just a bigger city. By that I mean free or largely free of migration from the NE, still retains a fairly strong dialect, and still exhibits traits that are widely regarded as southern (high rates of church attendance, adherrance to college football, cuisine, etc). My first inclination would go to cities like Mobile, AL, Danville, VA, Knoxille, TN, etc....

Any thoughts.

 
Old 09-04-2012, 04:43 PM
 
Location: NC
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Atlanta feels totally southern....Sorry, it's a huge metro area, but that doesn't make it any less Southern

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Old 09-04-2012, 04:55 PM
 
Location: USA
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Never have liked kudzu. I call it crudzu
 
Old 09-04-2012, 05:00 PM
 
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Originally Posted by wnewberry22 View Post
Ok...since we've been discussing this for over 30 pages now with well over 300 threads, I think we've safely defined what where the south is and where it isn't.

Another question I've had for a while...what MAJOR city in the south (VA,NC,TN,SC,GA,AL,MS,LA,AR,TX,FL) is most southern? In VA, NOVA isn't southern at all. In NC, Raleigh isn't southern. In GA, Atlanta doesn't feel southern. In LA, New Orleans feels like something all on it's own as well. Same with Miami, Tampa, and Orlando in FL...not southern. So what MAJOR city in the south feels like a completely southern city. And by major I obviously don't necessarily mean NYC size...just a bigger city. By that I mean free or largely free of migration from the NE, still retains a fairly strong dialect, and still exhibits traits that are widely regarded as southern (high rates of church attendance, adherrance to college football, cuisine, etc). My first inclination would go to cities like Mobile, AL, Danville, VA, Knoxille, TN, etc....

Any thoughts.
Atlanta and Raleigh feel Southern to me. Not extremely so in the small-town sense, but you couldn't mistake them for being in any other region of the country IMO.
 
Old 09-04-2012, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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Atlanta and Raleigh feel Southern to me. Not extremely so in the small-town sense, but you couldn't mistake them for being in any other region of the country IMO.

I could concede Atlanta maybe but the raleigh durham area just does NOT feel southern to me these days. And IMO the suburbs are worse...Cary...Apex...Wake Forest. Not even a little bit these days
 
Old 09-04-2012, 06:14 PM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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No Washingtonian or Marylander with any self respect is gonna call themselves southerners.
 
Old 09-04-2012, 06:16 PM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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Originally Posted by wnewberry22 View Post
Ok...since we've been discussing this for over 30 pages now with well over 300 threads, I think we've safely defined what where the south is and where it isn't.

Another question I've had for a while...what MAJOR city in the south (VA,NC,TN,SC,GA,AL,MS,LA,AR,TX,FL) is most southern? In VA, NOVA isn't southern at all. In NC, Raleigh isn't southern. In GA, Atlanta doesn't feel southern. In LA, New Orleans feels like something all on it's own as well. Same with Miami, Tampa, and Orlando in FL...not southern. So what MAJOR city in the south feels like a completely southern city. And by major I obviously don't necessarily mean NYC size...just a bigger city. By that I mean free or largely free of migration from the NE, still retains a fairly strong dialect, and still exhibits traits that are widely regarded as southern (high rates of church attendance, adherrance to college football, cuisine, etc). My first inclination would go to cities like Mobile, AL, Danville, VA, Knoxille, TN, etc....

Any thoughts.
All of thoses cities except Miami feel extremely southern. Atlanta is dixie land USA and always will be.
 
Old 09-04-2012, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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No Washingtonian or Marylander with any self respect is gonna call themselves southerners.
Well...neither dc nor Maryland are southern so that would follow suit.
 
Old 09-04-2012, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Atlanta feels totally southern....Sorry, it's a huge metro area, but that doesn't make it any less Southern
Yeah I think it's southern too.
 
Old 09-04-2012, 08:12 PM
 
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No Washingtonian or Marylander with any self respect is gonna call themselves southerners.
Yeah, southern = bad...
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