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Old 09-05-2012, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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I think for people from the south, DC doesn't feel southern. For people from the north, it totally feels southern.

 
Old 09-05-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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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
To me they do, particularly when you consider building patterns and land use. Raleigh/Durham has history, but they lack the historic, dense urban fabric of Northern cities their size, they lack rail-based transit, and the other hallmarks of Southern culture are there--churches, cuisine, etc. Sure it's becoming a bit hybridized demographically but it's still the South. Would feel out of place anywhere else.
 
Old 09-05-2012, 07:07 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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No Washingtonian or Marylander with any self respect is gonna call themselves southerners.

What an ignorant thing to say.
 
Old 09-05-2012, 10:39 PM
 
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Sorry, but North Carolina and Virginia are not culturally the same as the rest of the areas you mention.
Thats your opinion...
 
Old 09-05-2012, 10:41 PM
 
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i think DC, the MD/VA line is the demarcation of North/South
100% Negative....
 
Old 09-05-2012, 10:53 PM
 
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From Va on down.
From Maryland on down:

 
Old 09-05-2012, 10:57 PM
 
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Most of Missouri, most of Maryland, and all of Delaware are not southern. TX, OK, AR, KY, TN, WV, VA, NC, SC, GA, AL, MS, LA, and FL are all the south.
If you ave not traveled throughout Maryland and Delaware then you can not define the two states as not being southern because again it will just be nothing more than biased opinions....
 
Old 09-05-2012, 10:58 PM
 
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KC is not the south. It's Midwestern. Washington, D.C. and Baltimore are not southern whatsoever.
It sure as heck ain't Northern.......
 
Old 09-05-2012, 11:01 PM
 
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I agree with the majority of that but just as all hillbilly culture isn't entirely southern, all lowland culture isn't either. Most agree that SE Georgia is southern but the Everglades likely wouldn't be considered as such. Places like Savannah and Charleston are southern all day long but Naples and Miami aren't southern culturally. Just like Knoxville, Chattanooga, Roanoke, Huntsville are southern and Pittsburgh isn't. But I do agree with the priciple theme of your post that hillbilly culture doesn't correlate to southern...but I would go a degree further that marsh, swamp, or whatever culture doesn't always correlate to southern either. Southern culture is a weird one to map imo. I still feel like the kudzu line is one of the most accurate indicators that i've seen subtracting southern Illinois and Indiana and Maryland...but again...all IMO
Once again Opinions which will Never Dictate into removing the FACT that Maryland is a Southern State......
 
Old 09-05-2012, 11:04 PM
 
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No Washingtonian or Marylander with any self respect is gonna call themselves southerners.
Speak for yourself because I know a lot of Natural Born Marylanders that will Argue you if you tell them they are not Southerners......
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