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Old 11-30-2012, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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My take, and this is based more on tradition and history, not so much on who's been transplanted where:

Texas==its own region

Southern Louisiana==its own region

Traditional deep south=Northern LA, MS, AL, GA, SC, Northern FL

South Florida==its own region, not really "southern" in a traditional sense

"Atlantic" South=MD, VA, NC

Interior south=WV, KY, TN, AR, possibly southern MO & Eastern OK. Also includes portions of the Ohio Valley in traditionally "northern" states like IL.
I agree with all of this!
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:23 AM
 
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I like wnewberry's point of making appalachia distinct though. I overlooked that in my post just above, but I agree Appalachia is one of the more important distinctions within the south: East TN & KY, North GA, West NC & VA, much of WVA & western MD fall into this category.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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1. Yeah, really, uh ha, um hmm, sure, I declare, ya don't say

2. You choose to ignore what I have posted to back up the Facts, 3. however despite your biased opinion against the state of Maryland being a Southern State; 4. Maryland is a Southern State 5. no matter anyones hateful views towards the State that birth the Nations Capital.
Lets dissect your post.

1. I do say.

2. You have never posted "facts." You just repeat your dumbass assertions.

3. It's everyones opinion.

4. Wrong.

5. I like Maryland....But is isn't southern. Further...you have no evidence to support your assertion. All that you have is pestulance and the argumentative graces of a scorned Maltese.


I think you are a self-loathing Yankee. I'm sorry...I know it's tough being a Yankee when all of us cool southerners are hanging out here trying to learn more about our culture. Maybe you'd feel more comfortable in the New York or New Jersey forums.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:41 AM
 
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I like wnewberry's point of making appalachia distinct though. I overlooked that in my post just above, but I agree Appalachia is one of the more important distinctions within the south: East TN & KY, North GA, West NC & VA, much of WVA & western MD fall into this category.
Yes, along with northwestern SC.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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Yes, along with northwestern SC.
Yep...Anderson, Greeneville, Spartanburg area is Appalachian for sure.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:49 AM
 
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Miami should me a city-state.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I work with a person who is born and raised here in DC. Right off Northwest. He's 52 but he said he's never lived anywhere else. If a Southerner heard how he talked, you would think he's from country towns of Georgia or Alabama or even Florida. For example, to him, street is screet. Strawberry is scrawberry. He's not even struggling to say it either. Find it interesting.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:17 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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I think the most appropriate way to express divisions in the south are cultural rather than geographic. Someone may have already listed these on here, but here are my definitions:

Appalachia: Southern West Virginia, Southwestern Virginia, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Tennessee, Western North Carolina, And To a sligthly lesser degree extreme western SC and extreme northeastern Georgia. (characterized by hillbilly culture, moonshine, banjos, etc)

Gulf South: East Texas, Gulf LA, Gulf MS, Gulf AL, and FL Panhandle (seafood, mardi gras, spanish moss, etc)

Inland South: Central Texas, Arkansas, the rest of TN, MS, LA, AL, and KY (generic south...college football, sweet tea, and jesus)

Coastal South: North Florida to central Florida coast, coastal GA, coastal SC, Coastal NC, Coastal VA (stopping at DC exurbs) (More good seafood, party scene, more college football, old south, hot ass women!)

Metro South: ATL, Charlotte, Richmond, Hampton Roads, Raleigh-Durham, Birmingham, etc. (Rapidly changing, New south, transplant population, diluted southern identity, diversity, democratic, etc)

I'm sure there are more divisions out there and some areas I'm not accounting for, but theres my take on it.
This is pretty accurate to me.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:00 PM
 
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My take, and this is based more on tradition and history, not so much on who's been transplanted where:

Texas==its own region

Southern Louisiana==its own region

Traditional deep south=Northern LA, MS, AL, GA, SC, Northern FL

South Florida==its own region, not really "southern" in a traditional sense

"Atlantic" South=MD, VA, NC

Interior south=WV, KY, TN, AR, possibly southern MO & Eastern OK. Also includes portions of the Ohio Valley in traditionally "northern" states like IL.
IMHO, this delinitation has good merits...but only if the division is within the South itself. For instance? Texas is certainly its own region in its own right. No true Texan would disagree! And likely not, by the same sorta token, would those in South Louisiana not say the same of their own area.

Off on a tangent for a minute, in lots of ways, the same can be said about South Carolina and Virginia (that is, a Southern identity, yet a strong sense of independent state identity)

But back to the point, the vast majority of Texas, and all of southern Louisiana, belong to the South when placing the above states/areas within a generally recognized region of the United States itself.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:03 PM
 
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I work with a person who is born and raised here in DC. Right off Northwest. He's 52 but he said he's never lived anywhere else. If a Southerner heard how he talked, you would think he's from country towns of Georgia or Alabama or even Florida. For example, to him, street is screet. Strawberry is scrawberry. He's not even struggling to say it either. Find it interesting.
Yeah, there are country Blacks in DC. DC is a mixed bag really. DC isn't immune to Bammas. Then there's the NY transplants in DC that mix it up even more.
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