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Old 11-19-2012, 12:43 AM
 
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Interesting how you would still group Maryland and Delaware with Virgina tidewater, Eastern Carolinas, and Eastern Georgia a one division in the south. You don't think Maryland and Delaware are distinctive enough to have there own region in the South?
It looks and feels more like Virgina tidewater, Eastern Carolinas, and Eastern Georgia then it does with areas north/northeast of Maryland and Delaware....

Now in terms of the Upper South then yes it is Delaware, Maryland, DC, Virginia, and West Virginia.......

Central South is the Carolinas.......

Deep South is Georgia and Florida........
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:45 AM
 
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The problem is, they were during the Civil War and continue to be culturally split between the south and the Northeast. Pennsylvania is similar, despite having Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, that's why I think they should be considered Mid Atlantic rather than Southern.
Irregardless both Maryland(especially Maryland) and Delaware are part of the South......
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:09 AM
 
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Best definition on the thread. There are some further nuances that could be pulled out... like the part of Florida south of Orlando... the most southern portion of all on the map but probably the least southern of any area in the South culturally speaking. At least on the main population centers on the coasts.

Texas always stirs up a discussion on its southerness, but it is one of the original confederate states, most of the early settlers came from the south, the accent, the cuisine, the bible belt... all things very southern. But there is a pretty big difference east to west to south in Texas. The western half is very ranch oriented but probably the only part that should be lumped in with southern plains. East Texas is a south as you can get. From north of Houston and East of Dallas, it is very much like the rest of the south eastward... Louisiana (northern at least), MS, AL, GA.... The Rio Grande Valley has a climate almost like southern Florida and the Hispanic infulence gives it another similarity to S. Florida, so it really is a region unto its own.

Far eastern New Mexico (Clovis/Hobbes/Portales and environs) is very much like west Texas and has a distinct southern flair down to the accent, cuisine, and preponderance of the Southern Baptist denomination. So any map of the south should dip into this part of NM.
It's all relative. Some folks say Eastern NM is "Little Texas" and is thus Southern. Others would say West Texas is the TRUE Southwest and takes on characteristics of NM and is distinct from the rest of Texas and is non-Southern.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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Irregardless both Maryland(especially Maryland) and Delaware are part of the South......
Wrong.

The South ends at NOVA.

Also...Irregardless isn't a word.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:30 AM
 
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Irregardless both Maryland(especially Maryland) and Delaware are part of the South......



Sorry. Just one of my pet peeves. But that is NOT A WORD!
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:01 AM
 
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It looks and feels more like Virgina tidewater, Eastern Carolinas, and Eastern Georgia then it does with areas north/northeast of Maryland and Delaware....

Now in terms of the Upper South then yes it is Delaware, Maryland, DC, Virginia, and West Virginia.......

Central South is the Carolinas.......

Deep South is Georgia and Florida........
Where are you from and why are you qualified to comment about Delaware so much?
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:55 PM
 
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Wrong.

The South ends at NOVA.

Also...Irregardless isn't a word.
Why do you have soo much Hate for Maryland???
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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Sorry. Just one of my pet peeves. But that is not a word!
ok
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:58 PM
 
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Where are you from and why are you qualified to comment about Delaware so much?
I am not from the Deep South and I am certain that you are not from Delaware....
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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Why do you have soo much Hate for Maryland???
I don't. I actually really like Maryland. I just recognize that it culturally isn't southern. You can argue with everyone on this stupid forum until your blue in the face but it doesn't change the fact that Maryland isn't a southern state. The Eastern Shore has southern traits but to call Maryland as a whole "southern" is just blatantly inaccurate.
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