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Old 06-04-2013, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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So I wonder if the people are saying Florida are only saying it because of the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area or Naples area. Go to Clewiston and tell me that this place ain't Southern. Heck, go tell them they aren't Southern and see what type of looks you get. Like Texas, the majority of Florida is Southern.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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So I wonder if the people are saying Florida are only saying it because of the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area or Naples area. Go to Clewiston and tell me that this place ain't Southern. Heck, go tell them they aren't Southern and see what type of looks you get. Like Texas, the majority of Florida is Southern.
It's the same thing with most Southern states. Go to Beaumont, TX, Appalachicola, FL, or Danville, VA and tell them they aren't Southern...you'll probably either get laughed at or worse.

All of these states are traditionally southern but their Southern influence is waining a bit because the large influx of immigrants or migrants seeking work. VA, FL, and TX seem to have taken the hits the hardest for a variety of reasons and unfortunately these population shifts have altered the traditional culture a bit.

Likewise I mentioned the cities above as being very Southern feeling you could also go to Dalhart, TX, Hialeah, FL, or Fairfax, VA and find locations that do not feel very Southern at all...at least not IMO.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:56 PM
 
Location: MD suburbs of DC
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Maryland and Delaware. If by Southern you mean only the Confederate states, I'd put Texas first, then Virginia, then Florida.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:06 PM
 
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And Texas.
No.

Texas may not be "Southern" in the cultural/Antebellum sense, but politically and socially it's still just as "Southern" as the other states.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:07 PM
 
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So I wonder if the people are saying Florida are only saying it because of the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area or Naples area. Go to Clewiston and tell me that this place ain't Southern. Heck, go tell them they aren't Southern and see what type of looks you get. Like Texas, the majority of Florida is Southern.
No one's saying Florida isn't Southern, but it's the LEAST Southern out of all the other states.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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No one's saying Florida isn't Southern, but it's the LEAST Southern out of all the other states.
Exactly...All of the states that could be considered "least" southern are still southern. VA, FL, and TX would, IMO and it seems like the opinion of most on this thread, be the least southern states but they are still Southern states.

I'm a little more surprised people are mentioning anything about North Carolina. Being a VA native I've always throught of VA and NC and basically interchangable for the most part. Granted I grew up pretty close to the NC border but I've always felt like VA and NC were a hell of a lot different than SC and further south.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:41 PM
 
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Florida. Virginia is probably second.
These
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:14 PM
 
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Exactly...All of the states that could be considered "least" southern are still southern. VA, FL, and TX would, IMO and it seems like the opinion of most on this thread, be the least southern states but they are still Southern states.

I'm a little more surprised people are mentioning anything about North Carolina. Being a VA native I've always throught of VA and NC and basically interchangable for the most part. Granted I grew up pretty close to the NC border but I've always felt like VA and NC were a hell of a lot different than SC and further south.
Eastern NC is as Southern as anywhere else in the south. Even Central and Western NC are def southern culturally. VA outside of nova felt like the rest of the south to me.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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No one's saying Florida isn't Southern, but it's the LEAST Southern out of all the other states.
Well even with that, I don't think Florida isn't much different than Texas or VA.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:57 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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It's the same thing with most Southern states. Go to Beaumont, TX, Appalachicola, FL, or Danville, VA and tell them they aren't Southern...you'll probably either get laughed at or worse.
With confidence, I will gladly tell Danville they aren't anywhere near as southern as the folks in Beaumont lol.

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Texas may not be "Southern" in the cultural/Antebellum sense.
I'm not sure what's meant by this, but there are definitely relics and cultural attributes of the Antebellum South in Texas; especially Southeast Texas, which is part of the Deep South.

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Eastern NC is as Southern as anywhere else in the south.
I don't see this.
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