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Old 01-28-2014, 11:24 PM
 
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Southern's in the blood people. There is no most or least southern state although the original 11 confederate states should serve as a foundation. It's all about roots. Not only am I from eastern N Carolina all eight of my great grandparents were from eastern N Carolina. Had both sides of my family fight for the south in the civil war.It's more about who you are than where your from although they both come in to play.
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, MD and DE are both considered to be part of the "South" region. And me living in Connecticut, when I travel down to MD or DE it feels much more southern than New England. People just don't understand this, but it's totally true.
MD and DE weren't part of the Confederacy and thus were never southern.
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, MD and DE are both considered to be part of the "South" region. And me living in Connecticut, when I travel down to MD or DE it feels much more southern than New England. People just don't understand this, but it's totally true.
See, the thing is, nowhere outside of New England feels like New England.

To you western NY and Pennsylvania probably feel southern. Just because it isn't Connecticut doesn't make it Dixie.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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See, the thing is, nowhere outside of New England feels like New England.

To you western NY and Pennsylvania probably feel southern. Just because it isn't Connecticut doesn't make it Dixie.
Exactly.

To me, growing up in Louisiana, even places like Virginia seem like the northeast. MD and DE seem very yankee to me. It's all relative.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:41 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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See, the thing is, nowhere outside of New England feels like New England.

To you western NY and Pennsylvania probably feel southern. Just because it isn't Connecticut doesn't make it Dixie.
Right on the money.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, MD and DE are both considered to be part of the "South" region. And me living in Connecticut, when I travel down to MD or DE it feels much more southern than New England. People just don't understand this, but it's totally true.

The opinions of people outside the region are very important, like canaries in the mine, they are more sensitve to changes in the atmosphere and, to mix metaphors, they don't have a dog in the fight.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:26 PM
 
Location: A subtropical paradise
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Fine, Maryland and Delaware may be the least Southern of the states in the Census defined South, but right after that is Texas and Oklahoma.
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:33 AM
 
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Fine, Maryland and Delaware may be the least Southern of the states in the Census defined South, but right after that is Texas and Oklahoma.
Not at all. Also, Florida and Virginia have less of the traditional southern traits than Texas.
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Not at all. Also, Florida and Virginia have less of the traditional southern traits than Texas.
Florida maybe. Virginia doesn't.
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Old 01-31-2014, 01:10 PM
 
Location: MD suburbs of DC
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Imo, the ranking of non-southernness to southern goes:

Delaware (would not consider Southern in the slightest)
Maryland + DC metro area (some Southern influence but generally not Southern)
Florida (South + Central Florida have their own unique culture, not Northern per se but certainly not Southern)
West Virginia (upper 1/3 is not Southern, middle 1/3 is transitional leaning Southern and lower 1/3 is Southern without a doubt)
Oklahoma (Midwestern influences present in upper + central part of state, Southwestern influences in far western part)
Kentucky (Cincinnati area might as well be part of the Midwest, rest is solidly Southern although Louisville has a few Midwestern influences)

and Texas is somewhere around Tennessee's level - the only thing not Southern about it is West Texas (mainly the El Paso region) which accounts for only a small amount of the population.
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