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Old 04-23-2015, 01:49 PM
 
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Like I've said before, Raleigh is comfortably in the South. Things get iffy north of Richmond, roughly three hours north of Raleigh. Even if many Yankee transplants have settled around Raleigh/Durham, you can drive around and definitely feel like you're in the South. You have North Carolina fast food chains like Bojangles, Cook Out, and Smithfields Chicken 'N BBQ along with Chick-Fil-A, Zaxby's, Waffle House, etc. You don't really find these chains north of Virginia, and they're all over Raleigh/Durham and North Carolina as a whole. We even have a Backyard Burgers in North Raleigh down the road from where I grew up, isn't that a chain from Mississippi? But really, I'll take you to Bojangles (a chain from NC) if you feel like questioning the southern identity of Raleigh.
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:08 PM
 
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It depends what you consider Southern. Texas isn't southern except for the eastern part of the state minus Houston. Florida isn't southern outside of the panhandle.
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:15 PM
 
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It depends what you consider Southern. Texas isn't southern except for the eastern part of the state minus Houston. Florida isn't southern outside of the panhandle.
There is southernness to be found in central Florida as well. South Florida is where things are culturally murky.
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:53 PM
 
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It depends what you consider Southern. Texas isn't southern except for the eastern part of the state minus Houston. Florida isn't southern outside of the panhandle.
Why minus houston?
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Old 04-24-2015, 01:20 AM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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It depends what you consider Southern. Texas isn't southern except for the eastern part of the state minus Houston. Florida isn't southern outside of the panhandle.
Houston is southern. Central Texas is southern as well.
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:54 AM
 
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As for Texas, only the western part of the state isn't Southern.
So South Texas, which is predominately Hispanic, is "Southern"? To me, the only part of Texas that feels and looks undoubtedly Southern without any other influences is East Texas, which is the part of the state bordering Arkansas and Louisiana, and that's only a small portion of a huge state. As soon as you leave East Texas and start traveling further into the state, all of that blatant Southern-ness quickly fades away. Hell, Dallas doesn't even feel or look Southern to me, and Austin and San Antonio definitely don't.
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL/Tokyo, Japan
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So South Texas, which is predominately Hispanic, is "Southern"? To me, the only part of Texas that feels and looks undoubtedly Southern without any other influences is East Texas, which is the part of the state bordering Arkansas and Louisiana, and that's only a small portion of a huge state. As soon as you leave East Texas and start traveling further into the state, all of that blatant Southern-ness quickly fades away. Hell, Dallas doesn't even feel or look Southern to me, and Austin and San Antonio definitely don't.
Even Houston to me, while overall southern feeling, is where western influence begins to show. I'd say as you exit Houston the southerness begins to drop like a rock, out of Victoria and you're basically in the west with a tinge of southern and not the other way around.
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:01 AM
 
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It depends what you consider Southern. Texas isn't southern except for the eastern part of the state minus Houston. Florida isn't southern outside of the panhandle.
I totally agree with this.
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Inland FL
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South Florida and urban areas of central Florida are not southern. The rest of Florida is southern.
Northern Virginia isn't southern but the rest of the state is.
The North Carolina Research Triangle is for the most part not southern. The remaining areas of North Carolina are southern.
Western Texas isn't southern. Same with Oklahoma and Missouri. Oklahoma and Missouri are southern lite.

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Old 04-24-2015, 09:45 AM
 
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North Carolina is less southern than I had imagined.
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