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Old 03-31-2014, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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In the Duluth / Superior area, many people describe themselves as "country girls" or (more rarely) "country boys". This is generally associated with:

> Living in the outskirts/boonies (though not all live there)
> Listening to country music
> Owning / riding horses
> Owning big pick-up trucks
> 4x4ing / mudding / ATVing / dirt biking
> Extreme patriotism / nationalism about "America"
> Wearing cowboy clothes
> Not being afraid of a little dirt or mud
> Gun ownership
> Having a muscular build from work (boys)
> Knowing basic mechanics, how to survive in the woods, etc. (boys)
> Drinking Jack Daniels, whiskey, domestic beer, etc.
> Not being in the "rat race", doing chores around the yard / farm / house

What does it mean in YOUR area? And how many would consider themselves to be close or attached to the "country", even though they may live in the suburbs or in the center of the city?
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Maryland, The Original Catholic colony.
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People from anywhere that isn't NYC, Philly, Boston, San Fran, DC, or Chicago. Although New Yorkers think anyone that ain't from the five boroughs is country.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Mesa, AZ
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Originally Posted by tvdxer View Post
In the Duluth / Superior area, many people describe themselves as "country girls" or (more rarely) "country boys". This is generally associated with:

> Living in the outskirts/boonies (though not all live there)
> Listening to country music
> Owning / riding horses
> Owning big pick-up trucks
> 4x4ing / mudding / ATVing / dirt biking

> Extreme patriotism / nationalism about "America"
> Wearing cowboy clothes
> Not being afraid of a little dirt or mud
> Gun ownership

> Having a muscular build from work (boys)
> Knowing basic mechanics, how to survive in the woods, etc. (boys)
> Drinking Jack Daniels, whiskey, domestic beer, etc.
> Not being in the "rat race", doing chores around the yard / farm / house

What does it mean in YOUR area? And how many would consider themselves to be close or attached to the "country", even though they may live in the suburbs or in the center of the city?

Mainly the ones in bold. Also going to country bars multiple times a week, being big into country dancing, constantly quoting lines from country songs, etc.

Most of these "country" people live in the burbs or the city but think boots, a cowboy hat, and an affinity for whiskey make them legit country folk.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Nice
Good-looking
Not afraid of hard work
There is a truck in the family
Goes to church
Can fish
Owns a rifle
Can fix things and/or make things
The family has land even if the home isn't big
Considers the military honorable duty
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Old 04-01-2014, 03:43 PM
 
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People from anywhere that isn't NYC, Philly, Boston, San Fran, DC, or Chicago. Although New Yorkers think anyone that ain't from the five boroughs is country.
What about very urban areas outside those cities? I live in northeastern NJ, and my area is far from "country". NJ is the densest state in the country and Hudson County, across the river from Manhattan, is one of the densest counties in the country. It's actually insane how many people live in Hudson County for its size.

To me, the "country" would be the less dense areas, they can be within metro major regions, but it's not always the case that everywhere not part of the city is "country". To me, this is the country: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.1984...D6lW932bNg!2e0

I guess country people in my area would be people living on a lot of land, or at least without neighbors close by. They ride ATVs and drive pickup trucks. Maybe they'll have a small farm or work on one, with some animals like horses or chickens. I have family living on a lot of land in Hunterdon County, NJ and they ride ATVs through the woods on their property and they have a lot of dirt bikes, they had chickens for a few years, they sometimes keep their 2 labs outside in really nice protected dog cages. They have a house with a really outdoorsy, natural feel - made from a lot of pretty wood with stuffed animals like deer or birds displayed. They hunted, their son is a dairy farmer. I guess people like that. They were pretty "normal" except the fact that they had a lot of land. That was really the only difference between them and me. This is still New Jersey… we're probably one of the least country states, at least as a whole. We definitely have some redneck/hick types in some areas, but overall that's not us. We have too many people living in such a small state for us to be country.

I agree with the New Yorkers comment. They often think Westchester is upstate when it's actually attached to the Bronx.
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