U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-17-2014, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
5,847 posts, read 11,049,214 times
Reputation: 3830

Advertisements

I grew up in the country, on the outskirts of a small town (Hyde Park, NY). My home was between two farms and a large horse stable. We did all the country things: swimming holes, riding horses, shooting, working the farms, et al.

But having attended good schools, having a mom who was a world traveller, being exposed to the cultural richness of the Hudson Valley and being just a short train ride into NYC (along with NYC media Influences) I (and most of my friends) never considered myself as "country"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-17-2014, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
34,735 posts, read 33,774,864 times
Reputation: 52016
Quote:
Originally Posted by King_X View Post
What exactly does it mean to be a "country" person
It means you watch CMT or GAC instead of MTV.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-03-2015, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Macon, GA
1,908 posts, read 4,046,849 times
Reputation: 1776
Quote:
Originally Posted by aquest1 View Post
It may not be so severe. As a term of endearment "country" seems to be more of a "cultural" moniker than one based on where a person actually comes from. For example, even though southwest VA has cities, those cities and the people in them will still be called country by those in coastal, northern, or even central VA. This has to do purely with the perception of the culture of those regions.
I see you're in Richmond. So people in Richmond would refer to someone from a place like Roanoke as "country?"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-03-2015, 08:35 PM
 
Location: North Texas
1,743 posts, read 963,602 times
Reputation: 1568
I always think of "out in the country" as out of the city limits. Being country can just simply be your mannerisms like wearing cowboy boots everywhere or going mudding on the weekends.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-05-2015, 04:32 PM
 
174 posts, read 92,635 times
Reputation: 193
In Minnesota, if you live surrounded by corn fields, you live in the country.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top