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Old 07-17-2014, 07:07 AM
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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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"
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:07 AM
Location: Tennessee
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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.
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Old 08-03-2015, 04:35 AM
Location: Macon, GA
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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?"
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Old 08-03-2015, 08:35 PM
Location: North Texas
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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.
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Old 08-05-2015, 04:32 PM
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In Minnesota, if you live surrounded by corn fields, you live in the country.
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