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Old 07-23-2014, 08:32 AM
 
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Really? Most schools! And for decades! I guess that clears all this up.

One little question: Do you have any statistics and references to back this up? Thanks in advance.
Aren't you cute. Bother someone else please.
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Center City
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Aren't you cute. Bother someone else please.
Oh well - it's as I thought: You're just pulling one claim after another out of . . . thin air.

Look - you're entitled to whatever opinions and beliefs you hold. But when you continue posting them as if they are "facts," yet with nothing to factual to back them up, expect to be called on it.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:00 AM
 
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In my experience, it's more like those living in MD, particularly the DC area, don't want to be associated with the south and would rather associate with the northeast.
In my experience, I have found a that large number of Americans east of the Mississippi fit into one or two categories: those who are Southerners and those who want to be. I think it is the reputation of friendly people and laid back lifestyle they want to be associated with.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:06 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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What does a southern city "feel" like?
Overall, more religious and politically conservative (or at least purple), typically more baptist, more sprawled out and less urban/densely populated, closer to extensive rural areas, less public transportation, a lower cost of living, lower taxes, slower pace, more southern accents and warmer throughout much of the year.

This is a textbook southern city.

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Old 07-23-2014, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Overall, more religious and politically conservative (or at least purple), typically more baptist, more sprawled out and less urban/densely populated, closer to extensive rural areas, less public transportation, a lower cost of living, lower taxes, slower pace, more southern accents and warmer throughout much of the year.
What do taxes have to do with "feel?"
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Overall, more religious and politically conservative (or at least purple), typically more baptist, more sprawled out and less urban/densely populated, closer to extensive rural areas, less public transportation, a lower cost of living, lower taxes, slower pace, more southern accents and warmer throughout much of the year.

This is a textbook southern city.
By most of those standards, Indianapolis is a southern city, and New Orleans isn't.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:33 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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What do taxes have to do with "feel?"
It goes with the overall conservative element. Conservatives generally don't prefer to pay higher taxes, especially for more public amenities and things like that. Liberals are just the opposite.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Best post ever on this subject.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/20726549-post124.html
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:02 AM
 
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In my experience, I have found a that large number of Americans east of the Mississippi fit into one or two categories: those who are Southerners and those who want to be. I think it is the reputation of friendly people and laid back lifestyle they want to be associated with.
They're welcome to that, of course. I'm in TX right now, people here are certainly very nice but I admit I feel somewhat uncomfortable here, though I like the area.

I'll stick to the north, you know, though - the uncontested north. Oh wait, I'm sorry, I may be insulting the potential people out there who believe that NJ is a southern state, let me rephrase. MY OPINION of what the north is. Because of course, there is no true definition for anything as anyone can believe what they want. Isn't that right?
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Center City
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Not IMO. None of my friends and family in DC, Baltimore and the Eastern Shore of MD are "fixin' to" do anything (much less "set a spell"), nor do they fly confederate flags, they definitely enjoy their scrapple and potatoes and they definitely do not harp on religion. Extend the neutral zone across from Richmond to Virginia's Eastern Shore and onto Hampton Roads and it gets closer to the truth, though still a bit broadly stereotyped. And rather than the Lower Mid-Atlantic, I consider it the extreme upper reaches of the southeast. YMMW, of course.
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