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Old 11-29-2014, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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That is a pretty good way to judge whether a state is backwards or not. If it's a red state (in the most recent presidential election), then it's considered to be a backwards state. If it's a blue state, then it's normal (i.e. with the times).

 
Old 11-29-2014, 01:50 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The current stereotype is accurate, from a comparative perspective. So if the south shed its current image, that would evidence of ignorance, not education.
This isn't just about Mississippi, nor is it just about the rate of poverty. It's about numerous stereotypes attributed to the entire region. I suggest you reread the OP.
 
Old 11-29-2014, 01:53 PM
 
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That is a pretty good way to judge whether a state is backwards or not. If it's a red state (in the most recent presidential election), then it's considered to be a backwards state. If it's a blue state, then it's normal (i.e. with the times).
Wow.
 
Old 11-29-2014, 02:16 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Another thing that works against the South's image is the frequent display of the confederate flag. It represents racism, plain and simple.
So do many of your posts.
 
Old 11-29-2014, 02:17 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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That is a pretty good way to judge whether a state is backwards or not. If it's a red state (in the most recent presidential election), then it's considered to be a backwards state. If it's a blue state, then it's normal (i.e. with the times).
Are you OK?

Where in the South would be good for me?
 
Old 11-29-2014, 02:45 PM
 
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This isn't just about Mississippi, nor is it just about the rate of poverty. It's about numerous stereotypes attributed to the entire region. I suggest you reread the OP.
Ok, then give us a stereotype attributed to the South that is false, from a comparative perspective.

Is the South poorer, more conservative, less educated, less economically mobile, more violent, fatter, less healthy, more religious? All yes, from a comparative perspective.
 
Old 11-29-2014, 02:49 PM
 
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When this region stops automatically being deep RED every election year, supporting policies, laws, and beliefs that bigoted, backwards, racist, and hillbilly people embrace. \
So just because someone is a Republican, they are a backwards hillbilly?

You're the real bigot.
 
Old 11-29-2014, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Well, in my opinion, Republicans are backwards. They believe in keeping things the same forever and think that the economy and world works like a machine. They think that it's okay to have religious things mixed in with public policy and do things like displaying the ten commandments in a government building.
 
Old 11-29-2014, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I also have another question.

Do Yankees who move to the South ever end up adopting the southern accent permanently? In other words, is it possible to "learn" the southern accent over time? Has anyone actually done this?

Gotta admit, even when I was in Charlotte for a month, living with my native southern roommate, I was starting to pick up on it myself. However, when my parents in Connecticut started to notice it, they reacted strangely and said things like, "do you really want to talk like that?!"

Anyway, when I was trying to learn it myself, I realized that it's sort of a mindset that I had to condition myself in order to talk the same as other southerners. I had to change my default state of mind to think "country" so that I could master the country accent. And it helped. I also had a friend from a small town called Clover, SC who tried teaching it to me. He kept telling me, "just say it slower," which really helped. His accent was THICK and he still uses the word "yonder" all the time LOL. Whenever he said the word "right," it sounded like "rawwwwwt."

What southerners have to understand though, is that it can be challenging for a northerner to understand what a southerner is saying sometimes, especially if the accent is thick. But to my knowledge, southerners NEVER have difficulty understanding a northerner speak, ever.

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Old 11-29-2014, 04:59 PM
 
Location: The South
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But to my knowledge, southerners NEVER have difficulty understanding a northerner speak, ever.
I have trouble understanding northern fast talkers. I don't hesitate to tell the fast talkers that I hear Southern as well as speak it. There, now you have a little more knowledge.
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