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Old 09-25-2017, 06:30 PM
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Originally Posted by Kaszilla View Post
But aren't most of the accents minus the Hispanic accents at least a little southern sounding?

Not MINUS, but PLUS. Many Mexican-Americans in Texas have stronger southern accents than the Anglos. And others have a Tex-Mex twang. Look up Belita Moreno. I dated a Mexican-American guy on and off for 3 years, his family has all kinds of accents and they range from a LITTLE southern to full blown, might as well be Dolly Parton, southern.
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Old 09-25-2017, 06:35 PM
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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What I really wanna know is why is the South the only region that is ever pigeonholed so much? "Too many Catholics" "Too German" "Too Latino". Are y'all reflecting on the stereotype that the South is sooo xenophobic, anyone that doesn't fit a certain mode "ain't really one of us?" Because having lived and travelled in the South, I don't find that a reality. Most people in the South don't give a damn if you're baptist or Catholic, or even Jewish. They don't care if you're Scotch-Irish or if you're black from the Caribbean as opposed to having Antebellum roots.. if you're from there, grew up there.. you're from the south. No one debates whether or not Nebraska is in the Midwest, even though its really different from Michigan. Hell, people wanna group California and Wyoming in the same region without batting an eye. (I distinguish between Pacific Coast states and Rocky Mountain states, personally) but God forbid a state in the South has a culture that is a little more nuanced than the rest. If Louisiana isn't Southern than Minnesota isn't Northern. Hah!

Also, no one in real life cares if someone's parents are from up north. If they were born or at least raised in the South, they're a Southerner. I have friends who's parents or grandparents are from the Midwest, and they certainly identify as southerners and they have the strongest accents to boot lol.
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Old 09-25-2017, 11:16 PM
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Originally Posted by US67KP View Post
Specifically Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. We all know why some people don't consider Texas the South (beef bbq, Tex-Mex, Mexican culture, cowboys, etc.) but why is Southern Louisiana still considered the South when their culture is so much different than the rest of the region (French influence, Catholicism, Cajun/Creole food, accent, etc.)?
Southern Louisiana is still a subculture within the broader South. Trans-Pecos Texas has nothing in common with the South, be it culturally or geographically.
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