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Old 09-06-2016, 08:55 AM
 
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East Texas doesnt straddle anykind of Southwest...thats just ridiculous.
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Old 09-06-2016, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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My boundaries for 'The South' are US 60 to the north and US 75/I-45 to the west; as far as 'the Southeast', I always viewed the SE as the Atlantic Coastal Plain and Piedmont in Virginia, NC, SC, GA and FL north of Ocala.
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Old 09-06-2016, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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The Southeast includes all of Florida. But if you must cut out Miami, I don't see how anyone could cut out Tampa, Orlando, and the communities along the Lake. The southeast does not include Texas but the atmosphere of the Southeast is in East Texas. But most of Texas is SOUTHwest.
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Old 09-06-2016, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Arch City
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My boundaries for 'The South' are US 60 to the north and US 75/I-45 to the west; as far as 'the Southeast', I always viewed the SE as the Atlantic Coastal Plain and Piedmont in Virginia, NC, SC, GA and FL north of Ocala.
You're somewhat correct about the northern boundary, incorrect about the western boundary. Almost all of Texas is the South except West Texas.
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Old 09-06-2016, 09:30 AM
 
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East Texas doesnt straddle anykind of Southwest...thats just ridiculous.
That was just a poorly phrased sentence. East Texas is clearly the south, but Texas straddles the south, Southwest and great plains.
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Old 09-06-2016, 10:41 AM
 
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That was just a poorly phrased sentence. East Texas is clearly the south, but Texas straddles the south, Southwest and great plains.
True.
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Old 09-06-2016, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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You're somewhat correct about the northern boundary, incorrect about the western boundary. Almost all of Texas is the South except West Texas.
And the Rio Grande Valley. You can make an argument for the far north Panhandle of Texas.
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Old 09-06-2016, 04:47 PM
 
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Not entirely certain that either Texas or Oklahoma are the South. East Texas is the South, but it also straddles the Midlands and Southwest.
Texas and Oklahoma are Southern culturally, linguistically, and demographically. They are Southern states.
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Old 09-06-2016, 05:15 PM
 
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Texas and Oklahoma are Southern culturally, linguistically, and demographically. They are Southern states.
Texas has a good deal of Western culture, cowboy culture and Mexican influence. These are not southern traits. Even Texas is German influence is out of place in the south. I don't think you can definitively say the Texas is culturally Southern. I've spent one night in Oklahoma, so I can't speak on it with any authority.
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Old 09-06-2016, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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You're somewhat correct about the northern boundary, incorrect about the western boundary. Almost all of Texas is the South except West Texas.
You and I have had this argument on a different thread before, I disagree with anything west of Dallas or Houston being in 'the South', especially Midland-Odessa or the panhandle
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