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Old 03-30-2017, 05:57 AM
Location: Oklahoma
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Originally Posted by KayneMo View Post
Interesting, source?

I don't really consider Oklahoma to be part of the South, maybe just the eastern/southeastern part of the state but even then, it's not completely Southern. Having grown up in southeastern Oklahoma, "Little Dixie", and now living in OKC, it feels quite different; even the people here in OKC sound different in their accent compared to SE Oklahoma.

I'd say Oklahoma is probably the most difficult state to classify because it's a mix and hybrid of classifications.
Agreed, the idea that Oklahoma is "as Dixie as Alabama" in 2017 is quite bizarre. Just like the other states that get mentioned in all these type of threads (Missouri, West Virginia, Kentucky), Oklahoma is a transition state in virtually every aspect. The unique thing is that it is not only a transition state from south to north, it is also a transition state from east to west. This is true culturally, from a weather and topographical standpoint. It's true of the fauna and flora, it's true from an economic standpoint and historically it was true from a political perspective.
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:47 AM
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Originally Posted by lammius View Post
This Virginian maintains that Virginia is in the South. West Virginia is mostly southern, save Morgantown and the northern pan handle. Maryland has southern parts and northeasternish parts.
This seems about right to me, though I don't think Parkersburg is very southern either.

Originally Posted by Western Urbanite View Post
Personally, I would draw the Northeast like this:
Culturally speaking, Pittsburgh is a lot less like nearby Midwestern areas than Buffalo, despite being geographically closer to Ohio.
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Old 03-30-2017, 08:00 AM
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Chicago area is a tiny % of Illinois' land stuffed into the corner, but 75% of its people. Chicago and the entire downstate areas are basically strangers to each other for the most part.
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