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Old 03-19-2008, 10:11 PM
 
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their culture does not stand out as much as the South.

They do...It's not on purpose but they do. With their speech and sometimes their manners. It's also the kids who make fun of Southerners.
Well, it's just something folks in the South are going to have to deal with.

If my family can handle it, so can you.
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:18 PM
 
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Well, it's just something folks in the South are going to have to deal with.

If my family can handle it, so can you.
I suppose you're not going to understand since you are what I'm talking about.(no offense).
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:05 PM
 
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I suppose you're not going to understand since you are what I'm talking about.(no offense).
You've got that backwards. I live in Chicago. I was born and raised in South Carolina. My family has been in SC for 300+ years. At some point, there's a chance that your family may have been what my family was talking about...
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Old 03-20-2008, 07:57 PM
 
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haha I suspect mine have been here since around that long. maybe less.
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Old 03-22-2008, 05:58 PM
 
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Listen to how you are all talking about the yankees in such a rude way, I think maybe you are the ones who are so negative
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:48 PM
 
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Oh I can so understand what guestposter says. I'll occasionally detour through Greenville on my way back from the beach. I'd sometimes think if I were younger and starting out wouldn't it be a great location? Especially after driving 4 hours with 3 more to go. Plus Greenville close to the mountains which to me is essential. But don't worry, GP, I'm firmly ensconced in knoxville.

Anyhow, I drove through last week for the 1st time in 8-10 years. My goodness that poor town is on steroids. It used to be a sleepy country city and now there are walls of office towers lining the interstate. South of the city is a 10 lane road on what is just a spur highway. I can only imagine the shock a native is experiencing. I would have the same reaction.

P.S. Way cool waterfall right in the middle of downtown. I am soooo jealous of that.
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:07 PM
 
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Finally someone understands. For me it's mainly about the affect on culture.
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Old 03-24-2008, 01:42 PM
 
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Finally someone understands. For me it's mainly about the affect on culture.
Oh, I understand what you're saying. I've understood from the beginning. I just think it's an overreaction on your part. Southern culture is valuable, but we live in a big country and people are free to move from state to state. SC needs jobs and development. That means people from outside of South Carolina. The same pattern has occurred other places and culture is still largely intact. True, the larger cities may have lost some of their "southern-ness", but the smaller communities will retain that same feel.

My only point in bringing up my own family history is that many of us have long histories of Southern roots. I can trace my lineage back to the Colonial South. I'm as southern as anyone. Still, you've got to be realistic if you want progress.
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:57 PM
 
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I vote Raleigh-Durham area if you are looking for jobs and general livability. If you are loaded, I'd say Outer Banks of NC, Asheville area, and Hilton Head. :-)
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