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Old 01-20-2019, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Google says the North Country.

If that's not specific enough for you...oh well. I was giving my experience, not trying to debate.
He's from north country and doesn't see ANY similarities between himself and a rural southerner?

Might be denial.
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Old 01-20-2019, 08:58 PM
 
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He's from north country and doesn't see ANY similarities between himself and a rural southerner?

Might be denial.
A little over two years ago, I had to work in Champlain, NY for a week and I definitely saw some similarities between folks there and rural Southerners, including wearing camouflage to work lol.
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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A little over two years ago, I had to work in Champlain, NY for a week and I definitely saw some similarities between folks there and rural Southerners, including wearing camouflage to work lol.
haha Right? There's an old saying in NY and New England, "the more north you go, the more south you get."
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Old 01-21-2019, 11:24 AM
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Location: Boston
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Fair enough, but New England is a bit of a different case from the bulk of the US. All of New England, area wise, could be a single state and the general mingling of its cultures show it. Even if you left Maine separate.

That and Boston and Charlotte are two very different cities even in a vacuum.

Also, you have to take into account individuality. Remember that I am speaking in general terms, you could easily be an exception to the rule.
All fair points! I was more challenging the idea that rural/urban divides are the be-all/end-all for cultural differences in the states. They are definitely important in a general sense.
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Old 01-21-2019, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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All fair points! I was more challenging the idea that rural/urban divides are the be-all/end-all for cultural differences in the states. They are definitely important in a general sense.
Also fair. I don't consider it end-all be-all either, for the record. It's just that it comes into play the most often from my experience.
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:44 AM
 
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He's from north country and doesn't see ANY similarities between himself and a rural southerner?

Might be denial.
I think your mind is well made up but for anyone wondering...

He was a very socially liberal, well-read atheist coming from that type of background. Who knows what the entirety of the region looks like but his friends and family were like him. At the time I was living in very socially conservative, strongly religious areas. So small town or not, he did not feel automatically comfortable because different backgrounds created different sets of values, beliefs, outlooks on life. Really, people I knew there were similarly put off by him.
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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I guess I just get sick of blanket generalizations of some imaginary line and all who live above or below it. I´m from New Orleans, and we´re as southern as we aren´t, if that makes sense. We definitely have a laid back lifestyle and are really open and sometimes get annoyed by transplants and students from the Northeast, but then again a lot of the Bible Belt folks view us as weird, crazy, scary, etc. depending on who you talk to. Then I go just about anywhere else and I get ¨But where is your Southern accent!?¨ as if we all talk like Forrest Gump or something. Watch Treme if you want to hear how we really talk.

Rednecks are in just about every state, in some form or fashion. So are worldly people.

This is a more accurate break down of the true regional diversity of the country:

https://www.businessinsider.com/regi...-states-2018-1
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I think your mind is well made up but for anyone wondering...

He was a very socially liberal, well-read atheist coming from that type of background. Who knows what the entirety of the region looks like but his friends and family were like him. At the time I was living in very socially conservative, strongly religious areas. So small town or not, he did not feel automatically comfortable because different backgrounds created different sets of values, beliefs, outlooks on life. Really, people I knew there were similarly put off by him.
My mind isn't made up. I did also say that he could be in opposition based on his individual sensibilities. That appears to be the case.
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Old 01-23-2019, 04:03 PM
 
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I've lived in NC most of my 53 years and lived in MA for a year and a half. We just move back to NC and plan on never leaving again. I, along with most Southerners, love Northerners and others from other regions. BUT, we don't like it when ANYONE comes here to flee an area that is excruciatingly expensive, head South, then bring the same mindsets with them that created the mess they ran from so fast......and at the same time, throwing that mess in our (natives) collective laps. There are some who also bring with them very old, sheltered, and untrue stereotypes and have no issues with sharing them with us in a pretty patronizing way. Both create deep resentment. So, everyone is welcome and the majority who come are good additions to our region. Just be respectful and don't make our areas as unaffordable as the regions you may have left.
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Old 01-23-2019, 04:58 PM
 
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In general I don’t mind Yankees fleeing down South. But that toll road they built around Cary so the New Jerseyites can feel more at home sure has tested me. Now when I go to visit family over in Chatham County, I take the longer toll-free way. Not one red cent of my money will the Yankee roads get.
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