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Old 07-08-2018, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Even here in rural Alabama many of the youngsters have no accent, my niece and nephews are this way. Itís not due to transplants since thereís not that many here, and itís not due to TV since I grew up watching TV too and my accent is thick. I really have no explanation for it.
Today's kids barely even watch TV. I was born in the '90s but I may have been born in the '40s compared to these kids who watch nothing but YouTube and Netflix for as long as they can remember. If you wanna blame something blame the internet. TV has been around longer than most of us on this site.
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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I can tell you from personal experience from living in North Carolina and visiting Tallahassee recently that the 'southern culture" that most people think of still very much exists in these states. Just because Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte, Miami, and the Central Florida region has changed in the last 25 years doesn't mean it took the whole entire states with them.

And South Carolina most definitely still has a lot of southern culture. No one will ever mistake Columbia or Spartanburg for Syracuse or Providence.
I can definitely confirm that Charlotte and The Triangle cannot be mistaken for anywhere other than the South, period...

I've said it for years, and on this site it bears repeating ever so often. Transplants do add to the cultural diversity of a place, but they assimilate into the local culture, not the other way around. This has been true of every single place I've ever lived. So then, the question of the South "losing its culture" is not well thought out. It's still the South, but some areas have a wider range of cultural dexterity...
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I can definitely confirm that Charlotte and The Triangle cannot be mistaken for anywhere other than the South, period...

I've said it for years, and on this site it bears repeating ever so often. Transplants do add to the cultural diversity of a place, but they assimilate into the local culture, not the other way around. This has been true of every single place I've ever lived. So then, the question of the South "losing its culture" is not well thought out. It's still the South, but some areas have a wider range of cultural dexterity...
I spent most of last week around Raleigh. It's definitely the South.

Sure, it's a big city with a job base that tends to bring in a diverse crowd, but that doesn't mean the dominant culture isn't Southern.
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