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Old 05-04-2018, 01:10 PM
 
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Raliegh is only 4 hrs away from DC which is pretty close compared to Atlanta and from my experience, as someone who only lives 2 hrs away from Raleigh and visits there frequently, I don't hear any strong southern accents over there compared to other cites in the south. Atlanta while pretty much the poster child for the modern south still has strong southern history, being that it played a big role during the civil war and civil rights era. The natives in Atlanta still gives off the classic southern accent while Raleigh natives gives off the southern-lite accent.
I can agree with that, but it has to do with a greater proportion of transplants from the Northeast and not simply closer proximity to the Northeast.

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What is wrong with having a southern influence?
I never said or implied anything was wrong with it. But Raleigh doesn't have any kind of "southern influence;" it is Southern.
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Old 05-05-2018, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Virginia, North Carolina and urban Georgia surely are changing, but even those states retain much of their heritage especially in rural areas. Most of the Deep South is still quite southern.

It is important to believe and accept that no "identity" is stable, but rather always becoming as the world changes.
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Old 05-05-2018, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
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The states such as Mississippi,Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Georgia still have that southern vibes less northern influence.


Northerns invaded states of Florida, North and South Carolina along with Virginia.
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Old 05-05-2018, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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The states such as Mississippi,Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Georgia still have that southern vibes less northern influence.


Northerns invaded states of Florida, North and South Carolina along with Virginia.
The degree of having a traditional Southern identity really depends on the specific part of each state. I don't think South Carolina is any less Southern in character than Georgia overall - both states have a substantial mix of transplants and regional natives. Being less urban and with a higher proportion of communities on the Atlantic seaboard, South Carolina tends to attract a larger share of retirees, while Georgia draws more young adults. The northern Atlanta suburbs certainly are more generically white collar and cosmopolitan in nature than traditionally Southern.
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Old 05-05-2018, 09:32 AM
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Location: Miami
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The states such as Mississippi,Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Georgia still have that southern vibes less northern influence.


Northerns invaded states of Florida, North and South Carolina along with Virginia.
South Carolina still has some Southern Culture.

Florida and North Carolina on the other hand, smh sad.
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Old 05-05-2018, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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South Carolina still has some Southern Culture.

Florida and North Carolina on the other hand, smh sad.
You must not know Florida & North Carolina very well if you think this. Large areas of both are still as straight-up Southern as they have ever been.
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Old 05-05-2018, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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I grew up in SC and I don't even understand what 'Southern Culture' is supposed to mean.
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Old 05-05-2018, 04:47 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I grew up in SC and I don't even understand what 'Southern Culture' is supposed to mean.
I find that interesting, to say the least.
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Old 05-05-2018, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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I find that interesting, to say the least.
Can you define 'Southern culture'?

I think of southerners and all people as individuals.

I don't understand the point in grouping and characterizing people by what region of the country they live in.
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:21 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Can you define 'Southern culture'?

I think of southerners and all people as individuals.

I don't understand the point in grouping and characterizing people by what region of the country they live in.
Can you define any culture with any real assurance? It's a very difficult thing to do, as it's a complex system of traditions, mannerisms, inflections and opinions. Nevertheless, when one is immersed in a particular culture, it's easy to feel immersed in it and keenly aware of it as a thing apart from other cultures.
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