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Old 11-16-2018, 04:49 PM
 
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Lol.
Explain please
Theres nothing to explain. DC isnt Southern.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:01 PM
 
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Theres nothing to explain. DC isnt Southern.
So its not on the Southeastern United States?
Why does the Census say so?
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:04 PM
 
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So its not on the Southeastern United States?
Why does the Census say so?
Go ask them. Usually theres a "contact us" link on their webpage. Last I checked there is no Southeast region according to the census but you should ask. Let us know what you find out.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:12 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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The PNW forever, for me.

There is very little I find desirable about the south. Its characteristics are almost a categorical opposite to my preferences. I don’t like bugs, sweet tea, religion, humidity, heat, swamps, hurricanes, tornadoes, conservative culture, flooding, or sprawling cities. The few enclaves I would remotely consider would be New Orleans, Savannah or Charleston, all very hurricane-prone, and buggy/humid. It’s just not my cup of tea, at all. Sure, I could tolerate, and maybe even enjoy, one of those three cities for a few years, but I wouldn’t spend too many of my remaining days there. The rest of that region is out of the question.The PNW is just a better fit for me, for too many reasons to count.

One other exception may be Asheville, but it’s so different than your garden variety southeast city.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:23 PM
 
Location: .N6 A4
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PNW. The Southeast's climate, physical and otherwise, does not appeal to me. I have moved to the right politically, on some issues, but I am not religious and basically culturally liberal, whether I like it or not.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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You don't have to be religious to live in the south. I don't understand where this notion comes from that everybody in the south is religious.

There's no requirement you drink sweet tea. It is only an option on menus at restaurants.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:36 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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You don't have to be religious to live in the south. I don't understand where this notion comes from that everybody in the south is religious.

There's no requirement you drink sweet tea. It is only an option on menus at restaurants.
It’s more an issue of it being the dominant culture. I know, in large cities not so much the case. But as a whole, it is the dominant culture.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:41 PM
 
Location: .N6 A4
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@ClemVegas: You were not addressing me specifically, but I'm from the Philadelphia area, and not used to a cultural environment which is so religious. And on the other hand, as an apostate Methodist preacher's kid, the whole subject is touchy after having been nagged by family members to return to the flock, and after having siblings shove their beliefs in my face at family get-togethers, etc.

On a positive note, I think I would like the mix of architecture in the South more. There is more historically interesting architecture there.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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I'm currently living in a small town in SC and I never hear anybody talk about religion outside of a religious radio station.

I can't even remember the last time I went to church.

I don't understand how some people being religious and going to church dominates the people who aren't religious and don't go to church.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:48 PM
 
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I'm currently living in a small town in SC and I never hear anybody talk about religion.

I can't even remember the last time I went to church.

I don't understand how some people being religious and going to church dominates the people who aren't religious and don't go to church.
That's all fine and dandy but clearly it's not the same experience for everyone. Even when I lived in Atlanta, I remember being asked about church pretty frequently and random talks of prayers etc.. and how so many conversations would involve God this or bless that. Noone was pushy or rude about it but it was definitely a presence.
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