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Old 10-15-2008, 04:42 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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On this topic of TX, OK, etc being in the south or not...way back when, I remember the states of TX, OK, AR and sometimes KS, MO, and occasionally LA being called "Mid-South." I always liked this categorization because it acknowledges that these states are somewhat southern but not entirely.
except that kind of creates the idea in many people's heads that since the western half of texas isn't southern, the eastern half is only "kind of southern", which isn't the case at all.
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:44 PM
 
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I live in metro Atlanta, geographically in the heart of the southeast.

My father's mother's side of the family comes from Kentucky. Very southern in any and every way.

Virginia, not a chance? Have you ever been to Danville, Lynchburg, Roanoke, Martinsville, or even Richmond? The only area of Virginia that is mixed would be northern Virginia, from roughly Fredericksburg northward.
kentucky is midwestern to me, but i can understand why people would call it the south, as the midwest and the south have a whole lot in common. I've even heard people from Chicago being referred to as "country".
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:48 PM
 
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Pig ear sandwiches? I'm a southerner, and I have never eaten, nor been offered a "pig ear sandwich". Such sounds like foods that are eaten in the black community. You know, things like chitlins, ham hocks, pigs feat, etc.
not really because northern blacks don't really eat those things. why? because it's southern cuisine. not exclusive to the black community.

you're from the city, that's probably why you haven't heard of them.
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:51 PM
 
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kentucky is midwestern to me, but i can understand why people would call it the south, as the midwest and the south have a whole lot in common. I've even heard people from Chicago being referred to as "country".
Try visiting Glasgow, Scottsville, or Bowling Green, Kentucky. Very southern.
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:53 PM
 
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not really because northern blacks don't really eat those things. why? because it's southern cuisine. not exclusive to the black community.

you're from the city, that's probably why you haven't heard of them.
I'm fairly cultured and educated on aspects of culture, and I have yet to hear or read of one white person who eats a pig ear sandwich. I'm in my 30s.
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:53 PM
 
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Try visiting Glasgow, Scottsville, or Bowling Green, Kentucky. Very southern.
well i've been to louisville, and it was about as southern as Ohio (which is saying more than you think lol)

i just think that when people think "southern" they really mean to think "country".
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:54 PM
 
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well i've been to louisville, and it was about as southern as Ohio (which is saying more than you think lol)
Louisville is on the Ohio River, and obviously it has midwestern influences. It's also a larger city, and any large city today has more of a transient population than the state as a whole.
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:56 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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I'm fairly cultured and educated on aspects of culture.
I am going to use this quote aaaaaaallll the time. freakin hilarious.
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:02 PM
 
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I am going to use this quote aaaaaaallll the time. freakin hilarious.
What's hilarious about it?

I'm sure that you think the quote was redundant. However, let's deduce what I stated.

"I'm fairly cultured": Immersed, have come in contact with, have experience

"educated on aspects of culture": I have read, studied, or have immersed.

While the former, in terms of its context, was dealing with my experience, it is true that education can also be a form of being cultured. I, however, chose to emphasize it on its own, hence "educated on aspects of culture".

Be gone, now!
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:06 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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I'm fairly cultured and educated on aspects of culture, and I have yet to hear or read of one white person who eats a pig ear sandwich. I'm in my 30s.
hmmm, well take it from a black person: it's not just a black thing. and if you're only in your 30s you are relatively young. plus, you may just have been from a community where such dishes were not exclusively popular. lol but white people do eat them, trust me.
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