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Old 12-15-2008, 10:02 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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It seems as if everyone's opinion of what is the north and south shifts from one extreme to the other. Whether it be geographically, culturally or stereotypically it can always be debatable between those from the "north" and those from the "south" and sometimes between two people from the same region.

At first I thought, "The north doesn't really know s*** about the south and the south doesn't really know s*** about the north." but then I thought about it and was like, "What is either one?"

Everyone south of the mason-dixon line (which I only here people north of it mention) doesn't eat, talk, or live the same and neither do the people above it so how do we generalize it?

ok ok enough rambling, What is you definition of the north or south?
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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North- Conjusted in many areas but rich in history. Beutiful scenery all over. Diversity is a big part in the north and it's still growing. Also the 4 seasons are at it best in the north.

South- Few big time cities but many vast beutiful scenery. Not as much conjustion throughout but still has cities rich in history. It is also more americanized due to its less cultural mix as to the north.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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North- Conjusted in many areas but rich in history. Beutiful scenery all over. Diversity is a big part in the north and it's still growing. Also the 4 seasons are at it best in the north.

South- Few big time cities but many vast beutiful scenery. Not as much conjustion throughout but still has cities rich in history. It is also more americanized due to its less cultural mix as to the north.
agreed.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:34 AM
 
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North:

...and South.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:34 AM
 
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It seems as if everyone's opinion of what is the north and south shifts from one extreme to the other. Whether it be geographically, culturally or stereotypically it can always be debatable between those from the "north" and those from the "south" and sometimes between two people from the same region.

At first I thought, "The north doesn't really know s*** about the south and the south doesn't really know s*** about the north." but then I thought about it and was like, "What is either one?"

Everyone south of the mason-dixon line (which I only here people north of it mention) doesn't eat, talk, or live the same and neither do the people above it so how do we generalize it?

ok ok enough rambling, What is you definition of the north or south?
Hmmmm...interesting question, WestBankNOLA...

Broadly speaking, my own definition -- in terms of a purely North/South dichotomy and in whole states (which is not always easy to do) geography-history-culture -- when I speak of "The South"?

I mean the 11 Old Confederate States, plus Kentucky and Oklahoma and West Virginia. Those states north of Oklahoma, the Ohio River and Virginia are what I usually mean when I say "the North". That is, the Midwest and Northeast. I might add that Missouri is especially hard in this regard...

The "West" are those states of the Rocky Mountains, Pacific Coast, and Interior Southwest (i.e. Arizona and New Mexico).
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:37 AM
 
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oh God Colts, you just started a fire with 100 gallons of gasoline.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:41 AM
 
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North:

...and South.
Have you never been to the Battery in Charleston? It looks very similiar to the top picture.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:50 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Have you never been to the Battery in Charleston? It looks very similiar to the top picture.
Yes, dontcha just love how the North = urbane, sophistication, good architecture, etc. as though the South had none of these things? While the South = guns, NASCAR, trailer parks, etc. Let's compare apples to apples instead of apples to oranges, shall we? Northern towns/cities to Southern towns/cities, not Northern towns/cities to Southern trailer parks.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:52 AM
 
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I think he was just joking around. Sometimes it is fun to joke around and not take things so seriously.

We all know people in the south arnt taking a crap on their porch with a beer. Just a joke, just a joke.

I seen the later picture in the north also. I come from Central, Pa btw.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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...and South.
GRANDPA!
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