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Old 01-01-2009, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Lol well it's time to adapt.

She was up north--SHE should have adapted to the way we talk then lol.
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Where you wish you lived, LA
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I'm from TN, but I have a friend from up North and he says that people down here like to make small talk, while people up North don't.
see what im saying though...."north" and "south" people care way too much what the others do
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:20 PM
 
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She was up north--SHE should have adapted to the way we talk then lol.
I stand corrected.
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Old 01-01-2009, 04:24 PM
 
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hmm

i noticed from these forums:

people from everywhere but the west/california seem to care about "northerners" and "southerners" and how they act/what they do

people from "the north" and "the south" are always picking at each others slow/fast pace, friendlyness factor..

no one from california really gives two craps about anywhere outside ur state in podunk united states like new york state and other crappy nasty weather places

we dont really care if "people wave to you on the street" from a southerner perspective...or "people get to the point around here" like northerners


we are just like "whatever....who cares? u both are irrelevant" to us
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Old 01-01-2009, 04:36 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Is the tendency to add an "apostrophe-s" on non plural words a Michigan thing? Midwestern?

For example: "I worked at Ford's for 30 years" or "We went to Target's to get shampoo".

All my relatives shop regularly at Kmart's and get their prescriptions filled at Rite-Aid's.
Weird, huh?

Julia
I have known people from Michigan who talk like that.

The car horn thing is a regional issue and also an urban/rural thing, I think. In Colorado, it is rarely done except as a warning, e.g. someone is about to hit you. In Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh area) and Illinois (Champaign/Chicago areas), people use their horns with abandon. Also in Albany, NY.
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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I'm from TN, but I have a friend from up North and he says that people down here like to make small talk, while people up North don't. Example, if i'm walking to class and I pass by someone that I know well or even barely know I will say "Hey, how are you doing" then they usually say "fine" and I say "That's good, i'll see ya later" and we go our separate ways. I find it hard to believe that that's not common outside of the South. Do people do this where you live?
Here in NE Ohio, we have similar interaction, but it's shorter. I might say:"Hey!" (or "Hi," "Hello," "Good morning," etc.) And, they will say: "Hey!" (or "Hi," "Hello," "Good morning," etc.) back.
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Old 01-01-2009, 06:55 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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see what im saying though...."north" and "south" people care way too much what the others do
For someone that is so 'above' the argument, you certainly do post a lot on the subject.
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Old 01-01-2009, 10:00 PM
 
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Here in NE Ohio, we have similar interaction, but it's shorter. I might say:"Hey!" (or "Hi," "Hello," "Good morning," etc.) And, they will say: "Hey!" (or "Hi," "Hello," "Good morning," etc.) back.
Oh, i see. Yeah, people here always say "how are you?" and the other person always responds "good" even if they're having the worst day of their life.
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:30 AM
 
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I seem to have noticed that sometimes Southerners (I could be wrong) will fold their arms(which is actually a sign of defensiveness) more than someone from another region just in general conversation or sitting back.
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:56 PM
 
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Up here in Northern California it's common for people to use the word "hella" by way of exaggeration.

Example: That movie was hella awesome!
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