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Old 04-26-2009, 08:34 PM
 
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Hi yall,

I have a school assignment I am working on and need to know things that are associated with southern culture? It can be anything.

Thanks!
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Old 04-26-2009, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
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Mint julep
Confederacy
Plantations
Mississippi River
Maison-Dixon Line
Gnat Line
Fried chicken
Country music
Seersucker
Language
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Old 04-26-2009, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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grits

biscuits and gravy

front porch sittin'

country ham

Bourbon

sweet tea

good manners

Church
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:16 PM
 
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Thanks ya'll for everything you have said so far! I know what comes to mind for me, but needed the opinions of others and these are great so far.Please keep em coming?

Also, do yall consider Florida to be the south? Why or why not? And what's the gnat line? is it just what it sounds like? ( We live in the mountains, so we don't really em here!)

Thanks!
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Old 04-26-2009, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Knoxville
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College football!
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:31 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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College football!
That comes from New Jersey, originally
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:37 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I'm sure I'm repeating some but here's my list:

NASCAR
sweet tea
barbecue
southern food like ham, fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, boiled peanuts, collard greens
Bourbon
Moonshine
tobacco
Bible Belt
Confederate war memorabilia/battlefields
heat and humidity
plantations
slavery
Elvis Presley
Gospel Music
Country Music
Nashville
Dolly Parton
Blues
shrimps and crawdaddies
hound dogs
huntin' and fishin'
line dancing
the KKK
Christianity
Coca-Cola

That's about all I have before I get too ridiculous with things like the Duke of Hazzard and stuff...as it is I got a little carried away, lol Good luck!
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Old 04-27-2009, 01:42 AM
 
Location: Bayou City
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conservatism

cultural stagnation

Jim Crow

family reunions

hot/humid weather

slow pace

religion

dietary habits that are downright murder

insanely big ass pick up trucks

highly figurative dialect heavy in idioms, similes and metaphors (Nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rockin' chairs; livin' high on the hog)

drawl
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:38 AM
 
Location: OUTTA SIGHT!
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Gun Racks.
Porch Culture.
Red Dirt.
Baptists.
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:49 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Friendliness
Drawls
Iced tea
Biscuits
BBQ
Being 'neighborly'
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