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Old 06-19-2009, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Just curious, what if you have kin who wasn't born and raised in the South, yet you weren't raised by them? Like someone who never knew their Dad or something like that? (Sounds like Jerry Springer, doesn't it?)
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:00 AM
 
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What?

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Just curious, what if you have kin who wasn't born and raised in the South, yet you weren't raised by them? Like someone who never knew their Dad or something like that? (Sounds like Jerry Springer, doesn't it?)
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:03 AM
 
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Rubber-factory wrote:

"A southerner is someone whose entire family has been born in the south for at least 200 years.

If your great, great, great, great great, great grandmother was born in Pennsylvania 150 years ago... sorry.. you're a yankee
."

You didn't say the PERSON had to be born in the South -- so the previous post-er's husband wasn't born in the south BUT his "entire family has been born in the south for at least 200 years."

So it's totally logical.

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I'm not sure how that's logically consistent, if he was born in Toledo.
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:03 AM
 
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A Southerner is someone that chooses to live in the South and likes the South. If you're raised in the North but move to the South as soon as you can, you're more of a Southerner than someone that was born in the South but hates it. Home is where the heart is and people can't control where they're born (and they certainly can't control where their ancestors were born).
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:22 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Well now, there is an alternate method. We don't want to be close-minded or provincial here.

You find the closest east-west interstate (number ending with 0) to the north of your birthplace.. everybody who lives north of that isn't a southerner.
There is no east-west interstate ending with 0 north of my birthplace

so I guess we're all southerners!!
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:03 AM
 
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Rubber-factory wrote:

"A southerner is someone whose entire family has been born in the south for at least 200 years.

If your great, great, great, great great, great grandmother was born in Pennsylvania 150 years ago... sorry.. you're a yankee ."

You didn't say the PERSON had to be born in the South -- so the previous post-er's husband wasn't born in the south BUT his "entire family has been born in the south for at least 200 years."

So it's totally logical.
Ah.. well.. a person is a member of their own family.

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There is no east-west interstate ending with 0 north of my birthplace

so I guess we're all southerners!!
You see..

It would not follow that people south of said line "were southerners", only that people living north of said line "are not southerners."

Absence of a line indicates an absence of applicability to this rule.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:36 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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It depends on where you were raised, I think.
My cousin was born and raised in Atlanta.
Her husband was born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC.
They are Southerners.
Their daughters were born and raised in Greenwich, CT.
They are not Southerners.
Poor dears; bless their little hearts.
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Old 06-20-2009, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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What?
Someone said that your entire family has to be from the South for at least 200 years. What if you never knew part of your family?
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Old 06-20-2009, 09:27 PM
 
Location: USA
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Someone said that your entire family has to be from the South for at least 200 years. What if you never knew part of your family?
Absolutely, Missymom. And many people who think that they have a solid southern "pedigree" may find that they have an ancestor or two out there who was not from the South. After all, a lot of the Scotch-Irish first settled in Appalachian Pennsylvania and worked their way down into WV, Ky, Tn, before moving west to Ark and Tx.
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Old 06-20-2009, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Absolutely, Missymom. And many people who think that they have a solid southern "pedigree" may find that they have an ancestor or two out there who was not from the South. After all, a lot of the Scotch-Irish first settled in Appalachian Pennsylvania and worked their way down into WV, Ky, Tn, before moving west to Ark and Tx.
That's what I thought. In my eyes, being Southern isn't just about lineage, but raising.
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