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Old 05-30-2007, 10:42 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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The stretch of I-70 between Terre Haute and Indy is tolerable, IMO. The gently rolling hills along with the turns and the patches of forestry in between tend to break up the monotony of Indiana highways and add some variety to the drive, which is good. Now, the stretch of I-55 between Cairo and Memphis is undoubtedly THE most boring stretch of highway I have ever driven on. It's not like other boring highways because on this one, there's nothing out there and it seems endless because the highway is perfectly flat and perfectly straight...

And back to the map for a sec...I agree with ajf and maybe move the transition zone a few miles south so that all of the St. Louis area counties lie in the Midwest zone, and move Dixie up a few miles in Kentucky...but the rest of Dixie is pretty accurately depicted though. Keep in mind the map is just an overall generalization and I think it's fairly accurate.

Agreed. This map is very well thought-out by whoever put it up there. If this were a test, I'd give it a 96-100% (A+)...hehe.

 
Old 05-31-2007, 07:39 AM
 
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I'd say from the Ohio River down is south. From North Carolina down is south.
Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and all toward the the east are south to me.
The funny thing is, I don't consider Florida south. I mean, I know it is south but I don't think of it in a country bumpkin kind of way.
 
Old 05-31-2007, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Country bumpkin does not mean Southern anyway. And if you think there are no country people in Florida. Take a trip to the panhandle towards Jacksonville south towards Orlando. You'll find that country bumpkin you was looking for.
 
Old 05-31-2007, 09:45 AM
 
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Country bumpkin does not mean Southern anyway. And if you think there are no country people in Florida. Take a trip to the panhandle towards Jacksonville south towards Orlando. You'll find that country bumpkin you was looking for.
LOL, I never even been to Florida. This thread asked "Which states do you consider The South? I answered what I considered south, (my opinion).
But thanks for the heads up on the panhandle towards Jacksonville south toward Orlando.
 
Old 05-31-2007, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I didn't mean to come off as brash with my comment. Just got in from class and was tired lol.
 
Old 05-31-2007, 10:04 AM
 
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Your fine. I'm tired too.

When I say country bumpkin, I mean country south but yes you are right, country bumpkin doesn't mean the south. Actually I'm in what I consider the south. So I guess I'm a country bumpkin myself.

I want to be a southern belle though. But I'll take the country bumpkin because that is what I am right at this moment. Country Bumpkin to me is a sassy cute way of saying country. I really want to be a California surfer girl though. (But I'm way to old for that).

Did you know that there are retail stores and rental cottages named Country Bumpkin?

When I think of Florida, I guess I think mostly of the beaches and Miami. Pink flamingos and tan bodies. Fun in the sun type of activities. A vacation spot.

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Old 05-31-2007, 11:24 AM
 
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Agreed. This map is very well thought-out by whoever put it up there. If this were a test, I'd give it a 96-100% (A+)...hehe.

Some people in the Kentucky forums treat St. Louis as though it's Louisville twin, which must of us know isn't true.
 
Old 05-31-2007, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Nashville
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When I think of Florida, I guess I think mostly of the beaches and Miami. Pink flamingos and tan bodies. Fun in the sun type of activities. A vacation spot.
I bet you do. Thanks to Hollywood and it's portrayal of Florida.

Anyone who says Florida is not southern should take a class on cultural geography.

Better yet, anyone who says Florida is not southern should visit Belle Glade, Brooksville, or any Florida town under 20,000 for that matter.
 
Old 05-31-2007, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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ajf131
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Plus sweet tea exists at every restaurant there.
What is with this sweet tea business? They have sweet tea in Omaha, for Pete's sake.

In regards to Paducah, it is in Kentucky. And I know people from Carbondale, IL who do not have southern accents. It's a mixed area. Illinois, all of it, is the Land of Lincoln! It is NOT southern.
 
Old 05-31-2007, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Nashville
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ajf131 What is with this sweet tea business? They have sweet tea in Omaha, for Pete's sake.

In regards to Paducah, it is in Kentucky. And I know people from Carbondale, IL who do not have southern accents. It's a mixed area. Illinois, all of it, is the Land of Lincoln! It is NOT southern.
Illinois per say may not be southern but those southernmost counties are heavily influenced by Dixie. Carbondale is far south enough IMO to be considered Dixie.
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