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Old 06-08-2007, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Greetings....

I just moved to Colorado after living in Virginia Beach for almost 16 years. In my experience the Hampton Roads area is a mix of both north and south, more closely resembling the north than the south. Whenever I travelled away from the Virginia cities, I experienced a greater sense of being in the south, especially along the US 58 corridor. While travelling through the Shenandoah Valley I felt like I was in heaven. It was neither north or south...just a fabulous unique world of it's own. Virginia is a great state wether it gets classified as a northern state or a southern state. In reality, those classifications are just man made judgements, always open to debate and differient opinions.

Many Blessings....Franco
VA Beach is transient, like northern Virginia so its really hard to classify it.

Same could be said with Florida.

I think Virginia overall is distinctly Southern- and the Shenandoah Valley is very Southern.

I don't see how anyone could classify Virginia as a Northern state unless they were on drugs.

 
Old 06-08-2007, 04:08 PM
 
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VA Beach is transient, like northern Virginia so its really hard to classify it.

Same could be said with Florida.

I think Virginia overall is distinctly Southern- and the Shenandoah Valley is very Southern.

I don't see how anyone could classify Virginia as a Northern state unless they were on drugs.
Ok. I've watched this forum grow with amusement. But enough is enough. VAsinger, as a fellow Virginian, born and raised here myself (Franklin County, VA, look it up on a map if you have to) i take offense to you constantly tearing down other people's opinions about how they classify Virginia, just because you dont agree. Me, personally, i really dont care if Virginia is classified as Southern, Northern, Eastern, Western, w/e. Although in my opinion i classify it as Mid-Atlantic as well. But thats not the main point of my argument. My point is you need to chill with this whole idea that no one else can disagree with you and that your opinion is the correct one. It's just that...an opinion. You're not GOD, so your OPINIONS dont mean that they are the official law of the land. Maybe you should go read a book or something instead constantly arguing that Virginia can be nothing but the South when in fact IT IS APART OF THE UNITED STATES and thats all that really matters.
 
Old 06-08-2007, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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vasinger

If you take the time to actually read my post, nowhere did I state that Virginia is a northern state. What I actually wrote was this:

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Virginia is a great state wether it gets classified as a northern state or a southern state. In reality, those classifications are just man made judgements, always open to debate and differient opinions.
Sorry to disappoint you...no drugs were used to influence my opinion.

Have a great weekend and thanks for responding to my post....Franco
 
Old 06-17-2007, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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Cool Missouri is not Southern!!!!!!!

Im sorry to break it to yall but Missouri is not part of the south. The south starts in Arkansas and goes Southeast from there. :
 
Old 06-17-2007, 03:40 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Im sorry to break it to yall but Missouri is not part of the south. The south starts in Arkansas and goes Southeast from there. :
FINALLY somebody with common sense Don't get me wrong, I've got nothing against the south, I'm actually considering moving to North Carolina when I finally retire, but Missouri is not the Upper South, not by a long shot, ESPECIALLY the northern half of Missouri. Southern Missouri may have some Southern characteristics but unless you are in the Mississippi Delta counties of southeast Missouri (around Cape Girardeau), it is not Dixie by a long shot. You'd be surprised how much more southern Louisville is than places in Missouri that are further south, like Rolla, for example. Even Carbondale, Illinois, which is practically at the latitude of Richmond, Virginia, is not as southern as Louisville. How is this possible, you might ask? Quite simple...THE OHIO RIVER a.k.a. Mason-Dixon line separating the Midwest and the South. It's quite an accurate divider these days. As an avid traveler, I've crossed it many times so I would know, including the areas where it becomes the 36 degree latitude line in Missouri.
 
Old 06-17-2007, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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ajf I's kiss ya if I could! I love your answers!
 
Old 06-17-2007, 05:35 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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OK, I'll probably get killed for starting this again, but I was in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania last weekend and I saw a sign at a McDonald's that said "Large sweet tea $1.00! There is no way on earth anyone could think that Beaver Falls is the south, and yet McDonald's is advertising sweet tea there. Then I few days later I was driving by a McDonald's in Aliquippa, PA and same advertisement. Apparently, sweet tea is not an indicator of southerness, if it's being sold in two very northern cities.
 
Old 06-17-2007, 05:46 PM
 
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McDonald's advertized sweet tea in Los Angeles! It has nothing to do with the South.

Dawn

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OK, I'll probably get killed for starting this again, but I was in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania last weekend and I saw a sign at a McDonald's that said "Large sweet tea $1.00! There is no way on earth anyone could think that Beaver Falls is the south, and yet McDonald's is advertising sweet tea there. Then I few days later I was driving by a McDonald's in Aliquippa, PA and same advertisement. Apparently, sweet tea is not an indicator of southerness, if it's being sold in two very northern cities.
 
Old 06-17-2007, 06:43 PM
 
Location: IN
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Post Missouri

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FINALLY somebody with common sense Don't get me wrong, I've got nothing against the south, I'm actually considering moving to North Carolina when I finally retire, but Missouri is not the Upper South, not by a long shot, ESPECIALLY the northern half of Missouri. Southern Missouri may have some Southern characteristics but unless you are in the Mississippi Delta counties of southeast Missouri (around Cape Girardeau), it is not Dixie by a long shot. You'd be surprised how much more southern Louisville is than places in Missouri that are further south, like Rolla, for example. Even Carbondale, Illinois, which is practically at the latitude of Richmond, Virginia, is not as southern as Louisville. How is this possible, you might ask? Quite simple...THE OHIO RIVER a.k.a. Mason-Dixon line separating the Midwest and the South. It's quite an accurate divider these days. As an avid traveler, I've crossed it many times so I would know, including the areas where it becomes the 36 degree latitude line in Missouri.
I agree, the Mississippi Delta counties and the counties in Missouri south of Highway 60 should be grouped with the south. It is interesting that you brought up Rolla. Rolla is right near the Ozark National Forest and has more of what I would call "Ozark culture." However, when I have visited this area their were southern accents for sure. However, I often hear more people with southern accents in KC than STL.
 
Old 06-17-2007, 07:52 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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McDonald's advertized sweet tea in Los Angeles! It has nothing to do with the South.

Dawn
Of cuourse it doesn't! That was my point. If you read back through this thread (search it) for sweet tea, you will see that some people are using the presence of sweet tea on a menu to indicate that a place is "southern". I haven't been inside a McDonald's here in Colorado lately, but they are not advertising it here. Probably all the yuppies here don't want to hurt their waistlines with sugar.

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