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View Poll Results: Louisville Southern or Midwestern Nationwide opinion
More Southern with a Midwestern undertone 16 61.54%
More Midwestern with a Southern undertone 9 34.62%
Equal 1 3.85%
Voters: 26. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-30-2007, 01:56 PM
 
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Moe dialect maps that label Louisvilleas Southern
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:30 PM
 
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This map is the most accurate representation of what I would define as the boundaries of Dixie (highlighted in red). As you can tell from this map, Louisville is just far south enough to be in the region. Louisville is included in the Dixie region and from my visit there and experience was a predominantly Southern city with some Midwestern characteristics. Louisville shares more than twice as many commonalities with Nashville than it does with Midwestern cities like Cincinnati, St. Louis, or Indianapolis. I drove to Louisville from both St. Louis and Indianapolis, and the change by the time you got to Louisville from both these places was very noticeable...Louisville is a completely different world from both of these cities in every way, shape, and form. The accents and the fact that every restaurant serves sweet tea and the architecture, religion of the city, etc...just about the only argument you could make for Louisville not being Southern is the Civil War, which I think really is not an incredibly valid argument in general to defining what border states of the Civil War are today. States like Missouri, Maryland, and Delaware leaned more toward the North while Kentucky and arguably West Virginia leaned more toward the south....so that's why I think the argument about the Civil War shouldn't be one of the most used ones. IN ANY CASE, yes, Louisville and most of Kentucky are indeed Southern.
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:31 PM
 
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Let's not forget the fact that Louisville has quite a few Waffle houses and Cracker Barrels.
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:35 PM
 
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Moe dialect maps that label Louisvilleas Southern
Aha see you beat me to the punch Louisvilleslugger. My map is the one where Dixie is highlighted in red. You've done your homework clearly and I agree with all these maps. Louisville is Southern...there's no question about it.
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:38 PM
 
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Aha see you beat me to the punch Louisvilleslugger. My map is the one where Dixie is highlighted in red. You've done your homework clearly and I agree with all these maps. Louisville is Southern...there's no question about it.



Here's another map I've found which places Louisville in the South.
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:56 PM
 
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That "Soda/Pop/Coke" map is fantastic! This explains why Chicagoans generally think that people who say "soda" must be from the sticks since that's what they use in Downstate Illinois, yet I get looked at like a rube on the East Coast if I ask for a "pop".
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Old 05-30-2007, 03:01 PM
 
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Here's another map I've found which places Louisville in the South.
Again, cannot argue with that. I'm in agreement. All the maps which you have put up are reasonable boundaries of Dixie. The use of soda and pop kind of puzzles me....I agree with that map totally, it just seems kind of interesting why coastal states have a tendency towards soda and why half of Illinois and Missouri are split between soda and pop. Would be worth looking into I think.
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Old 05-30-2007, 06:52 PM
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I've only been to Louisville once, but it had a very southern feel to me. Cmon, they serve biscuits and gravy and I was called a yankee, what more can you say
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:50 AM
 
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I've only been to Louisville once, but it had a very southern feel to me. Cmon, they serve biscuits and gravy and I was called a yankee, what more can you say
LOL try going to Krogers on New Years Eve, just to here the clerk greet you with "we're out of Black eye peas and most pork Products" ( a Southern tradtion).
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Old 05-31-2007, 12:10 PM
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For the record, I use pop and soda almost equally.
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