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Old 09-26-2008, 09:38 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Southern States are:

North Carolina
South Carolina ( DUH)
Georgia
Lousiana (They're the black sheep of the family)
Kentucky
Virginia
Tennessee
Alabama
Texas ( They fought in the War, they get into the club)
Alabama
Arkansas ( If anyone says otherwise they need to check their history books)
Mississippi
Florida (ONLY by geographical location! Its too full of Yankees and Cubans now. We've disowned it. haha)

Anyone else either has an honorary membership, or qualifies as a Yankee. If you're from Kansas, you're a Yankee. BUT take heart in one thing.
We dont dislike Kansas people anywhere near as much as we do New Yorkers or Californians.
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Wichita,Kansas
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Oklahoma is pretty close to being Southern IMO

Happiness is a north-bound Yankee
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Old 09-27-2008, 12:55 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Okies qualify for honorary status, Joe. But they'll never qualify for "Old Guard" status...
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:40 AM
 
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cold diamond, you got that right about Florida...pretty much anything below Jax over to Tallahassee and down is a whole other story.
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Old 09-27-2008, 09:06 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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cold diamond, you got that right about florida...pretty much anything below jax over to tallahassee and down is a whole other story.
lol
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:43 PM
 
Location: No Mans Land
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God, no, Kansas isnt Midwest. Midwest is back east some place. We are Great Plains. Yup, happiness is seein a Yankee headin East.
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I agree with Crazyma,Theres not much southern influence here but..
I have heard a few kansans speak with a southern accent though(i have no idea lol)
Maybe theres a little southern influence close to the Kansas/OK border or extreme SE
Kansas.btw whats chowchow?
Kansans that speak southern are called "Okies"!
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:20 PM
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Location: Madison, WI Metro Area
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God, no, Kansas isnt Midwest. Midwest is back east some place. We are Great Plains. Yup, happiness is seein a Yankee headin East.
So, the Northern Plains have few or no Yankees
I feel that Kansas has some southern influences in certain areas of the state given the fact that the latitude is quite low.
The rural Great Plains are losing population at a much faster rate than the rural Midwest. However, I like the "frontier feeling" I get when I visit my relatives ranch out in rural NW Kansas.

I will agree that most of Kansas does not have much at all in common with Midwestern states like Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Iowa. Some of the agriculture is similar, but the politics, culture, people, and climate are far different overall.

I do not see "back east" being a negative connotation. Most people migrate to where the jobs are, and most urban areas are not located out in the Plains, but in the Midwest.
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:38 PM
 
Location: No Mans Land
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For people who find their calling to be an employee in an urban setting, that is a good place for them. For those of us who make our own way, we like this "frontier setting".
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:42 PM
 
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Like I said earlier, I don't think you can classify Kansas in any category, really. It's a mix - which is why I always say borders are overrated. We're the United States of America, not the Rigidly Defined States with Borders of America.
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