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Old 10-22-2008, 08:47 AM
 
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To people north of the Ohio River, Louisville is Southern.

To people in Tennessee, Virginia, the Carolinas, or Arkansas, Louisville is Southern lite but predominantly Midwestern.

To people in the deep South (minus Florida) and Texas, Louisville is Midwestern, a.k.a. just yankee.

Louisville's a city with it's own geographic and, to some extent, cultural identity crisis. How are people in other regions going to agree just what Louisville is? Just sayin'.
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Old 10-22-2008, 02:59 PM
 
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To people north of the Ohio River, Louisville is Southern.

To people in Tennessee, Virginia, the Carolinas, or Arkansas, Louisville is Southern lite but predominantly Midwestern.

To people in the deep South (minus Florida) and Texas, Louisville is Midwestern, a.k.a. just yankee.

Louisville's a city with it's own geographic and, to some extent, cultural identity crisis. How are people in other regions going to agree just what Louisville is? Just sayin'.
Aren't you in Texas yet? I find it funny that on this forum people say things like that but yet on another forum I have this: http://http://tomeblen.wordpress.com/2008/08/28/is-kentucky-a-southern-state/#comment-1822 (broken link)
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Old 10-22-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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To people north of the Ohio River, Louisville is Southern.

To people in Tennessee, Virginia, the Carolinas, or Arkansas, Louisville is Southern lite but predominantly Midwestern.

To people in the deep South (minus Florida) and Texas, Louisville is Midwestern, a.k.a. just yankee.

Louisville's a city with it's own geographic and, to some extent, cultural identity crisis. How are people in other regions going to agree just what Louisville is? Just sayin'.
How do you know what everyone in other states think?
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Old 10-22-2008, 03:30 PM
 
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Here we go yet again: Is Kentucky Southern? A panel discussion...
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:14 PM
 
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That "where did you go to high school" thing must just be an east-end thing, I have never gotten that in the Shively/PRP area.
Maybe so. It may also be a Catholic high school thing. I read on this forum somewhere that St. X now has a group of alums who are sort of the St. X Mafia, helping each other find jobs, clients, networks, etc.
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:16 PM
 
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Maybe so. It may also be a Catholic high school thing. I read on this forum somewhere that St. X now has a group of alums who are sort of the St. X Mafia, helping each other find jobs, clients, networks, etc.
That is almost scary!
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:38 PM
 
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Louisville is more metropolitan and more liberal than other areas in Kentucky, but that does not make it northern or midwestern. Religious/racial diversity like Louisville is present in other Southern cities such as Atlanta, Memphis etc. The term "Southern Belle" was historically used in Louisville which you can still see today with The Belle of Louisville and the paintings in the Speed Art Museum. Louisville has the Derby - a staple of southern culture. It was also a major slave-trading port in the 1800's. The food of Louisville is undeniably southern - fried chicken, mint julips at the derby, hot browns etc. Also it's not hard to find confederate flags displayed on any given pickup truck in South Louisville. So yes, Louisville is Southern - but urban. One should distinguish between comparing Southern vs. Northern and Urban vs. Rural. Louisville is Southern Urban. CASE CLOSED.
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:50 AM
 
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It was CLOSED until you re-opened it.
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:02 PM
 
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I really wish people would read the dates on the threads lol **sits back and waits for the three thousand more posts.....
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Old 05-16-2010, 11:11 AM
 
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Birmingham AL is very religious AND very industrial. I've always thought it's the most similar to Louisville of any city I've ever been too

* A little off topic*

You have no idea how comforting that is.
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