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Old 08-08-2013, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Dont know why I let myself get drawn back here but oh well. While I have always identified with the south and I fit in most everywhere in dixie I understand there are some who dont and most would be transplants or kids of transplants. I love how our state is always defined by others and then the ignoramus's take it for gospel. I also love how a 50/50 red/blue state can be so overwhelmingly stereotyped like it has in this thread. Look Im a gun toting God fearing polite man. If you met me youd not think I was from Maryland...but I am.

Stop using monolithic ideas to identify a state in a region. Its wrong whether you know it or not. I guess Im just saddened as I identify with the south and when Im anywhere else in the south I fit in, yet some would say Im a yankee at the mention of my home despite 2 seconds earlier considering me a southerner. When I go to the northeast (like I will be this weekend) I wont fit in and they will just chuckle at the silly southerner. In the north Im a southerner, in other southern states Im a southerner until I mention my home to a select few elitist southerners. So maybe Ill just identify as mid Atlantic (MD/VA/WV/NC(since some seem to not count NC at times)) and DO NOT try and put NJ/PA/NY in that region.... Oh and more people then you think also identify with the south here...

Also not everyone in the south thinks the same politically. I guess since NC went blue in 2012 its no longer southern as well as Virginia practically was blue. So stip living in fairytale land where you think every southerner thinks EXACTLY the same. There are those of us that believe in Gay marriage or dream act (Im against the latter) and some who voted for Obummer. The south is not monolithic never was and never will be either.



Rude. You're definitely the epitome of damn yankee! Oh and just an FYI people from the north make mistakes typing too.
C'mon, you know Southerners are stupid. Think about it? Who from that region has any claim to possessing a great mind?

- Thomas Jefferson?
- James Madison?
- Frederick Douglas?
- George Washington Carver?
- William Faulkner?

A sea of ignorance, I tell you, a sea of ignorance.
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:09 AM
 
Location: PROUD Son of the South in Maryland
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C'mon, you know Southerners are stupid. Think about it? Who from that region has any claim to possessing a great mind?

- Thomas Jefferson?
- James Madison?
- Frederick Douglas?
- George Washington Carver?
- William Faulkner?

A sea of ignorance, I tell you, a sea of ignorance.
I think the positive rep button broke when I read this! I hate the stereotype of being a "southerner" and its why alot of times I have to try and filter my accent with some people or else they think Im an ignorant redneck.

Also same goes for the racist stereotype since I opened the can o worms. The north always falls back to the "south is racist!" ignoring the very same beast in their own living rooms in a vain attempt to scapegoat for their own transgressions. I have black neighbors on both sides of me currently and despite knowing the flag I fly in my garage (communist HOA wont even let you fly a non rebel flag outside your home) we have always been nice and courteous to each other chatting at the mail box or in the driveway. But to an outsider who hasn't seen our interactions over the years would brand me a racist by the way I talk alone.
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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I think the positive rep button broke when I read this! I hate the stereotype of being a "southerner" and its why alot of times I have to try and filter my accent with some people or else they think Im an ignorant redneck.

Also same goes for the racist stereotype since I opened the can o worms. The north always falls back to the "south is racist!" ignoring the very same beast in their own living rooms in a vain attempt to scapegoat for their own transgressions. I have black neighbors on both sides of me currently and despite knowing the flag I fly in my garage (communist HOA wont even let you fly a non rebel flag outside your home) we have always been nice and courteous to each other chatting at the mail box or in the driveway. But to an outsider who hasn't seen our interactions over the years would brand me a racist by the way I talk alone.
Northern states tend to be more racially segregated in my opinion.
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:39 PM
 
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Someone much, much earlier in this massive thread (I believe it was Steelers10, although I could be wrong) stated that the M-D line was really about claiming Philadelphia (as far as the South beginning not too far south from Philly), is this true?
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:51 AM
 
Location: PG County, MD
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Northern states tend to be more racially segregated in my opinion.
Here in Central PA there's a sense of racism/segregation that I never experienced in Southern Maryland.
Definitely more of a hostility towards blacks and hispanics. Plus the locals refer to anyplace that's like 5% black as "ghetto". It's ridiculous.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:04 PM
 
Location: PG County, MD
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Also, this map seems to provide a decent cultural context for MD.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:28 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Someone much, much earlier in this massive thread (I believe it was Steelers10, although I could be wrong) stated that the M-D line was really about claiming Philadelphia (as far as the South beginning not too far south from Philly), is this true?
Maryland tried to claim Philly, and PA tried to claim Baltimore. That was the purpose of the M-D line-- a dispute between PA and MD over land.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:34 PM
 
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Why would Maryland want to be part of the Southeast? The Southeast is the scariest region in the US and people down there eat scary foods such as grits and sweet tea and go to scary restaurants such as Waffle House and Shoney's. Maryland is not one of the Southeastern States. Marylanders across the state talk Northeastern, eat bagels, cheesesteaks and crab cakes, Baltimore and Washington is part of the Northeastern Megalopolis, Maryland is one of the richest states in the US (most of the richest states in the US are located in the Northeast) and Maryland is geographically Northeast. The Northeast includes New England, Mid Atlantic and the Great Lakes states. Literally east of the Mississippi river and north of the Ohio and Potomac Rivers, plus West Virginia.
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Old 05-10-2014, 09:02 PM
 
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I would only serve grits and sweet tea during Halloween Parties to keep it with the scary theme. The only day I would eat at Waffle House and Shoney's would be during a Halloween Morning.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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Also, this map seems to provide a decent cultural context for MD.
What a great map! And I might say accurate, Maryland (a clearly midAtlantic state) is multiregional... that is what I loved about living there. We neither considered ourselves northerners nor southerners, and were very much disinclined in being referred to as Yankees.
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