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Old 02-13-2011, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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But aren't like 50% of the people in Cary from states farther north than Maryland?
Yeah, but the attitude is the same everywhere in NC.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:03 PM
 
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Actually, I have a BA in History and pick up lots of history books just for fun. I would add more to this conversation, but Hamish and Richard Martin said it as well I as could have. Thanks guys for picking up my slack.
Regardless...it was not a "war." Of course you have a BA in History... it can not be somewhat a war but not really a war. It is what it is. Again a yankee is the only person who can claim to have never lost a WAR.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:06 PM
 
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Yeah, but the attitude is the same everywhere in NC.
Soon NC will be considered a northern state and clumped right in with Florida with all the Yanks heading there. Raliegh area and Charlotte area is mostly transplants

And honestly Marylanders who really cares if we are considered north or south, we are still a great state
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Regardless...it was not a "war." Of course you have a BA in History... it can not be somewhat a war but not really a war. It is what it is. Again a yankee is the only person who can claim to have never lost a WAR.
"It can not be somewhat a war but not really a war" - what does that mean?

It is nearly as insightful a comment as "It is what it is."

Let the history books tell you "what it is" All I have read refer to the conflict as "The Vietnam War," not "The Vietnam police action" or "The Vietnam somewhat a war but not really a war," or "The Vietnam executive abuse of power by the commander in chief following an incident in the Gulf of Tonkin."

It is called "The Vietnam War." I find personally insulting to those that fought and died that you chose to minimize and marginalize their sacrifice to make some lame rhetorical point about Yankees and Rebels. Here is some free advice, when you know you have lost an argument either admit it or shut up. People respect you a lot more.
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:47 AM
 
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Regardless...it was not a "war." Of course you have a BA in History... it can not be somewhat a war but not really a war. It is what it is. Again a yankee is the only person who can claim to have never lost a WAR.
How is that?

What of the Vietnam War?
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:24 AM
 
Location: New Haven, CT
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Maryland is southern! The people there love to drive and customize Chevy Caprices, Dodge Magnums, Crown Victorias, Impalas, Grand Marquis, and typical southern cars with oversized rims. That is a southern thing. In Baltimore even the accents are country. For example, people also pronouce words two like tew, say dug instead of dog, and replace the word you with yew.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:18 PM
 
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As a MD native who went to college in Nashville, TN, my perspective is that MD is the utmost border state. Yes, it's south of the M-D line and many people are glad of that, but others don't have a clue about the history. Rockville, MD a large suburb 20 miles north of DC has a Confederate Soldier statue built after 1900 by the town's citizens to honor the "war dead" and it's captian mentions " The Thin Grey Line" which might just wrap it all up. For the 150th celebrations and events during 2011-2015 we'll see many re-enactments with plenty of participants on both sides. There are many examples of Southern Hospitality in the state, and plenty of "yankee attitudes" meaning folks that are more combative and less respectful of others history and social preferences. It's a unique place and there's plenty to enjoy in the state. ( By the way I think I see as many CSA flags flown in Western MD counties as on the Eastern Shore) Be sure to visit Antietam or Sharpsburg, depending upon which you were taught to call it !!
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Maryland is southern! The people there love to drive and customize Chevy Caprices, Dodge Magnums, Crown Victorias, Impalas, Grand Marquis, and typical southern cars with oversized rims. That is a southern thing. In Baltimore even the accents are country. For example, people also pronouce words two like tew, say dug instead of dog, and replace the word you with yew.
It's not a southern thing. It's a west coast thing. And the accent in Balmore is clearly Balmorese Hon.
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:33 PM
 
Location: New Haven, CT
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It's not a southern thing. It's a west coast thing. And the accent in Balmore is clearly Balmorese Hon.
No. Thats a southern tradition. Thats what kind of cars people love to drive and customize in the south! West coast people mainly drive lowriders thats consists of boxed buicks, oldsmobile cutlasses, 64 impalas, cadillacs with small gold spoke rims with hydraulic systems. In the north, we drive and tune Audi/VWs, Acuras, Volvos, Legends, Vigors, Hondas, & BMWs. The Baltimorese accents are clearly influenced by southern dialect and speech. We don't call dogs dugs up here in the north lol.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:50 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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No. Thats a southern tradition. Thats what kind of cars people love to drive and customize in the south! West coast people mainly drive lowriders thats consists of boxed buicks, oldsmobile cutlasses, 64 impalas, cadillacs with small gold spoke rims with hydraulic systems. In the north, we drive and tune Audi/VWs, Acuras, Volvos, Legends, Vigors, Hondas, & BMWs. The Baltimorese accents are clearly influenced by southern dialect and speech. We don't call dogs dugs up here in the north lol.
Hitek is right.

The west-coast auto influence is with the low riders.
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