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Old 03-28-2011, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Randolph County
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This might be a silly question. I'm from Randolph County, NC. I go to church 3 times a week. I am a conservative republican. I believe anything is better deep-fried. I like fishing and hunting. Question is: Would I fit in, in MS? I've often thought of moving there.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Lake Oswego, Manhattan, Aspen
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Sounds PERFECT! As long as you're not single. You are willing (if single) to start dating one of the womenfolk from Church, I hope.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Pearl, MS
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Your right, It does sound silly. As a matter of fact, it sounds like a troll question.

Things you must know about Mississippi:
  • Mississippi has the highest number of churches per captia in the country.
  • Mississippi is a republican state
  • Mississippi is also known as the most conservative state in the country.
  • Fattest state in the country. Due to deep fried country cooking and the abundance of buffets.
  • The deer population in this state is healthy and exploding. The abundance of white tail deer here, makes MS a top hunting state.
  • Fishing is phenomenal here. From the MS River to the mudcats of the delta. To the reservoir, to the coast. Our fishing is great.
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Poplarville, Mississippi
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Your right, It does sound silly. As a matter of fact, it sounds like a troll question.

Things you must know about Mississippi:
  • Mississippi has the highest number of churches per captia in the country.
  • Mississippi is a republican state
  • Mississippi is also known as the most conservative state in the country.
  • Fattest state in the country. Due to deep fried country cooking and the abundance of buffets.
  • The deer population in this state is healthy and exploding. The abundance of white tail deer here, makes MS a top hunting state.
  • Fishing is phenomenal here. From the MS River to the mudcats of the delta. To the reservoir, to the coast. Our fishing is great.
It does sound like a troll question... but if he is in fact serious, then keep in mind that you would fit in living in almost any rural part of the US with the exceptions of New England and the West Coast. Just because states like Illinois are blue, is because there biggest cities, Chicago, take up most of the population. Rural areas across the countries tend to be more conservative.

But anyways... if you are seriously thinking of moving to Mississippi, than I would recommend Clinton. It is part of Metro Jackson, but you are close to the Delta than. And the Delta has some of the best huntin' and fishin' in Mississippi.
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:44 AM
 
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This might be a silly question. I'm from Randolph County, NC. I go to church 3 times a week. I am a conservative republican. I believe anything is better deep-fried. I like fishing and hunting. Question is: Would I fit in, in MS? I've often thought of moving there.

And let me just add--if you don't shoot animals, hate sitting out on the banks of the rivers getting bit by skeeters, have progressive political views, eat healthy, fresh food and find church real boring--you can still fit in in MS-just stay away from the backwoods---
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Randolph County
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Thank ya'll. I didn't mean for it to be a "trolling question" I'm not even sure what that means. Truth is, I really am thinking of moving to MS. Another thought I had was what do people down there think of NC and other states in the "upper south"? Again, Thank You!!!
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:40 PM
 
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I'm from eastern NC and I'm stationed in Louisiana in the Coast Guard near the Mississippi border. You'll fit right in, believe me. I have similar interests as you and I have no trouble mingling with the people around here. As a matter of fact, my southern accent is a little more deeper than some folks here.
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Lake Oswego, Manhattan, Aspen
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Thank ya'll. I didn't mean for it to be a "trolling question" I'm not even sure what that means. Truth is, I really am thinking of moving to MS. Another thought I had was what do people down there think of NC and other states in the "upper south"? Again, Thank You!!!
Traditionally, Mississippians have considered anything Northeast of Memphis and Birmingham to be where Yankees live. Horror stories come back from people who have moved up to North Carolina about how "hard" the schools are, there. Homework and everything. That can only mean Yankees.

And when you're dating the fulsome lovelies you'll meet at Church (there are many places, like the grocery store, where a single male will be viewed as a baby-snatchin' Sodomite Psychokiller Liberal, unless escorted by a female...so being unattached is NOT an option, unless you are a hot bodybuilder who's obviously a 'dawg' with the Ladies), I hope you like Shoney's All-You-Can-Eat Buffets. And Wal-Mart. Those are the two places, other than Church, that there are to go on dates. Well, and there are the Fleetwood Mac tributes at the Casino, where there's the Seafood Buffet and all...

And there's always a nahssssssss Fried Catfish House. It's so gyuuuuuuuuud! (I'm saying this with a bovine nasality segueing into a Yodel). Those Hushpuppies will just melt in your mouth. Plus, there's certainly going to be a place up the road, offering Smoked Meat, with a smoker belching smoke 24/7.

And here's a gourmet tip sure to impress: Gitchou a Triple-Meat Smoked turkey made up (Turkey stuffed with Duck stuffed with Chicken) and have it deep-fried. All our Data Entry gals would just rave about that, and they were Rush-believing Republicans an' all.

Oh, and Mississippi Mama is dead-on about Clinton. Has everything you're looking for.

Ohmigoodness! I left out so much! Besides Clinton, there's PEARL! Maybe even better than Clinton. Byram's nice, too: but there are foreigners growing Organic Vegetables (Swedes, even...) out by Byram, so you might look at the other places first.

And you might want to be sure to have a
female (wife or fiance) on hand at all times, by hauling her around in the Pickup with you. That's customary in the Southern Half of the state. Up in the Delta, they have Labrador Retrievers. But Labs cannot dial 911.

And most important is advice about
SWEET TEA (Menfolk don't cook, of course, but just in case you bring a wife down with you to Mississippi, you'll want to show her how to do...). You can dissolve way more Sugar into the tea, and get it positively syrupy, if you pour the hot Tea into the pitcher on top of the sugar, and stir like crazy, until it's dissolved. That's the secret to really, really sweet Sweet Tea. And Sweet Tea is one of the reasons Mississippians are able to stay so shapely.

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Old 03-29-2011, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Pearl, MS
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Thank ya'll. I didn't mean for it to be a "trolling question" I'm not even sure what that means. Truth is, I really am thinking of moving to MS. Another thought I had was what do people down there think of NC and other states in the "upper south"? Again, Thank You!!!

Well, I must apologize then!

Hope we can help ya. I love this state very much. After all, it is my home.

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Old 03-29-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Poplarville, Mississippi
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Originally Posted by DixieMan'61 View Post
Thank ya'll. I didn't mean for it to be a "trolling question" I'm not even sure what that means. Truth is, I really am thinking of moving to MS. Another thought I had was what do people down there think of NC and other states in the "upper south"? Again, Thank You!!!
I apologize too!!!

And I know what you are talking about when you mention the Upper South. My boyfriend and I are looking for a Southern town to start my family in and we are looking at North Carolina and Virginia as two possible states. People in each forum I posted in tell me that I am from the Deep South and might think that the people in NC and VA are more Northern than the folks in Mississippi. That is because a long time ago, the economies were different, so the lifestyles were different in the Deep and Upper South. Typically, the Deep South (Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina) is where people like to think that the KKK and rampant racism are, but really we are nice folk, come on down! You think North Carolina has some good bar-be-que and food? Go to any family owned county cookin' place for AMAZING food!!!

And since you say you like hunting, that is why I recommended Clinton. It is close to Jackson for amenities without having to live in Jackson (I did, and for me there was no big advantage versus living in the suburbs) plus the Delta has great hunting. Duck hunting in the bayous and on the Mississippi river is excellent, along with the deer and turkey. Fishing is great too, catch a catfish and we know how to fry it! Oh and while your here, stop by and grab at steak at Does Eat Place in Greenville, AMAZING!

Mississippi is named the hospitality state for a reason! We love to talk, tell our stories, and we love our company, oh and our fried catfish! Do not be surprised if you get middle aged women inviting you to their church though, we just want to find a "home" for you!

So if you do winding coming our way, welcome to Mississippi- it's like coming home
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