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Old 08-23-2006, 04:53 PM
 
Location: long island, ny
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I have to say I'm glad the mods cut the bickering between myself and bundydad. I didn't know they could do that? I'm not being sarcastic by the way; I really am glad it's all gone now.
I'MINFORMED, I read your long informative response and sent a message to thank you for it. If you did not get to see it I thank you again. True NC schools do not match up with schools on LI but I feel confident that we have chosen one of the best high schools in NC for my daughter to attend. You mentioned that you saw NC becoming overcrowded in 10 to 20 years. That is probable, just like other past hot spots like Las Vegas, Orlando. Im hoping it takes the 20 years and if it does I will enjoy those 20 years anyway and so will the many others from the northeast who are moving to NC. Regarding the weather. NC is not as bad as Florida in the summer but is warmer than NY, especially LI. The winters are far worse in NY. And as a former upstater you know how brutal it can be. I will not miss shoveling 16 inches of snow anymore. Too bad your post was deleted it was good information for the many people going to this site.
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Old 08-23-2006, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Blanket statements about North Carolina's climate are misleading at best. Same goes for public school quality, taxes, available government services, housing costs, jobs, transporation, population growth and so on.

Example: The average annual temperature at Southport, NC on the lower coast is nearly as high as that of interior northern Florida, while the average on the summit of Mount Mitchell is lower than that of Buffalo, NY.

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Old 08-23-2006, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Blanket statements about North Carolina's climate are misleading at best. Same goes for public school quality, taxes, available government services, housing costs, jobs, transporation, population growth and so on.

Example: The average annual temperature at Southport, NC on the lower coast is nearly as high as that of interior northern Florida, while the average on the summit of Mount Mitchell is lower than that of Buffalo, NY.
That is so true, but folks will just have to learn the hard way. I made the move from Western NC to Eastern NC, and boy what a surprise. I had been visiting NC all my life (folks were originally from Western NC), and thought I knew the State. The two ends of the state are as different as daylight and dark. After I had been down there a while, I used to tell people that I found Eastern NC to be as different from Western NC, as I found Western NC, different from Michigan (home state). Really, the accents, dominate foods, attitudes toward the rest of the State even. And I never lived in the piedmont, so I am sure there is still plenty I missed.
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:37 PM
 
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Where people don't dump their grocery carts all over the parking lot and leave them for everyone else to navigate around.


Where the gas station still has the "ding -ding- ding" like the one from your childhood. When you pull in it's all full service - including cleaning your windows and checking the air in your tires at no extra charge.

Cassie
Your entire post was awesome....hit home in so many ways and truly says it all....quality...and reality... I miss Publix and the Yes mam, may I help you with your cart today as I had 2 screaming kids getting out of the store. In Jersey, they ignore and you have to bag.

And I totally forgot about the ding-ding from my childhood...OMG what memories it brought back.

The irony....the gas station memories were from Jersey and my childhood, helping me with my shopping cart was from Florida where I moved and became a Mom, and the ignoring and bagging my own groceries is from the "New" Jersey where I moved back to take care of my aging parents.

I understand the being fearful that the South will become the New Northeast. I do hope it will not. And hopefully the lessons learned of how they DON'T want to live will travel with them as people relocate for a better way of life. Being careful not to destroy what drew them there in the first place.... I can't wait to bring my children back "down" south....hopefully after this coming school year. That is where we truly belong...so until that happens these forums are as close as I'm getting...and you all are truly helping me make the decision as to where.....thanks, Maryann
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Speaking of grocery carts or shopping carts, they're called buggies down here. Calling them buggies yourself is one small way you can help keep things Southern down here. lol I don't really recommend you start using the word "buggy" up north, as that will only get you teased. But try to start using it when you get down here.

All the best.
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:54 PM
 
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It would be fun to learn what some of the colloquialisms are in NC. In NY we say "soda, sprinkles, heroes" in other parts they are "pop, jimmies, subs or hoagies" -- any of those fit NC? And that's just some food -- never heard of buggies before!
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:59 PM
 
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In the part of NY I'm from they say "pop"..... in NC they typically say "soft drink". There are some extreme examples of different names that, for lack of a better word, only "rednecks" use. I once heard a guy call toast "barbecue bread". And grandmothers are often called "meemaw".
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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In the part of NY I'm from they say "pop"..... in NC they typically say "soft drink". There are some extreme examples of different names that, for lack of a better word, only "rednecks" use. I once heard a guy call toast "barbecue bread". And grandmothers are often called "meemaw".
Take the test.
http://www.alphadictionary.com/articles/yankeetest.html

My score was 55% Dixie. Not bad, considering I spent 70% of my life in the Northeast.

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Old 08-23-2006, 11:24 PM
 
Location: New York
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Take the test.
http://www.alphadictionary.com/articles/yankeetest.html

My score was 55% Dixie. Not bad, considering I spent 70% of my life in the Northeast.
That was fun....my score was 43% dixie....thanks for the site..
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Old 08-24-2006, 05:04 AM
 
Location: east of my daughter-north of my son
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Take the test.
http://www.alphadictionary.com/articles/yankeetest.html

My score was 55% Dixie. Not bad, considering I spent 70% of my life in the Northeast.
That was fun. Scored a 43% Dixie. What is confusing to me though is that apparently without my knowledge, I have spent most of my life in the northeast. Weird since I've only lived in Chicago and Ft. Lauderdale.

mm, you are a font of knowledge. Whenever I read a thread and relay it to him or show it to him, my husband always says what graphic or stat did mm post? Thanks for all the info you share with us.
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