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Old 04-26-2012, 03:01 PM
 
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I grew up in North Carolina and moved to new york for a job about 20 years ago and now I am back looking for home near Cary or Apex and everyone has a northern accent some worse then parts of New York. Then I thought maybe its only in the city so we went to the rural town of Pittsboro and everyone had a northern accent. I have only been gone for 20 years and the southern way of life is gone. Thats the reason I came back to North Carolina was for the southern way life I grew up in.

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Old 04-26-2012, 03:17 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Cary, Apex and Pittsboro have become suburbs of the greater Triangle area. If you want to find a southern town you need to go a little more than an hour from a metro.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:22 PM
 
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Ok good, thanks for the post. I am thinking about going to Siler City to look for a home, is Siler City still southern
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:27 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Siler City definitely is, but remote and that can be good or bad. You probably find good price of home in that area since it not transplant infested.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Cumberland County
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Come further south...down towards Smithfield, Fayetteville, lower Cumberland counties..you'll hear our southern accent. I live in southeastern Cumberland county about 30 minutes from Fayetteville...have been here my entire life. And I have such a southern accent, I've even been accused of being from Alabama!
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:37 PM
 
Location: PROUD Son of the South in Maryland
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The culture is getting watered down like VA and MD. Comes with the territory of having a good job market sadly. Hell Im hard pressed to find southern accents near my central maryland home (other then family) and usually have to drive an hour east or west to get back to my way of life. Sorry but its just the way of things in MD/VA/NC in the metro areas.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:27 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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The culture is getting watered down like VA and MD. Comes with the territory of having a good job market sadly. Hell Im hard pressed to find southern accents near my central maryland home (other then family) and usually have to drive an hour east or west to get back to my way of life. Sorry but its just the way of things in MD/VA/NC in the metro areas.
I know where the southern accents are in MD, DE, & South Jersey. What surprised me a little was that there is an accent in Gastonia & Charlotte that is very similar to one of the Philadelphia accents. It's not like it's over-run with Philadelphians.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:28 PM
 
Location: PROUD Son of the South in Maryland
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I know where the southern accents are in MD, DE, & South Jersey. What surprised me a little was that there is an accent in Gastonia & Charlotte that is very similar to one of the Philadelphia accents. It's not like it's over-run with Philadelphians.
Never heard southern accents in NJ, must have been transplants. As for deleware seems to be the southern half, but I dont spend much time in northern deleware.

Sadly the lack of an accent and culture is common with high occupation population areas. While its great that places like the triangle, NOVA/DC/Baltimore brings jobs to our states, it also opens the flood gates of yankees to populate our states. MD has had the worse occupation off and on since 1861.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:19 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Never heard southern accents in NJ, must have been transplants. As for deleware seems to be the southern half, but I dont spend much time in northern deleware.

Sadly the lack of an accent and culture is common with high occupation population areas. While its great that places like the triangle, NOVA/DC/Baltimore brings jobs to our states, it also opens the flood gates of yankees to populate our states. MD has had the worse occupation off and on since 1861.
There's a decidedly southern accent South Jersey, near Delaware Bay. {f you go there, make a stop around Woodstown & you'll hear it. Yhey are natives. If you don't hear it, they're transplants.

I understand your comment about 1861, but what happened in 1864 when Maryland went for Lincoln, unlike KY, DE, & NJ?
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:48 PM
 
Location: PROUD Son of the South in Maryland
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There's a decidedly southern accent South Jersey, near Delaware Bay. {f you go there, make a stop around Woodstown & you'll hear it. Yhey are natives. If you don't hear it, they're transplants.

I understand your comment about 1861, but what happened in 1864 when Maryland went for Lincoln, unlike KY, DE, & NJ?
In MD anyone who opposed him was thrown in jail do not pass go do not collect $200. No trial. Plus there was alot of yankee muscle to push whatever was needed or else. I doubt the state being pro Breckenridge in 1860 magically changed the true feelings after nearly 4 years of martial law and civil rights being non existent in the state.
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