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Old 03-30-2010, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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I am not a guy. Is it all right for a lady to answer that question? Sorry, but I despise the "you guys" phrase. A guy is a grotesque person.

Virginia is just as much the South as any other Southern State. Things are changing everywhere and I am not in the opinion that it is for the better, but it is different.

does that make a gal a grotesque person too? just wondering
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Virginia is the south, always has been always will be. The culture may be more northern in nova but the state is and will always be part of the south. Cities are sure to grow and people are sure to change but imo nothing can suddenly make virginia a "northern" state
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:07 AM
 
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I'm originally from the deep south...Mississippi. We view anyone who lives above South Carolina with suspicion.

I think Richmond still has sort of a southern feel to it. But NOVA is as Yankee as Boston. That's not a criticism. Just the way it is.

Geographically, Virginia is a mid-Atlantic state. Culturally, it's split. NOVA is nothing like the rest of Virginia.
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:25 AM
 
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Just drive your car. The Virginia "welcome" center on 95 is not until you cross the Rappahannock On 66 you have to wait until you get out of Fairfax County into Prince William.

Northern Virgina and Tidewater are definitely different culturally from the rest of the state.
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:29 PM
 
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Southerners are simple-minded people who don't value education and are anti-intellectual, that's why they're still so poor and ignorant. Yet, they still vote Republican against their own economic interests (Repubs hate the poor working-classes) because of deep-seated racism and bigotry.
Wow. Just read this. I would love to compare education and income levels with you. But that would be tacky, so I won't.

I assure you that there are plenty of well-educated and successful people living in the south.
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Wow. Just read this. I would love to compare education and income levels with you. But that would be tacky, so I won't.

I assure you that there are plenty of well-educated and successful people living in the south.
Don't let them get your goat. For some bizarre reason the "Is Nova North or South" threads show up every time the kids are on break from school. We've had this poor old dead horse beaten at least 5-6 times now. The kids think it's funny to see if they can start a fight.
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Old 03-31-2010, 05:14 PM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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Not anymore, sadly. NoVA is now firmly a part of the Northeastern megalopolis hive of ick. These days I feel like if I were to pinwheel my arms while standing outside, I'd be lucky to hit just five or fewer people. A more likely (and nightmare-inducing) scenario is that fifty random vehicles would make scrapple outta me. Possibly even carcinogenic scrapple.

Last time my SO and I went town to Fredericksburg, my migraine gradually eased as we got further and further from the Mid-Atlantic proper. By the time I uttered my final "Are we out yet?", I was feeling a *lot* better.

Last edited by Alicia Bradley; 03-31-2010 at 05:26 PM..
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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I think of Virginia as a southern state as a whole, but Northern Virginia (the suburbs of DC) as the Mid-Atlantic.
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Just drive your car. The Virginia "welcome" center on 95 is not until you cross the Rappahannock On 66 you have to wait until you get out of Fairfax County into Prince William.

Northern Virgina and Tidewater are definitely different culturally from the rest of the state.
Northern Virginia, no-brainer different from the rest of Virginia.

Tidewater (my native stomping gorund), not so fast. Tidewater is laid-back blue-collar like the rest of VA. Has a slave/confederate history like Richmond.
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Old 04-01-2010, 05:02 AM
 
Location: San Francisco/East Bay and Los Angeles, formerly DC and Boston
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But NOVA is as Yankee as Boston.
I'm from Boston, and it's not quite as Northern down here. If you called a road in Massachusetts "Jefferson Davis Highway", some angry feminist with unshaved armpits would be on the roadside night and day with a sign protesting and screaming at oncoming traffic. x10 for "Lee Highway".
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