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Old 08-19-2013, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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Originally Posted by schmink View Post
You don't even have a clue what your talking about! I live just outside of Branson, and moved here from Des Moines.Trust me, Springfield and Des Moines have nothing in common! PERIOD!!!
I agree with you, were you referring to the other gentleman? If so can you please enlighten him to the vast differences between Des Moines and southern Missouri??!!
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:47 PM
 
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Actually Springfield is nothing like any of those cities you listed. Have you been there before? There is a big southern component to Springfield.
Sorry imbored. I ment that last quote towards vageybond
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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Sorry imbored. I ment that last quote towards vageybond
Glad your enjoying the area so far Hollister is a great town!
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:53 PM
 
Location: South Austin near Wm Cannon and South First
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It don't matter to me if Missouri is Southern or Midwestern. I just stumbled upon this thread and thought it was interesting and started reading it and got involved with a conversation with you.





I think it's funny that people in Southen Missouri take offense to being called Midwesterners,
but yet they live in the Midwest. It must be extremely frustrating.

I'm not saying to move because of what I think. I'm just saying if you don't like being called Midwestern, then move the 10 or so minutes away into Arkansas. You won't be that far from your hometown. I'm not the one who categorized Missouri into the Midwest. The govt did that. The Census Bureau I suppose is the one who designates states to a region. All of Missouri is in the Midwest, and that my friend, is a fact. The govt did not designate the SOuthern 3rd of Missouri to the South. So, as long as you live in Missouri, you will legally be a Midwestern. In your heart maybe you're Southenr, but legally, you're Midwestern. That's why I say you might want to move the 10 minutes away into Arkansas if you don't want to be considered Midwestern.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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It don't matter to me if Missouri is Southern or Midwestern. I just stumbled upon this thread and thought it was interesting and started reading it and got involved with a conversation with you.





I think it's funny that people in Southen Missouri take offense to being called Midwesterners,
but yet they live in the Midwest. It must be extremely frustrating.

I'm not saying to move because of what I think. I'm just saying if you don't like being called Midwestern, then move the 10 or so minutes away into Arkansas. You won't be that far from your hometown. I'm not the one who categorized Missouri into the Midwest. The govt did that. The Census Bureau I suppose is the one who designates states to a region. All of Missouri is in the Midwest, and that my friend, is a fact. The govt did not designate the SOuthern 3rd of Missouri to the South. So, as long as you live in Missouri, you will legally be a Midwestern. In your heart maybe you're Southenr, but legally, you're Midwestern. That's why I say you might want to move the 10 minutes away into Arkansas if you don't want to be considered Midwestern.
You don't understand. It's a cultural thing, the south isn't defined by state boundries. The census bureau doesn't tell people who they are or define culture. Like we have already said if that was the case Delaware would be considered part of the south. Do you consider Delaware to be part of the south, just curious. Also no one is saying Branson is part of the Midwest, other than you. So that is why you have the issue here.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:58 PM
 
Location: South Austin near Wm Cannon and South First
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I'm going to be coming up that way in October and I'm gonna make a detour thru Branson and see how it's changed since the last time I was there, and I'm gonna pay special attention to just how Southern that place is.


I consider Maryland and Delaware to be Mid Atlantic, or Eastern, and I don't think of Delawre or Maryland as SOuthern, even though they were border states.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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I'm going to be coming up that way in October and I'm gonna make a detour thru Branson and see how it's changed since the last time I was there, and I'm gonna pay special attention to just how Southern that place is.
Please be my guest, you may be surprised
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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I'm going to be coming up that way in October and I'm gonna make a detour thru Branson and see how it's changed since the last time I was there, and I'm gonna pay special attention to just how Southern that place is.


I consider Maryland and Delaware to be Mid Atlantic, or Eastern, and I don't think of Delawre or Maryland as SOuthern, even though they were border states.
But by your logic they must be considered southern. Since that is what the census burea says.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:24 PM
 
Location: South Austin near Wm Cannon and South First
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I've never been to Maryland or Dlelaware. I have no idea what they are like and never gave either much thought except once I did wonder for about 20 minutes why they are not one state instead of two. I would assume they are similar to Virginia, or Pennsylvania, but I never considered them Southern, though the natives of those states may consider their selves to be as Southern as mint juleps and magnolias.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas
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I lived there for 26 years and if it was a problem I didn't see it. Just because some disgruntled individual claims something doesn't make it a fact. There was this guy I knew in Springfield and he was always concocting some imaginary story that it was a racist town. After a while it was necessary to just tune him out. People will believe what they want to believe.

Springfield is not a racist town, period.
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