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Old 06-16-2013, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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If you move to Clarksville, it will probably tilt the number of northerners to the "yankee" side. Clarksville will then be part of the NWA metro.

 
Old 06-16-2013, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Fayetteville
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Is Clarksville a Southern city, would you say?


By the way, isn't Fay closer to Clarksville than Little Rock judging by distance only?

I'm sorry that I'm asking so many questions. I have OCD and right now the topic I'm fixated on is whether or not Arkansas and specifically Clarksville is considered southern. It's causing me anxiety.
If its anything like Ozark than pretty much yes. Mulberry mountain gets taken over once a year for wakarusa but they have started doing thunder on the mountain a week after.




As the crow flies fayettville looks a little closer



As far as your anxiety maybe you should consult a health care professional irl. Yoga probably wouldn't hurt.
 
Old 06-16-2013, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Clarksville, AR
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The NWA metro is farther away than I thought it was
 
Old 06-16-2013, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I don't see Arkansas as at all similar to Kansas. If Arkansas can be compared to any part of the Midwest, I'd compare it to Missouri. And I am surprised that anyone would worry about Georgia not being southern... Georgia is a core Dixie state. My question is, is Arkansas also a core Southern state?

I also believe that you don't have to have a Southern accent to be a Southerner. In Minnesota, some people have a far northern accent and others don't. But, accent or not, we're all Minnesotan up here.
You are right about the accents, it works both ways, some people have a slight accent but do not fit the mold of a southerner. As for Kansas, MO, etc. if the area resembles MO, it very well would resemble the southern part of Kansas. Are you aware, the largest or one of the largest casino hotels in OK, has its parking lot in Kansas and its' golf course in MO? The NW corner of AR is within 45 min to an hour from OK, MO and Kansas. Like many states, and you will see it when you start school, there can be a huge difference between people living in one part of a state compared to another part.

Again, yes, for the most part AR is pretty core Dixie, but there are still parts that are more of a mixture, maybe we could call the area a cross breed?

BTW, parts of Johnson County is NWA or borders it and probably considers themselves NW to some degree. Clarksville is much more southern. I think you will just have to find this all out when you start school. It doesn't sound like any of us are going to be able to explain to you the difference.. Again, I am not quite sure what your point is or why this is causing you so much anxiety? What difference does this really make? You are coming to school here in a few months, it is a beautiful part of the country, some of it is very southern, some not so much so and that is just what it is!!!!
 
Old 06-16-2013, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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I can firmly tell you, clarksville isnt going to become part of NWA metro any time soon. There are cities MUCH closer than clarksville to NWA metro and they still have their own identity and culture. Berryville is just a county over from the metro and is very much southern.
 
Old 06-17-2013, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Clarksville, AR
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I've also been to Jasper, which is fairly close to NWA. I encountered the strongest Southern accents I have ever heard there.
 
Old 06-17-2013, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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“A Yankee can become an honorary Southerner, but a Southerner cannot become a Yankee, assuming any Southerner would want to.”
[RIGHT]—How to Speak Southern, Bantam Books[/RIGHT]
That sounds about right.
 
Old 06-17-2013, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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I've also been to Jasper, which is fairly close to NWA. I encountered the strongest Southern accents I have ever heard there.
Yes, Jasper is about an hour from where I live, and my mom actually lives in Jasper. Newton county has had no outside influence and the population has remained the same or slightly declined. There have actually been specific dialect studies done on the Newton County Dialect.
 
Old 06-17-2013, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Clarksville, AR
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Thanks for the answers. I got what I was looking for so I won't bring this up again.
 
Old 06-18-2013, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Is Clarksville a Southern city, would you say?

By the way, isn't Fay closer to Clarksville than Little Rock judging by distance only?

I'm sorry that I'm asking so many questions. I have OCD and right now the topic I'm fixated on is whether or not Arkansas and specifically Clarksville is considered southern. It's causing me anxiety.
Breathe deep and let it go. Clarksville, AR is very southern. Coming from MN, it will be as southern as you need. If it were any more southern you might go into diabetic shock.
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