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Old 08-23-2013, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Clarksville, AR
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Sure enough, it is every bit as southern as I thought it would be, and more.

This is practically the deep south.
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:28 PM
 
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Yep, pretty much.

Of course if you came from Minnesota, then differences are even more profound. Minnesota not being just northern, but extra-northern.
You'll find out quickly that to Arkansawers, Springfield, MO is considered northern, and that Kansas City and St. Louis are downright frozen-tundra Yankee-land. Roughly parallel with Calgary, or so it would seem.
Since moving to the upper midwest, visits back to Arkansas make it look more and more like a caricature of what I remember.
After you live there a while, the accents shouldn't seem as thick and the quirks not as quirky. That's the way it is with any such transition, though.
Deep south? Even when I lived there, I lumped it in with the deep south. Whenever the phrase came up on TV or the movies (the only time I actually heard it), I thought, "yeah, that's us".

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Old 08-24-2013, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Fayetteville
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Yep, pretty much.

Of course if you came from Minnesota, then differences are even more profound. Minnesota not being just northern, but extra-northern.
You'll find out quickly that to Arkansawers, Springfield, MO is considered northern, and that Kansas City and St. Louis are downright frozen-tundra Yankee-land. Roughly parallel with Calgary, or so it would seem.
Since moving to the upper midwest, visits back to Arkansas make it look more and more like a caricature of what I remember.
After you live there a while, the accents shouldn't seem as thick and the quirks not as quirky. That's the way it is with any such transition, though.
Deep south? Even when I lived there, I lumped it in with the deep south. Whenever the phrase came up on TV or the movies (the only time I actually heard it), I thought, "yeah, that's us".
I wonder sometimes it it has a lot to to with age too. I've met a lot of guys that chew tobacco and ride neon green Japanese sportbikes. Not literally always green, just trying to give an example.
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