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Old 09-20-2013, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Let's be real. How is a thread like this every 3 months that unreasonable?
LOL. Things change that rapidly?

 
Old 09-20-2013, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Just got back from Dad's weekend for my daughter's sorority at U of AR in Fayetteville. Being raised in the deep south and now in Texas for ten years, I feel like I have gone back home everytime I visit. I love Fayetteville, reminds me so much more of Georgia than Texas. And to me Texas is thoroughly southern.

Don't know how it could be anymore southern. At some point on the map, the south will meet the north, but below that line, whether it is the state line with MO or further north into MO, all that is south of it is is the south no doubt.
 
Old 09-23-2013, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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How is this still even a debate? Geographically, Arkansas lies completely within the southeastern portion of the United States, which is more than can be said for Kentucky or Virginia. Historically and culturally, I don't know how a state can be more "Southern." Arkansas was a former member of the Confederacy, part of the "solid South" during Reconstruction, and was a focal point of the civil rights movement during the Eisenhower administration. Does the name Orville Faubus ring a bell? Johnny Cash and Bill Clinton are from Arkansas! Do they sound Midwestern to you?? Do we have to secede again or something? I'm a sixth generation Arkansan, and this question is especially irritating to me. The only reason people question Arkansas' "Southerness" is because Arkansas is so poorly understood on a national basis. We're a small, rural state that doesn't get much attention. If you ever take some advanced American history courses, you will learn that there is no one "South." South Carolina has a very different regional culture and history from Mississippi. Texas is nothing like Virginia. Yet all of these states are Southern. No one Southern state has the same accent, history, or even barbeque. Maybe this post will clear some things up for you.
 
Old 09-23-2013, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Ottawa, IL ➜ Tucson, AZ ➜ Laramie, WY
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I have bummed around all over the USofA and several foreign countries and I have found that people here in the US are all about the same except their various accents and phrases.
this

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Old 09-23-2013, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville
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How is this still even a debate? Geographically, Arkansas lies completely within the southeastern portion of the United States, which is more than can be said for Kentucky or Virginia. Historically and culturally, I don't know how a state can be more "Southern." Arkansas was a former member of the Confederacy, part of the "solid South" during Reconstruction, and was a focal point of the civil rights movement during the Eisenhower administration. Does the name Orville Faubus ring a bell? Johnny Cash and Bill Clinton are from Arkansas! Do they sound Midwestern to you?? Do we have to secede again or something? I'm a sixth generation Arkansan, and this question is especially irritating to me. The only reason people question Arkansas' "Southerness" is because Arkansas is so poorly understood on a national basis. We're a small, rural state that doesn't get much attention. If you ever take some advanced American history courses, you will learn that there is no one "South." South Carolina has a very different regional culture and history from Mississippi. Texas is nothing like Virginia. Yet all of these states are Southern. No one Southern state has the same accent, history, or even barbeque. Maybe this post will clear some things up for you.
Before it fought with the confederates it was France. We must sucede and rejoin the motherland.
 
Old 11-29-2013, 07:23 PM
 
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Arkansas is most definitely in the South...but there are some parts of north and northwest arkansas, that remind me of the Midwest for these reasons...

1. A large number of Catholics and Catholic schools
2. Families with German/Dutch heritage, and local recipes like potato salad.
3. Weaker southern accents...the accents are still very "country," but that is not always southern
4. Very few African Americans and none of the "Delta" cultural influences to the south and east

Those places are much like Missouri, Southern Illinois, Indiana or south Ohio to me. I know to a lot of southerners, the Midwest is all "yankeeland," but a lot of lower Midwesterners are not too different from northern Arkies. I would say a place like Pocahontas or Eureka Springs has more in common with the lower Midwest than it does with any town in Alabama or Mississippi.
 
Old 11-29-2013, 11:29 PM
 
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I have never, ever heard anyone refer to AK as the Midwest...and if I did, it would seem laugable. If someone says North Carolina is the Northeast, for examplye, that wouldn't make it so. Even if a group of people online brought it up it, it still wouldn't change my opinion. And lastly, you are already in AK so what would it matter at this point? Maybe you wanted the Delta or deep south experience....since there are different versions of the south within the region. Just enjoy it for what it is and don't worry about the labels. But rest assured, AK is "the south."
 
Old 11-30-2013, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I have never, ever heard anyone refer to AK as the Midwest...and if I did, it would seem laugable. If someone says North Carolina is the Northeast, for examplye, that wouldn't make it so. Even if a group of people online brought it up it, it still wouldn't change my opinion. And lastly, you are already in AK so what would it matter at this point? Maybe you wanted the Delta or deep south experience....since there are different versions of the south within the region. Just enjoy it for what it is and don't worry about the labels. But rest assured, AK is "the south."

No, AK is not in the south, it is the furthest northern point in the USA. Now, if you are talking about AR. that is a different story and one that has been debated off and on for years, here on CD. I am surprised this thread was re-circulated.
 
Old 12-01-2013, 02:41 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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Closed - this thread has been regurgitated under several different themes. In June we promised to hold the status of Arkansas to one thread, so let's do that!
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