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Old 09-11-2012, 09:55 PM
 
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There aren't many in Memphis, and the few people who aren't from the South are almost always from the Midwest originally
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:25 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Just look at the cities that haven't had explosive growth since 1970 and you'll find your answer.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:31 PM
 
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Just look at the cities that haven't had explosive growth since 1970 and you'll find your answer.
That is probably a very good indicator, but I'm assuming the ones that have been pegged have not seen palpable growth.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:33 PM
 
Location: MO
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There aren't many in Memphis, and the few people who aren't from the South are almost always from the Midwest originally
Exactly. I don't see how anyone would think that Memphis has been "Invaded by northern transplants". It is a very southern city culturally. Same goes for Little Rock.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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This is a good one. I've never been though.

My vote would be Montgomery Alabama. OMG. If you've ever driven between the FL Panhandle and ATL on a steamy hazy summer day, it seems like time stands still there.

I don't think Birmingham, Nashville or Memphis are contenders. And I think of Little Rock as too removed from the South, and more an extension of Texas.
Well, you are thinking wrong...
Also, for anyone that didn't know, a Southerner's definition of a "Yankee" is any American that isn't from the South. So, to a Southerner, a "Yankee" can be anyone from New York to Nebraska. It also isnt always intended to be an insulting term.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:41 PM
 
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Come on now you know the southerners will not stop doing that. The "us vs them" thing is part of southern culture and if you dont live in a state that was part of the confederacy they will continue to call you a yankee. Even in parts of the north the term yankee is a regional badge that is used with pride. When I have been to the northeast, especially New England they call themselves yankees. There is even a magazine called Yankee that deals with New England life. Now I live in the upper midwest and we never call ourselves that. When I hear the term yankee I think of northeast people. Southerners call us that because we are in the north, but to me they are just using the word incorrectly. A yankee is a northeasterner, NOT someone from Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana etc. Weve never called ourselves yankees in the midwest, but like I said its part of southern culture so that is thier perogative. I take no offense to it, but in my opinion its just geographically incorrect. Yankees live in New England and the northeast, or they are a hated baseball team from out east. lol
As the great something grand child of Two union soldiers I am pleased and honored to be called a Yankee. After all -------we WON!!!! Thankfully
I am proud to be from the industrious, college dotted landscape of the north. Where the cold winds and piles of snow build a mighty strong constitution. Call us what you must. I would never live amongst the gators and kudzu, the swamps humidity and the narrowmindedness.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:42 PM
 
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Stop. Calling. Us. Yankees.

And to answer the question, I would assume plenty of the smaller, backwards Southern or Western towns.
Southerners are called rednecks and hillbillies (which is worse in my opinion) all of the time and are made fun of more than any other group.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:45 PM
 
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Montgomery AL has an Air Force Base with personnel from nationwide.
True. I worked for the public in Montgomery as a second job and I heard so many accents from the midwest. Not so many from the northeast but they were there too.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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As the great something grand child of Two union soldiers I am pleased and honored to be called a Yankee. After all -------we WON!!!! Thankfully
I am proud to be from the industrious, college dotted landscape of the north. Where the cold winds and piles of snow build a mighty strong constitution. Call us what you must. I would never live amongst the gators and kudzu, the swamps humidity and the narrowmindedness.

Im glad you are proud of where you live and its great you actually know your relatives who fought in the war. (most are ignorant of thier history) I have lived in the midwestern state of Michigan all my life, and my relatives fought for both sides. Yes the north won, but the south had some very valid consitutional points when it comes to states rights. (NO im not defending slavery) Alot was lost at appomattix courthouse in april 1865 when it comes to states rights and local control. Like you Im proud of where I come from, but I do admire the south both for the people and the beauty of the place. The people of the south are courteous and friendly, they respect the bible and traditional values and they are fiercly patriotic. There are parts of the north and western states that could use a bit more of this southern way of thinking. Traditional values and respect for our creator are almost non existant in parts of the northeast, and we have all heard some of those in our country that are actually ashamed of this nation and what it stands for. We all know the coastal areas in the northeast and west coast that are associated with this kind of thing so I wont list them. Another thing ive noticed about the people of the south is the fact they are very knowledgable about thier history. They know about thier local history and thier family history. The people of the south are often labled as backward and "narrowminded" as you said because of thier tendancy toward tradtional values and christianity. They reject a great deal of liberal modern politically correct thinking and again for that they are labled "narrowminded" It is a good thing to reject the things that are wrong, and its good that they have the sense to do it. Southerners are not ignorant, and there are plenty of good college towns down there as well. Your post suggests you think very little of the south, and see nothing but backward hicks and swamps. Im not trying to attack your post, but I think there is more to the south than what you think. The south is a fascinating place filled with the history of this nation. Civil war battlefields, revolutionary war battlefields, plantations, colonial cities, historic river towns etc, the list is endless. One thing I agree with you on is it can be too hot and humid there, some places should only be visited when it is NOT summer. lol I must admit I prefer the cold climate of the upper midwest, change of seasons, snow etc. On that point I think we agree.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:37 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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As the great something grand child of Two union soldiers I am pleased and honored to be called a Yankee. After all -------we WON!!!! Thankfully
I am proud to be from the industrious, college dotted landscape of the north. Where the cold winds and piles of snow build a mighty strong constitution. Call us what you must. I would never live amongst the gators and kudzu, the swamps humidity and the narrowmindedness.
I see more of that from the northeast than anywhere else.
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