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Old 04-12-2017, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I still wouldn't call a person from Miami a "southern American" though, and I think most definitions would suggest they are not as well.
Who knows? If I lived in Miami, I'd like being called a "southern American."
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:15 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Who knows? If I lived in Miami, I'd like being called a "southern American."
My great aunt and uncle lived in Coral Gables for most of their adult life. They and their friends were as Southern as possum pie. Time was that Miami was, too.
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:48 PM
 
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Who knows? If I lived in Miami, I'd like being called a "southern American."
Yeah no, we don't call ourselves "southern Americans"...... we're more likely to be south americans tho.
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Old 04-12-2017, 02:38 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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I'd call black people from that area southern. Went to college with a guy from West Palm Beach and he was as southern as the rest of us.
I dated a girl from Hollywood, Fl, who was born in Barbados, and she described herself as a southern girl. She also had the ability to switch up vernacular without thinking about it. When she talked to me, she had a Miami accent, when she spoke to her parents, she had a heavy Bajan accent.
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Old 04-12-2017, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I dated a girl from Hollywood, Fl, who was born in Barbados, and she described herself as a southern girl. She also had the ability to switch up vernacular without thinking about it. When she talked to me, she had a Miami accent, when she spoke to her parents, she had a heavy Bajan accent.
So she grew up in Hollywood? If so that makes sense why she could easily switch between the two. Never heard of a Miami accent though.
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Old 04-12-2017, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Yeah no, we don't call ourselves "southern Americans"...... we're more likely to be south americans tho.
Last I heard, Miami was extremely diverse, so I guess you can speak for yourself and I'll speak for myself. Surely there are some actual non Hispanic folks living in Miami.
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Old 04-12-2017, 05:20 PM
 
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The reality is the vast majority of people in south Florida would not consider themselves apart of the greater "south". In fact they make a point of it by using the expression "The further north you go the more southern you get. The further south you go the more northern you get." Every Floridian I have met has made a point of this and most were from Orlando as a matter of fact, or central Florida, not even south Florida. So you can only imagine how people from south Florida feel about it.
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Old 04-12-2017, 05:56 PM
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Oy. Florida is a Sunbelt state and the folks there live a sunbelt lifestyle. I have friends in CT who see the Southernness in Miami in addition to the Hispanic culture. I get what you're trying to say but y'all are claiming the North is absurd to me.
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Old 04-12-2017, 06:15 PM
 
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Caesar Johansen,
In case it hasn't been mentioned already. Colin Woodard wrote a good, insightful book on the differing, innate characteristics of the American North ('Yankee' New England) vs. South (both Deep South, and Upper South 'Tidewater'), (and every region west).

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