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Old 11-04-2019, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Winning elections isn't being self entitled. Self entitlment is when you lose elections and act like it shouldn't matter.

False accusations of Nazism isn't compatible with social progress.
It's winning elections and then abusing power. Aka nazism. The only thing nazism did wrong was to enable the majority (Aryans) to abuse power.

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Old 11-04-2019, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Can y'all friggin' stop derailing the thread.
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Old 11-05-2019, 03:44 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Can y'all friggin' stop derailing the thread.
Can't people friggin stop challenging the opinions that the posters proffer?
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Old 11-05-2019, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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Do you mean that people in Mississippi don't have a stereotypical low-class, uneducated, rural/county Southern accent? Or do you mean that people in Mississippi don't have accents?
Yes & Yes.
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Old 11-05-2019, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Mississippi

Rural landscape: People tend to conjure up the images of dirt roads, farms, plantations, & blink towns. Not entirely off yet highly exxagerated expression. More basic amenities in these places than just a gas station & mom/pop store.
I do have to say though, that having made many, many trips up and down I-55 through MS, the image of a highly empty state with the occasional gas station is very close to the reality. Not very exaggerated.

Outside of Jackson, Meridian, the coast, or the Memphis CSA; it's essentially just trees, farm, and small stops along the highway.

There's nothing wrong with that. But be honest, there just ain't a whole lot in Mississippi for an eastern state.
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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I do have to say though, that having made many, many trips up and down I-55 through MS, the image of a highly empty state with the occasional gas station is very close to the reality. Not very exaggerated.

Outside of Jackson, Meridian, the coast, or the Memphis CSA; it's essentially just trees, farm, and small stops along the highway.

There's nothing wrong with that. But be honest, there just ain't a whole lot in Mississippi for an eastern state.
You could apply that same drive between metros for nearly all states. It's about the same emptiness per say. You left out Hattiesburg, Laurel, Columbus, Tupelo, Natchez, Vicksburg, Greenville, Clarksdale, etc. Some of these cities aren't on or near interstates. Additionally you've to tour these places to know their full depth.

Mississippi is a midsouthern state.
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Old 11-05-2019, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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You could apply that same drive between metros for nearly all states. It's about the same emptiness per say. You left out Hattiesburg, Laurel, Columbus, Tupelo, Natchez, Vicksburg, Greenville, Clarksdale, etc. Some of these cities aren't on or near interstates. Additionally you've to tour these places to know their full depth.

Mississippi is a midsouthern state.
I've traveled a lot around the eastern US, and I am telling you man, by comparison Mississippi feels very empty. That's just how it is.

Moreover, I am also telling you that's not a bad thing. It's just what it is.

Eastern state as in eastern half of the country. Likewise, it's very much part of the deep south, you just live in the northern reaches.
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Old 11-05-2019, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Most of the people I have worked with since living in this state are intelligent and normal, and they all live in Florida.
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:16 PM
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Location: Wonderland
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Do you mean that people in Mississippi don't have a stereotypical low-class, uneducated, rural/county Southern accent? Or do you mean that people in Mississippi don't have accents?
I just want to point out that a southern accent doesn't mean a person is "uneducated" or "low class."

Not saying you said that but this is a good enough place to point out that distinction.
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Old 11-06-2019, 09:41 AM
 
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I just want to point out that a southern accent doesn't mean a person is "uneducated" or "low class."

Not saying you said that but this is a good enough place to point out that distinction.
Very true. I definitely would never insinuate that.

However, I firmly believe that the majority of Southerners have some type of Southern accent, yet many just don't realize it. When I lived in Kentucky, people were surprised when I couldn't understand someone's accent. Others, who were quite highly educated and progressive, didn't realize they even had an accent because it was so subtle compared to those from more rural parts of the state with less education. However, I could still hear everyone's accent because I'm not from the South and it becomes more obvious to me.

I would never say that everyone in Mississippi has an uneducated accent. However, without having spent a lot of time in the state, I'd be willing to make the assumption that the Southern accent is extremely prevalent in Mississippi. I would not regret making that assumption. There may be some in Mississippi with lighter accents. I'm sure the Gulf region has a different accent than the Memphis suburbs which have a different accent than Jackson and the Delta. But in some form or another, I bet it's highly likely that the stereotype of Mississippians having Southern accents is true. You may not hear them. People from neighboring states may not notice them that much. But to someone from the West Coast or Northeast, Southern accents, even some of the slightest ones, can still be quite obvious because we're outsiders not accustomed to hearing the accent.
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