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Old 04-20-2007, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Pflugerville, TX
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Here's my proposal--these count as the South:
-Tennessee (more than 20 minutes south of Kentucky)
-North Carolina (in towns and rural areas with fewer than 75,000 people)
-Florida (north of I-10 then the Gulf Coast west of Panama City)
-Arkansas (south of I-30/I-40 east of Little Rock)
-South Carolina
-Georgia
-Alabama
-Mississippi
-Louisiana

Do not count:
-Texas: it's so great, it's its own region and country. It's like eight states in one with ten different cultures and types of topography.
-Virginia: It is now a mid-Atlantic state.
-West Virginia: hillbilly and country doesn't mean southern. And, they say "pop." More industrial in history, like the northeast and upper midwest.
-Kentucky: They say "pop," don't know what grits and sweet tea are, and it doesn't have a great deal of that Southern hospitality. Ever been to Louisville, Lexington, and Owensboro?
-Arkansas: western Arkansas is more like Oklahoma and east Texas.
-Florida: south of I-10, it's now New York South
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:34 PM
 
Location: The Bay State
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Originally Posted by texmexandproud View Post
Do not count:
-Kentucky: They say "pop," don't know what grits and sweet tea are, and it doesn't have a great deal of that Southern hospitality. Ever been to Louisville, Lexington, and Owensboro?


Sure have been there, and they darn well DO know what grits and sweet tea are!

In this ex-New-Yorker's view, "The South" is everything east of the Rockies and below Atlantic City, NJ!
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Old 04-20-2007, 01:08 PM
 
Location: In God
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Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina. End of story.
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Old 04-20-2007, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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Oh pulease, Florida south of I-10 is NOT New York South :-)
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Old 04-20-2007, 01:33 PM
 
Location: In God
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Oh pulease, Florida south of I-10 is NOT New York South :-)
Yeah, because it's known for being very similar to the Caribbean, but before all of that, it was very kuntry, and still is in the black culture. So yes Florida. Besides, just because New York says something is or isn't southern that makes it official? Yeah right.
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Old 04-20-2007, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Don't anybody dare tell a Kentuckian OR a Virginian that they do not reside in the South ... !!
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Old 04-20-2007, 02:35 PM
 
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Northern VA is not really a southern culture, although it does have some influences. Southern VA? VERY SOUTHERN and very conservative.

The South starts at the Rappahannock.
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Old 04-20-2007, 02:59 PM
 
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ummm as a Southern, all that are under the Mason Dixon line. But culturally, all below Richmond Virginia and above Orlando Florida. Below MO. and east of New Mexico
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Northeast U.S.
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I consider everything from Delaware down part of the geographical South. As for what makes up the cultural South, I agree with carolinajack's definition, but would add the whole of the Delmarva peninsula.
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:24 PM
 
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I think it would be safe to suggest Missouri and trust me I know some of you will disagree since it is in the Midwest. My family originated in the "Little Dixie" Region of the state and that is where the majority of the slaves resided.
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