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View Poll Results: Is Oklahoma...
Southern 6 24.00%
Western 1 4.00%
Southwestern 4 16.00%
Midwestern 1 4.00%
A combo of 2 or more of these 8 32.00%
All of the above 5 20.00%
Voters: 25. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 06-04-2012, 03:44 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Right now I'm reading an old thread that poses the question:

Is Oklahoma a southern or western state?

The opinions expressed in the thread are VARIED. Seems like one's opinion on this depends on where one is from. It seems like if someone ISN'T from OK, their opinion is quite different from someone who IS. Lol.

Oklahoma is categorized in many different ways, depending on what info you are looking at, or who you are talking to. Personally, I've always felt that OK is more southern than anything, or at least "southern lite". Lol. This is probably because my mom is from southeast Oklahoma, or "Little Dixie". I defy anyone to visit Pushmataha county and tell me that ain't southern! And yet, I lived in Tulsa for years, which felt barely southern to me at all. More midwestern with southern hospitality, if anything.

Yet the panhandle would feel more "western", I imagine. (I've never been. For shame.)

How do you define Oklahoma? Personally, I say it's...

Unique! And I love it.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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flat dry western ok i would call southwestern, eastern i would call southern? I am more familiar with the western half though
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Oklahoma is a combination of Southwestern and Southern. Spend some time in Birmingham and then Oklahoma City and you'll see the difference. Eastern Oklahoma is more Southern though, especially closer to Fort Smith.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:55 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Oklahoma is a combination of Southwestern and Southern. Spend some time in Birmingham and then Oklahoma City and you'll see the difference. Eastern Oklahoma is more Southern though, especially closer to Fort Smith.
Spot on, BChris.

These threads are so old/tired.

*yawn*

...........zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:12 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Oklahoma is a combination of Southwestern and Southern. Spend some time in Birmingham and then Oklahoma City and you'll see the difference. Eastern Oklahoma is more Southern though, especially closer to Fort Smith.
I think it really does matter what part of the state you are from. All of my Oklahoma roots and experience are of eastern OK. My experiences with western OK are only driving through on I40 and taking I35 to DFW once. Does OKC still have that Uhaul truck on top of that building by the freeway?

Eastern OK, especially the southeast, feels very southern. So in my mind, I've always thought of it as southern. But really, it's the crossroads of America.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:35 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Spot on, BChris.

These threads are so old/tired.

*yawn*

...........zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
And yet...here you are.

I realize this has been debated, years ago, by some of you. But I find the topic interesting, and thought I would add the poll to it. Not all of us are The Old Man On The Mountain With His Hair Down To His Knees.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Arkansas
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I usually judge a state based on the predominant accent there. Oklahoma is culturally mainly a Southern state, especially in the southern and eastern portions, but also has a strong Western influence. For some reason, as a kid I always thought of Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas (where I grew up) as Southwestern states, though. I guess that was before I heard the term "South Central."
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:45 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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I usually judge a state based on the predominant accent there. Oklahoma is culturally mainly a Southern state, especially in the southern and eastern portions, but also has a strong Western influence. For some reason, as a kid I always thought of Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas (where I grew up) as Southwestern states, though. I guess that was before I heard the term "South Central."


True. In my mind, Texas and Arkansas overwhelmingly share the most cultural affinity with Oklahoma.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:49 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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And yet...here you are.

I realize this has been debated, years ago, by some of you. But I find the topic interesting, and thought I would add the poll to it. Not all of us are The Old Man On The Mountain With His Hair Down To His Knees.
No offense intended, PastorsSon. Sorry I burned your biscuits.

And you are right about me being kinda old and crotchety except my hair is not long. As RedBird has pointed out a time or two, I like to sport the classic mullet in the vein of vintage Kenny Rogers.

Enjoy.


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Old 06-05-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Lol! Tried to rep you B & C, but it wouldn't let me do it again yet.

I have no idea how old you are or what you look like, obviously. My remark was referring to the fact that some of us haven't been on CD that long. But I'm sure you're just being onery again. Lol.
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