(Closed) Spinoff: What do you associate with the South / Southerners? (Southern USA)

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Post # 17
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Bows in hair

Shaved legs

Makeup

Hairdos

Spanish moss

Peaches

 

Post # 18
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Sugar bee

@MrsUPS:  I love those threads lol ! This is my very biaised vision of South USA because I’ve only been to Florida once as a kid … everything else is pretty much from pop culture / TV shows.

Gone with the wind / Scarlet O’Hara 

The Secession War

Rednecks and all the stereotypes that come with it

Southern Belles is an expression I learned watching SYTTD, big poofy hair

Y’all(s) 

New Orleans, Bourbon street, Blues music, jambalaya

Walt Disney and ”snowbirds” from Québec who spend all their winters in Florida in trailer parks haha ! Also Cape Canaveral for Florida.

Texas, their love of guns

Religion

Post # 19
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Sugar bee

How could I forget country music and Nashville ? 

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I love the South, but I do associate it with the following:

1. Very strong Christianity with big Christian music presence

2. Honey Boo Boo

3. Pageants (again thanks to Honey Boo Boo)

4. Glamorous Atlanta women like on Real Housewives of Atlanta

5. Amazing R&B scene (TLC started out in the south!)

6. Frugal ways of life (extreme couponing, etc.)

7. Getting married super young and having kids in early 20s

8. Mosquitos

 

Post # 21
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Sugar bee

Slavery, courtesy and mockingbirds.  

But I’m from the UK so what do I know.

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

gentleman with sexy southern drawls

HOT humid weather

Good food ( fattening) 

whiskey

 

Post # 23
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Bee Keeper

@MrsUPS:  Grits……and how my label as a yankee will always be upon me based solely on the fact I put milk and sugar in my grits ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 24
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Fried foods, rednecks, moonshine

Post # 25
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I love the south! Louisiana was beautiful and everyone was so incredibly nice, so I definitely think of southern charm. Could totally do without the heat and humidity though. 

I also saw an unbelievable amount of fried food, fat people and lots of churches. 

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Say what you want about the South, but nobody retires and moves up North ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

love the South so much. 

 

Post # 27
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Blushing bee

Soul food, racism, slavery, peaches, plantation.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@MrsUPS:  Warmth – both in temperature, and personality. Though they can definitely be a little two-faced and/or focused on outward appearances above internal qualities, people from the south are far and away nicer than northerners.

The further north you go, the meaner people are, as an overall rule. 

I am having a lot of fun going through this thread, noting which ones are people from the south with southern pride, which ones have been to the south whether they like it or not, and which ones definitely haven’t and base their views on pop culture. For the most part it’s pretty obvious who is who. ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 29
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@MrsUPS:  I think of Grits!! Yummy! ๐Ÿ™‚ My friend from Texas would make the best grits and now that all I think of when I think of the Southern USA.

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@MrsUPS:  Religious zealotry, conservatism, racism, pecan pie, voodoo, Paula Dean, heat, hurricanes, southern accents… that’s literally everything that popped into my head. No filter and no offense meant.

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Nice people (who can talk pretty mean behind your back); put together looking women (I admire this, from the north); conservative attitudes; some prejudices and biases; scary conservatives too, like KKK; gays and libs needing to stay in the closet; yummy food but maybe not super healthy; veggies more well done than I like; big, beautiful homes; gentlemanly men; good manners; teen pregnancy; Obama hate; clean cities; affordability; successful companies and careers; stay at home women; baptism/saving; pearls and Tiffany’s; monograms; being blonde; high quality of life. 

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