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

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Post # 32
621 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

overweight republicans

Post # 33
7755 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Fried Chicken and Honey Boo-Boo…. Both of which I secretly love.

Post # 34
5188 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Beautiful weather, fried food, and suspiciously nice people. Everyone is so friggin’ hospitable! Is that taught in school or something? Technically I was born in the south (FL) but it’s not the same as “The South”. 

Post # 35
4426 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I grew up in Texas and moved to Missouri as a teenager. To me the South represents:

Home-family, comfort, etc.

Great food-country fried steak (mmm…not many places make it well in Missouri)

A big sky…weird, I know. The sky just always looks so much bigger in the South.

Sweet tea

Whataburger! And almost more improtantly, their Fancy ketchup


Ya’ll, fixin’ to, thing but pronounces with an “a”

Lots of great associations!


Post # 36
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@meranda:  Well said. 😉

Post # 38
1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Those cute little accents…but some times I am horrible and think of rednecks not all but I talk to enough people from the south every day to know that there are some same goes for us northerners though there are a few up here that ruin it for everyone else 😀


Post # 39
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Having lived in Texas: 100 degree summers, y’all, football, sweet tea, barbeque, country music, heavy rainstorms, tornados, pecan pie, “my goodness,” calling everyone “honey,” horses, longhorns, university rivalries  (OU vs UT, A&M vs UT, etc.), Dallas skyline, Austin, and a host of teenage memories.

Post # 40
4691 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

Post # 41
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Grits, greens, pecan pie, endearments, small towns, family-oriented, Christian….and shops at Walmart haha! 

Post # 42
1747 posts
Bumble bee

The south in general: BBQ, Country music, humidity, hurricanes, antebellum mansions, Old trees with spanish moss;”midnight in the garden of good and evil”; football; pick-ups; rich fried food – chicken and okra are two I like; porches with swings; segregation; snow-birds; southern manners and gentility (bless her heart) and good ‘ole hold-my-beer-and-watch-this boys;

I think of Texas separately from ‘the south’.  That kind of sounds like a bit of that Texas pride attitude where everything is bigger in Texas.  I swear I’m not from there. I would like to live there, but I couldn’t deal with the heat.    Cowboys; cowboy hats; boots; gun racks; Alamo; hill country;  Waco, Branch Davidian;  Oil;   Cattle ranches / longhorns; Tex-Mex food; Kennedy assassination;  

Atlanta: coke; Cnn

It shouldn’t have surprised me, but New Orleans was an ‘older’ city than I’d imagined.  Voodoo; cajun food; zydeco;  bayous with snakes and alligators;


Post # 43
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

The beach… family, sweet tea, my auntie’s fried chicken, parades, family values, people that grow their own food, live off the land and off the grid, the beach, church on sundays, the river … the beach paddleboating, and GINORMOUS wildlife.  Tons of acres for dog parks, the beach. oh and My happy arse hasn’t shoveled since I moved further south. The further south you go the more friendly people are, laid back, Military bases.  

The only moonshine I had was actually some bathtub gin my Grampa made in the South Bronx in NYC … well it’s his recipe.  

Post # 45
577 posts
Busy bee

So surprised only one person has said whiskey. 

Post # 46
8686 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I lived in CHarlotte for a year and hated it sooooo much so I’ll keep my opinions of the South to myself. LOL

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