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

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Post # 48
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

@JenGirl:  It’s funny you said that about southern girls putting in more effort. I got to UGA and one of my professors used to teach at the University of Minnesota. He said the first thing he noticed when he came to UGA was how everyone wore makeup and actually tried to get dressed lol 

 

I think of hot, humid summers, sweet tea, Dawgs (SEC), trucks, country music. Maybe it’s because I grew up in a suburb of Atlanta, but we are definitely not all racist, homophobic, bible thumping crazies. AT ALL. 

Post # 49
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Buzzing bee

As someone who lived there for years: bigotry, anti-intellecutalism, a nouveau-riche entitlement mindset, bad history, much better music and food than is deserved.

Post # 50
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Busy bee

I will say though, that working in the hospitality and service industry, my accent and ‘southern hospitality’ are constantly cooed over, mainly by Northerners. Though people from Cali tend to look scared/suspicious when I’m nice them, I even had one man in reply to my accent say ‘Is that real?’ O.o

Post # 51
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Bee Keeper

@MrsUPS:  My Father-In-Law is from GA….he was totally aghast at my putting sugar and milk in my grits. If he had pearls, he would have clutched them, LOL. I love sweet tea though. Everything tastes better fried 🙂

I am actually considering moving south in a few years. I’m thinking Florida, but I know the rest of the south doesn’t claim Florida 🙂

Post # 52
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@MrsUPS:  Yeah, that’s what makes me so sad about Whataburger lol. It’s mostly a Texas thing, but still so Southern to me. People still look at me when I say “I’m fixin’ to…” lol. Also, apparently I say “thug” like a southerner because my midwestern students will look at me and be like “wait…a what??” Hah…makes for an interesting classroom discussion. 

Post # 53
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

@Bridey77:  The northern part of Florida, like above Gainesville, is still “southern.” Once you get below that it’s more like the north, because of all the snow birds lol 

Post # 54
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2019

As someone who has lived in Mississippi for 20+ years I was really scared to look at this thread, but I was pleasantly surprised. 

I don’t think it’s fair of me to play since I’ve lived here my whole life, but personally I associate the South with manners, good food, and having a far more complex culture than popular culture would allow you to believe.

Post # 58
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@MrsUPS:  haha yeah we live 15 min from the beach!!  well and our grass is dying in the front yard and slowly being replaced by sand lol

Yeah my MIL’s Boyfriend or Best Friend was talking about the …. heck your word works… moonshineries in Tenn.  DH & friends started brewing beer.  I can’t wait for them to get their shite together and start putting what they brew in kegs,  I’m  running out of room for the bottles lol  They are designing our kitchen now for a kegorator thing and a brew station.    … one of the guys is an atty and looking into legal moonshineries something about as long as you don’t sell it lol.  

Post # 59
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Bridey77:  I remember I was at my friends house and she’s like” do you want grits for breakfast?” I said yes and she goes ” do you want cheese grits or do you just like it with butter?”. I was like,cheese grits!!! Lol I never know grits came another way. My dad would jazz them up by using coconut milk! Oh yum! Lol. I was born in VA but lived in RI for 4 years before coming back to VA lol.

Post # 60
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I will be honest, we moved to NC when I was 15. I thought I was going to be the smartest kid in school and that everyone would be wearing overalls and straw hats,chewing grass and driving tractors….yeah,I was only half right lol.

There are some places I won’t go. Arkansas,sorry. Louisiana,nope. Alabama,not happening. Lol well maybe one day….im good though

Post # 61
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Bumble bee

Southern accents, sweet tea, jack daniels no.7 whiskey, manners, maam and sir used when talkling to others, y’all is always used 🙂 pearls&lace, monogram & chevron everywhere, big beautiful plantation homes in the country, fried green tomatoes, heavy greasy food, country music, baptist Christians, I could go on and on the south really is lovely and I’m so glad I was raised here there really are all kinds of people here. I would say I’m a city girl, Nashville y’all;)  

 

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