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

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Post # 92
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@MrsUPS:  Accents, humidity, gentlemen who open doors, and most importantly SWEET TEA! 🙂

Post # 93
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My husband and I have traveled to the south several times, from Canada.  We dream of having a vacation home in Charleston someday…amazing.

 

Anyway, when I think of the south, the first thing that comes to mind are pralines (I’m obsessed.)

 

Warm weather
Beautiful Architecture
Spanish Moss
Friendly people
Good home cooking
Southern drawls (LOVE them!)

 

 

 

Post # 94
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

I’ve lived here most of my life, and the thing that I always think about is conservative Christianity, which sucks because I’m a liberal Buddhist.

Post # 95
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

Good food, good music, hot weather, and honestly, many folks who are ignorant/extremly conservative (believe in religion over science, racism, homophobia etc.). I know not everyone is like that, but the number of southern states with elected officals who have these views makes me think that a great number of people must think this way, or how do they continually get elected?

Post # 96
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@MrsUPS:  Sweet tea and grits.  After growing up in Northern Florida which is definitely Southern, I moved to central Florida which is so far South, it’s no longer considered the South.  I miss good fresh brewed sweet tea and creamy grits the most!

Post # 97
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@MrsUPS:  2 words: AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

My Fiance lived in Dallas for years before we met, but originally from the tri-state area.  The cost of living is astronomical here, we’re in the top 3 most expensive places to live in the country.  We’re rentint now, but haven’t discounted moving to Dallas or Knoxville, TN where I have family so we’re not house poor for the rest of our lives.   

Post # 98
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

WAFFLE HOUSE! Tongue Out

Post # 99
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

overweight people and the confederate flag.

Post # 100
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’ve lived in Alabama my entire life. There are some things I do like about living here, but for the most part, I want to get out. 

Sweet tea, good food, “how’s your mom n’em?”, fried everything, huge trucks, rednecks, racism, Republicans, terrible heat and humidity, for most people here, we LOVE our dogs and treat them like family… you can get beat up for messing with someone’s dog, monograms, pearls, accents, country music, homophobia, Bible thumpers, rebel flags, manners, make up, everyone hangs out at the lake/creek/river, whiskey, grits, young parents, family oriented people, no one seems to understand the idea of NOT wanting children here…

Post # 101
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I like this thread, i hope it’s not offensive to others but here i go

 

Fried Chicken

Sweet tea

collard greens

inexpensive but beautiful homes

chain restaurants on every corner

Gold Teeth

Post # 102
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I find the numerous associations of the south with teen pregnancy really interesting…

I blame MTV for that stereotype! 

Post # 103
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Buzzing bee

@KateByDesign:  Don’t blame MTV; there is some data supporting this assertion:

Teen pregnancy rates by state

Virginia and Maryland are the only Southern states not in the top 25; 5 of the top 10 are Southern states. 

This is, of course, part of the grand complexity of the American South: many of the states in this region lag behind on important measures of quality of life (teen pregnancies, obesity, education levels, infant mortality, etc.) and yet Southerners often indicate higher levels of happiness than US residents in other areas of the country. 

Post # 104
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Humidity

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