Originally Posted by GotGarlic
I don't think that. You think you speak for everyone and every place in "the south" and that leads you to say a lot of things that are incorrect. Don't blame me for that.
You can think what you like about the south. I take issue with incorrect statements.
My perception of the south is my truth. Its not like a math equation that has an absolute answer.
I call truce!
Originally Posted by Silversage
I'm confused as to whether you are in The South or are just south.
South is a geographical term that means the opposite of north. *The South* is a cultural term that defines a region of the United States. Florida is not part of *The South*.
I live in Florida, and Florida is definitely not *the South*. The further south one goes, the less *Southern* it is. South Florida is The North's winter playground. There's very little *Southern* here - and I've lived in various parts of this state.
I've also lived in both North & South Carolina. They are definitely The South, as is most of Virginia. Even in so-called dry counties of Tennessee, you can buy liquor. You just have to know where and how. Often that means just being friendly to the locals.
Alabama & Mississippi and parts of Georgia are *the Deep South*. That's a whole 'nuther conversation!
I am in SC. Upstate SC.
I was born and raised in Miami Fl.
I do understand the differences between central and northern Florida. I am well seasoned here as i have reside here (SC.) for almost 25 years.
So, yes I am in the south, but I was born even further south in Miami.
That was the simple point.
Geographically, I am more southern than the people here. I just cannot get them to accept that fact.
Originally Posted by buckytom
everyone knows that florida isn't southern, but it is south.
it used to be connected to nyc, but it broke off, floated down the coast and reattached itself to georgia.
Yea, but the pizza remained behind! ........LOl
When I lived in Miami, many felt similar to what people here in SC feel about the very same people. Northerners or Yankees as they are lovingly refered to here in the deep south.
Could be my location. I am in a very rural area. Northerners are not very welcome. And that GG is a fact.