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Old 09-29-2014, 08:39 PM   #31
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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!
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:43 PM   #32
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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.
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:20 PM   #33
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It's not just the south. New Mexico still has Sunday blue laws, and good luck finding an alcoholic beverage in the state of Utah.
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:28 PM   #34
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...good luck finding an alcoholic beverage in the state of Utah.

I thought so too. Surprisingly, when we went to a niece's graduation in Utah last year, all the restaurants we went to served booze as long as you also had food.
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Old 09-30-2014, 12:23 PM   #35
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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!

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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.

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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.
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This is kinda like beans vs. no beans in chili or ketchup on hot dogs.
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Old 09-30-2014, 05:56 PM   #37
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I was reading about our local Wegman's plan to expand the food court from 200 seats to 400 seats and offering adult beverages.

Whaddaya think!

Board close to a recommendation on Wegmans proposal to serve alcohol in cafe | syracuse.com
Great. Drive to the store to do your shopping, down a bottle of wine and drive home. Brilliant idea (not).
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Old 09-30-2014, 06:36 PM   #38
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My perception of the south is my truth. Its not like a math equation that has an absolute answer.
I call truce!



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.



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.
When I moved to Texas I was given the following explanation regarding Northerners.

A Yankee is a person who comes south for a two week vacation and then goes home.

A Damn Yankee is a person who comes down for the "season" and then goes home.

A God Damn Yankee is a person who comes down and stays!

Sure didn't sound like any Southern Charm I had heard about.
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When I moved to Texas I was given the following explanation regarding Northerners.

A Yankee is a person who comes south for a two week vacation and then goes home.

A Damn Yankee is a person who comes down for the "season" and then goes home.

A God Damn Yankee is a person who comes down and stays!

Sure didn't sound like any Southern Charm I had heard about.
"nor is "Damn it" GOD's last name. Just GOD will do fine." Just sayin'!
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:58 PM   #40
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"nor is "Damn it" GOD's last name. Just GOD will do fine." Just sayin'!
I knew someone would pick that one apart when I posted this.
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