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Describe the south to someone who was never there :)

title says it all. never been, i was born and raised in NYC, USA. so, what is it like in southern american states? just in general :)
i want to visit when i am older, and i want to know like what to expect and stuff like that :)

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and farmer john already did along with twilight girl

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lol, maybe she will :)
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what's that suppose to mean lmao
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boondox4l
ur a country person
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i know, it was a joke XD
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It's humid...very humid. The summers are just terrible.

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im from nyc, its super humid there also :) but i dont mind that
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Nyc and any other place up north way above the equator consist of dry heat. In the summer I feel like my skin is melting away.

One thing I like about the south is the fall. Nice, brisk wind, perfect temperature and beautiful scenery. I suggest places where there isn't a lot of urban life- somewhere rural. The stars are beautiful without city lights everywhere.
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i cant go to far from the city though, i get a little panicy if the land is to flat. i dont know if that is normal, but it happens to me, i feel trapped
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I'm from Chicago. Just wanted to tell you that like New York, in summer, the humidity often hits 100%. I think you are thinking of deserts which certainly do have dry heat. In August, we often say we feel we are "swimming" through the air, rather than walking.
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I do too, I always feel helpless- like as if I were in one of those horror movies where no one is around to hear me scream. I'm always more comfortable in these situations if I have a group of people around because about 8/10 southerners carry knifes with them.
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Well I wouldn't know, I've only every been to Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, and California. California is the only place out of them all where I didn't feel like my skin was about to rub off of me during the summer.
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lol, same, im like omg, im not coming out alive, lol
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Mm ??
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Exactly. We'll be hiking in the woods at midnight when an animal makes a noise and I whine "We are going to die!!"
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Sorry, was confused about the knife comment you made.
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Ahh! I meant *knives... I don't know how I didnt' catch that 'till now.
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No no, you're fine! Just clearly, I missed something and your comments aren't meant for me, lol. Peace ladies. :)
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Until next time, fellow female.
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lol, i know right. we both sound so paranoid..and bye hai :)
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Coulture shock. People are way friendly and hospitable down South, out west too :)

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It gets really hot, AMAZING SWEET TEA, good fattening food, and nice people... Oh, and we say y'all a lot...

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I lived in Mami area longer than anywhere else while still in the USaA and it is awesome. I remember when I first arrove in Fla, for the first six months I'd look out the window and see a palm tree and relax automatically. I am now in the Dominican Republic and won't leave for nuthin. COme join me here.

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im booking my trip now :)
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call me when you get here and I'll pick you up at the airport.
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i dont fly, so, cruise only :)
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trees, guns, forest, some rednecks, animals everywhere, and nice people

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Star.... You nailed it!!!!
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lol
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Salsander

Stereotyped a little bit. The weather is of course a lot warmer and snow can be rare. There is a southern dialect spoken (I'm sure you've seen it in movies) by some people but not at as much as you might think. Also rednecks are not as common as one might think.

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ok, cool :) i moved to pa, and i noticed the accent already, well, i did more then notice it, considering for the first 6 months i understood 0% of what they said. . . literally zero, nothing. but i guess since i understand it a lot more i can under stand that easily :)
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I live in Southern California but I visit Houston a lot (my cousins and grandma live there). The dialect is crazy there! But it sounds nothing like it does in tv shows/movies.
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really? is it hard to understand? also English is my 2ed language, so yeah :/
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Well I can see why you might be having difficulty. You just need to be around them a little while and you can begin to catch common phrases like y'all is "you all"
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i got that far, lol. but i mean, in NYC, so many people dont know English, yet i still find ways to talk with them :) so i can do same :)
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Salsander
Lol, Southern people can have some of the heaviest dialect. It will take time but practicing listening skills
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ok :)
but i dont plan on moving, just visiting.
i guess it will be one of those things where by the time i start to understand it, it will be time to leave
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Yep :)
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Harmonyb is correct most of us down here are hospitable.

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Definitely true.
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if you count Maryland as a southern state, then: its very hot in the Summer and freezing in the winter(this is just for md) and the beaches here are awesome. its definatly warmer here then in nyc. md has a little bit of overarming except for a desert, which is pretty epic. if ya wanna know anything else, just comment and i will answer. i hope this helped.

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do you know what i just realized? that you changed your profile pic. lol.
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Harvest Thk you
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Alrighty. Y'all might be mistaken, but I'm not from the south. SHOCKER! Born and raised in the suburbs of New York. Lol! XD

Just so ya know, we do have country in New York. It's not all city lights and neon signs. ;o

One wise singer by the name of Brantley Gilbert once sang "It ain't where, it's how you live" and "country must be country wide". ;)

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lol im shocked
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Lol
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fake lmao jk
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the names throws me off lol
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*gasp*
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No, John! No! XD
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im also shocked
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Doesn't surprise me one bit
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don't judge a book by its cover i guess then
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What is that supposed to mean Josh!? lol!
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i'm "really" from the south lol, louisiana
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There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South. Here in this pretty world, Gallantry took its last bow. Here was the last ever to be seen of Knights and their Ladies Fair. Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind...
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Beautiful landscapes,friendly folks with a deep history,and a strong work ethic and morals.Most southerners have never met a stranger,and will make anyone feel welcome....unless you stumble too close to a liquor still...yes,they still exist.

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Friendly people , good country cookin' , pretty scenery , wonderful lakes and good prices !!

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I live in ga. It is very cold here right now" what is the weather like there it is 35 degree out side

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I'm in Alabama, we're neighbors!
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Hot, muggy, and bugs the size of nightmares, also beautiful and populated by really nice people.

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wait, bugs?
ok, nothing to do in the south. i wanted to visit south and middle east, i think im left with middle east only
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Not kidding about the bugs! But visit all the states if you can, each is unique and worth the trip. Happy planning.
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nah, you said bugs, i not going near bugs. :/ ill stay north where i am :)
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You didn't mention the western US, but it occurs to me to recommend the state of California. Yes I'm biased but there is culture here, entertainment, famous and iconic landmarks, nature like no where else, and the majestic Pacific Ocean. Go West if you get the chance.
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ok, cali doesnt sound bad at all :) i would like to go there. maybe i will in the future :)
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Nice chatting with you (-:|
till next time...
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lol, same here :)
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It's better

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in what perspective?
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I've never lived in the north, I've lived in Southwest Florida all my life, and I know everything, so it must be true
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lol, ok, if you say so :)
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Well said Jedi!
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I'm in the South, lots of hills, lots of trees, the people are all very hospitable for the most part, they'll give you the shirt off of their back, just don't try to take it from them. There are a lot of things in the south that you won't see anywhere else. The kids still say "yes mam" and "yes sir", the men still treat ladies like ladies.

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This is true.
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There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South. Here in this pretty world, Gallantry took its last bow. Here was the last ever to be seen of Knights and their Ladies Fair. Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind...
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Hi FF, I live in Australia, on the east coast. Our weather is beautiful all throughout Aus. In the north & central Aust it is hot threw the days & cool in the evening. We have rainforests, & deserts. We have numerous shark in the south, & salt water crocs up north. Where I live, Syd is 1hr south & the country is 1hr west. we have so much beauty & we're all pretty laid back.

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We have traditions, Manners and we treat all with respect. Of course with any place you have that amante' that is bad. We learn to live within our means and learn to do with out. I can show you some of the most beautiful places and meet some really down home,feet dancing folks. We in the South have some of the best food and Some of the Best Church's.

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great :) sounds nice so far. a little change :) and thats good, dancing is hot ;)
and great with the Church's but, you talking to a Muslim, lol. but i dont mind, i will go in and blend with the people :)
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So. You will still like the South. I work with Many ESL students and we take feild trips and enjoy the sights. A couple of weks ago I took some students from the Middle East. We went to the Corn Feilds for Halloween. It was a maze. We had a lot of Fun. You would enjoy the South.
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Well put my fellow southerner, gotta love the way Margaret Mitchell put it in her book : There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South. Here in this pretty world, Gallantry took its last bow. Here was the last ever to be seen of Knights and their Ladies Fair. Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind...
(I sanitized it just a little so it wouldn't be politically incorrect!)
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I work with the History of the South. I am a Vol. with the Va. 28th C and we are invited to Gettysburg for 150 th. Gallentry is everywhere. We have dances and the kids see what it was like back in the day. Formal and Pleasantry
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Awesome, keeping the tradition of the south alive. One of my direct descendants dies at the battle of chicamauga (pretty sure I misspelled that) I've been told that I can be a son of the confederacy but I'm not real sure how I would benefit from that?
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Great people, Hot muggy summers, and big large quantities of delious fatty food. Not a place to be on a diet...just enjoy the great cooking;great bbq! i just love the cooking in the south.

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south Central!? Turn Yo Skinny Behind Back Dont wanna come here!

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why? how bad is it?
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Have u watched South Central The Movie Have U watched Poetic Justice l all them movies cause they tell you how Bad South Central Is Hear Gun Shots Go Bow Ur Not Safe unless u talking Down South.were the Country Fokes At
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nope, never heard of it even
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Three words.... Peaceful easy feeling!!
I wouldn't live anywhere else....I was born in northern Indiana and I moved south as fast as possible....I was 9 months old when I moved.

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I've been all over the country, I've been in other countries when I was in the military, I wouldn't live anywhere else but the south either!
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I hear ya .....
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it's just south of here

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Sweet iced tea is the favorite drink. Macaroni and cheese is a vegetable. Y'all is the most commonly used word. Front porches are our favorite meeting places. Everyone's heart is blessed here. Wouldn't live anywhere else!

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Me neither cupola!
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If you visit south especially Dallas, Texas you will never want to go back to New York to live.

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and why is that? lol
i love nyc, convince me how that is better ;)
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Fields, swamps and nuclear power plants. Also tea and southern fried chicken :)

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George Carlin said: "One by one, the people can be quite charming. But as a whole, there's some really dangerous genetic material floating around down there."

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