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Old July 3rd, 2008, 02:19 AM   #1
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Default My observations after living in the south for one month.

1. Shopping carts are Buggies. If you call it a cart, people have no idea wtf you are talking about.

2. Pop = soda. No such thing as pop.

3. Throwing away empty pop cans is probably one of the hardest things I have ever done in my entire life.

4. In the south, if you make eye contact with someone, you are required to have a conversation with them, no matter what you are doing at the time. I had a very uncomfortable conversation at a urinal today.

5. Chick-fil-a, Sonic, and Hardees all kick ass.

6. Nascar.

7. You can only buy liquor at the state run liquor store, but you can pretty much go anywhere with a beer in your hand.

8. Nascar.

9. 65mph speed limits suck

10. When people find out that you are from the north, they raise their voice and say "THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN DARLIN'!" right in your face. Its humerous at first, but some people have really bad breath.

11. Nascar.

12. Moonshine = holy fukc . We were given a mason jar of shine the week we got here. I swear this stuff is kerosene.

13. I have not seen a single giant morbidly obese person. Not one. Not even at wal-mart.

14. Everyone has a CB in their car. I saw a new mustang the other day with a 4' firestick hanging off the rear bumper.

15. People are just regular people here, nobody tries to be something that they aren't. They take responsibility for their actions. All in all, being down here has for the most part restored my faith in humanity.

BTW, I said "Ya'll" today.
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15. People are just regular people here, nobody tries to be something that they aren't. They take responsibility for their actions. All in all, being down here has for the most part restored my faith in humanity.
I feel the same way about Wyoming / Montana.
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I feel the same way about Wyoming / Montana.
The Dakota's and Iowa too.
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Old July 3rd, 2008, 05:26 AM   #4
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1. Shopping carts are Buggies. If you call it a cart, people have no idea wtf you are talking about.

2. Pop = soda. No such thing as pop.

3. Throwing away empty pop cans is probably one of the hardest things I have ever done in my entire life.

4. In the south, if you make eye contact with someone, you are required to have a conversation with them, no matter what you are doing at the time. I had a very uncomfortable conversation at a urinal today.

5. Chick-fil-a, Sonic, and Hardees all kick ass.

6. Nascar. . well is there anything else

7. You can only buy liquor at the state run liquor store, but you can pretty much go anywhere with a beer in your hand. drinking beer is like having a coke

8. Nascar. well is there anything else

9. 65mph speed limits suck but just like up here they do speed there just not in town

10. When people find out that you are from the north, they raise their voice and say "THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN DARLIN'!" right in your face. Its humerous at first, but some people have really bad breath.

11. Nascar. . well is there anything else

12. Moonshine = holy fukc . We were given a mason jar of shine the week we got here. I swear this stuff is kerosene.you got some poor stuff if it was good stuffyou would not even taste it but leaves a warm fuzzy feeling after you drink it... next time tell them you want their srinking stock not what they sell to the tourist.LOL

13. I have not seen a single giant morbidly obese person. Not one. Not even at wal-mart. they are there but it warm down there so they stay inside in the A/C LOL

14. Everyone has a CB in their car. I saw a new mustang the other day with a 4' firestick hanging off the rear bumper.

15. People are just regular people here, nobody tries to be something that they aren't. They take responsibility for their actions. All in all, being down here has for the most part restored my faith in humanity. they leave the fakes up north

BTW, I said "Ya'll" today.
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ya'll have fun down there and stay safe...Ask some one where is the privvy is and you will find the rest room LOL
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I think you forgot Nascar.
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Old July 3rd, 2008, 06:22 AM   #6
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4. In the south, if you make eye contact with someone, you are required to have a conversation with them, no matter what you are doing at the time. I had a very uncomfortable conversation at a urinal today.

UMMMMM WTF????? Why were you making eye contact with anyone at a urinal?? Dude face forward or look down at your own junk!!
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you got some poor stuff if it was good stuffyou would not even taste it but leaves a warm fuzzy feeling after you drink it... next time tell them you want their srinking stock not what they sell to the tourist.LOL
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Old July 3rd, 2008, 06:24 AM   #8
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UMMMMM WTF????? Why were you making eye contact with anyone at a urinal?? Dude face forward or look down at your own junk!!
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Well he made eye contact not got caught looking down LOL
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Glad you're having fun FF.

A lot of my family is from South Carolina. I've often considered moving down there. My only problem is that people are way too slow. It's great for vacation, but it would kill me to have to work like that.
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I've always told my wife about how "different" it was down south.

We were in the Bristol, TN area last spring and this Blazer cut us off, honked, and flipped us the bird. She went on about how it's no different, people are the same everywhere, etc...

At the next light they pulled up next to us and rolled the window down. Being interested I did the same. The passenger apologized for "what happened back there", and related how his wife was driving, she got distracted, ended up in the wrong lane and cut us off and responded out of embarassment because he was gonna give her crap about it. She then gave us a "sahrry 'bout that y'all - and hava good'un" and were on their way.

Wife now wants to move there....
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10. When people find out that you are from the north, they raise their voice and say "THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN DARLIN'!" right in your face. Its humerous at first, but some people have really bad breath.

13. I have not seen a single giant morbidly obese person. Not one. Not even at wal-mart.

BTW, I said "Ya'll" today.
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10 - When I lived in North Carolina for about five years, I always found a good way to respond to, "The South will rise again!" folks was to tell them how much you enjoy The South, especially the city of Atlanta... and that your favorite thing of Atlanta is how everything is so new and clean. It's like there's not a single neighborhood older than say... 1864!

13 - As for the fat people, I honestly think that there were about 600x the number of 300+ pound folks (especially women) in the South than up here. Wait a while and you will begin to see them everywhere you look (especially when you get out of the city and head to the smaller towns). I will however say that as far as younger women go, they seemed to be in much better shape than those in the same age cohort in the north or midwest but wait until they hit about 35. It's all downhill from there!

As far as saying "ya'll," I think that those southern speech habits are so easy to pick up and so hard to loose. I haven't been down there for any length of time in the past few years and I still find myself talking like them!
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ok I know some of you are young. I remember my dad talking about back in the 60's how alot of people moved up here from Kentucky , and other southern states . For work because the north paid more. Then in the early 80's people were moving south to the texas area for work . and now it's the carolinea's and Gerogia . The south is very nice but for some reason I still want to stay in the north. I'd probaly be one of the last people to leave Mi. but I'll turn off the light when I do .
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Same in St. Louis but I disagree with #5 and 9. Chic-fila sucks and the 65 mph speed limit has cut my gas bill in half - literally.
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I've always told my wife about how "different" it was down south.
Given that this describes life in St. Louis, Montana, Iowa, etc. from feedback on this thread I'm starting to think it's "different" in Michigan.
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People have bad teef too.
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I'm not in England you idiot!
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Hands down, southern chicks are waayyy better than midwest broads. Nicer, way more polite and they seem to smile more.

The attitude difference is amazing.
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Hands down, southern chicks are waayyy better than midwest broads. Nicer, way more polite and they seem to smile more.

The attitude difference is amazing.
x2million. That is one thing about Southern Bells that drives me nuts!
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lived in texas for five years and sometimes wonder why the hell i ever moved back here. i know that if anything ever happens to my job i will move back there. as far as the "SOUTH WILL RISE" goes i politely tell them , you're just mad because you lost. get over it. and the way to get out of the eye contact conversation is to wave, just smile and wave.
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