I Am American (southern)

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    Being Southern And Proud

    If you ever hear a southerner say hold my beer and watch this or Aw Hell naw, you better run
    JustcallmeCurly JustcallmeCurly
    46-50, F
    Sep 18, 2012

    I used to love it here in Tennessee,

    but now I'm tired of this god forsaken city I grew up in . I want to move far, far away . Am I the only one that feels this way .? .-.
    Vanessalovesu2 Vanessalovesu2
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Dec 2, 2013

    I don't know much of your history,

    since I am German, but can someone from either perspective please explain to me in a calm way why this flag is good/bad/ok?
    EngelH EngelH
    18-21, T
    3 Responses Jun 27, 2015

    Born in South and plan on dying in the South.

    Proud of my family and friends for all the love, support , and wisdom they share with me and others. This is my Southern Pride.
    Lizzy2046 Lizzy2046
    46-50, F
    Sep 6, 2015

    SWEET HOME AL..A...BAM.

    ..A...! AND I'M COMING HOME TO YOU!!! Haven't heard that song in a minute.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 21, 2015

    God fearing, gun loving,

    *** kicking, mud hole stomping, whiskey bent and hell bound son of a *****; yep that's me.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 19

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    KarenStockton KarenStockton
    18-21, F
    Jan 21, 2014

    I hear so many stories about people being

    ashamed to reveal their southern roots, and I honestly don't get it. I am not ashamed. I also find it rather amusing to read and hear about the multitude of misconceptions that people have about the south. I am actually literate. I speak well, though I do have a southern drawl...
    Kathrax Kathrax
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 25, 2015

    Born in North Carolina,

    living in Georgia. Out doors every chance I get. Cold beer and moonshine drinker. Workin had, playin even harder.
    LoudProudCountry LoudProudCountry
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 22, 2014

    I was born in Alabama,

    to a southern family that had been in America for generations. The other side of my family is northern, descended from Scandinavians. I generally identify more with the southern side of my heritage, as the simple, hardworking folk down there tend to share my opinions on...
    thewriterboy thewriterboy
    16-17, M
    1 Response Mar 11

    Although I was born and raised in the north,

    but parents are from the south, but moved here after WWII, for work.
    nytro44 nytro44
    51-55, M
    Jan 15

    Yep southern. Beer, barbecue

    and kudzu. Definitely resemble that remark.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Nov 20, 2015

    I have some perverse pride in my historical

    roots as well. The first non- aboriginal Australians were a bunch of British criminals and thieves often convicted of trivial offences and sentenced to this remote outpost of the Empire for the term of their natural life, sometimes for little more than stealing a loaf of bread...
    will999 will999
    61-65, M
    Nov 19, 2015

    Texan Bell

    Born and raised in Texas, I consider myself a Texan before I try to figure out what nationality I am. I don't know anything about my biological father's side, but I know a little bit about my mother's. I can trace my ancestry back 6 generations of Texans. I don't know why, but...
    meggs4 meggs4
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 30, 2012

    Are you Angloids still yammering about the

    Virginia battle flag aka 'muh heritage?'
    Chirieleison Chirieleison
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 6, 2015

    Hahah, yeah. I'm kinda embarrassed to tell it

    to most people, but I'm a lil farm girl, in a very small town. I don't dress country or anything, but a lot of people like to point out my accent. Which really sucks, even people that goes to my school tells me I have one and like 75% of them are what you call "rednecks." Haha...
    trippyprincess trippyprincess
    16-17, F
    Jul 20, 2014

    Woke up this morning.

    Still American. Still southern. Nothings changed. Thank God for that.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Nov 21, 2015
    Christiancountrygirl Christiancountrygirl
    22-25, F
    Oct 7, 2015

    And Proud Of It

    I was born in Mississippi, my parents were born in Mississippi, and at least a third of my ancestors are from the South a long way back, some from before the War of Independence. I have relatives who fought, some dying, in the Civil War - and I understand the uneasiness some feel...
    DeclarableKitten DeclarableKitten
    18-21, F
    Jul 22, 2013

    I would rather have been born somewhere else

    though. A large number in my area are inconceivably close minded and judgmental. Many do not see the subjectivity behind the concept of what is acceptable as being perceived as "Truth". I realize that there are numerous kind people here in the south. However, that does not...
    Young0Philosopher Young0Philosopher
    22-25, M
    Nov 29, 2013

    I dated a dyslexic girl from India once.

    She had the dot on the back of her head.
    darthkoolaide darthkoolaide
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 26, 2014

    I Love Being a Southern Girl!!

    I LOVE being Southern! I love that I grew up in a town where people say hello to everyone! I love that when you are driving down the street and you see someone you don't even know, you wave as they pass. I love sitting on the front porch with a mason jar filled with sweet tea. I...
    therealslimkatie therealslimkatie
    26-30, F
    4 Responses May 19, 2008

    I'm just a Georgia Boy

    if your from here hit me up don't be skeerd
    jsadhappyface jsadhappyface
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 5, 2015

    I'm An Arkansas Gal

    Just glad to find a group with other southerns
    Hillary1160 Hillary1160
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Aug 15, 2012

    Im a north carolina boy.

    hit me up if your from here!
    dubbswyou dubbswyou
    18-21, M
    Mar 3

    Dang Right I Love Being A Southern Girl

    I love bein from the south. I can't even fathom livin anywhere else. I love my southern accent. I love bein in the mountains , camping by a lake, or just sittin on my porch listenin to the frogs an crickets. Yep, I am a true blue down home southern girl an that's all I ever wanna...
    IwantASlave IwantASlave
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Nov 17, 2013

    Southern Hospitality

    I've been Southern my whole life.  I was born in Texas (which I am incredibly proud of) and raised in Tennessee.  I still currently live in Tennessee, but I want to move back to Texas soon because it's where my heart and my blood are.But as much as I love the South, there is...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 30, 2012

    I was out of state for a convention

    for work this past week. I got a chance to talk to a lot of people and learn a lot about my craft. Everyone was really nice and every person you talked to had great ideas on how to improve. Randomly a small group (3 people) came over to me and asked me why are you so narrow...
    southernborn121 southernborn121
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 10

    Mississippi

    The south I lived here my whole life. House in the country of northern Mississippi near a lake. Those good summer days where we would go grill something or go fishing. I love it here. Even on the the rainy days where it's humid and out of nowhere it rains and the air changes to a...
    Redsavior Redsavior
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Nov 16, 2013

    I love real sweet tea,

    my monogram, and I say bless to everything. I'm in the Midwest now because my husband is in the military. He's from Texas and I'm from North Carolina!
    mymilsobeginning mymilsobeginning
    22-25, F
    Mar 5

    I'm a farm girl, in a very small town.

    I don't dress country, but a lot of people point out my accent. That sucks, even people at my school tell me I have one. I just call it being a "Southern Belle." Ha ha ha
    Belongstome Belongstome
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Mar 17

    You know what sucks about being in the south?

    A ton of religious (hypocritical) people that judge too much and are too closed minded. We are actually thinking of moving to better fit our poly lifestyle. It's hard for us to find a girl interested in dating a married couple.
    JandAlove JandAlove
    26-30
    3 Responses Feb 11

    Yankee?

    I am not from the south but I know this guy who is and he always calls me a "Yankee".  As far as I know both sides of my family have always been from Washington State or at least the west coast. I am not exactly sure what this means. Is it a derogatory term?  From the...
    Karen18597 Karen18597
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Nov 24, 2010

    http://www.theguardian.

    com/world/2015/mar/08/us-tourists-caught-carving-names-into-colosseum-rome#img-1 Really? This is embarrassing.
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Mar 10, 2015

    God!! why do American people only think

    that USA is the whole continent! i am Southern American. This means that I am from COLOMBIA, a country in South America who many must not now of! (what a shame). I thought I was going to find many Colombians, Argentinians, Brazilians, Peruvians and Chilenos in this group. But...
    JuliBeatles JuliBeatles
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Dec 14, 2013

    Southern girl, through

    and through. I was born and raised in Tennessee! And there wasn't a bit of it I didn't love.
    brookevictoriaxo brookevictoriaxo
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jul 20, 2014
    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 20, 2014

    Being Southern Is...(feel Free To Add)

    Knowing the difference between freshly cut grass and freshly mowed hay Knowing what Dr. Enuf and Cheerwine is Having a farmers tan is a thing to be proud of Being called a redneck isn't an insult it just means you got sunburnt that day Frying every food imaginable...
    Sweetroll88 Sweetroll88
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 1, 2010
    westsideblues1 westsideblues1
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Jun 25, 2012

    South Carolina

    My home my very southern home :) filled woth sweet tea sweet pottatos hunting fishing and sputhern accintents like mine..:3 and yes we say y'all
    iloveyou2014 iloveyou2014
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2012

    I've lived in other parts of the country

    but I'm most comfortable being in the south. Love being from the south and love being an American.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Jan 7

    when a funeral procession is going by,

    u pull ur car over and stop until its finished. i know this isn't always practical, and depends on the size of the city ur living in. But, that's proper
    Martin1212 Martin1212
    46-50, M
    Jul 20, 2014

    The Soul Of A Southerner

    Recently, a well educated, though geographically disadvantaged Yankee girlfriend declared she had a hard time getting use to "Southern food", but loved "Soul food". I asked her what was "typical Southern food" to her. She stated, "You know, fried chicken, grits, biscuits that...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 29, 2012

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    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 19
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    davidraccoon davidraccoon
    22-25, M
    Apr 19
    Yes Mam I Sure Do! People constantly ask me, "Are you from Alabama OR Tennessee?" I don't take offense to it at all, and it actually helps me connect/relate with people and in...
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    31-35, M
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    26-30, F
    5 Responses Apr 19
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    1 Response Apr 17
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    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 16
    Best To Be Cut And The Earlier The Better-Yes I was fortunate enough to have been circumcised at birth,because my mother is American, but my father is unfortunately from a country...
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    deleted deleted
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    1 Response Apr 13
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    26-30
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