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    Today Show Did A Segment Chilvary Is Dead - Not So Down South

    The Today did a story about manners such as holding door open for a stranger , saying please, thank you, ect ect And sure enough the "yankees" failed terribly. Door after door being shut on someone, everybody being rude. That study wouldn't fly down here in the dirty south...
    bout2break bout2break 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 26, 2010

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    MASON -DIXIE Line

    It all starts at the Mason - Dixie Line,where men open doors for women  and closes open car doors  and say thank you and you are welcome and yes ma'an and yes sir and no ma'an and no sir. we are always calling the ladies Darlin' or Hon,  We always say how is your...
    bquick bquick 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 18, 2008

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    Living In the South

    I live in North Carolina and I couldn't imagine being anywhere else! Its a place that complete strangers are united by their love for Dale Jr and the Tarheels. You feel like you're home no matter where you go in the South and I am so blessed to be here :)
    embecca44 embecca44 18-21 1 Response Jul 10, 2008

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    The Land of Dixie!

    I have never been treated so well, as I have in the South.  Hospitality must come natural to anyone below the Mason/Dixon line.  I aspire to be as hospitable as a good Southern woman, I should be so lucky.  If you have traveled that neck of the woods you know what...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 4 Responses Oct 16, 2007

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    Southern Hospitality!

    I grew up in Florida, which may be the most south you can get, but it's far from hospitable. Growing up there and spending my summers in North Carolina and West Virginia, it showed me there really were some super sweet and caring people out there. I moved more north as I got...
    WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn 26-30, F Oct 15, 2011

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    I lived in South Carolina

    for a year. Loved the area and history. Totally hated being away from the city though, being from California. But I loved the surroundings. Nothing like a sunset and random lighting storms.
    crabbycakes26 crabbycakes26 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2014

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    OH YES I DO

    BEING SOUTHERN MYSELF I CAN TRULY SAY THAT GENUINE SOUTHERN FOLK ARE GOOD HEARTED AND NATURED. WE ARE SIMPLE AND APPRECIATE THE LITTLE THINGS AND IT DOESN'T TAKE A WHOLE LOT TO MAKE US HAPPY. WE APPRECIATE OUR CHILDREN AND OUR FAMILIES, GOOD TIMES, BBQ'S AND HOUSE AND CARD...
    fukkboii fukkboii 36-40, F 8 Responses May 3, 2009

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    Southern Girl At Heart?

    Well, all of my life I have lived in the city. A city that is always busy, where everything is opened late, people stay up at all times of the night. I live in "The City That Never Sleeps" known as New York City. I will say that I love it here, but I just don't fit in. I love the...
    metalqueen metalqueen 22-25, F Apr 21, 2013

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    Way Down South In Adelaide!

           G'day Mate!.   How the heck are ya?   South Australia,is noted for it's hospitality!   A friendly state where we like talking to people!   Come on down and visit!....Let us show you around!
    mzdivine mzdivine 56-60 2 Responses May 23, 2009

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    Hey Ya'all

    There is something about southerns and their charm that is just different than anywhere else. They are so friendly and their accent just lends to their wonderful charm. It is like they go out of their way to be nice and they always smile at you and ask you to come back real soon...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F Feb 16, 2008

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    Southern Style

    I had moved to PA for a short while as a teenager. I had never really left the south before then although I had moved around alot growing up. When I stayed in PA, noone ever once opened my door. Maybe that sounds like nothing... but it was definately a culture shock. I'm used to...
    mefirstGIMME mefirstGIMME 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2008

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    I Love the old Southern Hospitality Days

    Southern Hospitality stops in the great state of North Carolina. Strangers down here do NOT smile, do NOT open the door for a lady or say how do Mam. The music vibrates their cars and some of the noise & words do NOT deserve to be called music. I miss the small town feeling...
    moonwalker moonwalker 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2008

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    Lonestar State

    I have done a considerable amount of traveling in the northern states, and all I have to say is...I LOVE MY TEXAS!!!  Nowhere else will you have strangers wave at you as you pass each other on the road, or get into a random conversation in line at the grocery store as if you...
    meghanmcgee meghanmcgee 18-21 1 Response Jul 10, 2008

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    Damn Yankee...

    I grew up in the north, typical, brusque, rushing, rude yankee. Lived in Virginia for 15 months, long enough to relax and enjoy the small pleasures life has to offer....my southern neighbors taught me to enjoy a long tall glass of of tea and the time it took to savor it.....the...
    allycat419 allycat419 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 23, 2008

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    Quite

    I love it. Every time I leave I feel so weird without it. It's not that people from other places around the country aren't nice, in fact, most of the places I've been have been wonderful, but there's just nothing like southern hospitality.
    fitterhappiervelcro fitterhappiervelcro 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2008

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    G.r.i.t.s. Girls Raised In The South....

    I was born and raised in the south. Georgia is where I rest my bones and where my heart lies. Growing up here your taught to always smile and be friendly to everyone no matter where they come from or how different they may seem. Yes, you bet I drink sweet tea and eat grits! I...
    Blackbarbie1987 Blackbarbie1987 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 30, 2011

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    Darlin

    I like that I call everyone darlin and sweetie and honey and sugar pie and a dozen different little mean nothing affectionate name, and I can call them that even when they really make me mad. I hate having to explain that I call everyone that, and I hate the big deal the kids...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 4, 2008

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    Everyone Waves

    Drive down any country road in the south....or for that matter any town.  Everyone you pass will wave at you.  Just saying a friendly Hi...its cute. I can go in a restaurant and actually order sweet tea....(no pink packets!!) Gentlemen open doors and pull out...
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2007

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    Can Somebody Teach Me This Art?

    I'd really love to know how to befriend and 'buddy up' with my neighbors, but I really really don't know how...
    Infinite9 Infinite9 66-70, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2012

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    I Love Any Hospitality. ...

    I love any hospitality. I like to feel welcome anywhere I go.
    numisiro numisiro 36-40, M Jul 10, 2008

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    Unselfish Acts Of Kindness.

    Thanks to the family in Jasper, Alabama for looking after me in October 1987. Great southern hospitality, i've still not forgotton.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2010

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    I Love the South.  I G...

    I love the south.  I grew up a yankee and have really appreciated the kindness and generosity that the south has extended to me since I've moved down here.  I hope to learn to be more hospitable someday.
    vampireheart vampireheart 31-35, T 1 Response Jul 10, 2008

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    Puh Leez...

    Southern Hospitality? That went out with covered wagons and the phrase "Uh suh, I believe you awre quite mistaken" There is no southern hospitality. SHUT UP.
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M Oct 21, 2012

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    Yes Please

    I love going to the country. It is so wonderful. I love the outfits and such. They are so nice also. I have always grew up with good manners.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2008

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    Totally Humbled By It

    The crew of a certain band were nothing less than amazing to me in March. Drying me off from torrential winter downpours with the singer's towel (yum), feeding me and making me tea. Absolutely amazing Atlanta people....I'll never forget it.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 11, 2008

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    Couldnt Pick a Better Life.

    Being from the south and being raised there is prob. one of the most thangs that has made me who iam. folks these days look at us southern folk as racist hillbillys and it really ticks me off.because i truly couldnt have picked a better life and i know iam gonna raise my children...
    ColesOneandonly18 ColesOneandonly18 18-21, F 1 Response May 4, 2009

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    It Is All Simple....

    Fungirl loves all parts of the USA and many international destinations but I get homesick when I spend months outside of the precious Southern states.  I am a sucker for a man that pulls out my chair at dinner and places my napkin in my lap for me.  I love when a man...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 17 Responses Oct 11, 2008

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    I say y'all and fixin' to... lunch is dinner and supper is the evening meal. My southern drawl is uniquely my own and I am proud to have it. It can be as sugary sweet as a mint...
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    Lol I hate it but I kinda like it sometimes mean while I feel like I sound like Ellie May from the Beverly hillbillies .. But when I travel people say oh l love your southern...
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    Southern living: If it grows, it'll stick ya If it grows, it'll bite ya. People actually grow, and like okra, Sweet tea is acceptable for all meals, and you start drinking it...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It's a beautiful day in the South.You know the kind that teases youwith a sprinkling of Daffodils and Hyacinths,poking their heads above the remnants ofFall’s leaves and the...
    rosieapparition rosieapparition 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I am a married woman to a white male and has gone black. I love black men so much and will not do another white male including my husband. I am now 7 1/2 months pregnant and I am...
    middleagedfemaleinpink middleagedfemaleinpink 41-45, F 7 Responses Mar 9

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    Tonight - I wept - I stood in wet grass - and did yoga by moonlight. I stood in my yard in the wet grass as it had rained earlier in the day. With the clouds overhead and the...
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    sassygirl15 sassygirl15 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    That Slow Southern Style.................
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