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Ripley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-04 08:58 PM
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1. Okay, this is keeping me interested.
Yes, there are lots of layers and misunderstandings that some folks run with in the wrong direction.

Some non-Southerners seem to get pissed when they come down here when someone at the grocery store says "yes, Mam or Sir." I don't get why they are pissed. It's one of those local things. Go on with your life...it does not mean anything other than the person who said it grew up with those type of manners. It is not a matter of submission to BIG BROTHER, it is simply the way a lot of people here believe you should politely address other people.

But they twist that shit up don't they?

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  -Genuine and fake friendliness, and hurtful accusations carolinayellowdog  Dec-17-04 08:05 PM   #0 
  - Okay, this is keeping me interested.  Ripley   Dec-17-04 08:58 PM   #1 
  - You can strike up a conversation with total strangers in the South.  dbt   Dec-18-04 05:24 AM   #2 
  - Piedmont is friendlier than coastal or mountain areas IMO  carolinayellowdog   Dec-18-04 08:12 AM   #3 
  - Waving and the South and Ireland  BamaGirl   Dec-18-04 01:02 PM   #4 
  - Fort Worth, Texas is pretty friendly...  Frogtutor   Dec-18-04 01:35 PM   #5 
     - I meant for the above post to be a reply to the orginal! n/t  Frogtutor   Dec-18-04 01:43 PM   #6 
     - No one is nice or polite in DC during rush hour  Machiavelli05   Jan-12-05 08:45 PM   #24 
  - agree about Richmond....  MediumBrownDog   Jan-13-05 03:24 PM   #26 
  - Carolina, I grew up in Newport News and live in Richmond now  SCRUBDASHRUB   Jan-29-05 01:18 PM   #28 
  - Scots are NOT weird! ...  Machiavelli05   Jan-12-05 02:19 AM   #20 
  - My experience  quaoar   Dec-19-04 12:10 AM   #7 
  - Couldn't have been you-- many does not mean most let alone all  carolinayellowdog   Dec-20-04 11:32 AM   #8 
  - I am a transplant form up North.  wildeyed   Dec-26-04 03:33 PM   #9 
  - I think the connections will eventually come, wildeyed.  dbt   Dec-27-04 06:03 AM   #10 
  - Thanks.  wildeyed   Dec-27-04 11:27 AM   #13 
  - I know what you mean  Dzimbowicz   Dec-27-04 10:11 AM   #12 
  - When we first moved to NC we had little money,  wildeyed   Dec-27-04 11:35 AM   #14 
     - I dunno about that...  kick-ass-bob   Dec-29-04 02:50 PM   #15 
        - Well I am pleased that you had a better experience than I.  wildeyed   Dec-31-04 07:22 PM   #19 
  - Native of NoVa living in the south now.  Digit   Feb-22-05 11:24 PM   #46 
  - totally agree  Romulus   Dec-27-04 09:50 AM   #11 
  - Urban vs. rural in VA and NC  carolinayellowdog   Dec-30-04 10:33 AM   #17 
  - Y'all Should Read Florence King  Mrs. Venation   Dec-29-04 04:32 PM   #16 
  - I loved  BamaGirl   Dec-31-04 03:25 PM   #18 
  - I am in a horrible position  Machiavelli05   Jan-12-05 02:28 AM   #21 
  - I don't understand; how are you a horrible person?  Frogtutor   Jan-12-05 09:56 AM   #22 
     - Im not a horrible person...  Machiavelli05   Jan-12-05 08:42 PM   #23 
        - OMG, you have every right--I AM an idiot!  Frogtutor   Jan-13-05 08:28 AM   #25 
  - I know several people who...  MrSandman   Jan-18-05 09:32 PM   #27 
  - I did live in NOVA for a while, though and did find people  SCRUBDASHRUB   Jan-29-05 01:27 PM   #29 
  - I don't trust Southerners because of this  Modem Butterfly   Jan-31-05 09:45 AM   #30 
  - Nice philosophy ...  RoyGBiv   Jan-31-05 10:36 PM   #31 
     - Yes, I know it's wrong  Modem Butterfly   Feb-01-05 07:36 AM   #32 
        - How nice of you to come into this forum to shit on white Southerners.  Ripley   Feb-01-05 09:02 AM   #34 
        - I've lived in the South over ten years  Modem Butterfly   Feb-01-05 09:18 AM   #35 
           - I respect your POV and that of any person of color in the South  carolinayellowdog   Feb-01-05 09:49 AM   #36 
              - Thank-you for hearing me  Modem Butterfly   Feb-01-05 11:37 AM   #37 
        - Stereotypes, lies, etc...  RoyGBiv   Feb-01-05 09:51 PM   #38 
           - Blessed hearts, ugly Americans, and lazy dogs  Modem Butterfly   Feb-02-05 10:13 AM   #39 
           - Here is the problem ...  RoyGBiv   Feb-02-05 07:45 PM   #41 
              - Okay  Modem Butterfly   Feb-03-05 01:53 PM   #42 
           - Deferential cultures  carolinayellowdog   Feb-02-05 02:06 PM   #40 
  - Canadian POV  carolinayellowdog   Feb-01-05 08:17 AM   #33 
  - Hey, where did my post on this thread go?  Frogtutor   Feb-14-05 10:28 AM   #43 
  - Some technical glitch according to Skinner  carolinayellowdog   Feb-14-05 10:41 AM   #44 
     - Ok; thanks for letting me know! n/t  Frogtutor   Feb-15-05 11:55 AM   #45 
  - When my northern friend visited Arkansas  DawgHouse   Mar-14-05 08:37 PM   #47 
 

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