Friday, September 22, 2006

The South

Since we are suppose to "Change the Channel on Hoover" over to CMT (no more MTV!), I want your thoughts. The South is associated with several stereotypes such as country music, rednecks, fried food, and mud ridin'.

What is your favorite thing about living in the South? Explain your answer and give specifics.

34 comments:

HunterP3 said...

I would have to say one of the better aspects of living in the south is that we're so close to Florida and the beach. I can personally say that I won't be watching CMT, although I won't be watching MTV for "Two a Days" either, cuz it's one of the most awful shows I've ever seen and I can't stand the fact that it continues the stereotype of the south, especially Alabama, as being an ignorant redneck state.

reidp5 said...

I say that living in the south is good because is nice pretty much year round. Also college football is a big deal in the sout and in the north it is basketball that is big. I enjoy the south because their are so many good places to go hunting and fishing. By living in the south you are close to the beach. Also the cities are not to big.

BeckyR5 said...

I think the best part of living in the south would be the country music. Whenever I hear a good country song it make me feel like Im home. Its the best feeling in the world. Many people thing that country music is too twangy, but I think it is the best aspect of our southern culture

AshleyB5 said...

I LOVE the fact that everyone is so homie. Most everyone says hello, waves and ask hows it going. I also love the southern accents, I couldn't ever think of talking like a yankee and mark my word I will never date/marry a yankee soley because of the accent. Things here seem a little less crazy and down to earth here.

StuartS5th said...

My favorite thing about living in the South is the southern hospitality. There is not a better show of hospitality anywhere else in the U.S. When I went to visit a friend in Atlanta, everyone was offering me a place to stay, a ticket to the Georgia game, and dinner for the night. However, when I went to visit a friends in D.C., they expected me to get everything for myself.

AllenK5 said...

I don't even care what people think about us because it's awesome down here. My favorite part about living here, actually two favorite things, are the women and the hunting. Hands down, the overall quality of females in the south is much better than the north (although I'm certain that there are some wonderful girls up there). However, overall, southern girls are much better and much more polite.. The second thing is the hunting. It's dang good down here and pretty much everybody understands it. If you miss school for opening day of turkey season, all you need to do is tell your first period teacher Walt Rogers that you won't be there that day and he'll understand. It's dang good down here, and I don't care about stereotypes. Ignorant... but kinda hyuge.

SpencerS5 said...

My favorite thing about being in the south is the generousity of the people. It's alot different than up north. We also have a lot better food. The "two a days" show is nothing like what it's like at Mountain Brook so I can't really compare that.

RyanL5 said...

I love the south and i would definitley not live anywhere else. Everyone down here is so nice. Mud ridin is also a great deal of fun until your vehicle starts getting stuff broken on it. I watch "two a days" and i also watch CMT. For the image of an ignorant redneck....i love it!

merrittb5 said...

i love the passion this state has for it's sports. every weekend people go to the friday night high school games and on saturday head down to alabama or auburn to watch the game. we support our teams totally and you can really latch on and find an identity with that team. like i was in las vegas this past summer on a mission trip and i was wearing an auburn shirt and even though i was thousands of miles away from bama there were still hundreds of people yelling war eagle at me in vegas.

chuckw7 said...

I love living in the South. After living here I dont think you could pay me to live in the North. The part I love about the South is the food and also the fact that we can hunt. I go hunting everyweekend during hunting season. Hunting is my most favorite thing to do. I would do it all year long if i had the option. Secondly, the food is great. I love the steaks, mashed potatoes, fried okra, and peach cobbler with homemade ice cream. No meal in my mind can beat a good Southern homemade meal. There is no comparison.

natalies7 said...

The best part of living in the south is the people. Everyone is much more polite and genuinely interested in what other people are doing. Everything feels more at home. The college football also makes the south unique. No matter what part of the south, everyone gets together to watch football. Living in the south is more of a community than a just location.

billyh7 said...

My favorite part about living in the South has to be the country music, rednecks, fried food, and mud ridin'. These are each incredible in their own way. Also, I cannot stand yankees. I believe that Hank Williams Jr. said it best when he said, "Just send me to hell or New York City, it would be about the same to me."

Raineswel7 said...

The South is so much better than the North. I could not see myself living in a big city. It seems that the South is getting smaller and smaller, with cities like Atlanta growing so rapidly. Northerners also always seem to be in a rush and there is more crime in a large city. The south also seems to have much less worries and problems. Being laid back on the front porch is much better than being stuck in traffic on a road.

wesn7 said...

Personally I love living in the south. I could not picture myself living anywhere else in the world. I don't know if its just the fact that I have become so used to the customs and traditions down here but I love it. My favorite part about it is the way my dad has raised me the "southern way." We hunt, fish, and farm and everything else that is traditionaly thought of when you think of the "southerner." I personally love it.

CharlesB7 said...

I like how a lot of people in the South are the same. Most people enjoy some form of football. There is nothing that can beat a Friday night or Saturday afternoon in the South watching football.

jonathang7 said...

i have to say that one of my favorite things about living in the south is the southern state of mind. we as southerners really take things a lot slower and enjoy them for what they really are. i also enjoy the location of alabama. it is really in a good place. florida is very near, and that means beaches. it always feel good whenever you go to another place like up north or to europe and then you come back home. you really learn to appreciate the small things that make the south so great.

drewt7 said...

I HATE HOOVER! but I love the south. The greatest part about it is how relaxing it is and how you can do whatever you feel like whenever you want (unless you're in Mountain Brook). The south has better food, better people, better sports (boo hockey), and better looking women. It is true we have a stereotype that we are all hicks and rednecks, but that is just because yankees don't know what manners are. I would like to reiterate one of my earlier points by saying: HOOVER IS WORTHLESS!

RebeccaO7 said...

My absolute favorite part about living in the south is the hospitality. I love being able to go anywhere and you feel at home. Most people are willing to help you if you come across a problem, no matter what it is. You know you always have a home to go back to where everyone in the community loves you. I also love the accents. There is nothing more inviting than hearing a southern accent. I could never live or stay for a long period in the north becuase I do not think I could handle the accent. The food and atmosphere is great, along with accents! I just love the south!

carolw7 said...

I like the Southern Hospitality. For example, here, if someone bumps into you, they apologize automatically. But that's really just a Southern thing. In New York, I accidently bumped into someone and said sorry and they just gave me a weird look. I also like Southern food better, even though we'll probably all die of heart attacks because of it.

GuerryF1 said...

There are lots of great things about living in the south. The best is the hospitality. Everyone is really nice. We are all tought to respect people. Sure there is the rude southern person but for the most part we are just nice people.

DJ B 5th said...

There are a few reasons why i like living in the south. One is that the fishing is really good, most of the year. The second reason is, because of football, i can see Alabama, my favorite college team play , and it is only a 45 min drive, and i can see my favorite pro team, the Tennesse Titans, and that is only a 3 hour, drive. The people in the south are also a lot better than in places like the north. I also like fried food. Those are just some of the reasons i like the south.

hali7 said...

I think that Hoover is very arrogant, and thinks they are really good when really it is the whole atmosphere they bring that really scares the teams that they play. The South may be a place that has a few rednecks, only people that are sunburned of course. Seriously not everyone in the South is like people make them out to be. I bet people would think we were from the north if they talk to us. Mud ridin' is fun but i bet people out west and up north do the exact same thing that we do because they are high school students as well.

RyanH5 said...

I like the south a lot, and the southern hospitality is a big part of it. I like southern sports and the SEC in college is always a big thing. I dont think I could live in the north, and I dont like all the stereotypes here. I also like the food, but who doesn't?

nickr3 said...

One of my favorite things about the south is the food. We have great barbeque. I also love how there are still tons of trees, unlike a lot of the big cities. You constantly feel like you're surrounded by nature.

I have yet to watch "two a days", and I'd rather ram my head into a wall than listen to CMT. I think the south is to some degree deserving of the stereotypes you listed, not that they are bad things, its just what many people like to do in the South.

thomasd said...

Southern hospitality is the main reason I love the South. In any small southern town you can wave at almost everyone. When you talk to people in the south, there's no need to talk all proper and what not. I mean, if people know what your talkin 'bout, why not say it the easiest way you can. Alotta folks don't really know what a redneck is. People just classify anyone with a southern draw as a redneck. To be honest, Redneck is a very degrading word and most people take offense to it because callin someone a redneck is like callin them white trash. We prefer to be called Country Boys.

Leigh W. 1 said...

Manners. Manners is one of the most important things to me. There is also football, sweet tea, grits and the beach. It doesn't get cold, although I want to see snow, so we can basically have a better time. (My mind went blank on the last part of the sentence due to a major headache so sorry that it is so stupid.)

Jonathan Newman said...

I cannot simply name one thing that I like about the south. There are too many to name. I love the BBQ, the football, the girls, the temperature, the "southern gentlemen etiquette", and many other beautiful aspects of living in the south. When walking down the side walk or riding the NY Subway, I found myself nodding to people and saying things such as "howya doin'" or just simply "hey". In return I would get a grunt, a nervous look, or an uncomfortable "yeah". If I nodded my head to a fellow southern gentleman and got one of those responses, I would think poorly of him. Overall, people that live in the south are better than those that live in the north, and we know it. Oh, and by the way, I don't get MTV here at Samford.

MattO3 said...

I like the weather and the geography. The summer time is incredible. All the lakes are hot and the air is hot and the beach is hot and it is awesome. However, I also like its winters because they are not that bad and you can go hiking and camping in the mountains. Football is great but sometimes i get sick of peoples dependence on football. Don't get me wrong I love the games but there is still more to life.

jessanneh3 said...

All I have to say is country girls know how to have a good time. Southern girls are so sweet and so honest and have great hearts. I would not want to be anything other than a southern girl. I love my truck, Dixie, and I love my horses. I would not want to live any other way. PLUS boys love the GRITS!!!!! Girls Raised In The South!

maryrobm1 said...

I love everything about the South. I think it is the best place to live and I will never leave. I don't even want to leave Alabama. Southern people just know how to do everything better like cook, hunt, fish, and have fun. I hate it when people look down on Southern things especially if they live in the South. I can't stand it when people say they can't wait to leave.

StClairD1 said...

My favorite thing about living in the south are the people that live in it. The people here seem more genuine then in the north. Also, most people here are more welcoming and polite. When i am going somewhere i know a lot of the people i see and can wave and sey "hey!" That would most likely not be the case if i were to live in the north, say New York.

EleanorM1 said...

My favorite things about the south are the weather and the people. I do not like the cold and I do not like rudeness. If you go up north, you are more likely to come in contact with people who did not grow up in such a hospitable enviornment, like the kind in the South. Based on personal interactions with Northerners, I have not been impressed with their fowardness and outlandish comments. I also like the "southern gentlemen" that live down south.

JayF3 said...

My favorite thing about living in the south is the laid back lifestyle. Up north and in big cities everything always fast paced, and I think its good we can slow things down enough to enjoy life. Southern hospitality is another perk of living in the south. Down here we go out of our way to help other people because we know they would do the same for us, which is something unique to the south. Overall, its a great place to live and I couldn't see myself anywhere else.

MillerL.3 said...

My favorite thing about the south has got to be the rednecks and the mud riding. You know your in alabama when your neibhors daugther up at that got a birth certificate when she turned 12. Needless to say Birmingham doesn't have that many rednecks but drive and hour in any direction and your in a whole other country. But mud riding is fun. It is fun to go ride on trails and just mess around.