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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Dalton Wayne, Mar 3, 2010.
They never mention Florida
Well, I'm from South Florida so obviously there's a bias.....but I've always heard people say "In Florida, the more North you go, the further South you get."
Actually you have it backwards, once you get below Jacksonville, the further south you go, the further North you get.
Florida is like no other state in the union.
I've heard they actually call Florida Baja Alabama.
Too flat to call "deep, too many yankees to call "south".
I know more people down here that are from up north than i did when i lived up there.
Maybe the panhandle (Baja Alabama), but most of Florida doesn't feel southern to me.
Hey Texas never get any love either....I always here South as it pertains to eastern side of the country but we are middle of the country almost bottom most... :0
How many people in Boca sound like they're from Queens? And all those Canadians? Who would suspect Florida is a southern state?
It is true, the further north you go in Florida, the further south you go.
There are, of course, a few exceptions.
But most of Florida, especially from Central Florida and south of there, has become SUCH a melting pot of the WORLD. People are from everywhere, any more.
New York and north, Puerto Rico, Europe, Cuba, etc. etc. etc.
We still have quite a few pioneer families in our county, but you have to look
harder to find them every day!
It is NOTHING like it was when I moved here when I was a young girl....not at ALL!!!
My grandmother was raised in Central Florida...we returned to Florida when I was a young girl...My dad had family ties to Florida his entire life.
Because Florida isn't part of the Deep South.
Florida just isn't very "south-y". It's a region unto its own.
I'm very familiar with the phenomenon. I'm from Mississippi, and we were very used to national weather forecasters NEVER, EVER saying our state's name. If they were referring to weather traveling state by state, they'd mention every state around, but skip saying "Mississippi". I recall my own shock one day as my grandfather shouted through the house when we saw some one deign to say "Mississippi" on the news. It seems pretty common to hear now, but for a while it was a rare day it happened.
Southeast Florida would more appropriately be called West Cuba.
Southern Florida is very immigrated and tons of yankee transplants. Northern Florida is more "American."
Florida is just a sandbar hanging onto the "good" part of the country.
Probably because it seems like everyone in Florida is a greasy New Yorker.
My last job before I left florida consisted of about 60% new yorkers and the rest from other states and puerto rico. Come to think of it a good part of the new yorkers came from puerto rico. It's confusing I know. I can only think of one person I worked with that was native to florida. Same went for the neighbors as well. Very few natives. Why anybody wants to live there I'll never understand. Nice to visit but thats it.
Actually while that was true maybe 40-50 years ago, now its more of just a giant mix of central and south americans. The older Cuban generation are either moving out or dying. My parents are Cuban-American, but I am American. I have nothing wrong with my family heritage, but I was born here and glad I was. It bothers me that there are people in South Florida that have been in the states for less than a week, and bad mouth the US as if it were some third world country. When the country they left is probably one large crap hole.
Guys guys, come on...
Not that it means anything...but, I'm from South Florida....and....I moved from NEW YORK when I was 15. So basically you guys are all right about the Yankee thing. You should note however that it is Florida's love of freedom, particularly in regards to self defense and firearm ownership that got me first interested in guns. I'm not exactly pure Yankee anymore, my friends from NY are all still brainwashed libs.