Browsing All posts tagged under »Southern«

Really narrow pronouncements of Southerness

March 6, 2011 by

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Recently, I’ve seen something float across FaceBook… I am proud to be Southern -where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits […]

… and they were all Southern, alike.

September 21, 2010 by

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I’ve said it before… the South does not equal the Confederacy. In fact, Southerness in general is not a reflection of the Confederacy. Southerness existed before the Confederacy… Southerness was and is the culture. Modern Confederateness, on the other hand, is a culture unto itself and is not to be confused as dominant over Southerness, […]

A REAL threat to Southern culture?!

November 19, 2008 by

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I couldn’t help it. After learning the other day about the Strange Maps Blog, I felt certain there must be something else there that might be worthwhile to mention regarding Civil War “memory.” Well, this isn’t exactly Civil War “memory,” but the Tea as a North/South Litmus Test sure as heck has something to do with […]

“Southern perspective” — one example of many

September 6, 2008 by

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“Although connected by ties of birth and blood with the South, I loved my country and flag better than my State or section.” — p. 10, Cole’s Cavalry; or Three Years in the Saddle in the Shenandoah Valley, by C. Armour Newcomer Though the book was written nearly forty years after Appomattox, it is one version of “Southern […]