The More South You Go, The More Polite They Are

@LoriAMoore (10643)
Louisville, Kentucky
April 21, 2017 1:24pm CST
Here I am just two hours south of where I live and there's a big cultural difference just this much closer south. Bowling Green, KY is about 30 minutes from Nashville, TN, so it's south of where I live in Louisville, KY. I'm at lunch and I can hear the country accents and everyone is saying "Yes, ma'am" and "No ma'am" Oh how I love manners. Do you find some places to be more polite than others? Are the more southern places you visit more friendly and/or polite than those in the north?
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@marlina (48937)
• Canada
21 Apr
Ever visited Canada, north of you? We are a pretty decent people you know and extremely polite.
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@LoriAMoore (10643)
• Louisville, Kentucky
21 Apr
So true, I was speaking purely of USA. Canadians are the BEST!
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• Banks, Oregon
21 Apr
@LoriAMoore hey now Canadians are cool but US is cool too lol
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@Corbin5 (50657)
• United States
21 Apr
I find folks in southern Illinois are mighty nice folks.
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@rebelann (21480)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Apr
Well, I didn't think Yankees were rude but down south we know how to mask the rudeness, kill em with kindness is a motto I've heard a few times then I found out its how you say those rude comments to sound nice.
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• United States
21 Apr
Yea, like "bless your heart."
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@rebelann (21480)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Apr
Some southerners actually mean it the way it sounds @1creekgirl it's hard to tell which southerner is using it to hide a sarcastic intent. The other one I have to wonder about is when one comments "oh aren't you just the sweetest" I don't always know if the person saying it actually means it.
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• Philippines
21 Apr
Yes of course. As you said there are definitely some "cultural differences" as you go from places to places.
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@Kandae11 (11348)
21 Apr
I have noticed that people in the country areas are more polite than city folk.
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@andriaperry (12180)
• Anniston, Alabama
21 Apr
Yes and no. Most all of my traveling has been the southern USA and I will say that the northern`s that have moved to Florida are down right rude. Texas is a southern state and the people are hard there, short and more mean sounding. Nice is South Carolina. Alabama and Georgia? Mountain people are nicer that the coastal people. But I was treated the best by people in Arizona.
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@dodo19 (22454)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
21 Apr
We Canadians are known for being polite. Most of us are, I think. Maybe you should try coming up here some time. Just a suggestion.
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@LoriAMoore (10643)
• Louisville, Kentucky
21 Apr
Canadians ROCK!
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@dodo19 (22454)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
21 Apr
@LoriAMoore I'd like to think so. I think we're pretty awesome.
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@Happy2BeMe (48649)
• Canada
21 Apr
I use to go to Lakeland Florida every year and the people there were so friendly and polie. I use to love going out shopping and just talking to people. I love southern accents. They are the best!!
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@NJChicaa (15951)
• United States
21 Apr
I'm in Jersey. Most people are in a hurry and terribly rude here. It is awful.
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@amadeo (34010)
• United States
21 Apr
No we are very polite people in NH.come and visit us.You will know.
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@LoriAMoore (10643)
• Louisville, Kentucky
21 Apr
I shall do that.
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@amadeo (34010)
• United States
21 Apr
@LoriAMoore Let me know when you come.
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@MALUSE (22158)
• Denmark
21 Apr
This is not the case in Germany.
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@jstory07 (48403)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Apr
The people in Oregon are a lot more friendly than the people in Colorado were.
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• Redlands, California
21 Apr
I have noticed the farther away you go from any major city, the more polite people are.
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@LoriAMoore (10643)
• Louisville, Kentucky
21 Apr
That's probably what it is more so than being southern.
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@1creekgirl (5251)
• United States
21 Apr
There are lots of nice Yankees (including my daddy and son-in- law.) But southerners are GENERALLY, not always, more friendly and polite. Is that PC enough?
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• United States
22 Apr
I can give you the names of some truly non-friendly southerners.
22 Apr
Ya it sounds really great . Here also we find that kind of difference but that's not direction specific ,that's location specific and are distributed.
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@snowy22315 (22057)
• United States
22 Apr
I think the South in general is more polite than the North. There is alot of yes Ma'aming in my area, but probably not as much as further South. Louisville KY is the South to me, but I saw some guys from there on TV, they considered it to be the MIdwest..Nah..don't think so! Unless, it is the Southern Midwest!
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@garymarsh6 (10559)
• United Kingdom
22 Apr
Oh boy yes. I found the people of North Carolina absolutely charming. Well mannered and very polite compared to other places I have been in the USA. I love it too!
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@allen0187 (16999)
• Philippines
22 Apr
Filipinos are known for being polite. Sometimes too polite.
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• Rochester, New York
21 Apr
I find that some countries are more polite than other's. I think it's all in how they were raised and the countries culture.
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• United States
21 Apr
I am more south of that and I don't find that true necessarily. I think people are either polite or not. I don't think it's a regional thing. I do think that people are more polite around tourist areas and Nashville is just that. Be nice to the tourists with the money! i am a Yankee and I know that we are often looked down on for being nasty - and in some cases it's true. I could go on and on but I won't.
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