The More South You Go, The More Polite They Are
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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• El Paso, Texas
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.
• Anniston, Alabama
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.
• United States
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!
• United States
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.