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Old 07-12-2010, 03:51 AM
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I just wanted to take the time to explain something to what seems to be a vast majority of Northern posters. I have lived in Alabama all of my life and can give you the opinion we have of the North. We tend to think you the North is educated and everyone goes to school. Even the wealthiest person in the South doesn't wear Louboutins to go to the Winn-Dixie as a person in New York might. We are still very rural!! Until recently I thought everyone went to college and were Greek. You would know not how many of my siblings' parents are not educated. I am sure the North is holds on to name importance and such but you are far more numerous than the South's average town. We hold importance on the "oldest family" and other distictions. You would be suprised how many people at my school, which isn't small, has connections to my family and yet are from all over the state. People know each other in the South so you might think the poster is bratty or prideful but it isn't. It really is an accomplishment to be Greek or to go to college in the South. We also network way more than the North I believe. Things really are about my granddaddy knows your granddaddy. I just want some of you to think about your comments before you get all over a poster talking about being a legacy and the way they grew up. Your family name is still very important in the South and while the North might see Greek life as just a side activity it is still very key in establishing yourself in the South. Also, to the networking comment the South really works off of making connections to each other. People like to find out if they were in the same sorority as your Mother and that you both know so and so. It is just something that the South makes a precedent over, establishing yourself and who you are. It isn't something I think a Northern person can really understand. You might say we trying to achieve things on our family name and not on who we are but that is just how things are done. Right or wrong, I would never have not made sure to inform everyone of my family connection to the school. If I had just come in as an anonymous person I might have been cut from a house. I am confident that I was invited back for being myself but also making known my families long attendance of the school and other things we have done. It might not have affected me at all but in the South we have been raised to say our family is so and so and etc. Perhaps, just a little less judgement on posters as we do not know them and can easily misunderstand things on the internet.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:02 AM
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I just wanted to take the time to explain something to what seems to be a vast majority of Northern posters. I have lived in Alabama all of my life and can give you the opinion we have of the North. We tend to think you the North is educated and everyone goes to school. Even the wealthiest person in the South doesn't wear Louboutins to go to the Winn-Dixie as a person in New York might. We are still very rural!! Until recently I thought everyone went to college and were Greek. You would know not how many of my siblings' parents are not educated. I am sure the North is holds on to name importance and such but you are far more numerous than the South's average town. We hold importance on the "oldest family" and other distictions. You would be suprised how many people at my school, which isn't small, has connections to my family and yet are from all over the state. People know each other in the South so you might think the poster is bratty or prideful but it isn't. It really is an accomplishment to be Greek or to go to college in the South. We also network way more than the North I believe. Things really are about my granddaddy knows your granddaddy. I just want some of you to think about your comments before you get all over a poster talking about being a legacy and the way they grew up. Your family name is still very important in the South and while the North might see Greek life as just a side activity it is still very key in establishing yourself in the South. Also, to the networking comment the South really works off of making connections to each other. People like to find out if they were in the same sorority as your Mother and that you both know so and so. It is just something that the South makes a precedent over, establishing yourself and who you are. It isn't something I think a Northern person can really understand. You might say we trying to achieve things on our family name and not on who we are but that is just how things are done. Right or wrong, I would never have not made sure to inform everyone of my family connection to the school. If I had just come in as an anonymous person I might have been cut from a house. I am confident that I was invited back for being myself but also making known my families long attendance of the school and other things we have done. It might not have affected me at all but in the South we have been raised to say our family is so and so and etc. Perhaps, just a little less judgement on posters as we do not know them and can easily misunderstand things on the internet.
So you're asking people not to stereotype your geographical area while stereotyping them in turn? Hmmm...
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:05 AM
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What's a Louboutin and why am I wearing it to a grocery store that doesn't exist here?
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:15 AM
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I lived in Georgia all my life until I moved to New York a few years ago. Should I put some Louboutins on my granddaddy and take him to Winn Dixie?
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:17 AM
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:28 AM
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your head



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Old 07-12-2010, 04:50 AM
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My point









your head



/appreciate the thought though.
Not at all, actually. I was right there with you. Hence the tongue sticking out...Going along with it.

Apparently I should have added sarcasm tags to the post...
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:45 AM
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You would know not how many of my siblings' parents are not educated.
I can't believe no one else caught this...
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:59 AM
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I can't believe no one else caught this...
I had checked out long before that!

But, very funny. Great catch!
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:46 AM
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I just wanted to take the time to explain something to what seems to be a vast majority of Northern posters. I have lived in Alabama all of my life and can give you the opinion we have of the North. We tend to think you the North is educated and everyone goes to school. Even the wealthiest person in the South doesn't wear Louboutins to go to the Winn-Dixie as a person in New York might. We are still very rural!! Until recently I thought everyone went to college and were Greek. You would know not how many of my siblings' parents are not educated. I am sure the North is holds on to name importance and such but you are far more numerous than the South's average town. We hold importance on the "oldest family" and other distictions. You would be suprised how many people at my school, which isn't small, has connections to my family and yet are from all over the state. People know each other in the South so you might think the poster is bratty or prideful but it isn't. It really is an accomplishment to be Greek or to go to college in the South. We also network way more than the North I believe. Things really are about my granddaddy knows your granddaddy. I just want some of you to think about your comments before you get all over a poster talking about being a legacy and the way they grew up. Your family name is still very important in the South and while the North might see Greek life as just a side activity it is still very key in establishing yourself in the South. Also, to the networking comment the South really works off of making connections to each other. People like to find out if they were in the same sorority as your Mother and that you both know so and so. It is just something that the South makes a precedent over, establishing yourself and who you are. It isn't something I think a Northern person can really understand. You might say we trying to achieve things on our family name and not on who we are but that is just how things are done. Right or wrong, I would never have not made sure to inform everyone of my family connection to the school. If I had just come in as an anonymous person I might have been cut from a house. I am confident that I was invited back for being myself but also making known my families long attendance of the school and other things we have done. It might not have affected me at all but in the South we have been raised to say our family is so and so and etc. Perhaps, just a little less judgement on posters as we do not know them and can easily misunderstand things on the internet.
Oh shut up! I've lived in AL 98% of my life and you're embarrassing me with your stereotyping.
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:13 AM
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What's a Louboutin and why am I wearing it to a grocery store that doesn't exist here?
Stole from my mouth...


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I can't believe no one else caught this...
Is caught it, re-read it a few times and realized she means the fellow Greeks .. since they are all Greek, they are siblings, apparently.

ETA: No, I'm giving the troll too much credit. She's not referring to fellow Greeks. nm..
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:26 AM
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I love Louboutins but don't own any, nor would I ever wear them specifically for the purpose of going to the grocery store.
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:35 AM
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:40 AM
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Anyone have a pair of dueling banjos I can borrow?
Just ask anyone from the South.

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Old 07-12-2010, 11:41 AM
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Stop! you took the thought right out of my head. You've just made my Monday. Keep it up, you're on a roll.
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