quasi in rem

Thursday, July 01, 2004

So where is the South?

An interesting discussion in the blogosphere, at the Maledictorian, above and over at Southern Appeal.

The definitive look at the subject is available here in an article entitled "The South: Where is it? What is it?" where a huge variety of different cultural, lingual, sexual, and agricultural references are mapped in order to determine Southerness.

The most accurate by far is the map indicating the
use of word "Dixie" in businesses in the phone book.

This is the true map of the South.

It is so true that at the very heart of the map in central Georgia, there is a marked decrease in the number of "Dixies" used in the phone book. Why is that so?

Because when you are that far into the South, the "Dixie" is just implied.


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