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29th Jun '16 5:19:07 PM nombretomado
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* Several, most notably Colonel Sherburn, in ''TheAdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn''.

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* Several, most notably Colonel Sherburn, in ''TheAdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn''.''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn''.
24th May '16 9:31:21 AM LongTallShorty64
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* Jeff Custer (full name Jefferson} from Hitchcock's ''Film/{{Mr and Mrs Smith|1941}}''.
9th May '16 4:59:54 AM Naoto_best_waifu
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A mythical creature of the male gender, the Southern Gentleman is the [[DistaffCounterpart Spear Counterpart]] to the SouthernBelle.

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A mythical creature of the male gender, the The Southern Gentleman is the [[DistaffCounterpart Spear Counterpart]] to the SouthernBelle.
SouthernBelle.

Common virtues: [[SharpDressedMan Well-dressed]], [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness well-spoken]] ([[SophisticatedAsHell even when swearing up a blue streak]]), [[TheCharmer charmin', suave and invariably polite to the opposite gender]].



Common virtues: [[SharpDressedMan Well-dressed]], [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness well-spoken]] ([[SophisticatedAsHell even when swearing up a blue streak]]), [[TheCharmer charmin', suave and invariably polite to the opposite gender]].
31st Mar '16 8:53:50 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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*** Except neither Missouri or Kentucky are the South; they're border states.

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*** ** Except neither Missouri or Kentucky are the South; they're border states.
27th Mar '16 2:43:03 PM mlsmithca
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* Calm, polite, multiple PhD-having Engineer from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''.

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* Calm, polite, multiple PhD-having [=PhD=]-having Engineer from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''.
25th Feb '16 5:15:15 AM NateTheGreat
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* In his "Groundhog Day Explained" video CGPGrey tells about Georgia's resident groundhog seasonal predictor "General Beauregard Lee, who one must assume has stylish facial hair and fans himself on the veranda of his plantation home while drinking mint julep and pining for the day when the South will rise again."
19th Feb '16 7:07:43 PM bowserbros
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* Atticus Finch of ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'', who is this trope, a SimpleCountryLawyer, ''and'' explicitly non-racist.

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* Atticus Finch of ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'', who is this trope, a SimpleCountryLawyer, ''and'' explicitly non-racist.
and surprisingly open-minded for a racist (as confirmed in ''Literature/GoSetAWatchman'').
16th Dec '15 9:03:55 AM Menshevik
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* Like Hatfield, Sergeant Beaufort in ''Film/FortApache'' is a "fallen" example. A former Confederate officer, he enlisted in the U.S. Cavalry as a private after the Civil War. While not exactly conforming to the stereotype visually -- he is played by Pedro Armendáriz -- he is easily the most polished of the regiment's non-coms (some of whom had been officers in the Union army).
16th Dec '15 8:52:07 AM Menshevik
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* Hatfield from ''Film/{{Stagecoach}}'' is a down-on-his-luck example. After the end of the Confederacy he went west and makes a living as a gambler, but recognising Mrs. Malory as the daughter of his late commanding officer, he immediately starts to fuss over her. In a slight subversion of the trope, his courtesy to women emphatically does not extend to Dallas. He also has a marked difference of opinion with Doc Boone, a veteran of the Union Army, as to how the, um, late unpleasantness should be referred to.

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* Hatfield from ''Film/{{Stagecoach}}'' is a down-on-his-luck example. After the end of the Confederacy he went west and makes a living as a gambler, but recognising Mrs. Malory as the daughter of his late commanding officer, he immediately starts to fuss over her. In a slight subversion deconstruction of the trope, he is very class-conscious and thus his courtesy to women emphatically does not extend to Dallas.Dallas (implied to be a prostitute). He also has a marked difference of opinion with Doc Boone, a veteran of the Union Army, as to how the, um, late unpleasantness should be referred to.
16th Dec '15 8:49:26 AM Menshevik
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* ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'': Rhett Butler is the TropeMaker. The whole point of the character was that he wasn't exactly a gentleman, but he still fits the trope.
** Ashley Wilkes, the other object of Scarlett O'Hara's affection, is a more conventional example.

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* ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'': Rhett Butler is the TropeMaker. TropeMaker, but also a subversion, just as Scarlett O'Hara does for the SouthernBelle trope. The whole point of the character was that he wasn't exactly a gentleman, but he still fits the trope.
gentleman.
** Ashley Wilkes, the other object of Scarlett O'Hara's Scarlett's affection, is a more conventional example.example of the trope.
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