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10th Oct '16 12:45:23 PM JeaniWeiner
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Not to be confused with the 2002 film ''Sweet Home Alabama'' or the song by Music/LynyrdSkynyrd.

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Not to be confused with the 2002 film ''Sweet Home Alabama'' ''Film/SweetHomeAlabama'' or the song by Music/LynyrdSkynyrd.
26th Sep '16 4:28:25 PM SolipSchism
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The DeepSouth in a (usually) more positive light. The Rural South in the United States is a land of [[GoodOlBoy honest, down-to-earth folks]], unlike the pretentious {{City Slicker}}s in New York or "New South" {{Atlanta}}. [[CloseKnitCommunity Some may have their little quirks, but everyone takes those in stride]]. When one wants to escape [[ViceCity the morally bankrupt superficiality of city life]] and get in touch with one's true self, the South is the place to go to.

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The DeepSouth in a (usually) more positive light. The Rural South in the United States is a land of [[GoodOlBoy honest, down-to-earth folks]], unlike the pretentious {{City Slicker}}s in New York or "New South" {{Atlanta}}.UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}. [[CloseKnitCommunity Some may have their little quirks, but everyone takes those in stride]]. When one wants to escape [[ViceCity the morally bankrupt superficiality of city life]] and get in touch with one's true self, the South is the place to go to.
19th Aug '16 2:09:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* "Georgia on My Mind" by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell, made famous by RayCharles, which was made the official state song in 1979, although originally written about Carmichael's sister, Georgia Carmichael.

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* "Georgia on My Mind" by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell, made famous by RayCharles, Music/RayCharles, which was made the official state song in 1979, although originally written about Carmichael's sister, Georgia Carmichael.
25th Mar '16 1:59:17 PM StFan
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->'''Lyons''': Gentlemen, you ask me about the South. It is the land of romance, of roses and honeysuckle, of Southern chivalry and hospitality, fried chicken and waffles, salad and coffee.\\
'''Lippman''': No dessert?

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->'''Lyons''': ->'''Lyons:''' Gentlemen, you ask me about the South. It is the land of romance, of roses and honeysuckle, of Southern chivalry and hospitality, fried chicken and waffles, salad and coffee.\\
'''Lippman''': '''Lippman:''' No dessert?



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* ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' is set in a post-apocalyptic future that bears an uncanny resemblance to late 19th century Dixie.
** Ironically enough, Nochis (the town where the story begins) is placed in [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]] on official maps.

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* ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' is set in a post-apocalyptic future that bears an uncanny resemblance to late 19th century Dixie.
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Pogo}}'' leans more this way, although some of the Okeefenokee Swamp denizens are less than brilliant. Most of them are SweetHomeAlabama, with elements of TheDeepSouth every so often coming in.
* Similar conditions in ''ComicStrip/LilAbner''. Dogpatch, Kentucky may be full of unrefined, impoverished hillbillies, but in general they're pretty nice people.
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Pogo}}'' leans more this way, although some of the Okeefenokee Swamp denizens are less than brilliant. Most of them are SweetHomeAlabama, with elements of TheDeepSouth every so often coming in.
* Similar conditions in ''ComicStrip/LilAbner''. Dogpatch, Kentucky may be full of unrefined, impoverished hillbillies, but in general they're pretty nice people.

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2nd Mar '16 6:38:09 PM bwburke94
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* [[TheFlash Bart Allen]] was sent to live in Manchester, Alabama (which ''is'' real, despite what ''Impulse'' #1 claims) with his mentor Max Mercury (Max specifically chose it for reasons made clear in issue 16). This is deliberate; the series is based off Mark Waid's childhood in the South.
** ''Manchester'', is the NoCommunitiesWereHarmed substitute for the actual city of Birmingham (which like Bart's town, has a statue of Vulcan on top of a really high pillar in the middle of town and was also named after an English city).

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* [[TheFlash Bart Allen]] Allen, the fourth [[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]], was sent to live in Manchester, Alabama (which ''is'' is real, despite what ''Impulse'' #1 claims) with his mentor Max Mercury (Max specifically chose it for reasons made clear in issue 16). This is deliberate; the series is based off Mark Waid's childhood in the South.
** ''Manchester'', Manchester is the NoCommunitiesWereHarmed substitute for the actual city of Birmingham (which (which, like Bart's town, has a statue of Vulcan on top of a really high pillar in the middle of town and was also named after an English city).



* In ''Film/TheLegendOfBaggerVance'', Will Smith gets on fine in 1930s Savannah, Georgia.

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* In ''Film/TheLegendOfBaggerVance'', Will Smith Smith's character gets on fine in 1930s Savannah, Georgia.
7th Feb '16 11:52:34 AM Doug86
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* Similar conditions in ComicStrip/{{LilAbner}}. Dogpatch, Kentucky may be full of unrefined, impoverished hillbillies, but in general they're pretty nice people.

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* Similar conditions in ComicStrip/{{LilAbner}}.''ComicStrip/LilAbner''. Dogpatch, Kentucky may be full of unrefined, impoverished hillbillies, but in general they're pretty nice people.
9th Dec '15 10:28:23 AM HeWhoMustNotBeUsernamed
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* Similar conditions in ComicStrip/{{LilAbner}}. Dogpatch, Kentucky may be full of unrefined, impoverished hillbillies, but in general they're pretty nice people.
17th Aug '15 6:32:31 AM Naoto_best_waifu
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* Most of Marvel's Southern heroes play up this aspect of the south. Namely, ComicBook/{{X-Men}} members Rogue (from Mississippi), Cannonball, Husk, and Icarus (the last three being siblings from Kentucky).

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* Most of Marvel's Southern heroes play up this aspect of the south. Namely, ComicBook/{{X-Men}} members Rogue (from Mississippi), Cannonball, Husk, and Icarus (the last three being siblings from Kentucky).
17th Aug '15 6:15:38 AM Naoto_best_waifu
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Unfortunately, it's starting to become something of a DiscreditedTrope after [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charleston_church_shooting a 2015 shooting]] at an African-American church by a white nationalist that killed nine people. The South's [[StillFightingTheCivilWar ugly racial history]] was brought to the forefront when the shooter claimed white power as his motivation, along with the American Flag being at half-mast at the South Carolina capitol building [[UnfortunateImplications while the Confederate Flag was at full-staff]]. Eventually, the Confederate Flag was taken down and retailers stopped selling merchandise related to the flag.
11th Aug '15 12:16:37 PM BadSplice
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Unfortunately, it's starting to become something of a DiscreditedTrope after [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charleston_church_shooting a 2015 shooting]] at an African-American church by a white nationalist that killed nine people. The South's [[StillFightingTheCivilWar ugly racial history]] was brought to the forefront when the shooter claimed white power as his motivation, along with the American Flag being at half-mast at the South Carolina capitol building [[UnfortunateImplications while the Confederate Flag was at full-staff]]. Eventually, the Confederate Flag was taken down and retailers stopped selling merchandise related to the flag.
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