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Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
4/21/22 2:58 p.m.

Is Arkansas in the south or Midwest?

 

(I'm not really trying to start a fight. Just on travel here and it feels southern. Not midwestern, but people say weird stuff like kid-south)

 

go. 

pinchvalve (Forum Supporter)
pinchvalve (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/21/22 3:00 p.m.

Is it AR-Kansas, like AR-15? or R-Kansas, like R-Kelly?   

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
4/21/22 3:07 p.m.

So it's like pirate- Kansas?

yupididit
yupididit PowerDork
4/21/22 3:10 p.m.

I thought it was Are-can-sauce

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/21/22 3:12 p.m.

Looking at the state location on the map, I'm going with "Southern State":

 

mtn
mtn MegaDork
4/21/22 3:13 p.m.

I've been in Arkansas once, and saw a whole lotta cotton. 

I don't know how you could consider it anything but the South. They were part of the confederacy. Now Missouri, there is a state that we could have that argument about.

 

EDIT: The farthest north that Arkansas touches is the no farther north than the farthest north that Texas touches. So... Southern.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
4/21/22 3:15 p.m.

You're going to scare the non-Americans on here, implying that there might be some place more southern than the peak southern A-state cheeky

dculberson
dculberson MegaDork
4/21/22 3:16 p.m.

Definitely southern. Wikipedia even agrees with me and that's an iron clad source, no way did I edit it from saying "midwestern" to "southern."

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
4/21/22 3:17 p.m.
mtn said:

I've been in Arkansas once, and saw a whole lotta cotton. 

I don't know how you could consider it anything but the South. They were part of the confederacy. Now Missouri, there is a state that we could have that argument about.

Right?  This feels like asking if West Virginia is the South or not.

For reference, WV is country, but definitely not Southern.

TJL (Forum Supporter)
TJL (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
4/21/22 3:17 p.m.

It should be southern but felt more northern to me. I guess it depends on if your in the delta or the pine forest or mountains

ProDarwin
ProDarwin MegaDork
4/21/22 3:21 p.m.

the Southregion, southeastern United States, generally though not exclusively considered to be south of the Mason and Dixon Line, the Ohio River, and the 36°30′ parallel. As defined by the U.S. federal government, it includes AlabamaArkansasDelaware, the District of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaKentuckyLouisianaMarylandMississippiNorth CarolinaOklahomaSouth CarolinaTennesseeTexasVirginia, and West Virginia

https://www.britannica.com/place/the-South-region

 

Seems clear to me

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
4/21/22 3:22 p.m.

There are hillbillys in Arkansas. There are also lots of hills, lakes and off road parks. The Porsche Club has a big event every year a Eureka Springs where there are lots of winding roads to drive. But the nearest Porsche Dealer is in Dallas. Don't ask me how I know. Also Wal-Mart's corporate headquarters. Housing is still cheap there, unlike most of the rest of the country now.

Arkansas is South. The Southwest starts at Texas and Oklahoma.

The South has plantations. The Southwest has ranches, cowboys and Indians (or Native Americans if you want to be politically correct).

SKJSS (formerly Klayfish)
SKJSS (formerly Klayfish) PowerDork
4/21/22 3:23 p.m.

Call is anything you damn well please...it's still Arkansas.  'Nuff said.

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
4/21/22 3:27 p.m.

I still don't know if AK is the abbreviation of Arkansas or Alaska.

mtn
mtn MegaDork
4/21/22 3:30 p.m.
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) said:

I still don't know if AK is the abbreviation of Arkansas or Alaska.

 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
4/21/22 3:33 p.m.
ProDarwin said:

the Southregion, southeastern United States, generally though not exclusively considered to be south of the Mason and Dixon Line, the Ohio River, and the 36°30′ parallel. As defined by the U.S. federal government, it includes AlabamaArkansasDelaware, the District of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaKentuckyLouisianaMarylandMississippiNorth CarolinaOklahomaSouth CarolinaTennesseeTexasVirginia, and West Virginia

https://www.britannica.com/place/the-South-region

 

Seems clear to me

Delaware is technically below the Mason-Dixon line, but we are NOT Southern.

I only know one person that I am sure was from Arkansas, and he seemed more Midwestern to me.  We were both living in Missouri at the time.

 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
4/21/22 3:36 p.m.
Duke said:
ProDarwin said:

the Southregion, southeastern United States, generally though not exclusively considered to be south of the Mason and Dixon Line, the Ohio River, and the 36°30′ parallel. As defined by the U.S. federal government, it includes AlabamaArkansasDelaware, the District of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaKentuckyLouisianaMarylandMississippiNorth CarolinaOklahomaSouth CarolinaTennesseeTexasVirginia, and West Virginia

https://www.britannica.com/place/the-South-region

 

Seems clear to me

Delaware is technically below the Mason-Dixon line, but we are NOT Southern.

I only know one person that I am sure was from Arkansas, and he seemed more Midwestern to me.  We were both living in Missouri at the time.

 

Noooo... the Mason Dixon is the kinda right angle edge of Maryland and Delaware.  Delaware is above, Maryland below.

ProDarwin
ProDarwin MegaDork
4/21/22 3:39 p.m.
Duke said:
ProDarwin said:

the Southregion, southeastern United States, generally though not exclusively considered to be south of the Mason and Dixon Line, the Ohio River, and the 36°30′ parallel. As defined by the U.S. federal government, it includes AlabamaArkansasDelaware, the District of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaKentuckyLouisianaMarylandMississippiNorth CarolinaOklahomaSouth CarolinaTennesseeTexasVirginia, and West Virginia

https://www.britannica.com/place/the-South-region

 

Seems clear to me

Delaware is technically below the Mason-Dixon line, but we are NOT Southern.

I only know one person that I am sure was from Arkansas, and he seemed more Midwestern to me.  We were both living in Missouri at the time.

 

Well, the Census Bureau says you are in the south :shrug:

Obviously the concept is gray in many respects, so it seems logical to go off the official Gov. definition.

 

 

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/21/22 3:41 p.m.

In reply to mtn :

I love Gary Gulman

 

Arkansas is definitely the south 

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
4/21/22 3:42 p.m.

I'd say Arkansas is Southern. IMHO the South is Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Virginia, Georgia, the Carolinas and Florida. Kentucky is a weird in between state. Never been to West Virgina so not sure.

Karacticus
Karacticus SuperDork
4/21/22 3:45 p.m.

Based on the Arky jokes I heard while living in Kansas, it's definitely the south. 

You know what the most popular pickup line is in Arkansas?  "Hey babe, nice tooth!"

You know what it means in Arkansas when there's the same amount of drool running out of both sides of the baby's mouth?  Trailer's level. 

One other peculiarity, but it might be more Kansas than Arkansas. The River that runs through Wichita is pro pronounced "R-Kan-sas" not "R-Kan-saw." No explanation, it just is. 

One of the guys who put the roof on our house was from Arkansas, his name was "Speedy."  My wife asked him what his give name was-- he replied "Speedy."  Speedy was also representative of why it's called a toothbrush and not a "teethbrush."

tb
tb Dork
4/21/22 3:50 p.m.

Are the South and the Midwest mutually exclusive? Are them some fightin words?

Sine_Qua_Non
Sine_Qua_Non SuperDork
4/21/22 3:54 p.m.

South. Been that way for 40 years for me. How is that even a question these days since it was taught decades ago that Arkansas is part of the south?

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
4/21/22 4:12 p.m.
Mr_Asa said:
Duke said:
ProDarwin said:

the Southregion, southeastern United States, generally though not exclusively considered to be south of the Mason and Dixon Line, the Ohio River, and the 36°30′ parallel. As defined by the U.S. federal government, it includes AlabamaArkansasDelaware, the District of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaKentuckyLouisianaMarylandMississippiNorth CarolinaOklahomaSouth CarolinaTennesseeTexasVirginia, and West Virginia

https://www.britannica.com/place/the-South-region

 

Seems clear to me

Delaware is technically below the Mason-Dixon line, but we are NOT Southern.

I only know one person that I am sure was from Arkansas, and he seemed more Midwestern to me.  We were both living in Missouri at the time.

 

Noooo... the Mason Dixon is the kinda right angle edge of Maryland and Delaware.  Delaware is above, Maryland below.

Yall can keep Maryland. We don't want it. 

Too much salt to be considered part of the south....

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
4/21/22 4:17 p.m.

I find it disturbing that you all want to assign a particular state to a particular region and associate certain attributes to it on that basis.  We should bear in mind that states, like people, have unique characteristics and don't need to be forced into any one particular category and it's associated stereotypes. 

I expected better from the lot of you.

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