Kansas-Do you Consider it the South?
Replies: 25 - Last Post: Jun 23, 2012 5:48 PM Last Post By: dreamsignals86
Jun 21, 2012 12:00 AM
Jun 21, 2012 5:22 AM
16#15 -- In my usage, the borders surveyed by M & D included MD-DE, but the "line" didn't. If you include that, doesn't it become an Angle, rather than a Line?
But I'm happy to ask the robotic duck to settle this one.
Jun 21, 2012 8:11 AM
Back when people were trading hot lead over the issue of whether Kansas was going to be a "southern" state or a "northern" state, Oklahoma was officially called "Indian Territory."
Jun 21, 2012 8:20 AM
The easiest way to put it: it was a complicated mess.
Today, the state is generally considered Plains (and therefore Midwest) by laymen because of its commonalities with xKansas et al., though some definitions include it in the South (like the Census Bureau), usually because of its relationship with xTexas.
Jun 21, 2012 8:26 AM
20People in Oklahoma tend to speak more like a Texan/southerner, which cannot be said for Kansas..
Jun 21, 2012 2:40 PM
21I think of Oklahoma as the South.
And I looked at the way the Census divides the U.S.
It's pretty close to how I visualize the regions
Jun 22, 2012 11:09 AM
23Well, the map linguists draw for Southern American English doesn't include Kansas but does include most of Oklahoma. The latter also has Western and American Indian influences (over 12% of Okies claim some Indian ancestry).
Jun 22, 2012 11:14 AM
Jun 23, 2012 5:48 PM
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