5 Reasons Why The South Is Better Than The North

February 28, 2008 at 10:17 pm 4 comments


1. People are friendlier.

When walking past southerners they often smile, instead of pretending to stare at the ground like most northerners.  They also usually say good morning/afternoon/evening.  To get a vocal hello from a stranger in the north is highly unusual and most likely will come from a person not originally from the north.

2. People are most attractive.

With nicer weather year round they can spend more of their time outdoors going for a run or bike ride.  They’re not confined to their homes or making excuses that it’s too cold to go to the gym.

3. Better Rotaries

Instead of being standard and boring southern rotaries are quite spruced up.  They often have fountains in the middle with flowers and palm trees around the edges. 

4. Better Drivers

To start they don’t have the same reputation as New Yorkers or Bostonians, which is really half the battle.  Southerners will not cut your off, but in the rare occasion that it happens they will wave and say sorry.  Northerners, on the other hand, will flick you off and laugh sucker to themselves.

5. Better Weather

As already referenced in #2 the weather is a big part of the south.  Their ocean is actually warm in the summer and they rarely get snow.  Not to mention that I was just there and was wearing flip flops in FEBRUARY!!

 But with any list there are exceptions, and this list is does not escape that rule.  The one downside to the south is the occasional redneck.  You don’t run into them often but when you do, you usually come out with a story to tell.  I’ll save you the extended version of my story, but basically I was stuck in a van with a man from the backwoods of Tennessee who spoke nothing outside the realm of Yankees, guns, and NASCAR.  (I just searched southerner on google and the other suggestion that came up was redneck…coincidence?)  You win some, you lose some; in the end it still seems like an obvious choice.


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. dchero  |  February 29, 2008 at 9:31 am

    It is a very obvious choice. But what is the Northern version of the redneck? I have no answer for my own question. Ava?

  • 2. Seb  |  March 1, 2008 at 12:21 am

    Sounds like Australia but in reverse. Here the great weather, great people and rednecks are all north in QLD. All the heartless bastards living in the semi-antarctic are in Melbourne! :))

  • 3. Ava V  |  March 1, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    dc hero,
    in the north we call them maine-iacs. they’re strange up there. they never seem to leave the state yet they are somehow convinced its the best place to live.

  • 4. Billy Bob  |  April 9, 2008 at 11:03 am

    EVERYONE in the north stares at the ground or talks on their cellphone as they walk down the street. You could walk down the street naked juggling fire sticks and singing out loud and you still wouldn’t get eye contact or a hello.


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