Oh......now this could be fun to watch! ;)
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Mon Jun 28 00:31:42 BST 2010
On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 4:05 AM, Basil Chupin <blchupin at iinet.net.au> wrote:
>>>> Not only in the southern states. I live in Arizona. 'Nuff said?
>>> Arizona is not a southern state?
>> "Southern" in this case is shorthand for the "deep south"
>> Note the correlation to the Confederacy during the US civil war:
> In which case the expression is "deep south" and not simply "southern",
Not necessarily, no; e.g. the phrase "the south shall rise again"
(note usage: http://web.archive.org/web/20070526120507/http://www.kansas.com/201/story/77207.html)
is a reference to the confederacy/"deep south". Considering that that
usage of south/southern originates to at least 150 years ago, it is
not surprising that it doesn't match the current US map.
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