From a yankees prespective:
North Carolina is the complete opposite of how I used to live in New York.
People here range from nice to rude. The nice people have class and are polite to everyone, including yankees. On the other hand the "red neck" kind of people live low and disgusting lives. Their lawn is festered with junk, they hate everyone, and they are stupid.
The weather is mild year round. Summers are hot and the winters are slighly cool. It nevers rains and their is always a drought. When it snow, it unspectactular. It is only about an inch and they cancell school for it. You can go each day wearing shorts.
This state is big on southern food. People here love barbeque and the sweetest and greasest fried food.They preffer grits to oatmeal.hey don't know what saurkraut is. Most of the new york style food resturants are owned and run by yankees who open shop here. The food is good and offers a alternative to southern food. Most dignifed southerns won't eat this food because they thinks it is to greasy.
Everyone loves ACC basketball. They love it so much that they make you watch it in school. Don't talk shit about any of the top name schools. Let them do that. The Carolina Panthers, the NFL team, are a real good team who all of a sudden became good. The Hurricanes, The NHL team, is pretty good as well. Their is no MLB team but they love the Braves. So it kind of sucks to be a Met fan (which is what I am).
The schools here are not that great. UNC is full of hicks, Duke is to presitge, NC State is for the gifted, and UNCG is for losers.
You need a car to get anywhere. the traffic is not bad and the taxis are for reservation (kind of wierd).
If you are catholic (like me) or jewish, you will be discriminated because of the way you practice your faith. Within every mile there is a bapist church.
Word of advice, never pull out your rosary.
Everyone says "y'all" and they even teach it in the schools. If you were not born in the south, this word has to be forced out. Don't ever say "youse" or people will lecture you on how to speak. Soda is called pop,they never refer pizza as a pie, and they live the phrase "Im fixin to."
The dress code here is unflattering. People wear camo and clothing of hunting apperal. But people do dress nice by wearing polo shirts and straight leg pants.
One last thing, they take their confederate pride seriously. To them, the south will rise again and the confederate flag should be flown from every house. Mess with this tradition and the KKK will hunt you down.
To conclude, I will never conform to this life sytle.
Real life situation I once faced in North Carolina:
People from my high school knew I was not from here but I had alot of friends. One day, they were dicussing about what they were going to do for the holidays. I joined in the conversation but they said to me "We are talking about Christmas, not Huanakah you fucking kike." I said "I'm not jewish, I'm catholic and I do celerbrate Christmas." It came clear to me, these people are so racist that if you are not from here, the quickly judge who you are.
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A Great state and not a place of just backwoods rednecks. Summers are warm, winters are cool. We can't drive in snow/ice like you northerners, so don't pick on us. Mountains on the west, beaches on the east, and everywhere between is beautiful. Big cities, but filled with nice southern folk who will talk your head off if you let them.
A place where ACC basketball is life. Everyone has a team they love UNC or hate Duke.
When passing through Raleigh, stop at Char Grill and grab a Cheerwine.
Man we passed through North Carolina; that place was great.
a great state (coming from a marylander's point of view) home of the banks, the heels, open land, and great people
The finest state in the nation.
The great state of North Carolina stretches from the beautiful Smoky Mountains to the rolling sea.
state with the best basketball teams in the country.
numerous righteous UNC fans came to the dean dome to boo the evil duke empire
the best damn state in the nation! from the OBX to the great Blue Ridge it's all around sweet...for those of you who think that we're nothing but backwoods rednecks, you've got another thing comin' and had your head out your a$$ soon b/c you can come on down and we'll show you how it's done!
home to the best basketball teams in the country (UNC baby!) and home to the best barbeque anywhere...eastern nc style...
the women are sexy, the tobacco is plentiful, the countryside is beautiful, the beach is sick, the cities are sweet, and the colleges are even sweeter...
North Carolina is all about those UNC Tar Heels!!!!!!!!!
Raleigh and Charlotte!!!!!!!
the coolest state in the country. may not be california, but it is definitely my home sweet home. got the mountains on the west, got the beach on the east, and everything in between. what could be better?
home to awesome basketball teams. dont hate on the south and east coast, cuz you know we rock. we may be part of the south, but we have diversity everywhere. can't forget the first flight. sure, we have a countryside, but then we have the urban city side! see? north carolina is all-around AWESOME.
if u dont like north carolina and think we're just some rednecks and hicks, get on a plane and fly over to nc and watch me kick your a$$ :-)
north carolina rocks my socks!
Hometown of Krispy Kreme doughnuts, among many other things (like ACC basketball!). The majority of the state is pretty diverse, although many of the good ol' boy types still think they're in charge. The state is welcoming to almost everyone, but there is still a lot of intolerance.
Preppy is the general style. Live here and own at least 12 Polo and Lacoste shirts. Or be shunned from society. Your choice.
Yankee: North Carolina is just a bunch of stupid rednecks who live in trailers.
Yankee 2: Really? Then I wonder how they afford that Ferrari convertable parked in front of that mansion over there.