The best damn place to live on EARTH. All the haters can suck the exhaust of my 88 I-ROC. We've got the hottest women, the best hunting, the nicest pickup trucks, and best of all, the best football team! NATIONAL CHAMPS 1998!!
Tennessee is Utopia
by staff August 28, 2003
Tennessee is a place where morals are above all. It's a place where we hold the door open for others and say things like "Yes,Mam" or "Yes Sir" and "No,Mam" or "No Sir". It's a place where we enjoy the simpler things in life but get made fun of for doing so. It's a place where the tea is sweet and grits make for some mighty fine eating! We also exercise our God given right to holler when dealing with know-it-alls who have nothing better to do than call us shoeless hicks and insult us.

Tennesseans may seem a little different to others but you must realize that we are raised with different morals and our way of life is different than the average city slicker. Tennesseans have very unique accents that set us apart from the average joe. I don't consider being different a bad thing and i'm very proud of my accent. Those who are bad mouthing our state are good examples of what we are not. I have traveled all over the U.S and can honestly say that Tennessee and the rest of the Southern U.S have the most polite and hospitable people in country. Tennessee has some of the most beautuful backcountry, rolling hills, and scenery around. We have country music in Nashville and Blues in Memphis which will be around for a long time to come!

Honestly, I can't think of any reason anyone would feel the need to talk bad about or insult Tennessee and it's people other than the fact they themselves are miserable in thier own life and feel the need to spew hate online. The people from other States who do this should get off the internet and really see what Tennessee has to offer. Y'all just don't know!!!
Tennessee is a beautiful state!
by tn_backpacker May 15, 2007
A great southern state with wonderful moral and ethical values. Just because you live in TN does not mean that you are hick that can't speak proper English. Yes, some of us do have an accent... but so do people from all around the north, midwest, east coast, west coast, and what have you. Some of the previous entries that talk about the school system being horrible and we talk lik dis... and we from tenner see and we eeet whiskey an' good ol' possum pie. NO ONE EATS OPOSSUM PIE. We are not hicks, and we are not stupid. We don't go walking around barefoot with hay hanging out of our mouths. I am proud to call myself a Tennessean. And if you have a problem with Tennessee, keep it to yourself, don't go nagging and talking about it being a worthless state and hell on earth. If you live here, and you hate it.. THEN LEAVE!! Stop complaining and whining and do something about getting out of our state, that we call home, and go back to wherever you came from.
Tennessee, a civilized moral and ethical state.
by proud to be from TN July 12, 2006
Noun

Tennesse is a southern state landlocked by eight states. They are Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Missouri. The state is divided into three general areas; West Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, and East Tennessee.

It is a beautiful state filled with breathtaking sights. Huge mountain ranges, rolling hills, deep valleys, glistening lakes and rivers, blue skies, open fields, caves, and amazing wildlife! In fact, Tennessee is the state with the most caves! There are 8,350 to date. There are also many preserved areas for the peoples enjoyment. There are fifty-four state parks.

My Opinions:
Tennesse has a high Christian percentage but, of course, this does not mean that we all have holier-than-thou attitudes! Many of the people you would find here are kind individuals willing to help you with directions since your Northern brain cannot seem to comprehend our highly intelligent system of winding, dirt roads! We aren't afraid to go trekking into the woods at two o'clock in the morning to go hunting or wake up at three a.m. to hook the boat up to the truck! Tennesseans are hardy and kind people. (Not saying that people from other states aren't!) Tennessee has a raw, natural charm that captures many hearts. That's why we are a major capital of music and scenery.

Not ALL of us enjoy the outdoorsy activities though! (Oh, and most of us know that our football team isn't the best. At least some us are able to stick up for the losing team instead of running to the winning team with our tail between our legs.) There are plenty of us who enjoy logging onto the internet and totally proving people wrong about our fair state! Thank you for reading! Perhaps I've changed your mind about us...?
Steven: "I need a new vacation spot. The beach is getting so tiresome..."

Mary: "Have you ever been to Tennessee? It's full of fun things to do and pretty scenery."

Steven: "Pfft. No. It's full of hicks and it's boring."

Mary: "Wow... You've never been more wrong in your LIFE. To think I was your friend!"
by SlytherinSoul/ Inwe/ Crissy March 26, 2008
Southern state, surrounded by Kentucky, Virginia, Miss. River, Mississippi, North Carolina, Arkansas, Alabama, and Georgia.
I stopped in Tennessee and had Pumpkin pie while staying there.
by Saints October 30, 2003
One of the very few states that has decent moral values. I guess the ppl who say it sucks above must not like elvis. Btw, i live in TN
Tennessee boyz, dirty south boyz =D
by www.eternalsoldiers.net October 10, 2003
A great place to live
Among the Greatest states known in The South. It has many different qualities for those who would look, some good and some bad.
Tennessee became the 16th state to enter the union in 1796. It was the first state in the south to seek readmission into the union after the civil war. It was the first southern state to be free of presidential reconstruction. Site of the fames scopes or monkey trial in the 1920s which fought on whether or not evolution or christianity was to be taught in schools (The lawyer for the christians knew how to be a lawyer, but did not know the topic on which he was working as a lawyer). Place where one can find all sorts of cultures, depending on what part of the state you are looking in. Eastern Tennessee has part of the Appalachian (App-u-latch-in) Mountain chain running through it. It has some of the most beautiful hill country in the US. Middle and Western Tennessee are know for their agricultural, industrial, and cultural centers. Nashville is the capitol of the state, and also the headquarters of country music (The 4th oldest form of mainstream music, the first three being classical, jazz, and blues). The other big city is Memphis, located on the Mississippi River, is a large cultural center for Jazz and blues musicians.

Now the not so good parts of Tennessee.
We do have an appreciable KKK presence (though the KKK is worse in the gulf states), a sub-par public education system (elementary, its ok to decent. Middle, its average to a little below. High school, can either be very bad, or rather good, depending on the high school attended) Colleges, depending on the one used, can be either decent to excellent (Northeast state = decent, UT = excellent).
We do have an obesity problem here, but that is due mainly to the fact that living in a rural area where one commonly drives 30+ miles to get to ones destination tends to make one lazy. Urbanites tend to get more exercise because they walk a lot of areas. We do have some "Rednecks, Hicks, and Hillbillies" but this is a relatively small problem, and these groups are just as likely to be found in other states in the south, and *gasp* North, West, and East states too.
Tennessee, a good place to live
by Keairan April 30, 2007

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