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
A very good place for anyone looking for a good education and a good laugh at the same time. Here are some tips to Northerners before you move here:

1: The food is called grits, notice the s, the food is not a grit, it is called grits
2: If you see girls saying "like" every other word, it is prefectly normal
3: If you are over age 10, female, and you like Hannah Montana/ Miley Cyrus stay away from Tennessee
4: Y'all is in the dictionary, get over it
5: 3/4 of the female population in Tennessee is "girly-girl"
so if you came to Tennessee to meet a "tomboy", good luck with that
6: Weather is unpredictable. It snows in April and is over 105 degrees F in October
7: In martial arts, there is almost no karate schools or other martial arts except for Tae kwon Do, you will find about 50 of those
8: There is a McDonalds in almost every town yet barely anybody is overweight
9: "I don't give a crap is just another way of saying, "I didn't much sleep last night"
10: Lastly, if you think you can just move here and be country then you obviously don't know a thing
Random woman at shoneys (northerner): excuse me, is this a grit?
Me (from Tennessee): yes ma'am that is the gritsssssss
Random woman: So that is a grit?
Me: yes ma'am that is the gritsssssss
Random woman: Thank you for showing me what a grit is
Me: -_- no problem
The only state that you can go from a big majority of blacks to a big majority of whites in 6 hours on I-40 (aka West to East)
Tennessee is a cultural state.
by TN citizen October 29, 2009
A very good place for anyone looking for a good education and a good laugh at the same time. Here are some tips to Northerners before you move here:

1: The food is called grits, notice the s, the food is not a grit, it is called grits
2: If you see girls saying "like" every other word, it is prefectly normal
3: If you are over age 10, female, and you like Hannah Montana/ Miley Cyrus stay away from Tennessee
4: Y'all is in the dictionary, get over it
5: 3/4 of the female population in Tennessee is "girly-girl"
so if you came to Tennessee to meet a "tomboy", good luck with that
6: Weather is unpredictable. It snows in April and is over 105 degrees F in October
7: In martial arts, there is almost no karate schools or other martial arts except for Tae kwon Do, you will find about 50 of those
8: There is a McDonalds in almost every town yet barely anybody is overweight
9: "I don't give a crap is just another way of saying, "I didn't much sleep last night"
10: Lastly, if you think you can just move here and be country then you obviously don't know a thing
Random woman at shoneys (northerner): excuse me, is this a grit?
Me (from Tennessee): yes ma'am that is the gritsssssss
Random woman: So that is a grit?
Me: yes ma'am that is the gritsssssss
Random woman: Thank you for showing me what a grit is
Me: -_- no problem
The best place in the whole world to live and visit.We have great cities great people and that great southern food!We have the many civil war parks and of course the great smoky mountains!If your a dumb Yankee who thinks everybody is out in a field with overalls on and a piece of straw hanging out of our mouth than KISS MY A**,because we don't!Just go to Nashville or Memphis and you'll see that we have big bustling cities too.And who can forget our AWESOME football team the Tennessee Vols! GO BIG ORANGE!!!!!!!!!!!
I've lived in Tennessee my whole life and I'm never leaving!
by tennessee lover June 07, 2013
The best place in the world. Just below Kentucky.
Jack Daniels
by Sniper December 08, 2003
Here is what you need to know if you come to Tennessee from a northern state:

-We can usually pick you out of a crowd. Not in a bad way, but know that we know you're not from around here.

-Tennesseeans are hugely fond of their guns. If you are anti-firearm, you'll definitely be uncomfortable here. We use our guns only for protection and hunting (unless they're a criminal, in which case NO state differs there).

-Staple drinks include sweet tea and Mountain Dew. Staple foods include bacon, grits, and biscuits. These are NOT stereotypes. Cornbread is another big staple food around here.

-Some slang words you'll here: Y'all (which can be used for groups of 2 or more people), Hee Haw (laughing), Buggy (shopping cart), Over Yonder (that can be anywhere, so pay attention to finger points), Younguns (children), Britches (pants), Fixin' to (about to do something), Gussied up (dressed up nicely), Vermin (annoying animals, also used for children).

-Many of the more "redneck" Tennesseans are easily spotted by their use of plaid, flannel, denim, and overalls.

-Almost every person in Tennessee (if they were born and raised here) has known all the words to at least the first couple of verses of Rocky Top since they first started talking. It is very nearly our anthem.

See y'all when you come to town!
Welcome to Tennessee, y'all! Here's you a buggy for your grocery shopping, a gun for hunting, and a big pitcher for your sweet tea.
by Buttons89 November 04, 2014

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