The southern half of Sarasota County, Florida, made infamous by a spree of pranks in April 2005, consisting of the name spraypainted on the campuses of multiple high schools in the county. It is differentiated from the northern half of the county by a generally lower socioeconomic status and more rural geography, as well as an older and less-educated population. This distinction came to be a source of pride for some residents of the area, who decried the entitled and materialistic views they claimed were associated with the "North County." Also, the state of being associated with that region; for example, a car repair that is rigged with substandard components could be called "South County."
--"Hey man, do you live in Sarasota?"
--"No, I'm from South County."
--"I fixed my exhaust pipe by wrapping a t-shirt around it. South County!"
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