That Northerners doesn't think that they are in hurry more than Southerners because I thought there was more things to do in North than in South.
well not every body in the north is always in a hurry Katherine, and it is most likely true that is more to do in the south but who decided you have to be in a hurry unless you are late. Like what if you were later for school, yes you would be in a hurry but if you were on you'r way to the park you wouldn't have to be in a hurry. But I love the way you said that.
There isn't really more to do Katherine, but often we may try to go a bit faster if we are bored just to have something to do. FYI: Lake Michigan is RARELY warm.
what surprised me is that why so many of you northern people thought we live on a farm, there are farmers, just not a lot of them
I think a lot of people think that Anabella, because we have learned a lot about how there are plantations in the south, and a lot of people might have assumed that there are a lot of farms.
That surprised me, too, and I'm from the North! When I first moved to Michigan (from San Diego) I was amazed at how many farms are around here! There is corn EVERYWHERE! I've never been to Auburn, so I have no idea how many farms are there, but there are definitely a bunch here.
Anabelle, I don't think we all think you live on farms because of where your from, but from all the stereotypes that say you do just like stereotypes say that us northerners are rich stuck up and pushy, that's not always true, yet stereotypes say they do.
Why I assumed that people in the south and there all pig farmers. Also in the town that they live in almost everyone is a farmer. So I just went by what I knew. But great question.
I am most surprised that the Northerners think that we all live on farms. When I am driving through certain parts of the south, I will see lots of crop fields, but I don't think of Auburn as a rural area.
What really surprised me was the fact that they didn't think we liked sweet tea I mean come on almost every restaurant has sweet tea as a drink choice. Also that That we aren't religious That really surprised me because there are churches and small groups that take place all over the south especially Auburn Al.
I agree. I love sweet tea and almost all my friends go to church and small group
I personally don't like tea but I do go to church
It seems like you Southerners would drink Coffee to be honest. Also Landon, we said that we thought we were MORE religious than the south, not that you guys aren't religious at all, because I know that you are.
I love sweet tea, I think it's popular all around in the North and the South.
Landon and Grace, I live in the north but I am southern at blood and yes I love Sweet tea, so for the question about sweet tea being the most favorite drink in the south, I put true but only because it is true and has been and still could be proven, and the religion thing, pends between the person and the family so that answer could pend between many people.
a lot of northerners think that the southerners talk different and i kinda agree with the north
I thought of it as this: We really don't talk weird. It's just where were from that gives us accents. Northerners sound different from Southerners, but I don't think of it as we sound weird to one another.
I agree because northerners tend to say the word button with out a full "T" sound and from when I visited Houston for thanksgiving they did have an accent.
Southerners think that Northerners have to live in small houses and apartments because they think we don't have enough money to get a big house like Southerners. AJHS
Well, when Northerners are in the big cities where they work, there isn't a lot of room to build houses. So they cram lots of people into apartments that are vertical to save space.
Adding onto Elijah's comment, people that live in cities have apartments but most of the apartments in big cities are bigger than a regular house.
Sorry, but Detroit is our only city. We live in Mattawan, in the middle of nowhere. Most of michigan is natural.
I don't understand it when you said "they think we don't have enough money to get a big house like southerners." because when you say "we" aren't you a southerner?
If you live in the big city in the North, the prices of small houses are really high. Lot's of people in the North have decent or large sized houses, we're just in more rural areas.
Thats the truth Remy
Southerners dont live on farms, and im sure alot of northerners like to hunt. ps sweet tea is good war eagle go o-state
Very true, I go hunting every year anybody could love hunting or drinking tea, it just differs between everybody.
i like it here because it is a nice place to be
I don't think farm people could run one of the most important airports in the world. That part surprised me.
not all of the south is the "country." Actually most of us live in relatively large towns and cities.
i like it here b/c the ajhs is nice and it is a good school. the teachers are awesome
Nothing really surprised me. In my opinion we should've had a big difference on some of the questions.
I'm surprised that the Northerners think we live on farms. I don't know of anyone who lives on a farm. I mean, there are fields and stuff over here, but most people don't really live on farms in Auburn.
i was not expecting that the northerners thought our favorite drink wasn't sweet tea
Personally, I don't really like sweet tea, but I know a lot of people do, so that part also surprised me
I think the Northerners are biased towards the fact there their more respectful and polite. Every time I go up north on vacation people really are not that friendly and keep to themselves.
I agree with you that we keep to ourselves more but usually when we get comfortable with people we can be very friendly.
Tyler, just because we keep to ourselves more than you in the south does not mean we are not respectful and polite, this is just cultural difference, in the north we consider a simple hello as we walk by cause most of the time we find that is the more respectful,polite thing
I think that is true some places you go, but if you go to one of the smaller towns then people tend to be a lot more friendley
I agree that in big cities most people keep to themselves but Mattawan is a really small town and its full of nice people so we are kinda different than places like New York and Chicago.
Tyler... Although your visits here were not friendly, I can assure you that us northerners are quite friendly people. We may seem like the rude and obnoxious type but those are just stereotypes. I really wish your visit here had been a much friendlier one, and although your experience was not the greatest, I hope you will be open- minded to a new view of us.
I can't speak for everyone but I personally love to talk with strangers and my parents actually get mad at me so its not 100%
The part about us all being farmers surprised me. I don't know many "farm boy" who can run one of the most important airports in the world.
thats what I don't understand, how are we classified as farmers if we run a lot of important stuff, that you find in urban areas
Touché, but to be fair a very large portion of your land area is occupied by fields, farms, and generally rural areas. No one said 100% anything.
I have never been on an airplane
the result of the survey that surprised me the most was the pace of life from the northerners. they said the pace of life is not fast.
That's the Atlanta Airport
i do not agree
I was surprised when I saw that most Northerners though Southerners are all rednecks. Everyone has a little bit of an accent, but I don't think that all of us are rednecks.
Northerners thinks that everyone in the South are farmers.
It surprised me that we both agreed Northerners were smarter. It's kind of funny, I guess.
I agree with you, good sir.
I like the north better because, from my experience, people have bigger social circles. Most of the time everyone is included in friend groups.
That is very true.
i think that everyone from the south thought that the north has a lot more cities and is busier because when we think of the north as New York City and Chicago
I agree with you because when I go to my grandparents house, almost all the way there I see fields and fields of corn. Also my mom, grandpa, grandma, uncle, and aunt grew up on a farm.
Celeigh, there are many cities up in the North (like Chicago or New York), but there can also be some places when you're driving that fields are the only thing you can see!
it surprised me that most northerners believe us southerners are all farmers
It surprised me that most of y'all think most of us are farmers.
Why don't the restaurant's there sell sweet tea?
I think it is because we like pop and caffeinated drinks more
Some places actually do have sweet tea, but to be honest, personally I don't think tea really has a taste. I'm not that into it and neither are a lot of northerners(: Just saying.
Kylee, out of curiosity, why do you call soda "pop"
I was surprised that northerners put false to the question that said our favorite drink is sweet tea because you can never find sweet tea in any northern restaurant but its in every single southern restaurant.
To be fair most of us have never been there, and we probably didn't want to generalize off of media other than personal experience.
It surprised me that Northerners thought that sweet tea isn't a popular drink in the South
It surprised me that y'all thought that a lot of us were farmers. I know that farming is the typical southerner stereotype but to be honest we aren't.
What surprised me the most is that people in the north think that we are farmers when I don't know of anyone who is a farmer.
I thought that it was funny that we both thought that Southerners were less educated than Northerners. It's like we're aware of it.
What surprised me was when they said we are not polite well I lot of people I say are polite and say thank you and your welocome from my vie
I was surprised that the north school thought that we lived on farms. I also thought that everyone liked sweet tea, not just in the South.
I was surprised that so many northerners thought we all lived on farms. There are cities down here. Not just farms.
The one that surprised me the most was how they thought that all of us lived on farms, there is some farms but not many, especially not a lot in Auburn.
The most surprising results where that they though we leaved on a farm.
it kinda surprised me that we belittled ourselves a little more then the north did
i was surprised when people thought that southerner value their family more then the northerners well to me its a little between
What most surprised me was that both northerners and southerners think that they talk incorrectly or with regional slang. I just assumed it was a southern thing.
It surprised me that they thought we all lived on farms.
Also, I am surprised that Northerners consider us as a bunch of rednecks.
I was most surprised about the one were they thought we all thought we lived on farms.
if yall haven't had sweet tea you got to try Milo's it is made in Bessemer, AL and its the best
I think I was most surprised that yall don't like sweet tea because ive never met someone that doesn't like it.
I was really surprised that people in the north though we all lived on farms. There are farms here, but most of us don't live on them.
The fact that northerners don't know what sweet tea is and that they thing its good.
What surprised me the most is that Northern's listen to country music . Also that Northern's thought what Southern's live on farms in the country. We both Southern's and Northern's thought that the pace of life in the North is slower that it is in the South.
I was surprised at the sweet tea question. My dad went to Wisconsin on a business trip and the waitress thought he was calling her "Sweetie". And we have Atlanta, Birmingham, Jackson, Montgomery, Macon, Savannah and a bunch of other big cites in the south east!!!! Some of us do live on farms but a most life in the metro areas.
What surprised me the most was that Northerners don't think we have funny accents.
Well, every region has it's own unique accent, and ours is definitely different from your's, but no one has the right to call it "funny"
The fact that they think that we don't talk right really surprises me.
What really surprised me was that northerners thought that most southerners live on farms.
I am surprised that most northerners thought that we lived on a farm. I mean auburn isn't like the middle of nowhere, if auburn didn't have the university that's half of auburns population, but some people do live on farms in auburn but not many. btw im pretty sure you cant tailgaite in the middle of Detroit #stateofauburn
One of the survey results that surprised me was that people in the North think that most of us live on farms and that we're farmers. And that's perfectly fine because they haven't been down here in the South. So what are they supposed to base us on? They all have this general idea from media and that's what they're going to base it on. Like we think people from the North live in big cities and they don't. It's the same way with us. The media is giving us this general concept.
yall need sweet in the north
The part when Northerners thought that we Southerners were mostly farmers surprised me the most. Yes, there are plenty of huge plantations, fields, and lots of farmers in the South, but there are also plenty of cities and towns, and you can't say that there are also many farmers in the North as well.
I think that the one that shocked me was the one asking if northerners were more in shape then us because I would expect that because usually northerners have to walk to where they are headed because subway is very crowded and you have to wait for taxis and I just expect them to have better shape then us😍😍😍
Here in Michigan, we don't have many subways.
Yes we do
What one are you talking about.
Haley, where we live we don't have a subway (unless its the restaurant) or a taxi service. Maybe in down town but at Mattawan we usually just drive cars. I love your emojis though!
I agree but mostly in the big cities
We really usually don't take taxis or subways. We take cars. We actually don't have many big cities.
Umm…We don't use subways. We don't have them. I think your thinking about New York but not here in MI.
One thing about the survey results that surprised me the most is that many people from Michigan thought we lived on farms or are farmers.
It surprised me that the North thought we live on a lot of farms. We have farms, just no where close enough for us to live on. Farms aren't common to live on unless you live in a really small town, but we live in a college town so there aren't farms any where near.
Something that surprised me is that southerners think we are all farmers. This really surprised me because to be honest out of all the people i know, I don't know anyone who would be considered a farmer that's close to us.
It's funny you all think we are all farmers.
I think what surprised me the most was that a lot of people from the north consider southerners "Rednecks". We can be rednecks, but most of us are not. Not a lot of people like country music and not a lot of people hunt and fish.
Claudia, usually the northerners that haven't been to the South think of the cowboy image. That's why those who haven't been to the South think that.
what surprised me most was that northerners that we lived on farms
I surely disagree with the farm
We probably thought that because it is warmer there and is better for crops.
It surprised me that Southerners would think that the pace of life in the North is faster than in the South. Here in Michigan, I think the pace of life is slow, though I guess in New York and Chicago the pace of life might be faster.
I was surprised that many people in the south think that they use strange words and phrases.
What surprised me the most, was to see that Southerners thought that Northerners didn't hunt. I think hunting is just as prominent to the lifestyle, and even the ecosystem and economy of the North as it is to the South.
I couldn't agree more. literally
I was most surprised by the fact that most southerners think that we don't hunt. A majority of the people that I know hunt. Go Buckeyes
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What surprised me the most, Is that southerners thought northerners didn't hunt at all.
I think it is stocking that you southerners think that it is rude of us to call you "rednecks", when you call us "yankee".
to be honest, I have heard almost no one call someone a "yankee" regardless of where they live
It seems like most southerners think so differently than we actually are, is because of stereotypes or what because anyone anywhere could help somebody in the need of help it depends on the person... I catch myself saying y'all very often but that doesn't mean i'm southern and I like to dress nice VERY OFTEN but that doesn't mean i'm northern, I could be anybody we all are different.
we have lots of sports here at mattawan
The thing that surprised me the most is that southerners think that they value family more than us and i don't think either values family more i just believe that we value family equally and it matters on the person
I think thought it was funny that they think that we are always busy or walk fast.
I found it weird that Southerners thought of us as Yankees. I've never heard that term before (Except for New York) I prefer the term Snow Birds.
The fact that we don't hunt is a complete lie. We have White-Tailed Deer, later turned into Venison. WHICH IS AMAZING! Sometimes you'll come along a Moose if you're in the Peninsula, though.
What surprised me the most is, Southerners think they value family more than us. I mean do you think were selfish and could care less about our family? To Be Honest I think we both value our families in equal ways. Maybe just in our own ways.
I like hot dogs (:-0 :) lol
I think that there are a multitudinous number of stereotypes that we could address, but the one that i'll point out is that it is true that there aren't many farms around your guys's area. With my experience driving around in the south (my parents driving), there isn't many, but rural areas in the south are definitely more common. Here in Michigan, there's some farmland, and some cities (though cities are more common). Also, its sad that you guys don't get many snow days.(
How y'all doing.
i like country music
I know you may think we don't live in the country and we are city folks, but really Michigan has a lot of farmland and countryside.
We do drink tea and know what tea tastes like.
Don't think we don't tailgate either. ROLL TIDE! Just kidding I'm a Michigan State fan.
One thing that really surprised me is how you think that Northerners don't hunt. Hunting is among the most popular things to do in Michigan. And what do you hunt in the south?
It surprised me that southerners think we don't tailgate. Tailgating is huge in the north.
I think it is surprising that Southerners think that we don't value family a lot here. I spend a lot of time with my family and more often than not my entire family is home for dinner sitting at the table. Unless one night for example I have practice for my sport, so I can't be home. Also even though my family lives all over the country, even my distant family comes home for mostly all of the holidays. So I found that really surprising.
I am surprised that you guys actually agreed with us about how we are more educated. Not saying that we aren't smart.
I disagree with Nathan because most of the god collages and schools that I have herd off seem to be more in the north than anywhere else.
We tailgate a ton. #Goblue
I can't believe that 42% of southerners think that they treat family better than northerners. First of all, since you live in the south, I would think that you would say that you treat family better, and for the 42% who did, do you have proof? How do you know how we treat our families? And the same thing for the north. We don't know how you guys treat your family. I think that was a bad question because since we don't know, we will be biased on our answer.
What surprised me the most from the survey results was that southerners think that northerners don't hunt as much as them. Almost every person from the north, knows at least one hunter. Hunting season is a big deal in Michigan when it begins.
I agree Jack L. when hunting season is getting close every hunter is just zooming through the gun store getting every single supple they can get before everything goes out of stock,and all the good bucked are gone.
What surprised me the most was that you guys think we mostly live in small homes or apartments. Sure a lot of people in the North live in apartments, but most people that go to Mattawan have large families and live in popular subdivisions.
I agree with Lily that we don't just live in small places but nice houses that have nice properties. There are many neighborhoods in Mattawan that have many families and people in them.
I was very surprised how most of you guys thought we do not hunt in the North. I personally am a huge hunter and love going out with my family to hunt. I was also wondering what kind of animals do you guys hunt, if you hunt?
It surprised me that northerners like to hunt. I didn't know that.
Yes we hunt a lot. Im sure southerners do too.
I was really surprised that southerners did not think that we hunted.
I know it seems like we don't hunt but if you have ever been to Michigan we are pretty much the woods.
How much soccer do you guys play down there?
Why northerners got a lot of snow in 2014, southerners don't get snow?
We northerners get a lot of snow because of our climate. we are much, much closer to Alaska and the snow drifting clouds are brushed to us and dumps a load of snow on us. At least I'm pretty sure thats how it works.
I personally hate sweet tea. If you don't know what sweet tea is, its basically plain tea with like GALLONS of sugar in it. It's disgusting. It really surprised me though that you all Northerners didn't think that sweet tea was the most popular beverage down here. A huge majority of the south really enjoy sweet tea... I don't know why they do, but I guess everyone is entitled to what they like lol
Is it nice how life Is slower in the south. I would like that. What's the whip? Is soccer and football popular? do you tailgate a lot? how many of you are Auburn University fans?
Wondering how many of you southeners have a dog.
What is the whip?
Southerners don't talk weird its just there way of talking.
do you speak spanish?
Yes I do
Some of us northerns do listen to country music Matthew J. and some do not.
Ive been to Nashville.
I was surprised that all of you called carbonated drinks soda.
Y'all ever been to Michigan? Ive been in the south.
Well, It was interesting when we talked about things other than School stuff in the first conference.
Whenever I'm in a big city, I'm usually scared of getting robbed. Whenever a sketchy looking black guy passes me I usually respond by self-consciously moving away from them. I try not to, but I also don't want to get robbed. I've never been robbed and I don't have any family members who have either, but I still can't help being nervous when I am around some people.(There are sketchy white guys too, but usually I'm not scared of them robbing me.)
It's okay chad, we grew up in a world of stereotypes and we grew up watching other people. so when you were little who probably learned to back away from anybody that is sketchy or looks sketchy.
Being white is "privileged" and be a man is to be "a leader" stereotypes are unfair. They are unfair to me because I'm tall, because I'm strong, because I take advanced classes and do things better than others, because I'm white I'm given more responsibilities. My family gives me responsibilities that are for adults alas I am only a child. As a child I don't know how to drive or operate certain machinery. When I make mistakes i get in trouble. The fact you gave a child a match and told him to burn something and he accidentally sets something that was not supposed to be in the pile of boxes that was give to him by his taskmaster to burn. Is it the child's fault that this was burnt or the one who gave this child the match?
What I am most surprised about is that the southerners thought they we are more pushy, loud, and obnoxious. It was really offensive to me because i would like to think that i am pretty darn nice and i know a lot of nice people and i move a lot and every where that i have live over half the whole school is really nice.
*Be respectful.*Be clear.*Check your spelling.