Yeah, there are some dumb ass hillbilly's in the south, but not as many as people think! I can't stand how southerners are labeled as dumb or uneducated, by the rest of the country. I just saw a guy with a Ohio license plate driving on the wrong side of the highway with his flashers on, like that made it ok! I work with a guy from Indiana that get's lost every time he leaves the office and he's lived here for 15 years. So why does the south get a bad rap? Seriously? We are polite and use manners. I might have a little southern draaaaaaw in my accent, but I'm far from stupid!
Why do people think that Southern people are stupid?
What Girls Said 11
It's the accent (I don't understand why, it's clearly nothing to do with IQ and actually how the words don't want to leave their mouths) and all of the testosterone thing, where people think that "Hey, they're into sports, they must be REALLY thick." This concept that Texans are thick is clearly a load of rubbish.0
im a Georgia peach and every time I have a "non southerner" come to visit.. they always say how well mannered, polite, and courteous we are. I have fam in NY and they say we're like super nice compared to any other girls up north.. etc.. so I don't know why peeps would hate on us just because we might have a slight accent.. but doesn't everyone in their own way? anyways ya..0
Im from NY and I don't think they are stupid. I think they are really nice too, and you actually drive a lot safer. But when I go down south I notice a huge difference in how fast they move. I went to Mcdonalds and it took a noticeably longer time for me to get my food, but I will say it was way better! :) This is from my experience of driving to FL every year since I was a kid. Also visiting Virginia, and North and South Carolina.0
Its just the stereotype. Influenced by the media mostly. Think of Forrest Gump as an example. I mean, I've lived in North Carolina and have been to a few places in the region... just because you talk slow doesn't indicate you're dumb. Its just how it is over there. Just the culture.
But to answer your quesiton I think it has a lot to do with sterotypes that have formed over time. And people associate talking slow with being dumb.0
I agree southerners do get a bad rap. We are not all like that the problem is whenever something happens the news reporters always find the stupidest hick they can to interview.0
i THINK that judging anyone by where they come from is stupid0
What are yalls talking bout? I just heard that they speak slower and you think they're smarter since their states have been here longer but I guess not0
I lived in the south when I was little and when we moved up north I had to learn to hide my drawl because everyone thought I was stupid. The thing is though; in the south there are areas where they believe if you have a northern accent you're a moron and very 'low class'. It all depends on the region.
The best thing you can do is prove them wrong ;)0
being a fellow southerner I feel your pain lol...hey at least we have Jersey shore and those Housewives shows to show that there's plenty of stupid to go around :)0
I don't think southern people are dumber than people from any other part of the country...but I must say there are some older guys that I think sound like Forrest Gump when they talk but that doesn't make them stupid.0
What Guys Said 8
I live in the Central Plains right now, but I used to live on the west coast, and I can tell you stupid people are literally everywhere. Geographical location has almost nothing to do with it.4
For a place that rejects polio virus immunity injections they won't be considered very smart. Basically there's no tolerance for different opinions and for free expression. There's no place for the individual there, it's either conform or get your house's windows broken and your walls tagged. Such a culture is not considered very intelligent.1
Simple. Because they're mentally lazy sheeple who decide instead of meeting people and seeing what they're actually like to judge them based on the last episode of Family Guy they watched...0
Nah, the only places where I think people are stupid are Commiefornia and New Jersistan.
(it's a joke. where you're from has no bearing on smarts.)0
Yankees are more stupider. Derp.0
Don't you worry about it... because the south shall rise again!
Haha jk. But I'm from TN, and really I haven't met anyone who has come here from the north for vacation or work or anything and hasn't loved us. The only people that think the Southerners are stupid are the people who haven't even traveled their own nation. In the global world we live in, I can hardly consider their viewpoint valid.1
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