Mark Reed wrote: >On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 9:33 PM, <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > I'm not sure it's just Southern thing. Unless that includes northern > > Kentucky. \ > >"Southern" typically includes Kentucky, most definitely. It may be a >borderline case, literally, since it's the northernmost such state, >but it's also one of the standard go-to states for "southern hick" >stereotypes. Heck, weren't the Beverly Hillbillies from Kentucky? > While the Ohio River theoretically marks the boundary between "North" and "South" in that area, you'll find plenty of southern accents (and attitudes) in southern Indiana and Ohio.