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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.