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  1. lillestroom

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    Patriots In Atlanta
    New England is in Atlanta Getting Ready for the Falcons


    Are our redneck friends down south writing our news headlines y'all ?
     
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    There's nothing gramatically incorrect about that sentence.
     
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    #87 Jersey

    If you are going to post a snide remark, make sure you are correct when doing so. Otherwise, you just sound like a buffoon.

    That sentence means the same as "The team is in Atlanta." In proper English, the verb can be either singular or plural, depending on whether "team" is viewed as a single unit or collection of individuals.
     
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    What do you have against the south? We have a lot of idiots down here but there are idiots everywhere you go. You should know, you're one of them. Especially with this thread. Jesus...
     
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    #24 Jersey

    Ironic this is from a guy with a thread title as corny sounding as "come season time"; WTF is that ?

    And, yeah, this grammar is just fine.
     
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    I think we have a candidate for the Practice Squad here.
     
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    ..no..no..no...I mean a REAL song...like Dee Camptown Lady...



    De Camptown ladies sing this song,
    Doo-da, Doo-da
    De Camptown racetrack's five miles long
    Oh, de doo-da day

    I went down South with my hat caved in,
    Doo-da, doo-da
    I came back North with a pocket full of tin
    Oh, de doo-da day


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    nicely said,,,,,err, um,,,,typed :D
     
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    Kontra, perchance he was referring to the literacy rate differential between North & South. Arkansas is last in literacy and that's down Dixie way.
    And I still can't figure why there's never any characters on prime time American t.v. who have a southern accent. There was one on Melrose Place in the early 90's, but they wrote her outta the story after a month. A large part of the country's population speaks like that, yet where are they on a national scale?
    And I spent 3 years down in Raleigh, N.C. at N.C. State and had a girlfriend from Valdosta, Georgia. Once you travel off of college campuses down there, the majority of The American Southeast is a culturally-challenged, vapid wasteland. I couldn't run back up across the Mason-Dixon Line fast enough.
    Kontra, people in The South tend to know less about the rest of the world which lies outside their particular Southern County line, than people in the Northeast do. They're just not very worldly when compared to inhabitants of certain other parts of the country. Demographically, they travel less too.
     
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    One would think that it's a wonder how the south ever gets along without help from the hundreds of thousands of northern residents that migrate down here to live the rest of their lives and/or die. My parents and myself falling into that category. Your view is very, VERY far off and speaks to some sort of natural bias that you've probably had against the south your whole life. It's that kind of view that gives natural born southerners a view that most people from the north are complete douchebags, which isn't true either.
     
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    #12 Jersey

    I don't think that what he was saying was universally untrue, so much as it's false to assume that it's strictly a North-South dichotomy. A lot of the south is like he described, and a lot of it isn't. OTOH, growing up in rural Maine, I can state with some authority that there are large areas of the north that have these 'southern' qualities. That said, in the time that I spent down south, I did notice some general tendencies where it tended to differ from the northeast, mid-atlantic, and west coast, and in ways that I didn't necessarily like. To say that all of the south is like that, though, or even almost all of it, is just wrong.

    FWIW, though, I'm not a huge fan of SoCal either. Maybe I'm just really picky, because the pacific northwest and the northeastern seaboard (specifically, Portland ME down to NYC) are pretty much the only places in the country that I think I could live in and enjoy long term. I did like Charlotte a lot, though...
     
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    Hell, Ohio is considered a northern STATE and I would say that it's more "redneck" than Florida.
     
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    #50 Jersey

    Just skimmed the thread...if I have it right, Northerners are jerks but Southerners can't understand collective nouns? Or maybe the Falcons from the friendly South are a singular team, but the cold, Northern Patriots are plural individuals? But then what was the grammatical fallout when the Pats chose to be introduced as a team at the Superbowl? Was that the cheating I heard something about -- that Belichick concealed the inevitable subject-verb disagreement? Football is so complicated.
     
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    #50 Jersey

    OK, there's a genuine regional difference. Up North, we consider Ohio a state. Who knew?
     
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    #12 Jersey

    Depends on which part of Ohio and which part of Florida you're talking about, hahaha. They both have a lot of incredibly redneck areas and a lot that are the complete opposite.
     
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    Why hasn't this been moved to Practice Squad yet, or even closed!

    It was a pointless thread to begin with; and is now just talking about stereotypes!
     
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    I think the poster might be from across the pond. In British English, that sentence would be "New England are in Atlanta." But in American English, it's "New England is in Atlanta." In American English, though, it would be "The Patriots are in Atlanta."
     
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    I'm guessing the OP will not be returning to this thread.
     
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    Damn, I've been subjected to the typo police. How long is my sentence going to be for, ociffer?
     
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