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Getting directions in the south

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These guys that make these videos are consistently funny, but this one is especially good. These guys REALLY know the south!

Every Southern State Giving Directions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5ChJKK_1z0

Here's on that hits the nail on the head, How Every Southern State Learned to Drive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEHWyjSuOuY

And yes, drive-through Daiquiri bars are a real thing in Louisiana. It's not an open container if they give it to you with a plastic lid, and there's a straw with the tip covered by paper. No shit.
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gounion wrote: Tue Sep 05, 2023 1:02 pm These guys that make these videos are consistently funny, but this one is especially good. These guys REALLY know the south!

Every Southern State Giving Directions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5ChJKK_1z0

Here's on that hits the nail on the head, How Every Southern State Learned to Drive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEHWyjSuOuY

And yes, drive-through Daiquiri bars are a real thing in Louisiana. It's not an open container if they give it to you with a plastic lid, and there's a straw with the tip covered by paper. No shit.
Funny video about giving directions. The one about Louisiana sounded awfully like part of South Carolina. While stationed at Myrtle Beach AFB in the mid 70s, some of the civilian cooks in our hospital had accents similar to the Louisiana accent. It was called the Conway (South Carolina) accent and described as having a "lazy" tongue. One of the NCOs working in the dining hall was from a Northern State and having worked with the cooks for a couple of years he acquired the Conway accent. It was hard to understand him and he had to make an effort to pronounce his words clearly whenever he wasn't around the civilian cooks.
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Number6 wrote: Wed Sep 06, 2023 2:50 pm Funny video about giving directions. The one about Louisiana sounded awfully like part of South Carolina. While stationed at Myrtle Beach AFB in the mid 70s, some of the civilian cooks in our hospital had accents similar to the Louisiana accent. It was called the Conway (South Carolina) accent and described as having a "lazy" tongue. One of the NCOs working in the dining hall was from a Northern State and having worked with the cooks for a couple of years he acquired the Conway accent. It was hard to understand him and he had to make an effort to pronounce his words clearly whenever he wasn't around the civilian cooks.
This guy REALLY has the south nailed, and the differences between each of the states. Now, northern Louisiana is more like Texas or Arkansas, but the southern Louisiana is REALLY the closest thing to a foreign country in the USA, well at least the lower 48. But they are great people down there.

And the food… Some of the relational and local food I loved, some I didn’t. Hated the Carolina’s habit of putting cole slaw on EVERYTHING, and their “BBQ Slaw” is yucky. Also, the vinegar-based BBQ sauce is terrible. You had to grow up with it.

Memphis BBQ is, IMHO, the best in the land, well, the best that doesn’t come off MY Kamade Joe! :lol: :lol: :lol:

The best food in the world is the Cajun food from Louisiana. But don’t ask what’s in it, just eat it, it’s delicious!

But if you’re EVER in Fayetteville, TN ya gotta stop by Honey’s and get their slaw burger. Not what you think.

That was one of my favorite things in my nearly 20 years of traveling and working in the south - often staying someone for weeks, and not just big cities, but often in little towns - like Fayetteville - and my friends taking me to the best local places for the local food.
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gounion wrote: Wed Sep 06, 2023 4:18 pm This guy REALLY has the south nailed, and the differences between each of the states. Now, northern Louisiana is more like Texas or Arkansas, but the southern Louisiana is REALLY the closest thing to a foreign country in the USA, well at least the lower 48. But they are great people down there.

And the food… Some of the relational and local food I loved, some I didn’t. Hated the Carolina’s habit of putting cole slaw on EVERYTHING, and their “BBQ Slaw” is yucky. Also, the vinegar-based BBQ sauce is terrible. You had to grow up with it.

Memphis BBQ is, IMHO, the best in the land, well, the best that doesn’t come off MY Kamade Joe! :lol: :lol: :lol:

The best food in the world is the Cajun food from Louisiana. But don’t ask what’s in it, just eat it, it’s delicious!

But if you’re EVER in Fayetteville, TN ya gotta stop by Honey’s and get their slaw burger. Not what you think.

That was one of my favorite things in my nearly 20 years of traveling and working in the south - often staying someone for weeks, and not just big cities, but often in little towns - like Fayetteville - and my friends taking me to the best local places for the local food.
I wasn't much for dining out so the states I remember in the South, South Carolina, Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, and Florida, is limited. I do remember there was a place just south of Myrtle Beach in the mid-70s that only served lunch. It was started by a black woman who started cooking lunch for local workers and word got around how good the food was. She only cooked a certain amount of food so if you were in line and the food ran out you were out of luck. She finally opened a restaurant opened only at lunch time and cooked a lot of food. I remember the pulled-pork sandwiches and the sweet potato pie was worth it.

North of San Antonio by Randolph AFB, was a restaurant that served a variety of BBQ, steaks, etc.. that was delicious.
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Number6 wrote: Wed Sep 06, 2023 7:32 pm I wasn't much for dining out so the states I remember in the South, South Carolina, Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, and Florida, is limited. I do remember there was a place just south of Myrtle Beach in the mid-70s that only served lunch. It was started by a black woman who started cooking lunch for local workers and word got around how good the food was. She only cooked a certain amount of food so if you were in line and the food ran out you were out of luck. She finally opened a restaurant opened only at lunch time and cooked a lot of food. I remember the pulled-pork sandwiches and the sweet potato pie was worth it.

North of San Antonio by Randolph AFB, was a restaurant that served a variety of BBQ, steaks, etc.. that was delicious.
Cooking a certain amount of food is something that's done in the south, especially with BBQ. There are BBQ joints in Texas that does that - when it runs out, they close.

Great way to create demand by creating a limited supply. Of course, it has to be really good, or you'll find yourself open 24 hours a day! :lol:
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Giving directions in LA usually consists of, "Stay on Sunset until you can't anymore, turn left at the Pacific Ocean, then the beach is on your right wherever you can find parking."
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