The (un)Civil War Continues

July 20, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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In case you missed it, yesterday Sarah posted a picture of what we later learned are Azalea Trail Maids at the Mobile airport. And she unwittingly ignited a firestorm. We were quite surprised by the flurry of comments, especially the nasty ones from Southerners espousing, but hardly demonstrating, so-called Southern charm.

And honestly, part of what surprised us was that was not one of our better posts. Really? Mobilians are inflamed by a Bostonian’s curiosity about women dressed in frilly pastel gowns but not a soul comments when we mock a poster at church?

Hoodles, the feud continues today.  Being the, ahem, snarkier of your faithful bloggers, I wrote my own response to Mobile’s uproar. And I was pretty civil about the situation. But our good buddy over at the Mod Mobilian didn’t exactly take the high road. While his commentary is basically a summary of his many comments to Sarah’s post, his commenters merely demonstrated why many other regions of the country harbor a particular bias against the south.  Feel free to mosey on over there if you’re in the mood for a good laugh (and a good head-scratching).

~April

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  1. With that said, April and I would like to thank our readers – old and new – for their support as I accidentally incited Civil War II. You guys are amazing and we can’t even begin to express our appreciation!
    On another note: it’s pretty sketchy that Mod won’t allow me to publish a response defending myself on his blog, especially when I’ve given him ample space on Factinis & Factomelettes (even after he cussed me out). In this case, I’d say I prefer crass Bostonian manners…

  2. Thanks for the link. I left a comment though I doubt it will be posted:
    “I find it interesting that you both redacted and apologized for your use of a crass word above, while no such editing took place in your original comments to said site (a half-hearted apology was offered only after the blogger pointed out that name calling was unnecessary to spark a discussion). Apparently your genteel nature is situationally specific and reserved only for sites where you believe the majority of the readers are southerners.”

    One last comment – then I’m done. The site has a “typical Yankee” tag. Is that not the regionally-stereotyping kettle calling the pot black?


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