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Is anyone residing in the upstate NOT


Oct 6, 2022, 6:40 PM
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from north of the Mason Dixon line anymore? Not one of them comes down here and doesn’t ##### about how we do things either.

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Sorry


Oct 6, 2022, 6:53 PM
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I migrated north to Clemson so I can't help you.

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Re: Is anyone residing in the upstate NOT


Oct 6, 2022, 7:08 PM
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70 years in the great state of South Carolina and will never move.

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Oct 6, 2022, 7:20 PM
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Amen... have been all over the world and lived in over 10 places around good ole USA and nothing compares to the Great State of South Carolina!

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Oct 6, 2022, 7:23 PM
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In the next 20 years we will be some abomination of Ohio, NY, NJ and Pennsylvania.

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Re: Is anyone residing in the upstate NOT


Oct 6, 2022, 7:25 PM
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It is always a dangerous thing to generalize about any group, segment, demographic, and etc. My wife is from Michigan, and you would be hard pressed to find a ‘southerner’ that has a better appreciation - and love - for the upstate.

Of course now, the fact that she married me, is an indicator of her intelligence and impeccable character. That not only sets her apart and superior to most, but even better still, makes her the epitome of a great ‘citizen’. Regardless of her geographic origin.

Now, if she would just stop making me watch the Wolverines with her….

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Oct 6, 2022, 8:24 PM
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Ha, the only thing i remember from Sociology 101 (1968) is the prof saying "stereotyping is just a specialized form of stupidity". Guess he was correct.

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Sociology, lol, guess you weren’t very smart.***


Oct 6, 2022, 8:38 PM
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Re: Sociology, lol, guess you weren’t very smart.***


Oct 15, 2022, 11:41 AM
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By your standards? It was required in those days, same as calculus, chemistry, physics, etc. for a BS.
Only had 6 hours of electives.
Graduated anyway. How about you?

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Oct 6, 2022, 7:28 PM
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Native South Carolinian.

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Oct 6, 2022, 7:31 PM
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Be honest If you lived there wouldn’t you be seeking paradise?

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Oct 6, 2022, 7:33 PM
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last stranger i met down here in charleston asked me where i was from. I said right here born and raised. She said really!?! I moved here six weeks ago from new jersey and your the first local i’ve met.

In charleston, it’s either ohio, new york, or new jersey. It’s maddening

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Oct 6, 2022, 8:20 PM
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Re: Is anyone residing in the upstate NOT


Oct 6, 2022, 8:58 PM
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I grew up in Walterboro and moved to Charleston a looonngg time ago. There's been a ridiculous influx of Ohioans for the last 20 yrs but now it seems like every northern state is packing up and moving down.

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Lived here all 40+ of my life, but ready to try something else


Oct 6, 2022, 7:34 PM
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Climate here sucks, allergies are miserable, too crowded, awful traffic......would like to try a red state out west if i can convince the fam.

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Good luck. Been there done that.


Oct 6, 2022, 8:21 PM
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you’ll be back if you don’t die from dust-stroke.

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Nah, NW, not the desert. The older i get the less i can tolerate the heat and humidity***


Oct 6, 2022, 8:26 PM
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If you can handle the winters


Oct 6, 2022, 10:51 PM
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Northern Michigan is amazing. We moved here from the upstate a year ago and love it.

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Oct 6, 2022, 7:42 PM
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We live at the beach. I call it the war of northern aggression #2 lol. It's insane the number of folks from up north that have moved to the Myrtle beach area. We don't have the infrastructure for this.

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Oct 6, 2022, 8:28 PM
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I used to love Myrtle Beach. Now I call it Dirty Myrtle or Ghetto Myrtle; depending on what mood I am in. Last time I was at the boardwalk, I literally thought I was going to have to shoot somebody.

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Oct 6, 2022, 9:31 PM
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I was born & raised in Anderson county but I consider North Myrtle Beach my second home because I went to Coastal Carolina first & our family had two homes there. I worked as a beach Lifeguard on South Myrtle Beach for 5-6 seasons and loved every minute of it.

It really upsets me when people refer to Myrtle Beach as Dirty Myrtle, I understand why but it really gives the whole state a black eye when it can be fixed and improved to be much like it used to be. We should take pride in our state and beaches and get involved politically there to make things better.

I live in Clemmons, NC and I love this area an the people but SC will always be home to me. Clemson will always be Gods country & I would hate it if people started referring to Clemson as Dirty Clemson. It just goes against the love I have for the Tigers & Clemson.

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Re: Is anyone residing in the upstate NOT


Oct 6, 2022, 9:54 PM
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It annoys me that Myrtle has gone to crap as bad as it does you. South Myrtle is not a place I want to take my family. Pawleys is still nice as is Cherry Grove. North Myrtle is still ok, but not what it used to be either. South Myrtle is dirty, run down, and not safe.

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Oct 6, 2022, 7:47 PM
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My mom lived on Lauren’s rd as a kid before it was paved , answers that question lol .

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Careful


Oct 6, 2022, 7:55 PM
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This could be a cleverly crafted satirical post. Don’t respond as if you believe the OPs sentiment was sincere; lest you be exposed as a low brow troglodyte who is incapable of grasping the transcendent wit and aplomb of this award winning entree into higher level discourse.

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Just because you are a miserable old man doesn’t mean


Oct 6, 2022, 8:24 PM
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anyone cares what a fool you made of yourself trying to match wits.

Your post sounds like you spent half an hour thumbing through a thesaurus sitting next to your Gateway desktop.

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Re: Just because you are a miserable old man doesn’t mean


Oct 6, 2022, 9:07 PM
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Woulda responded sooner but I had to re-install word perfect on my Commodore 64 and it kept hanging up on floppy disk 4. I would guess that we’re close to the same age; you don’t have to be old to be erudite. I haven’t used a word on this site that I hadn’t learned by the time I graduated high school. You could help us out though since you’re so bad at making jokes; when you are trying to be funny could you use the word “snoogans” or if you want something more recent “bazinga ”. It sure would be a big help for us simple folk who are trying to decipher your code.

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Was this you trying out sarcasm?


Oct 6, 2022, 9:10 PM
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It’s not for everyone, I’ll admit.

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Re: Is anyone residing in the upstate NOT


Oct 6, 2022, 7:55 PM
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Born and raised in Greenville. Agree there aren’t as many anymore.

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Oct 6, 2022, 8:14 PM
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Same here, a SC native.

Living in 'small town' Simpsonville now (yeah, right, sigh...).
Closest neighbors are from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Florida, and Alabama!

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Couldnt pay me to live in simpsonville


Oct 6, 2022, 8:16 PM
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That place is the poster child for urban sprawl.

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Oct 6, 2022, 10:06 PM
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Same also. Born and raised in G'ville. Moved away 14.5 yrs ago for work. Getting ready to sell house in Macon now and moving back to the Upstate. I can't wait!

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Native son of AL, adopted son of the state of SC


Oct 6, 2022, 8:03 PM
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However, I do live in North Carolina.

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Oct 6, 2022, 8:06 PM
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Born and raised on Shimenalley Road, Hannah Community, SC. Spent several years overseas due to US Army commitment. Once I returned to the Great State of SC in 1973, I made the decision I would not move out of State again. Lived up to that decision. Go Tigers

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Oct 6, 2022, 10:10 PM
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hey 57, Camp Branch here. I even know how your community got it's name....LOL

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Oct 6, 2022, 8:21 PM
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probably one of the dumbest posts unless it as mentioned is satire.

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I agree with you, it was the dumbest post until you


Oct 6, 2022, 8:29 PM
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responded.

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Re: Is anyone residing in the upstate NOT


Oct 6, 2022, 8:23 PM
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Leave where you are because you hate it. Then try to turn where you went into the screwed up mess you left. Will never understand it.

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Oct 6, 2022, 8:33 PM
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Agreed!
Some of our neighborhood and community social media posts never cease to amaze me.

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Oct 6, 2022, 8:50 PM
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I was born and raised in SC. Left when I was in my 20's, travelled and worked coast to coast and many places in between. I worked and lived in many places that were rated "great" retirement locations and could have chosen any of them, but when I retired I came back here because of the Upstate life style.

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Oct 6, 2022, 9:24 PM
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You do realize that Thomas Greene Clemson was from north of the Mason-Dixon Line (Pennsylvania).

Kind of ironic coming from Clemson fans.

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Oct 6, 2022, 9:34 PM
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So are Christian Wilkins, Isaiah Simmons, Taisun Phommachanh, Jackson Carmen, …and like a third of the undergraduate student population. But again the OP didn’t really mean what he posted he had his fingers crossed when he hit post.

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Where did I say I didn’t mean what I posted?


Oct 6, 2022, 9:49 PM
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Being butthurt doesn’t give you credibility. It kinda does the opposite.

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Don’t miss the message.


Oct 6, 2022, 9:43 PM
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In the past 24 months, Americans have defected from the north for the south by an order of magnitude trying to escape higher taxes, lesser infrastructure and similar wages at a lower cost of living. What has changed to lead us here? What’s wrong that everyone is racing out of northern states for the south?

Figuratively speaking, squeezing one end of the balloon to inflate the other isn’t the optimal path. Especially not when there is an egregious sense of entitlement by the majority making the south their new home.

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Re: Don’t miss the message.


Oct 6, 2022, 9:56 PM
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They are trying to escape Democrat totalitarianism.

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Gooch ain’t gonna like this…***


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Oct 7, 2022, 9:04 AM
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So, you do know there was not a Mason-Dixon line when Thomas Green Clemson moved to SC in the 1800s and families like mine moved here in the 1700s?

I stand corrected. The Mason-Dixon line was established in 1767 so there was a Mason-Dixon line when Thomas Green Clemson moved to SC but not when my family decendants moved to SC around 1752.


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Military brat...we lived everywhere.


Oct 6, 2022, 9:38 PM
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Dad retired to SC. But, my folks grew up in Ohio. They have lived in SC for a total of 37 years. More time in SC than anywhere else.

And they are die hard Clemson fans. Took my Mom about 2 weeks of living in the upstate to be 100% orange blooded. Go Tigers!

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The OP hates the military


Oct 6, 2022, 10:00 PM
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Unless of course they were part of the CSA

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Lol, a sad old man trying to troll isn’t funny,


Oct 6, 2022, 10:04 PM
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It’s downright sad. Get to bed, grandpa.

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Is this guy from the north too


Oct 6, 2022, 10:18 PM
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Is that why you hate him
https://www.tigernet.com/clemson-forum/message/just-got-my-tickets-for-fsu-31407548

I’m embarrassed for you.

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You’ve been embarrassed a lot lately because of me.***


Oct 6, 2022, 10:26 PM
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Yeah


Oct 6, 2022, 10:27 PM
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I think much of our fan base is.

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Cola has always been an embarrassment so


Oct 6, 2022, 10:43 PM
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I’m sure you’re good with it.

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NIIIIIICE!


Oct 6, 2022, 10:47 PM
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When you can’t think of something to say call the other guy a coot.

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Where did I call you a coot or are you making thangs


Oct 6, 2022, 11:00 PM
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up again senor Gooch?

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Oct 7, 2022, 2:55 AM
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I’m Carolina born and still live in Spartanburg!

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I've lived in SC all my 72 years, near Lake Murray. Lots of


Oct 7, 2022, 7:46 AM
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folks living on the lake are from up north, having retired from Michigan or Ohio, mostly. All that I have met are nice folks.

However, about 40 years ago, I met a dairy farmer who had recently moved from upstate NY to Orangeburg county. Probably the most obnoxious yankee I have ever met! He thought everything in South Carolina was so backwards, that he actually named his farm Anilorac! Yep...Anilorac is Carolina spelled backwards!

He actually had the mindset that he moved here to show us dumb southerners how to farm! Needless to say, he failed at that!

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Oct 7, 2022, 7:54 AM
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It’s just as bad or worse in the Lowcountry. They tend to be blunt and many southerners don’t like that. I don’t mind them being blunt. What I despise is that so many have a condescending attitude towards all things southern. To quote Lewis Grizzard, “If you want to go back Delta is ready when you are.”

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I am residing in the Upstate, and I am a South Carolina


Oct 7, 2022, 9:06 AM
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native ... born in Greenwood, lived in Alabama for nine years, then return to upstate SC and been here ever since.

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I moved to Clemson in 1997


Oct 15, 2022, 11:44 AM
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From the Bristol, TN area to attend Clemson. I have lived in Liberty, SC since.

So am I a ‘hated’ one??

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