Wednesday, November 30, 2005
On this day:

Definition of "South" and "Southern" is changing

That's according to this AP report. Even so, the article notes that:

The [South] is still set apart by its poverty, and some old stereotypes hold water. Eight of the top 10 states with the highest percentages of mobile homes are in the South, as are nine of the states with the highest rates of adult toothlessness.

Other stereotypes are way off.

States with the highest percentage of households without indoor plumbing? Six of the top 10 are in the West and Northeast. And while you can marry your first cousin in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island, it's legally taboo in Kentucky, Mississippi and West Virginia.

Read the rest of the article for yourself. AlabamaImproper didn't like it much.