Posted by samanthadeering349 on March 7, 2013
Being in college is the first time I have actually lived outside of my small town in Tennessee. i was not only told by my friends and family that Kentucky was more “hillbilly” than Tennessee, but I always saw it in the media that it was. You always here the joke about Kentucky citizens marrying cousins and so on, but I have not been in Kentucky that long, and I already know the way the media perceives Kentucky is so wrong. Kentucky actually has a better education (in high school and middle school) than Tennessee has.
When I came to Kentucky I did not feel like I would be a fish out of water, but sometimes I do. People from here are always commenting on my accent, and when I’m home that never happens. I do not even lie that far away. I just think the way the media perceives the South is ridiculous. They think we are all dumb and that we talk slow. I just think it is pretty funny now, but I use to take offense to it. I’m from the south and I’m proud
P.s. the lack of sweet tea on this campus seriously bothers me.