Originally Posted by JoeJoeBrown
He lost his father early on in the War of Southern Aggression. It was reported that his father took cannon shot at the Battle of Fort Sumter but it has since been revealed that he died from an out of control case of syphilis contracted from imported Chinese whoores.
No, there are a bunch of reasons. Most of them I can't answer without breaking the rules about politics, culture and such, but another big reason is that my fiance is from the South, and I always have to hear about it from her parents.