FUN QUOTE | 2003-10-04

The new rich in every Southern city are desperate to prove they are not Provincial and Predictable.

As a result, Southerners who think they are Sophisticated and Original are the world's most provincial and predictable people.

Every statement a Southerner makes to show he is unprovincial and unpredictable comes through the same pipeline

1) The New York Times said it two weeks ago;

2) the Atlanta Journal said it last week;

3) the local newspaper, which is part of a national chain, said it this morning, and

4) It is the Southern Sophisticate's Independent Thought for today.