"The belt of earth corresponding to the South makes Moses one of the first Southern gentlemen. It takes in Greece, and gives us Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Caesar, Virgil, and Dante. Englishmen, because of the southern gulf stream, are only Southerners at long distance." ~ Walter B. Hill
It takes more than self-proclamation to be considered a legitimate Southerner; and even more to be considered a Southern gentleman.