Coworkers also enjoyed poking fun at the South more than the Midwest. Hence the Confederate flag ,and other doodles.
Texas appeared on 12.5 maps, which feels about right. It's kinda Southern, but not really. Texas is Texas.
And then there's Florida, which appeared on 18.5 maps. Even Florida doesn't know what to think of itself, as it's considered splitting into two states.
Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi are the Southiest of the South, appearing on 20 out of 20 maps. There was no such consensus in the Midwest. South Carolina and Louisiana appeared on 19 of 20 maps, so they were almost there.
I'm a neophyte, so I'll let two Southern coworkers put this in context.
Dave, from Georgia:
Dear Lord, what is wrong with the American education system? 20 entries, ONE correct answer. The random inclusion of Northern Pennsylvania aside (or is that just a stray line?), Andrew from NJ is the only one who nailed it. THAT is the South. Case closed. Sure, the Census Bureau also throws in Maryland/Delaware and Oklahoma/Texas, but let’s be honest, even they don’t consider themselves Southern. Right, Delaware?