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Old 08-22-2010, 12:42 PM
eek
 
Location: Queens, NY
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Hey, just a quick comment about the whole yankee thing, I live in South Carolina now after relocating from Florida and before that the great northeast, Philadelphia, Pa. Since moving here 5 yrs ago, I have for the first time been called a yankee and a halfback. Halfback of course meaning that I came from the North moved to the South, (Florida is not considered the real south around here), then here, halfway back. Cute, huh? I never have thought of myself this way, using such labels to describe myself and I really don't appreciate anyone else doing it. But, hey, that's the way it is in these parts. Interesting that you found it funny and decided to figure out the whole philosophy of what it all means. Congrats, for being humane!!!
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IMO its interesting that some ppl from a region that is supposed to be so hospitable are so quick to label ppl from another region and so quick to buy into outdated stereotypes of ppl from particular regions.

a lot of ppl are quick to divide but want to hide behind "southern hospitality" and all that. they want to show how diverse their region is and how much it has going for it but are quick to label something "not southern" such as the state of fl, the city of new orleans, the states of maryland and virginia, the commonwealth of dc, etc. etc.

like i said, in real life, i haven't met too many ppl throwing such archaic words around...but online...
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this post was a direct response to the post above.
if you can't comprehend then thats not my problem. own your reading comprehension skill level, son.
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:43 PM
 
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A humorous aphorism attributed to E. B. White summarizes these distinctions:

To foreigners, a Yankee is an American.
To Americans, a Yankee is a Northerner.
To Northerners, a Yankee is an Easterner.
To Easterners, a Yankee is a New Englander.
To New Englanders, a Yankee is a Vermonter.
And in Vermont, a Yankee is somebody who eats pie for breakfast.
Although I've never heard of the last statement, the rest is quite good.
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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what backwoods area of the NE were you in, tho??

you had to be in the boonies to hear somebody use johnny reb...or somebody had to be REEEEALLY old. like great grandmother old. like nursing home old.
All major metro areas, with the exception of Southern Maine and Portsmouth, NH. Ironically, folks in Maine & Portsmouth wear the Yankee label with pride, as they should.

The only really obnoxious ones were in NY & Philly in bars.
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:44 PM
eek
 
Location: Queens, NY
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LOLL @ Johnny Reb, I've never even heard of that before.
he had to have been someplace with log cabins where ppl walk around barefoot hunting bear meat or something.

"red dead redemption" type stuff.
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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Vermont is in New England though lol.
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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he had to have been someplace with log cabins where ppl walk around barefoot hunting bear meat or something.

"red dead redemption" type stuff.
Lmao, probably.
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:47 PM
eek
 
Location: Queens, NY
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john_atl was in the boonies in the NE like:



whooooaaa there. *hops off horse*
*skins skunk*
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

this post was a direct response to the post above.
if you can't comprehend then thats not my problem. own your reading comprehension skill level, son.
Naw, it's a rehash of many prior posts by you. We've seen it all before. Good try though, kid.
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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john_atl was in the boonies in the NE like:



whooooaaa there. *hops off horse*
*skins skunk*
Who has the reading comprehension issues now?

I said the only obnoxious ones were in bars in NYC & Philly.

I really don't "do" the boonies.
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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john_atl was in the boonies in the NE like:



whooooaaa there. *hops off horse*
*skins skunk*
LOL, have you played that game yet? I heard it was pretty good actually.
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