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Old 04-13-2013, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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So... what would you say makes a Northerner a Northerner? Do you define it by some cultural similarity or just geography?
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:02 PM
 
Location: MD suburbs of DC
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A Northerner is, in my opinion, anyone who isn't disgusted with the concept of being a Yankee. It's basically a mindset.
I most definitely do consider myself a Northerner.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:02 PM
 
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Someone who appreciates all 4 seasons.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:33 PM
 
Location: NW Philly Burbs
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Someone who only says "y'all" when they're imitating Southerners.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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A true northerner is anyone a southerner says is not a southerner.
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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Someone who only says "y'all" when they're imitating Southerners.
Haha I do that all the time.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Someone who has never seen or in some cases, never heard of the film "Gone with the Wind".
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:30 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Someone who has never seen or in some cases, never heard of the film "Gone with the Wind".
That's almost like saying someone who has never heard of the Confederacy or the American Civil War.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:32 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I never refer to myself as a "northerner" and i don't know anyone who does, i refer to my self as either a "Minnesotan" or a "Mid-westerner"
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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A Northerner is someone who moves to the Southeast from New Jersey or NYC so they can afford a bigger house and then complains because their new city isn't a clone of where they came from...nothing to do, people are "fake friendly", no Giants football TV stations, crappy pizza, people are too religious, etc., etc., etc....
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