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Old 11-16-2014, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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to Latinos:
Yankee = Urban American

to Europeans:
Yankee = Rural American

to Africans:
Yankee = American

to Asians:
Yankee = Player of a New York baseball team
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Old 11-16-2014, 05:20 PM
 
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Basically anyone from an area north of Virginia, so yes that includes DC/Maryland. The Potomac River should be the modern Mason-Dixon line, even if the DC suburbs of Northern Virginia aren't too southern anymore. The Potomac was the dividing line between the Confederacy and Union. I think of Yankees being from the northeast. IMO, if you're from Illinois, Wisconsin, or a state over in that neck of the woods, you're Midwestern. New Jersey is Yankee, Indiana is Midwestern. That might only be my perception, though. I'm from North Carolina on the East Coast, might be different for people on the other side of the South.
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Old 11-16-2014, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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Missouri is yankee too!
Northern parts or are around Stl yes. Southern parts like the ozarks or the mo delta region you've got to be kidding me. We grow more cotton in mo then in Louisiana. Many parts of Louisiana aren't "traditionally" southern either!
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Old 11-16-2014, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Northern parts or are around Stl yes. Southern parts like the ozarks or the mo delta region you've got to be kidding me. We grow more cotton in mo then in Louisiana. Many parts of Louisiana aren't "traditionally" southern either!
However, all of Louisiana is 100% within the South, no matter the Cajun/Creole influence in the Southern part of the state (which is really just another variety of Southern culture). The same really can't be said for Missouri. I agree with you completely that Southern MO is very much culturally Southern. I also got that same vibe in the Southern parts of several other Midwestern states (IL, IN, OH). Culture can bleed over into other regions, but it still doesn't change the fact that those states (IL, MO, IN, OH) are still Midwestern states.

It works the other way around as well. There may be a huge Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic sphere of influence in Northern Virginia, but VA is still a Southern state. Texas gets a lot of Southwestern influence in it's Western extremes and is heavily influenced by Mexico... but TX is still a Southern state.

Btw, both California and Arizona grow more cotton than Missouri. Clearly not Southern states.

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Old 11-16-2014, 07:23 PM
 
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Yep anyone outside of the south is a yankee. Nebraska is deff Yankee. It's up north that's all that matters.
Is Los Angeles Yankee since it is further south than Memphis and Atlanta
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:28 PM
 
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Exactly. So I'm quite confused as to why people from Missouri and Nebraska are calling themselves Yankees?
No one in Nebraska or Missouri calls themselves Yankees. Like I said I'm more of a white ethnic (though a rural one) and most Nebraskans are German Czech and Scandinavian. Missouri has too many rebels to be a yankee state. I don't count any of the midwest as Yankee though I could see some saying the states east of the Mississippi could be.
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:39 PM
 
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No one in Nebraska or Missouri calls themselves Yankees. Like I said I'm more of a white ethnic (though a rural one) and most Nebraskans are German Czech and Scandinavian. Missouri has too many rebels to be a yankee state. I don't count any of the midwest as Yankee though I could see some saying the states east of the Mississippi could be.
I was referring to the comments on the first page. Look at it....
It's quite ridiculous....
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:40 PM
 
Location: MD suburbs of DC
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The term is used primarily by Southerners referring to anyone coming from the North (especially the Northeast), or anyone who seems northern in mindset and way of life.

I've heard it used as a descriptive term for people in New England or to Americans as a whole as well, depending on context.
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Is Los Angeles Yankee since it is further south than Memphis and Atlanta
Nobody out West gets caught up in that "Yankee/Rebel" mentality. We don't care about that crap out here. If someone out here does care about it, then it's baggage they dragged here with them from back East.

If people back East want to think of the West Coast as "Yankee", then that's their concern. Not ours.
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Anyone from a free state.
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