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Old 11-29-2018, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Oh cool. Never been to Louisiana, most of my southern experience is in VA and NC and I can't recall every hearing this much, if at all...

Fun fact, that has nothing to do with this thread: I took a genealogy test three years ago and had a ton of Louisiana relatives. It mystified me, as not only have I never been to Louisiana, I have no known relatives there. And I mean there was a LOT of distant relatives that popped up from there, many times more than any other place...

This past spring I went back to California and shared this with my grandmother, who told me her father was from Louisiana and Creole. Never knew it and it lent some support to that first genealogy test...

I took a second one this past summer that confirmed I am Creole descended, that my family's American base dates to Louisiana from before the Civil War. This is fascinating to me, as Louisiana would have been among the last places I guessed I "came from", and my grandmother, who is 68, never shared this with me before. The only bad part is that she doesn't remember the city or parish her dad was from...

So don't be surprised if I hit you up for all kind of questions and insight about Louisiana, as I plan on taking an extended trip (several weeks long), in about two years...
I don't mind answering the things I can! During the time I lived there I traveled all around it and met many different sorts of locals.

I'd say my personal expertise is mostly to do with the Florida parishes and Acadiana.

That said, people from Louisiana will even use the term Yankee to dismiss each other. There's a prevalent notion that anybody north of I-10 is a Yankee. Some people say it tongue and cheek, others take it seriously.
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Maybe I'm in the minority here, but I can't recall more than one or two times I've ever heard "yankee" used as a pejorative. Where exactly in the South are you guys hearing this?
Kentucky, every time I am down there.
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:43 AM
 
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This definitely isn't something you hear in urban VA or NC. I don't know about the smaller cities or rural areas, though...
I heard it alot in suburban Atlanta.
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Old 11-29-2018, 01:55 PM
 
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This definitely isn't something you hear in urban VA or NC. I don't know about the smaller cities or rural areas, though...
You know it's not a term that Black folks really use.
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Old 11-29-2018, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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You know it's not a term that Black folks really use.
True that. It's definitely a white thing. White southerners use it as a bad word, and New Englanders use it as a term of pride.
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:10 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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True that. It's definitely a white thing. White southerners use it as a bad word, and New Englanders use it as a term of pride.
Similar to how the word Midwest isn't used by many Black Midwesterners. When I hear black people from Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit or any other major midwest city they always refer to themselves as northerners. I think the great-migration has a lot to do with it. I watched a youtube video called Ohio vs Georgia and the woman from Ohio didn't know Ohio was apart of the Midwest. The only city where I hear blacks say they're midwestern is ironically St Louis which is considered an outlier city for the Midwest.
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Old 11-29-2018, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Similar to how the word Midwest isn't used by many Black Midwesterners. When I hear black people from Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit or any other major midwest city they always refer to themselves as northerners. I think the great-migration has a lot to do with it. I watched a youtube video called Ohio vs Georgia and the woman from Ohio didn't know Ohio was apart of the Midwest. The only city where I hear blacks say they're midwestern is ironically St Louis which is considered an outlier city for the Midwest.
There's always been a divide in the way white and black Americans define things. For good reason, our histories here are quite different.

I'd like to live to see a time when it all truly comes together and neither side are trying to wipe out the other.
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:13 AM
 
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Similar to how the word Midwest isn't used by many Black Midwesterners. When I hear black people from Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit or any other major midwest city they always refer to themselves as northerners. I think the great-migration has a lot to do with it. I watched a youtube video called Ohio vs Georgia and the woman from Ohio didn't know Ohio was apart of the Midwest. The only city where I hear blacks say they're midwestern is ironically St Louis which is considered an outlier city for the Midwest.
That's news to me. I've lived in the Midwest my whole life and never considered St. Louis part of any other region.
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:51 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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That's news to me. I've lived in the Midwest my whole life and never considered St. Louis part of any other region.
St Louis is a midwestern city but because it's in Missouri it's considered an outlier because Missouri is has a lot of southern influence and was considered apart of the south prior to the civil war. Not saying, St Louis, is a southern city but when your city is a few hours away from Memphis and rapper Nelly has a song called country grammar it gives people this perception of St Louis being country. I didn't realize how far north STL was till recently I always thought it pretty far south for a midwestern city like bordering TN south.
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Fountain Square, Indianapolis
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