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Old 09-26-2006, 01:42 PM
 
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Default What do you all call Floridian Tranplants...

I've heard that there is a "term" that North Carolinians use for people who have moved from Central Florida to North Carolina. Now, don't worry about ofending me, I just want to know what that name is, please.
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Old 09-26-2006, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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I've heard that there is a "term" that North Carolinians use for people who have moved from Central Florida to North Carolina. Now, don't worry about ofending me, I just want to know what that name is, please.
Half-Backs?

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Old 09-26-2006, 02:12 PM
 
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Red face Names for Floridians

The only one I've heard of is, "Floridiot". I suppose this refers to Floridians from the entire state, not just Central Florida.
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Old 09-26-2006, 02:14 PM
 
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Half-Back...........they were originally from the northeast and moved to Florida now they are moving half way back to New England
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Old 09-26-2006, 02:32 PM
 
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Well I know if you came from New York and then to Florida and Then To Charlotte your a Halfback get it halfway back to NY
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Old 09-26-2006, 02:40 PM
 
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Growing up we always heard "Crazy people who drive 20mph in the Mountains!" as dad was driving on our mountain vacation and got stuck behind a car with FL licence plates.
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Old 09-26-2006, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I've heard that there is a "term" that North Carolinians use for people who have moved from Central Florida to North Carolina. Now, don't worry about ofending me, I just want to know what that name is, please.
Yeah, halfbacks is the term I think you are looking for - refers to yankees who left the northeast for Florida and now come here to be halfway back to the northeast
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Old 09-26-2006, 03:58 PM
 
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Thanks. "Floridiot" and "Half-Back" were the two that I was looking for. Got a good laugh out of both of those!!

When I was looking for a cabin up in the mountains of Georgia, I happened to mention to a realtor that I was surprised at how many people from Central Florida had relocated to North Georgia and Western NC. In fact, turns out the realtor was from Deltona (Central Florida). I asked here what the "naitives" though of all of these Floridians moving up to their part of the country, to which she replied "Oh, they even have some names for us". She wouldn't indulge me and tell me what they were, so I figured I could ask here and no one would worry about hurting my feelings (or losing a sale over it!).

So, I figure that I've got to be a Foridiot. Since I was born and raised in Central Florida, and never lived outside of that state, I can't be a Half-Back. Floridiot has a real nice ring to it, I might have to file that away for a "special time".
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:36 PM
 
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I've heard that there is a "term" that North Carolinians use for people who have moved from Central Florida to North Carolina. Now, don't worry about ofending me, I just want to know what that name is, please.
New Yorkers!

Nothing against you NY'ers. Just that alot of people I know from Florida were originally from New York or New Jersey.
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Old 09-26-2006, 05:16 PM
 
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halfbacks, as siad by most on here. They are poised to overtake New Yorkers as the number 1 state exporting population to NC.
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