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Old 02-13-2018, 07:48 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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id have thought the southern usa is more british ? , the north east is where italians , jews , irish , poles , all immigrated to , the south got the scots irish ( who were british ) , i realise places like new england are very WASP,y but the north east is multi cultural to the max

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Only in the big cities like New York and Boston. It becomes lilly white very fast once out of them.

There is nothing at all British about the south. The south really has it's own culture, customs, the way the use the same English language and to some degree, their history is distinct.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Only in the big cities like New York and Boston. It becomes lilly white very fast once out of them.

There is nothing at all British about the south. The south really has it's own culture, customs, the way the use the same English language and to some degree, their history is distinct.
Though the southern US is quite British ethnically. At least white people of course.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Tulsa
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Though the southern US is quite British ethnically. At least white people of course.
The white population in Texas is mostly German.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Not long ago I was dealing with a contact in the U.S. for work.

She told me her name was "lah-rah", so I confirmed the spelling: L-A-R-A?

And she responded, no it's "lah-rah" - L-A-U-R-A!
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:23 PM
 
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Correction: The question you meant to ask, I’m sure, is “Why have former colonies like Australia, New Zealand, and Canada lost interest in the UK?” And the answer to that should be obvious.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Ah yes, that's another meaning never used in the US. If you say "cobbler" especially in the south or to a Black American but others as well, you would get a "yes please" response. Peach and Apple Cobbler are both delicious
Never heard of that until now.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:02 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Never heard of that until now.
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/...recipe-2012547

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/...recipe-1914266
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:04 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Though the southern US is quite British ethnically. At least white people of course.
Yes, the Whites of the south have mostly British Ancestry which would be English and Scots-Irish but culturally are very divergent.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:09 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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The white population in Texas is mostly German.
German is the most frequently claimed ancestry in the US as a whole as many Germans, Austrians and Low Germans immigrated to the US is larger numbers for a much longer period of time than those of British Ancestry. German influence is one of the things that separates the US from the other Anglo countries. Many of these Germans however Anglicized their names. For example Müeller became Miller in many cases.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:15 PM
 
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Canadians pronounce it like Americans, but that's due to spelling it "aluminum". There's no "i" in there
And Aussies typically pronounce quite it differently, but as thought there is no "i". 'Al - a - min - yum' or 'Al - you - min - yum'.
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