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Old 09-12-2012, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Southerners are called rednecks and hillbillies (which is worse in my opinion) all of the time and are made fun of more than any other group.
Well good, now I don't feel so offended.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:27 AM
 
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I see more of that from the northeast than anywhere else.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Northwest Hills, CT
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Come on now you know the southerners will not stop doing that. The "us vs them" thing is part of southern culture and if you dont live in a state that was part of the confederacy they will continue to call you a yankee. Even in parts of the north the term yankee is a regional badge that is used with pride. When I have been to the northeast, especially New England they call themselves yankees. There is even a magazine called Yankee that deals with New England life. Now I live in the upper midwest and we never call ourselves that. When I hear the term yankee I think of northeast people. Southerners call us that because we are in the north, but to me they are just using the word incorrectly. A yankee is a northeasterner, NOT someone from Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana etc. Weve never called ourselves yankees in the midwest, but like I said its part of southern culture so that is thier perogative. I take no offense to it, but in my opinion its just geographically incorrect. Yankees live in New England and the northeast, or they are a hated baseball team from out east. lol
Haha, since I'm a Red Sox fan, that's EXACTLY what I think of when I hear "Yankee". No Red Sox fan wants to be called a Yankee! In Connecticut, the only time I hear it is when someone asks "Are you a Yankee fan?" I don't usually hear people refer to each other as Yankees because they live in CT.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:01 AM
 
Location: NY, NY
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Well good, now I don't feel so offended.
I find the term Yankee offensive only because Im a long suffering Mets fan
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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I find the term Yankee offensive only because Im a long suffering Mets fan
LOL. Yankees fan here. Not a hardcore one, but I do make sure there's always a Yankees cap in the back of my car so it can stare out the rear view windshield at whoever is behind me. DON'T MESS!
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Paris
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I hear the term Yankee in the UK, Ireland, Australia, etc. all the time to refer to Americans in general. When I hear someone say it in the US I always have to wonder if they know the war is over and we're one country now... This mainly has to do with the context people say it in, I wouldn't mind if it was only a regional identifier.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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The war's never over to a southern person.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:49 AM
 
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The war's never over to a southern person.
Maybe that's why SEC fans easily the most outspoken college football fans................
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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I'm still going with Montgomery AL. Despite the nice people and iced tea in the fridge, what a snooze that would be.
I wouldn't call Montgomery "relatively large" though; it has less than 500K in its metro so it's pretty much expected to not have a bunch of non-Southern transplants. Cities like Huntsville or Florida cities that size that do are the outliers.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:21 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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The war's never over to a southern person.
Yes, I'm sure the millions of black and minority southerners are still quite bitter over the Confederacy losing.
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