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Old 04-19-2006, 03:38 AM   #41
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15% : "a Duke of Yankee-dom"!

"Bubbler" clinched it.

They didn't have "elastic" vs. "rubber band" ("elastic" is the correct Yankee response).

Frappe vs. milkshake?

Package store.. (liquor store to non-Yankees)

I was well into my teens before I realized that 'fart' was spelled with an 'r' ("Maaaaom.. she called me a faht!"). I sincerely thought it was spelled "fot".
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Re: Yankee or Good Ol Boy Like Me Test
Old 04-19-2006, 06:26 AM   #42
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Ladelfina, Yep bubbler cinched it for me too as well as tonic. Packie for liquor store, and yes to elastics. When I travel people smile when I talk and say "Hey you're from New England" (sigh).
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Heh heh heh

Up until age 26 - Southerners lived on the other side of Portland - like the Beach Boys. Back East was Yakima* and Spokane - Idaho was a suburb of Brooklyn and there was no such thing as a liquor store - State store and one needed a Washington State liquor card to buy booze - in contrast to 3.2 beer in stubbys. Longnecks were Montana bottles.

And - Dam Yankees was a musical with Jimmy Cagney.
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I was well into my teens before I realized that 'fart' was spelled with an 'r' ("Maaaaom.. she called me a faht!"). I sincerely thought it was spelled "fot".*
Heh! Mom grew up in Canton, OH, and the family was originally from SE Ohio along the WV border. hen she was a kid, she actually pointed out that the teacher mis-spelled "WAshington" by leaving out the "R" (Warshington).
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If you study the Civil War, it's not hard to understand why a Southerner would have a bitter attitude.*
Actually, I can't relate to the "North vs. South" stuff.

My grandparents (all 4) came through Ellis Island from Austria in the early '20's (meaning early last century), which makes me "2nd generation American".

Never fought in the "U.S. Civil War" - never had relatives (that I know of) that did the same.

With all the problems in the world today, I still don't get it.* Can't we just be American's and face the world as one?* Sounds like we are "no different" than other countries (which we are quick to critize) that have their own "infighting", due to language, culture, or religion...*

Anyway, that's my comment on the subject* ...

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Growing up, my image of a Real Yankee was that of a somewhat eccentric, yet pragmatic, old farmer who was wont to say things like "Ayup" and "You can't get there from here." This pretty much limited the region to Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Maybe parts of upstate New York and Western Massachusetts, but no further afield than that.

My Boston-area cousins, who drank frappes and tonics, and went to the packie when they got older, inhabited a different milieu entirely. Certainly New England, but not Old Yankee New England.

And nobody from New York City, or within commuting distance thereof, was in any way a Yankee. They were anti-Yankees, if anything. Just like those poseurs to appropriate the name for a baseball team.

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Well, even in southern NE, there remains a strong link to Puritan history and America's English/Scots forebears.. (even today you can't buy anything alcoholic on Sunday; the "package" store is called such in order to avoid even saying the word "liquor").

My grandmother's generation still pronounced a lot of words with the residue of an English accent ("laaahhf" instead of "laff").

Think Kate Hepburn.. one tough (Connecticut) Yankee, God love her.
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With all the problems in the world today, I still don't get it.* Can't we just be American's and face the world as one?* Sounds like we are "no different" than other countries (which we are quick to critize) that have their own "infighting", due to language, culture, or religion...*
I guess you could say that we are no different from the Balkans or Africa or Iraq, if you would also say that T. Rex is no different from a gecko.

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"You can't get there from here."
Yuh mean, "Yuh can't get they-uh from hee-uh."
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My grandmother's generation still pronounced a lot of words with the residue of an English accent ("laaahhf" instead of "laff").

Think Kate Hepburn.. one tough (Connecticut) Yankee, God love her.
Kate Hepburn was a character.

Once, in England, I was rather surprised to be mistaken for being from rural English farm country, I guess due to some trace left from a backwoods New England upbringing. Not the same accent as Hepburn's, but I guess the old country of origin is the same.

By the way, Wikipedia offers the following:
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A humorous aphorism attributed to E.B. White summarizes these distinctions:

To foreigners, a Yankee is an American.
To Americans, a Yankee is a Northerner.
To Easterners, a Yankee is a New Englander.
To New Englanders, a Yankee is a Vermonter.
And in Vermont, a Yankee is somebody who eats pie for breakfast.
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In the late 19th century the Japanese were called "the Yankees of the East" in praise of their industriousness and drive to modernization.
So, though not of proper Yankee stock myself, I guess I grew up among them, and have wound up settling down among them.

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Yuh mean, "Yuh can't get they-uh from hee-uh."
A-yuh. Boy the Jeezess, Oi tell yuh.

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Heh heh heh

Up until age 26 - Southerners lived on the other side of Portland - like the Beach Boys. Back East was Yakima and Spokane - Idaho was a suburb of Brooklyn and there was no such thing as a liquor store - State store and one needed a Washington State liquor card to buy booze - in contrast to 3.2 beer in stubbys. Longnecks were Montana bottles.

And - Dam Yankees was a musical with Jimmy Cagney.
Mick, you and me is homeboys. Not to mention da Yoo-Dub, engineering an' Loosiana, too. Scary! Afraid to pursue this further. Might find out one of us egged or TP'ed the others house once. Maybe know something the other might want to forget.

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I am soooo ashamed. Lived all my life in New Yawk City and I got a 43% dixie. 8)
I feel your pain.

Native New Yorker (the state), never lived any further south, and I'm 43% dixie. It was the cellar bug, pajamas, and yard sale. I did always laugh at the grinders, bubblers and packies in Massachusetts, so maybe that explains it. Except Mass is farther south for me. Ayup.
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