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if your state was part of the war of northern aggression, you're a yankee (yes that includes CA & UT). ;)
if you're from west of minnesota you're a westerner (except for CA & UT).
 

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I worked for the US government at the Embassy here in Ottawa under an Embassador that came up from a southern state (heck if I could remember where now). I am quite aware of what grits are, under the name grits. ;) Never heard of polenta.
polenta is grits for italians.
 

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Thats how my step moms made grits. :drool:
I think he adds a pinch of garlic too. It's frickin awesome and every time I eat there that's my side order. He also makes this amazing shepherd's pie with shredded barbecue beef stuffings, garlic mashed potatos on top, and then drowns everything with a thick layer of cheddar cheese that's always the perfect crispiness.

Then there's the crayfish remoulade served on fried green tomatoes. mmmmmmm
 

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if your state was part of the war of northern aggression, you're a yankee (yes that includes CA & UT). ;)
if you're from west of minnesota you're a westerner (except for CA & UT).
Well, according to everything I can find anywhere, this is right.

Side note...Yankees and Northerners aren't the same thing. Yankees are East Coast. Northerners are just...from the north.
 

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Well, according to everything I can find anywhere, this is right.
that's because of the midwesterners not wanting to be associated w/ urban craziness of NYC, Boston, etc. but for anyone from the south all states participating on the yankee side during the war of northern aggression IS a yankee state.
if you want to be truly technically correct, ONLY people from new england (CT, RI, MA, VT, NH & ME) are yankees.
 

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that's because of the midwesterners not wanting to be associated w/ urban craziness of NYC, Boston, etc. but for anyone from the south all states participating on the yankee side during the war of northern aggression IS a yankee state.
if you want to be truly technically correct, ONLY people from new england (CT, RI, MA, VT, NH & ME) are yankees.
No, we are Red Sox fans!!:)
 

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We call them grits (well I call them gross but DH likes them). I don't consider myself a Yankee, but a Midwesterner. Not that I would be bothered to be a Yankee, but I associate that designation more with the northeast. Lol, I have heard Indiana referred to as the "northern most southern state" often though.
 

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I LOVE grits. In fact, I've got coffee percolating and grits cooking. I'm just doing a bit of spray butter (darn this diet junk), but cheese grits and grits with lots of butter are just plain deliciousness.
 

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I do love visiting the Southern states and the whole southern hospitality is nice... BUT....

Southerners don't move quickly for anything lol. :D
 
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About the only thing I've noticed about people from further south are the accents. I worked at a grocery store years ago. During the tourist season, a lady came in with a very thick accent and constantly talking about Jesus. She got odd looks from many of the customers.
 
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If someone with a southern accent says to you, "bless your heart," it's not a compliment ;)

Kind of like if you're in the south and someone from the south says, "you're not from around here, are you," you might want to consider leaving the immediate vicinity. That's not a compliment or benign curiosity about your lineage.

However, if you're in the south and someone who isn't from here asks, "you're not from around here, are you," it likely IS a compliment, or at least an invitation for conversation.
 

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Bwahaha. I've witnessed conversations similar.

"You're not from around here, are you?"

"Um, no"

"Bless your heart."



I laugh. A lot. Bless your heart isn't always an insult, just like it's not always a... whatever you'd call it. Sometimes if someone has had something terrible happen "bless your heart" is a sincerely meant, um, expression of, like, well wishes, or something.

I fail at explaining things. But yeah. It's not always bad.

"you're not from around here, are you" usually is. Depends on the tone taken, what's happening, what the person who's not from around here is doing, ect.
 

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If someone with a southern accent says to you, "bless your heart," it's not a compliment ;)

Kind of like if you're in the south and someone from the south says, "you're not from around here, are you," you might want to consider leaving the immediate vicinity. That's not a compliment or benign curiosity about your lineage.

However, if you're in the south and someone who isn't from here asks, "you're not from around here, are you," it likely IS a compliment, or at least an invitation for conversation.
Sums up my entire 10 years in the Memphis area.

ETA: "Are you related to so-so?" Is often a trick question.

What they really mean to say is, "You're not from around here, are you?"

They just don't want to appear assuming.
 

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