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GUEST,jeff BS: What is a Yankee? (59* d) RE: BS: What is a Yankee? 04 Feb 11

Having spent the bulk of my childhood shuttling back and forth between Nashville, TN and Cleveland, OH I was teased mercilessly on both sides of the MD line. My GPs on my father's side were working class southerners, so I grew up largely w/cornbread and grits which nobody in my neighborhood knew anything about.

Out west nobody really makes a regional deliniation as to where one is from. They just want you to go back.

Having spent alot of time in the UK the one thing I noticed was that in general pub/stting room conversations over a pint I was referred to as a 'yank'. But, when being introduced to strangers I was invaribly introduced as "My American friend, Jeff".

It was subtle, but I thought interesting. It was consistant enough to make me think that being referred to as a 'yank' in a more socially formal circumstance was bad form perhaps or maybe rude from the UKer's perspective?

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