Monday, July 31, 2006

I'm a Yankee, Dammit!

Isn't it funny how in our politically-obsessed world we're careful to watch international cultural boundaries but don't pay attention to those within our country. I don't mean of those people from other countries, but those from various regions throughout the U.S.

I learned today that I'm a "half-backer." A Yankee who's moved to Florida then eventually moves half-way between Florida and New York. And did you know, the true, original, cracker-Florida exists when the 10 miles of coast from either side of the peninsula and Orlando is taken out of the center of the State. And I think you need to be born into a state that has "y'all" in the dictionary in order to speak it. It just doesn't roll off my tongue gracefully.

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