Who is considered a Yankee?

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    I was called a Yankee in another thread.. Which made me wonder, am I really a yankee? I live in Washington State, which wasn't even a state during the war. On the otherside, my ancestors were southern slave owners, and fought for the South. So am I Yankee, just because I live in the North?:lol::lol:
     
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    I always figured it was anyone living north of the Mason-Dixon line.
     
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    If you've lived all your life in one of the original 13 colonies north of the Mason Dixon line, you can proudly call yourself a Yankee.
     
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    Bones seems to think I am a Yankee. :)
     
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    Jeter, Cano, A-Rod, Swisher.....

    Sorry,... that was too easy and I couldn't resist.
     
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    I'm no Yankee.
     
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    Good question. I grew up and still live in the land of the fruits and nuts. My ancestors were Philadelphia Yankees. No matter where i go i am "taken" for a Southerner. Its the accent and inflection on words and my knowledge of foods and southern manners.
     
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    black eyed peas on new years day? you iz a yankee lol

    or you would be having hoppin john
     
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    That's because you don't like watermelon and BBQ! Those are fighting words!

    How about this. Iced tea, sweet or plain?
     
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    if you were not born in the south....you are a yankee
     

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