I'm British, but got 36% Yankee. Should I be worried?!

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I'm British, but got 36% Yankee. Should I be worried?!

Postby clockwork » Tue May 30, 2006 4:12 pm

pretty much what it said in the subject line. not particularly generous with words at the moment.

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Postby tcward » Tue May 30, 2006 7:07 pm

I should think there is not much to be concerned about, considering that territory of the US is called New England!

-Tim ;)

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Postby Stargzer » Wed May 31, 2006 12:25 am

But 36% Yankee is 64% Southern, and where did part of the Southern dialect come from? (Hint: it's in the British Isles. ;) )

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Postby skinem » Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:48 pm

I've often heard that today's southern accent is closest to what a British accent sounded like at the time of the American Revolution.
I idea if it's true or not, but I like the idea of Clockwork being 64% southern!

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