Re: CHAT: Southernisms (was Re: Genitive relationships)
|From:||Mathew Willoughby <sidonian@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, March 11, 1999, 20:28|
Nik Taylor wrote:
> Well, Florida is really two states, from a cultural perspective - the
> Panhandle, and the Penninsula. The Panhandle was the first to be really
> settled. I don't know the pattern, tho, but rural areas are pretty
> "Southern", so I'd say it probably was Georgians and Alabamians,
That's pretty much true.
I've lived in S. Fl since I was eight. (yep, I grew up as a snowbird, Summers
up north, winters in Florida).
I grew up in the Ft. Lauderdale area and it is very mixed. There are
a lot of New Yorkers and Hispanics and really very few native
The state gradually becomes
less of a tropical New York and more of a southern state as you move
north. I noticed that there were a lot more people with southern accents
in Palm Beach County than in Broward County.
So, there's definitely quite a dialectical spectrum in Florida.