I've struggled in the past to explain to people why Florida is not often considered to be "part of The South."
(My dad, somewhat hilariously, refers to people from Florida as Yankees. I think this was where I inherited the idea from.)
But I think the diagram accompanying this wikipedia article explains it all. They don't talk like us!
Well, I do feel like home when I'm in New Jersey. But we definitely do talk with a bit of a Southern accent - for example, I say "y'all" and don't understand when people use "you" as a plural.ReplyDelete
Ah, yes, sorry lahiatt!ReplyDelete
I know you read this occasionally, so I was trying to be as inoffensive as possible. ;-)
There's definitely something going on there, but I think that Florida is more of a melting pot than most other places in the South, so even though it's got some Southern influence, it also just tends to drift towards whatever the overall American average is. :-)