Re: Movie 'n Book recommendations by Curt
- Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:41:37 -0500
- From: Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Movie 'n Book recommendations by Curt
On 03/30/2017 01:15 PM, Lisi Reisz wrote:
On Thursday 30 March 2017 18:43:00 kAt wrote:
In any case, looking "down" on people due to their origin
One of the geographical meanings of "down" in English English is "South" .
"South (as south is at the bottom of typical maps).
I went down to Miami for a conference."
If one takes Yankee to mean New Yorker, then surely North Carolina is down??
We have country bumpkins in the Home Counties. And is London "up" or "down"
"Yankee" is one of those words that means what the speaker wishes it to
mean. That meaning is strongly influenced by where the speaker was born.
There's an old joke along the lines of:
If from Florida, it's someone from north of the Mason-Dixon line.
If from north of Mason-Dixon line, it's someone from New England.
If from New England, it's someone from Maine.
If from Maine, it's someone who puts ketchup on his eggs.