Are People from Kentucky yankees or southerners?

Created by Timmy_ on Nov 7, 2011

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Tsunami

Louisville, KY

#1 Nov 7, 2011
Yankees... but they think they South... u were neutral KY!
Scarecrow

Shepherdsville, KY

#2 Nov 8, 2011
U are an IDIOT, drink a can of draino and go to sleep.
Former Ohioan

Williamsburg, VA

#3 Nov 8, 2011
Tsunami wrote:
Yankees... but they think they South... u were neutral KY!
"Yankee" originally referred to one from Connecticut but has come to mean anyone from the northeastern US in the last 150 years or so. So Kentuckians are not Yankees, even though many Yankees probably live in the state, like everywhere throughout the South. Kentucky started out as Fincastle County in Virginia. After the Revolution, many soldiers were rewarded for their service with bounty land on the KY frontier and other adventurous settlers headed west from VA and NC (remember Daniel Boone?) seeking relief from the cities and congestion in the east. The population soon became great enough to become a state in it's own right. The heritage of KY is definitely southern, even though it was a border state during the Civil War.

“Dont care how you did it in FL”

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#4 Nov 8, 2011
Not really sure on this I want to hear from people from kentucky about this.

“Dont care how you did it in FL”

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#5 Nov 8, 2011
Former Ohioan wrote:
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"Yankee" originally referred to one from Connecticut but has come to mean anyone from the northeastern US in the last 150 years or so. So Kentuckians are not Yankees, even though many Yankees probably live in the state, like everywhere throughout the South. Kentucky started out as Fincastle County in Virginia. After the Revolution, many soldiers were rewarded for their service with bounty land on the KY frontier and other adventurous settlers headed west from VA and NC (remember Daniel Boone?) seeking relief from the cities and congestion in the east. The population soon became great enough to become a state in it's own right. The heritage of KY is definitely southern, even though it was a border state during the Civil War.
Yankee is a term that is used to describe anyone from the northeast. Kentucky is a border state so I want to hear from people there do they consider themselves yankees or southerners? You are not from there you are a carpetbagger thats living in florida.
Former Ohioan

Williamsburg, VA

#6 Nov 9, 2011
Timmy_ wrote:
<quoted text>Yankee is a term that is used to describe anyone from the northeast. Kentucky is a border state so I want to hear from people there do they consider themselves yankees or southerners? You are not from there you are a carpetbagger thats living in florida.
I do not live in Kentucky now but have spent much of my life there. I have lived in Louisville twice in my life, my son was born there and still lives in the state ( as does my hillbilly ex-husband), much of my family lives in Owensboro and Greenup, and I went to college there (MSU and UL), so I do know a bit about KY. Former Ohioan is a name I use when posting on some Ohio sites and it was a mistake that it was used here; I should have changed it to Former Kentuckian. I love KY, especially Louisville, and think of moving back there someday.

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#7 Nov 10, 2011
So far look like 2/3 claim to be southern and a 1/3 are yankee.

“Go Big Blue!”

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#8 Nov 10, 2011
Timmy_ wrote:
So far look like 2/3 claim to be southern and a 1/3 are yankee.
Yankee.
Tsunami

Louisville, KY

#9 Nov 10, 2011
They act Southern, because they're racists, when in fact, a black power riot happened in 1968, and Louisville was a great distribution center for the Underground Railroad... and they were neutral during the Civil War, until Lincoln tookover, and they didn't resist, and the ones who did, left Bowling Green, and went to Tennessee.

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#10 Nov 12, 2011
WOuld like to see more votes and replies always wondered about this?

“Hi”

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#11 Nov 12, 2011
We are southerners...and im proud to be southern :).

Since: Feb 09

Louisville, KY

#12 Nov 12, 2011
We're Americans. Shitcan diversity and start practising unity. Hypenated Americans aren't helping anyone.

“Flyin Friendly”

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Imaginaria

#13 Nov 12, 2011
I think they call them hillbillies!
Tsunami

Louisville, KY

#14 Nov 13, 2011
While the large porches, and the lemonade drinks are idealized and romanticized in film, there's too much fusion with racism with the "Southern" culture. When somebody says, "I'm from the South!", or "Welcome to the South", it's like they are just admitting to being a gigantic racist. It's like the Ohioians who were waving Confederate flags... like what heritage are you celebrating? Never once did Ohio secede from the Union... and so while the southern parts of Kentucky can claim to be "Southern", or the Northern parts "Northern", we are situated perfectly in the center, which is why Lincoln said that he hoped that God was on our side, but we must have Kentucky. And Louisville, where a large underground railroad network existed, can't really be considered Southern because of the lack of Dixie Chili. I went to Kroger, Pic Pac, Walmart, some grocery store by the Bardstown Theater, and none of them have "DIXIE" Chili, the best damn chili in the world... how Southern can you be without Dixie Chili? I mean... come on!

“Flyin Friendly”

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#15 Nov 13, 2011
Tsunami wrote:
While the large porches, and the lemonade drinks are idealized and romanticized in film, there's too much fusion with racism with the "Southern" culture. When somebody says, "I'm from the South!", or "Welcome to the South", it's like they are just admitting to being a gigantic racist. It's like the Ohioians who were waving Confederate flags... like what heritage are you celebrating? Never once did Ohio secede from the Union... and so while the southern parts of Kentucky can claim to be "Southern", or the Northern parts "Northern", we are situated perfectly in the center, which is why Lincoln said that he hoped that God was on our side, but we must have Kentucky. And Louisville, where a large underground railroad network existed, can't really be considered Southern because of the lack of Dixie Chili. I went to Kroger, Pic Pac, Walmart, some grocery store by the Bardstown Theater, and none of them have "DIXIE" Chili, the best damn chili in the world... how Southern can you be without Dixie Chili? I mean... come on!
The only Ohioans waving the confederate flag are the hillbillies that moved up there!
Tsunami

Louisville, KY

#16 Nov 13, 2011
Spaced Out wrote:
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The only Ohioans waving the confederate flag are the hillbillies that moved up there!
All of them? U sure about that?

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Louisville, KY

#17 Nov 29, 2011
I lived in SouthEast Georgia for a time as a teen and they considered anyone from north or Savannah a yankee.
jaded

United States

#18 Nov 29, 2011
Scarecrow wrote:
U are an IDIOT, drink a can of draino and go to sleep.
Best thing I've heard all day
jaded

United States

#19 Nov 29, 2011
Southern all the way!!
my turn

United States

#20 Dec 1, 2011
We are Southerners! As much as i would like to be considered a yankee, i am not. Born and raised in mason county ky along the ohio river and we have a rich heritage of the underground railroad. There were slave auctions, lynching and then there was the part about the underground railroad. Maysville was one of the last stops to freedom. After maysville they cross the ohio river and headed straight to ripley ohio and stopped at the rankin house. If made it to the rankin house that was yankee teritory. Point being while we were neutral, we are still very much southerners.

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