Yankee or Dixie?

Ive always hated that with a passion.

96% (Dixie). Is General Lee your father?

I love all Cokes! :grin:

How a person can get “soy” out of “sau” is beyond me. :rolleyes:

I’ve ttraveled the country and have been teased enough that I no longer say warsh. I wash. :howler:

I know exactly how you feel. It used to grate on my nerves, like fingernails on a chalkboard, when Easterners would say Orgahn.

Realizing people meant no harm by it, dialects are just different around the country, made it easy for me to release my dislikes for the different ways people pronounce words.

I grew up saying Warshington. It is written to my hard drive that way, and I’ll just keep saying Warshington, thank you very much. I’ll not change the way I speak just to accommodate one group of people. If I were to listen to you speak for a few minutes, I am absolutely certain I could find words you pronounce “wrongly”.

I suggest you warsh away your “passionate hatred” and surrender your “Pronunciation Police” badge before you get an ulcer. Confine your passionate hatred to the enemy of our freedom and liberty.

Ooooh you just gotta keep purshing it, huh? :rofl:


I rather enjoy the diversity of colloquialisms in our culture. For instance, remember Kennedy saying “Coober” for Cuba? Was it wrong for him to say “Coober”? I don’t think so. It was just part of his Northeast dialect.

You say tomato, I say mator. You say potato, I say tater. Who’s to say which of us is correct? More importantly, what does it matter?

It doesnt matter.
I just remember my dad ‘developed’ the Warshington impediment out of nowhere. I dont remember how it happend.

I also really do like accents of all types. For some reason the added ‘r’ isnt my fav and I allow that to be exaggerated for comedic effect.

Whenever I was in Bavaria, the Germans would think I was Prussian, because I had picked up the Berliner’s accent.:rofl:

You speak like a donut? :holy-shee

No, he was inside of a donut…I think…



Are you thinking of a French croissant?

**[FONT=Verdana]A Brief History of Prussia

The area known as Prussia was inhabited in early times by West Slavic tribes, ancestors of the modern Poles, in the West, and Baltic tribes, closely related to Lithuanians, in the East. Sometime after the seventh century, the area was invaded and settled by pagan German tribes, later known as Prussians.

In 1226, Prussia was conquered by the Teutonic Knights, a military religious order, who converted the Prussians to Christianity. The Teutonic Knights were overthrown by the Prussians with help from Poland and Lithuania in 1454. Prussia was divided into Royal Prussia in the west and Ducal Prussia in the east. Royal Prussia was incorporated into Poland providing it with a corridor to the Baltic Sea (the “Danzig Corridor”). Ducal Prussia became a Polish territory. At this time, the port city of Danzig (modern day Gdansk) was designated a “free city”.

The Protestant Reformation in the early to mid 1500s saw most Prussians convert to Protestantism whereas Poland remained, and still remains, solidly Roman Catholic. In 1525 Ducal Prussia became a hereditary duchy under Albrecht Hohenzollern, the last grand master of the Teutonic Knights.

In 1657, after an invasion by the Swedes, Poland surrendered sovereignty over Ducal Prussia which then became the Kingdom of Prussia headed by the Hohenzollern line. Prussia’s power grew and in 1772, under King Friedrich II (Frederick the Great), consisted of the provinces of Brandenburg, Pomerania, Danzig, West Prussia and East Prussia (modern day East Germany, northern Poland, and a small portion of the Soviet Union).

A major event in German history was the defeat of France in the Franco-Prussian War in 1871, making Germany a world power. It was during this war that, in 1870, Prussian Prime Minister Otto von Bismarck orchestrated the unification of the German states.

The German Empire was established under Prussian leadership with Bismarck as Chancellor. Wilhelm II, the last of the Hohenzollern dynasty, became Emperor of Germany (Kaiser) in 1888 and ruled until Germany’s defeat in World War I.

After defeat in World War I, Germany was forced to give up the Danzig Corridor to Poland and Danzig once again became a free city. This caused the province of East Prussia to be separated from the rest of Germany. The Rosenberg District was at this time contained in East Prussia.

After Germany’s defeat in World War II, West Prussia and East Prussia were divided by Poland and the Soviet Union. The old Rosenberg District in now part of the Itawa District of Poland. All of the villages now have Polish names.

Check out these old maps of the West Prussia area.


Better MAPS**

What Prussia has to do with donuts escapes me.

A donut is also called a Berliner over there. But I knew what you meant.

I don’t recall seeing donuts in Germany.
There were a great many other pastries available.
Besides, I was more interested in the Bier.

There is a Berliner Kindle.
There is also Berliner Weisse
JFK, “Ick bin ein Berliner”.

In Baveria the saying is, “If you’re not Bavarian, you must be Prussian.”

It was funny, my Southern drawl was disguised by a Prussian accent well enough many Germans could not tell I was American.

Bavarian is the Southern Drawl equivalant to the Germs.

Bitte ein Bit!!

My wife laughs at my American accent when I speak Persian. She has even more fun when she reads my Persian writing. Word order gets me.

Bavarian creme.:drink3:

How similar is Persian and Arabic in speach and writing?

I really dug the Arabic writing when I was in Kuwait.
Id also like to dig into pre-Islamic Persian history. Ive heard that their wrestlers were MF’ers. :smack:

It was more of the bar type (maple bar) or round but without the hole.
German pastry is the best Jerry, the best.

Bavarian Cream, Crème Bavaroise, Bavarian Creme
Bavarian cream was originally a French (or German??) cold dessert of egg custard stiffened with [COLOR=black]gelatin, mixed with whipped cream (sometimes with fruit purée or other flavors), then set in a mold, or used as a filling for cakes and pastries.[/COLOR]