jueves, 20 de agosto de 2009

A humorous aphorism


A humorous aphorism (attributed to E.B. White), sent to me in a message, summarizing Yankee distinctions:

To foreigners, a Yankee is an American.

To Americans, a Yankee is a Northerner.

To Northerners, a Yankee is an Easterner.

To Easterners, a Yankee is a New Englander.

To New Englanders, a Yankee is a Vermonter.

And in Vermont, a Yankee is somebody who eats pie for breakfast.

(Aside from Vermonters being the only "true" Yankees, I pretty much agree with White.)

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