Foo - Floridians or Floridianites?
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What are the rules determining how to call the native people of <whatever>? When it should be <whatever>ians Vs <whatever>nites?
02-02-11, 03:06 AM
Soon to be bankrupt.
Floridian. The weird one was the first time I heard a Floridian call themselves a Cracker. I mentioned eating smoked mullet and he responds, 'yes, that's what a true Cracker eats.' Then he had to explain for me.
02-02-11, 06:57 AM
Andrew Jackson would disagree.
02-02-11, 09:11 AM
Make it up.
In my town we are called Carlsbadasses.
02-02-11, 10:41 AM
For a state, if not obvious, a legislature may actually set a rule. I seem to recall they did that in Michigan when I lived there to distinguish between Michiganian and Michigander. I forget which was the preferred version.
02-02-11, 11:17 AM
Here we are Austinites. The nearby town of Leander's populace are referred to as Leanderthals. At the state level, Texans. I always think Arkansans sounds wierd for those in Arkansas.
02-02-11, 11:23 AM
They're recommended by the US Government Print Office.
Wikipedia has a good list:
02-02-11, 01:41 PM
Never liked "Hoosier", so I laughed when I heard some stranger say "Hoozit."
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