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"Vocabulary for the..." FLORIDA: Facts and Figures... Tip by FloridaGirl


Vocabulary for the uninitiated:

1) Casper - a milky-white tourist, before they cook themselves purple trying to get a tan.
2) Cracker - a real live floridian from north florida that lives in the sticks.
3) Hey ya'll! - salutations to your friends.
4) Later gator - a perennial goodbye in the Sunshine State. (Gator is short for alligator.)

5) Snow Birds - Northeners who come to Florida in the wintertime.

Don't get me wrong, we like our tourists, I's jus' funnin' is all. (Translation: Take these tips with a grain of salt.)

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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