One of my favorite quotes from Gone With the Wind is: “[Yankees] are pretty much like southerners except with worse manners, of course, and terrible accents.” With apologies to all my friends north of the Mason-Dixon line, please take this as a compliment. I think Ms. Mitchell took great liberties when she added this line in the dialogue. (I am not sure which character said this in the book/ movie.)
The more I think about it, I guess it is the truth. It is not that their mamas reared them wrong, they just don't know any better. And God knows they can't help the way they talk. But enough of that. Of course we are alike, it would be most unkind to think otherwise, bless their hearts.