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TRENDS AND NEWS
Why is Dixie trending?
On June 25, 2020, searches for Dixie increased 2,048% compared to the previous week after the popular country music band the Dixie Chicks announced it was changing its name to just the Chicks.
More information on Dixie
The term Dixie is an informal name for the states in the U.S. South, especially those that seceded and formed the Confederacy. Dixie is generally thought to be based on the Mason-Dixon Line, a boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland popularly considered to divide the states that did and did not enslave people before the abolition of slavery.
Amid growing awareness of systemic racism in the U.S. following the George Floyd protests, the association of Dixie with the Confederate States, slavery, and blackface prompted the Dixie Chicks to drop Dixie from their name. Other brands featuring Dixie in their name have also been considering name changes.
In a similar move, another country music group, Lady Antebellum, changed their name to Lady A due to the close association of antebellum, meaning “before the Civil War,” with slavery.
Example sentences from the Web for dixie
Hell, one of the Dixie Chicks even offered to Uber her balls over to the company.Sony: Hollywood’s Most Subversive Studio Under Attack|Marlow Stern|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My friend the political scientist Tom Schaller said all this back in 2008, in his book Whistling Past Dixie.
But Florida is kind of an outlier, because culturally, only the northern half of Florida is Dixie.
It had been a last holdout state in old Dixie that still elected some Democrats to its top offices.Arkansas’s Blue Collar Social Conservatives Don’t Know What’s Coming|Monica Potts|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I mean, there can be little doubt that public opinion in Dixie in 1954 opposed the integration of the schools.
I happened to meet Miss Dixie Hart just now on her way here, and she was considerably upset.Dixie Hart|Will N. Harben
"Dixie" is the soldier's name for the camp kettle used in the British army.The Emma Gees|Herbert Wes McBride
He also played "America," and then "Dixie," in honor of our Maryland friends on our sister ship of that name.A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"|Russell Doubleday
Then he struck into the trail behind the cabin and began the ascent toward the Dixie Queen.The Coyote|James Roberts
"You've said it, Boy," remarked Dixie, and turned to his spotting again.Air Men o' War|Boyd Cable
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Cultural definitions for dixie
An American song of the nineteenth century. It was used to build enthusiasm for the South during the Civil War and still is treated this way in the southern states. It was written for use in the theater by a northerner, Daniel Decatur Emmett. As usually sung today, “Dixie” begins:
I wish I was in the land of cotton;
Old times there are not forgotten:
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land.