Remember, much of Florida is about as Southern as the Beltway.
Although Ocala may be Southern, and the panhandle certainly is, I'll bet the
populace of Clearwater thinks d-yankee ought to be two words.
switchboard.com corroborates. asking for a few hundred businesses with
"dixie" or "american" and taking ratios by area code gives the following
3.8 (850) the panhandle
1.9 (352) Ocala area
0.9 (813) Clearwater area
0.4 (305) Miami area