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Old 08-21-2010, 11:44 PM
eek
 
Location: Queens, NY
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nobody in ny is calling a person from new england a yankee, either. the only ppl that we call yankees play on the yankees.
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:47 PM
 
Location: CT
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I usually take offense to the term yankee cause in my experience, it's mostly been used offensively against me. I understand that's just how some people talk though, like a really old person calling blacks negros, or Germans krauts or something and they can't just change out of that. If I can tell that's just how you talk, no problem I guess. But anyway, when it is used in a derogatory manner against me, I usually respond with something tactful like slaver or yokel, or some other stuff I probably shouldn't say on here lol.
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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Sorry, but WV gave a higher percentage of men to the Confederacy than either Kentucky or Missouri. You will have to look elsewhere.


The Civil War in West Virginia
Then why did WV succede from Virginia when they succeded from the union?
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Well, most of us who use the terms yankee DO remain where we are! LOL

Seriously, chill out. I started this thread a couple of years ago out of curiosity as to regional differences. After all, isn't that what C-D is about sometime? In fact, until it popped up, I had almost forgotten about it!

The "Civil War" has nothing to do with it, in the sense its use implies hostile motivations.

The term "yankee" is just part of the historical Southern vernacular. Just the same as "yank" is with our British/England friends/allies in referring to ALL Americans. To a Southerner, anyone not from the South is a yankee. It does not necessarily imply anything derogatory nor insulting (depends on the yankee in question! ).

Sometimes Midwesterners call Northeasterners "yankees" The latter may label New Englanders yankees. And perhaps a few of THEM, assign the label to those from Vermont or Connecticutt.

Hell, Lots of businesses in the Northeast proudly use "Yankee" as part of their logos and shop names.

Exactly, TexasReb!

My Mother (a native Floridian) subscribed to Yankee Magazine due to no other reason than she fell in love with all things New England.

eek is attempting to demonize a word he really doesn't understand, imo.
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:09 AM
 
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as a person that has lived in the south, the term yankee is NOT part of the southern vernacular. maybe 100 years ago it was used regularly but it is not used regularly in the south. i was in texas for a year and didn't hear it at all. i was in nc and i think i heard it like maybe once. i have fam in sc and don't hear it at all. i have fam in md, va and i haven't heard it there either.

only when you read posts from ppl on CD do you see this word used the way it is the amount of times it is.

ppl are far more likely to use the word "northerner," up north, or more commonly *insert state here* to describe a person than yankee.

on CD it turns from "oh he's from boston, she's from chicago, he's from ny" to "oh us folks from southland in dixie country don't care too much for those damned yankees."

then ppl wonder why those of us from here think a lot of ppl down south are backwards.

as far as the businesses that use the term yankee, that argument is tired. the ny yankees were created when?
Well, then I guess our experiences are just different. Either that or you are just reading too much into it.

Yankee Candles. Yankee Magazine. Yankee Hill Machine. And that is just the tip of the iceberg as to certain NE concerns which proudly announce their "yankee" roots and heritage. What is so wrong with that?

Yankee Magazine

YHM, Yankee Hill Machine Co., Inc. � Makers of High Quality Firearms, Accessories & Sound Suppressors | Home
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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Well, then I guess our experiences are just different. Either that or you are just reading too much into it.

Yankee Candles. Yankee Magazine. Yankee Hill Machine. And that is just the tip of the iceberg as to certain NE concerns which proudly announce their "yankee" roots and heritage. What is so wrong with that?

Yankee Magazine

YHM, Yankee Hill Machine Co., Inc. � Makers of High Quality Firearms, Accessories & Sound Suppressors | Home
I agree. There is nothing wrong with being a yankee, i'm just saying don't call me one cuz I aint. Like I was saying though there is nothing with being a yankee because your ancestors fought just as hard to defend the north as mine did to fight for the south.
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Old 08-22-2010, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Queens, NY
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I prefer the term "Met", don't associate it with "loser" though.

I live 9 miles from Citi Field and 18 miles from Yankee Stadium just so we're clear.
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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I prefer the term "Met", don't associate it with "loser" though.

I live 9 miles from Citi Field and 18 miles from Yankee Stadium just so we're clear.
Lol.

But I've never been called a Yankee. I don't really give off a Northerner vibe though, I'm very relaxed, I walk slow, half the time I dress like a stereotypical Californian, I like flip flops/crocs on top of that lol. I hate Winter (except Christmas time + 1 or 2 storms). Sometimes people are surprised that I'm from NYC, my mixed up accent throws people off sometimes even though it's mostly NY. A tourist has a better chance at navigating the subway than me lol.
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:28 AM
 
Location: The City
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I prefer the term "Met", don't associate it with "loser" though.

I live 9 miles from Citi Field and 18 miles from Yankee Stadium just so we're clear.
I would choose Yankee over Met, sorry
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:45 AM
 
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What about Kansas? Durring the civil war Kansas attacked Missouri becuase we were a slave state and we wanted them to be a slave state.
missouri was a slave state (so was maryland), but missouri was never officially part of the confederacy, thanks to st. louis's role as a union stronghold. read up on the missouri compromise, which allowed this state to split its sympathies to both the union and confederacy. nevertheless, missouri remained officially a union state throughout the entire civil war. we're not yankees, but we are a far cry from dixie. people in the st. louis area have much more in common with the north than the south.
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