24 April 2012

YANKEE are you one?

So if your unsure of my term YANKEE  I looked it up on Wikipedia. It described it as I meant it.  It says it so nicely, even a bit of how Mark Twain used it:

Yankee, songs, history Revolutiony War

The meaning of Yankee has varied over time. In the 18th century, it referred to residents of New England descended from the original English settlers of the region. Mark Twain, in the following century, used the word in this sense in his novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, published in 1889. As early as the 1770s, British people applied the term to any person from what became the United States. In the 19th century, Americans in the southern United States employed the word in reference to Americans from the northern United States (though not to recent immigrants from Europe; thus a visitor to Richmond, Virginia, in 1818 commented, "The enterprising people are mostly strangers; Scots, Irish, and especially New England men, or Yankees, as they are called").[2]

Yankees, Family History, genealogy

Yankees, Rev War, Deleware, History, Americana, Washington, Patomic River, Mini Ice Age

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