Originally posted by intrptr
reply to post by EvanB
Give it a rest
Easy for you to say, you're not a "Yank".
By the way, that is a derogatory term you know.
If you want to stop "bashing" us, stop there.
It is not derogatory at all - it is short for yankee - you had a yankee army and it refers to people from the northeastern US, or New England, many of whom are the descendants of colonial English settlers in the region.
Mark Twain one of your most famous authors wrote a book called 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.'
And here is a song to prove it is a patriotic term for some
edit on 10-1-2013 by HelenConway because: (no reason given)