Didn't the British use that term for Americans quite some time before the
Confederates applied it to the inhabitants of the Union?
(who is not bitter about the outcome of the American Civil War)
On Wed, 21 Feb 1996, Lee Bradley wrote:
> Most Southerners and some Southwesterners (such as Texans)
> find it, shall we say, objectionable. That's what we call
> Northerners. It's a little like calling a Scot, English.
> Lee Bradley
> West Texan (celebrating the 150 year anniversary when Texas
> allowed the US to join us ;-) .)
> At 01:18 PM 2/19/96 -0500, you wrote:
> >What's the matter with the word Yanks?