Ummm, yees, but from the song Yankee Doodle. It still meant
northerners and specifically New Englanders. The South had to
be talked (coerced) into signing the Declaration of Independence.
(not unhappy about end of Civil War, just Texas joining the
Union in the first place. We coulda been our own country :-P
and gotten foreign aide!)
At 02:42 PM 2/21/96 -0500, you wrote:
>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?