And the Amish still use it to refer to "mainstream" Americans. We are,
interchangeably, "Yanks" or "English."
On Wed, 21 Feb 1996, Raghnall Toma/s O/g O/ Cearbhaill wrote:
> Didn't the British use that term for Americans quite some time before the
> Confederates applied it to the inhabitants of the Union?
> 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.
> > At 01:18 PM 2/19/96 -0500, someone wrote:
> > >What's the matter with the word Yanks?