Yes indeed we men and women who are fortunate enough to live south of the
Mason Dixon line hate no *HATE* being called "yank"! And it *is* just as
bad as calling a Scot, English. No maybe not quite the same...more like
using the term "Tommy" to refer to a Scot! A Scot is a Jock! And we who
live south of the Mason Dixon Line are "Crackers"! :D !!!
Actually we answer to a number of different things.... :)
anything *but* YANK!!!
(who used to yank his parents and grandparents chain by drinking from the
On Thu, 22 Feb 1996, Michael Duggan. user 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?>>>
> I don't know any of my fellow New Mexicans who wish to be referred to as
> Mic Duggan
> (former New Mexican, relocated New Yorker Yank, but who sometimes regresses)