Reading his letter, I thought of the famous exchange between the Confederate soldier and his Yankee captor.
This Yankee will be playing our nation's greatest song on a loop this afternoon.
Why would anyone, except Spencer himself and my best friend, Lynn, who has watched more Yankee games than Joe Torre ever did?
(Israel Hayom) Yankee Stadium plays host to IDF fundraiser - Over $100,000 raised in support of Israel Defense Forces soldiers.
For all her 60-odd years of being a transplanted Texan, Mrs. Bush is still a New England Yankee.
We Yankee girls are accustomed to taking care of ourselves.'
That it was only a Yankee ship, any how, and that it is all "blarsted" nonsense to make a fuss about it.
Old Blaines College is not a whining beggar, whatever those Yankee colleges may be.
You remember, when I wanted to shoot that Yankee off my horse?
Fresh from the hands of the enemy into the hands of proud Yankee sailors was the fate of this great leviathan of the deep.
1683, a name applied disparagingly by Dutch settlers in New Amsterdam (New York) to English colonists in neighboring Connecticut. It may be from Dutch Janke, literally "Little John," diminutive of common personal name Jan; or it may be from Jan Kes familiar form of "John Cornelius," or perhaps an alteration of Jan Kees, dialectal variant of Jan Kaas, literally "John Cheese," the generic nickname the Flemings used for Dutchmen.
[I]t is to be noted that it is common to name a droll fellow, regarded as typical of his country, after some favorite article of food, as E[nglish] Jack-pudding, G[erman] Hanswurst ("Jack Sausage"), F[rench] Jean Farine ("Jack Flour"). [Century Dictionary, 1902, entry for "macaroni"]It originally seems to have been applied insultingly to the Dutch, especially freebooters, before they turned around and slapped it on the English. A less-likely theory is that it represents some southern New England Algonquian language mangling of English. In English a term of contempt (1750s) before its use as a general term for "native of New England" (1765); during the American Revolution it became a disparaging British word for all American native or inhabitants. Shortened form Yank in reference to "an American" first recorded 1778.
Originally a nickname for people from New England, now applied to anyone from the United States. Even before the American Revolutionary War, the term Yankee was used by the British to refer, derisively, to the American colonists. Since the Civil War, American southerners have called all northerners Yankees. Since World War I, the rest of the world has used the term to refer to all Americans.
Note: The expression “Yankee, go home” reflects foreign resentment of American presence or involvement in other nations' affairs.