Saturday, April 28, 2012

Yankee

In the phonetic alphabet, Yankee represents the letter Y. The word Yankee has a number of meanings. It could refer to people from the United States in general, or to those originating in the northeastern US, or still more narrowly New England, where the term is largely restricted to the descendents of the English settlers of the region.

I might also mention the New York Yankees, but since they are the EVIL EMPIRE, I will say no more about them and instead offer this







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14 comments:

  1. OMG! What a great "Y" word!...:)JP

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  2. Oh, you're so lucky this wasn't a tribute to the Yankees baseball team. Evil!

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  3. You're so right about the Yankees (the New York kind). Love the video.

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  4. My wife calls them the Evil Empire.

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  5. Classic. You sound like my husband. He hate the Yankees. :)

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  6. LOL! Not a Yankees fan, huh? My brother in law is an avid Red Sox fan, and boy was he excited when this happened.

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  7. I like how people in the Bible Belt still refer to northerners as "Yanks".

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  8. It's funny how many different uses there are. My friend from England (now Australia) calls us Yanks.

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  9. New Englanders are referred to as 'yankees'? That's just wrong! If anyone called me a yankee, I'd... get very upset. I hate the Yankees. Hate them hate them hate them.

    2004 was the best year ever, and 2007 proved it was no fluke.

    Go Sox!

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  10. You are so right!! In the late seventies and early eighties (when the KC Royals were a viable team), the Yankees were our nemesis.

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  11. While I do not hate said baseball team, (because I do not care for the game), I did LOVE that the Red Sox came back to win this series because I also LOVE the underdog.

    And got all jubilant when I saw this video. Joy is so contageous!

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  12. I've always hear them referred to as 'yanks', the shortened version. I grew up in Australia. 'Nuff said. Here in England, I've never heard the term. They say people are from America.


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