Li Ping (dan_lian) wrote in linguaphiles,
Li Ping
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Yankee

I was doing a little bit of poking around on the word "yankee", and noted something interesting in Wikipedia's statements regarding it. Namely, that in some places outside of the United States South, yankee is derogatory term; evidently, it has also begun to be used (with modifications) to refer to nationalities other than American.

Being a "yankee cubed" (American, Northerner and New Englander), I wanted to find out what perceptions are out there about the word "yankee". Do you use it, and what connotations does it have for you?
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