Don't think it's an American thing. I think it's kind of funny. And a dandy was well, a dandy. I was born in New Jersey but grew up in the South. Cookies help us deliver our Services.

r/AskReddit is the place to ask and answer thought-provoking questions. I'm a Yank and it doesn't bother me. But David Segal, in The New York Times, revealed its much more insidious origins. @SethPhotopoulos said: We don't really hear it that much, to be honest, so I doubt anyone gives it enough thought to decide it's offensive. Southerners might take offense to it.

/sarcasm  But come on though, most of them Yanks are probably too stupid, ignorant, lazy and busy eating fatty foods to even realize it if it was being used as an insult. Oi, you limey cunts! So calling them Yanks is my little way to let off some steam without exploding and making myself look dumber then I usually do. I grew up in a place where some people refer to the Civil War as "the war of northern aggression".

Then again, I have a sense of humor, so does he, and the real jokes on him since he married a woman from the deep south which may well result in his children having a hilarious combination of accents. I don't find it offensive. All art and images are © Copyright The local chapter of Prime Timers World Wide! They lost the Civil War.

Never seen how it could be offensive, just a term for where you're from.

It's how it is used in context. document.write(new Date().getFullYear());

Here’s the clincher: The doodle can’t pull it off. I wouldn't really be offended... but to be honest it wouldn't make a whole lot of sense.

Reappropriation is an American specialty . He wouldn't have anything to do with that.
Short for Yankee. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. No, that's not offensive at all.

A “doodle,” now meaning a worthless drawing, referred to a fool or patsy. Calling an American a ‘Yankee’ IS offensive to me, and I’m both British and American! We have a fucking song calling ourselves that.

To be fair, "Yankee doodle" was a British song making fun of Americans. Like should you just call me a yank I'd probably be fine, but if it were more like, "well yanks are fat and stupid" then it's connoting actual stereotypes. Colorado Prime Timers is a social club only. If you were in the USA and called someone who wasn't from the New England area a Yankee or some other derviative, it would just seem awkward.

“Yankee Doodle went to town riding on a pony, stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni.” These are the first few lines of the classic American ditty “Yankee Doodle,” a tune that almost every American child has sung at some point in their lives. And since it's just "Yankee" shortened I don't see how it could be. Hmm,while I'm not against it,the literal term is for someone from the northeastern area of the US.So,to make my answer brief,I'm not pulled in one direction or the other. It's always the same handful of stupid jokes and the dumb asses always think they are being original and funny. Then I began to think bout the context with which you would call one a Yak and proceeded to start laughing.

cinched waistcoats, tall white wigs, slippers, and colorful stockings. But, then again, I'm from a Southern state in the U.S. so I automatically assume you're talking about someone from up North.

So, essentially, the colonists were stupid faggots. As we celebrate the Fourth of July, we remember that gays and lesbians have been a part of American history from the beginning.

Not to me, but maybe to southerners (yankees are from the north). Granted, the Yankees is the name of an American sports team, but not all of those are slurs. If you're a Mexican a Yankee is anyone north of the border.

I have a Yankee friend who feels like being called a yank is like saying all amercians are fat, stupid, lazy, ignorant slobs like the typical American stereotype they get perceived as by the rest of the world all rolled up into one word.
:). “And many a time an honest laboring porter has said, “By your leave, madame, without intending to give offense.”, Assumptions about the macaronis‘ sexuality were widespread: After the arrests of Captain Robert Jones on sodomy charges, the Public Ledger declared the country is over-run with Catamites, with monsters of Captain Jones’ taste, or, to speak in a language which all may understand, with MACCARONIES.”. ... so I doubt anyone gives it enough thought to decide it's offensive.

Really it's only offensive within a greater context of implied superiority. It is the lover’s spell, the nurse’s lullaby,” he wrote. Press J to jump to the feed. So by singing “Yankee Doodle,” you!re not just celebrating the country’s birth. Segal reveals, “Yankee Doodle Dandy” was actually the most popular British rallying chant of its day. I don't know if it's offensive or not), I wouldn't know I'm Irish and as far as we are concerned call us what you like, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast.
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A “yankee,” of course, is a derogatory term for an American. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. actually, it might just be the text .

Segal reveals, “Yankee Doodle Dandy” was actually the most popular British rallying chant of its day. . The British can call me Yank if I can call them Red Coats. " To call someone a Yankee is to say that they come from a place where people aren't able to control their tempers and will violate laws when they get emotional.

Don't think it's an American thing. I think it's kind of funny. And a dandy was well, a dandy. I was born in New Jersey but grew up in the South. Cookies help us deliver our Services.

r/AskReddit is the place to ask and answer thought-provoking questions. I'm a Yank and it doesn't bother me. But David Segal, in The New York Times, revealed its much more insidious origins. @SethPhotopoulos said: We don't really hear it that much, to be honest, so I doubt anyone gives it enough thought to decide it's offensive. Southerners might take offense to it.

/sarcasm  But come on though, most of them Yanks are probably too stupid, ignorant, lazy and busy eating fatty foods to even realize it if it was being used as an insult. Oi, you limey cunts! So calling them Yanks is my little way to let off some steam without exploding and making myself look dumber then I usually do. I grew up in a place where some people refer to the Civil War as "the war of northern aggression".

Then again, I have a sense of humor, so does he, and the real jokes on him since he married a woman from the deep south which may well result in his children having a hilarious combination of accents. I don't find it offensive. All art and images are © Copyright The local chapter of Prime Timers World Wide! They lost the Civil War.

Never seen how it could be offensive, just a term for where you're from.

It's how it is used in context. document.write(new Date().getFullYear());

Here’s the clincher: The doodle can’t pull it off. I wouldn't really be offended... but to be honest it wouldn't make a whole lot of sense.

Reappropriation is an American specialty . He wouldn't have anything to do with that.
Short for Yankee. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. No, that's not offensive at all.

A “doodle,” now meaning a worthless drawing, referred to a fool or patsy. Calling an American a ‘Yankee’ IS offensive to me, and I’m both British and American! We have a fucking song calling ourselves that.

To be fair, "Yankee doodle" was a British song making fun of Americans. Like should you just call me a yank I'd probably be fine, but if it were more like, "well yanks are fat and stupid" then it's connoting actual stereotypes. Colorado Prime Timers is a social club only. If you were in the USA and called someone who wasn't from the New England area a Yankee or some other derviative, it would just seem awkward.

“Yankee Doodle went to town riding on a pony, stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni.” These are the first few lines of the classic American ditty “Yankee Doodle,” a tune that almost every American child has sung at some point in their lives. And since it's just "Yankee" shortened I don't see how it could be. Hmm,while I'm not against it,the literal term is for someone from the northeastern area of the US.So,to make my answer brief,I'm not pulled in one direction or the other. It's always the same handful of stupid jokes and the dumb asses always think they are being original and funny. Then I began to think bout the context with which you would call one a Yak and proceeded to start laughing.

cinched waistcoats, tall white wigs, slippers, and colorful stockings. But, then again, I'm from a Southern state in the U.S. so I automatically assume you're talking about someone from up North.

So, essentially, the colonists were stupid faggots. As we celebrate the Fourth of July, we remember that gays and lesbians have been a part of American history from the beginning.

Not to me, but maybe to southerners (yankees are from the north). Granted, the Yankees is the name of an American sports team, but not all of those are slurs. If you're a Mexican a Yankee is anyone north of the border.

I have a Yankee friend who feels like being called a yank is like saying all amercians are fat, stupid, lazy, ignorant slobs like the typical American stereotype they get perceived as by the rest of the world all rolled up into one word.
:). “And many a time an honest laboring porter has said, “By your leave, madame, without intending to give offense.”, Assumptions about the macaronis‘ sexuality were widespread: After the arrests of Captain Robert Jones on sodomy charges, the Public Ledger declared the country is over-run with Catamites, with monsters of Captain Jones’ taste, or, to speak in a language which all may understand, with MACCARONIES.”. ... so I doubt anyone gives it enough thought to decide it's offensive.

Really it's only offensive within a greater context of implied superiority. It is the lover’s spell, the nurse’s lullaby,” he wrote. Press J to jump to the feed. So by singing “Yankee Doodle,” you!re not just celebrating the country’s birth. Segal reveals, “Yankee Doodle Dandy” was actually the most popular British rallying chant of its day. I don't know if it's offensive or not), I wouldn't know I'm Irish and as far as we are concerned call us what you like, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast.

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