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Post by Philosophy Explorer » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:30 pm

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:57 pm
Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:45 pm
The origin of "Yankee" is unknown.:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yankee

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Did you even read the thing? Do you know what 'origin' means? Do you have a point? How stupid can a person be who posts links to articles that make him look ever stupider?
Look in the mirror for your answer.

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Post by Kayla » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:26 pm

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:43 pm

Perhaps y'all don't know that there was a civil war, and the north won. And I believe the word was 'yankee'. 'Yank' can refer to anyone from north or south. Does the term UNITED States mean anything to you?

Again you make a fool of yourself and show your lack of education and ignorance of your own country.
i know about the civil war - and that the yankees won

you might as well argue that southern states are now northern states because the north won

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Re: hi i am back

Post by Kayla » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:27 pm

Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:45 pm
The origin of "Yankee" is unknown.:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yankee
origin of many words is not known

that does not mean that their meaning is not known

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Post by Dalek Prime » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:33 pm

Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:45 pm
The origin of "Yankee" is unknown.:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yankee

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Not saying it is, but it wouldn't surprise me if it's a take off the Dutch word 'Jonkheer'.

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Post by RickLewis » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:36 pm

From memory, Bill Bryson in his book "Mother Tongue" speculates that Yankees is derived from the Dutch "Jan Kees" meaning "John Cheese", apparently the name of a sort of stock character in Dutch culture. If correct, this would mean that the word Yankees dates back to the time of the Dutch colonies in North America.

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Post by Impenitent » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:43 am

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funny, but not a yankee

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Post by Dalek Prime » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:54 pm

RickLewis wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:36 pm
From memory, Bill Bryson in his book "Mother Tongue" speculates that Yankees is derived from the Dutch "Jan Kees" meaning "John Cheese", apparently the name of a sort of stock character in Dutch culture. If correct, this would mean that the word Yankees dates back to the time of the Dutch colonies in North America.
Had a feeling Americans were stock characters, but couldn't prove it lol! Just kidding, Yanks. ;)

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Re: hi i am back

Post by HexHammer » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:15 pm

Kayla wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:45 pm
To many of my peers, i am still 'that psycho melt-down queen'
Huh?!?! ..never noticed!
But wb, hope to hear some wisdom of yours, specially on automated modern farming!

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