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Old 02-23-2005, 10:36 AM
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Yup, that is right Cliff, but you do not hear that so much to day. I am not sure how that came about other than the fact it was a term used a great deal during the 2nd world war.
Anyone know the answer let me know ? How the term Yanks came into being.

The Americans called the Brits Limeys, and l can tell you why that is so.
Limes were carried on ships to prevent scurvy, a disease that killed many sailors in those times.

There used to be a numer of jokes around in the 50s when l was a kid, one of which was this.

What was the definiton of a bra, either smash and grab or one (Yank) and it was off.
There were many US service men in the UK during the war and the girls liked em cause they had plenty of money and bestowed gifts on them that the Brits could not afford.
Many of them stayed there after the war.


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Being from the Deep South, New Orleans, I call anyone north of Alrxandria, LA a Yankee. People from Shreveport, LA are "those north Louisiana yankees", people from north of the Mason-Dixon Line are simply "those damn yankees." :lol: :lol: :lol:
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I seem to recall that "yankee" is the corruption of the Dutch words to the effect of "those already here." It stems from when the British took over the area of New York City which was originally a Dutch colony.
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I guess that may be the right answer.

I mailed my friiend in Holland and he said this.

The word Jan(ne)ke is the source, it is a degeneration of a meaning.

So l guess you have to call those guys now Janeke's, and not Yankee's

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