A-Z Challenge; Y is for Yankee

A to Z Challenge; Y is for Yankee

The word Yankee has many definitions. For our British and Australian cousins, they use it to refer to any of us Americans (but beware, cousins, if you use it on Americans from the South; it could be dangerous). In the United States, it generally refers to a person from New England or from one of the Northern states and is a derogatory term used by Southerns. Then we have the New York Yankees major league baseball team from New York City. So you see Yankee can mean many things.

Personally, I am proud to be a Yankee. I am proud to be an American, so cousins, you can call me Yank any day of the week. I am proud to be a Yankee and I don’t take it as a derogatory slur, even though I have lived here in Texas, the heart of the south for 19 years. You can throw Yankee in my face and I don’t mind because I’m proud to be from New York and have lived there for over 40 years. It’s a great place to live. I’m also a Yankee’s fan. They’re my team. The Yankees: you either love ’em or hate ’em. That’s the way it is.

So for all the meanings of the term Yankee, count me as a proud holder of that name.

About mairedubhtx

I am a "youngish" grandmother of 15 year old twin granddaughter who has recently (is a year "recent"?) adopted Islam as my way of life, much to the consternation of my family. I love to read. I love to write. I am writing a book about my decision to revert, about my spiritual journey. I have another blog about stories from my youth, my parents, and grandparents. It's a blog so my OCD daughter will not be able to throw it out when I die. I suffer from depression and anxiety, for which I am treated, so my posts may be a bit dark at times. C'est la vie.
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1 Response to A-Z Challenge; Y is for Yankee

  1. The Hook says:

    Great work, you Yankee Doodle Dandy!

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