Re: Movie 'n Book recommendations by Curt
- Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:09:05 -0400
- From: Catherine Gramze <rhiamom@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Movie 'n Book recommendations by Curt
> On Mar 29, 2017, at 5:29 PM, Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Don't Yankees come from the United States?? Or is Curt an expat??
The term Yankee refers specifically to a person from the northern, rather than southern, part of the USA, when used by a US native, usually one from the south. It is not a compliment. A damn Yankee is a Yankee who intends to live indefinitely in the south.
It has been used by people from other countries to refer to a person from the USA, no matter their location. A Yankee as opposed to a Kiwi, or a Brit, or an Aussie.
No offense toward any group of people is intended in this post.