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Re: Movie 'n Book recommendations by Curt




Eike Lantzsch writes:
> the Dutch in New Netherland were called "Jan Kees".  New Netherland
> became mostly New York and the locals became "Yankees". So somebody
> from South Carolina may feel that he himself must not be considered to
> be a "Yankee".  Whether the nickname for the Dutch was just friendly
> banter or derogative, I don't know.

It gets more complicated yet.  Look up the song "Yankee Doodle".
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John Hasler 
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Elmwood, WI USA