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From: "Chuck May" <>
Subject: Re: Definition of a yankee
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 08:10:55 -0500
> And I won't tell you what a yankee is to us old-time Texans. suffice to
>we were not talking about ballplayers, and we always prefixed it with a
Strange -- I always reserved the third syllable for exclusive use in
reference to the ball team.
FWIW, I'm a bit of a strange Yankee, as my father spent much of his
childhood in Atlanta, graduating from Russell High School there in 1938. In
our small town in western Massachusetts, I was the only person I knew who
had ever heard of (not to mention actually eaten (not to mention actually
enjoyed)) grits and Dr. Pepper.
We also celebrated Lee-Jackson Day, which happened to coincide with my