Just want to no
Yanks technically is a term for American Northerners, and sometimes just New Englanders. Being a Southerner (well.. Florida doesn't really have many "Southern values" but it technically is the South), I don't get offended by the word Yank. Although I should because it IS derogatory (usually used by people from the UK, Ireland, Australia), and in the derogatory sense it does include all Americans, but I personally don't care.
It's funny because I was at Disney this weekend and a huge percentage of the tourists I came across were British or Irish.. I talked to some of them and it seemed to be a general thing among all of them that they were treated with general respect and curiosity by the Americans they encountered. So I don't know what all the hate is about when Americans (well, I can only speak for myself) like the British/Irish. All I see from most of them is dislike for Americans, which is a shame, really.
But maybe I'm stereotyping. I mean, I dated a Brit and he liked Americans well enough ;)
Coming from Michigan I was puzzled when I found in Texas that people called me a Yankee. In Michigan a Yankee is someone from New England. Then someone passed on the following explanation from E. B. White
To foreigners, a Yankee is an American. To Americans, a Yankee is a Northerner. To Northerners, a Yankee is an Easterner. To Easterners, a Yankee is a New Englander. To New Englanders, a Yankee is a Vermonter. And in Vermont, a Yankee is somebody who eats pie for breakfast.
I don't get afended when being called a Yankee. Living in Michigan, it doesn't bother me. I used to be involved with a man that's from Nashville TN and, every once in a great while he'd kidd around with me. Since he's devoted to the Southern lifestyle, he calls a few people Yankees like myself. Boy, I miss him calling me that. So, no! I don't mind being called a Yankee.
I got called a "yank" the other day at work. I actually laughed out loud, because I was raised, and live, in Texas. Before it was all said and done I found out the guy was actually from Finland, and thought of all Americans as "yanks."
It doesn't bother me, in fact I find it quite funny, but it throws me off whenever I hear someone call me one.
As a Huge Mets fan, I get extremely offended when even the word Yankee is mentioned!!!
no they dont even no what it means. we're just like yankees? (as in the baseball team)
ure stereotyping about the irish not the british
like most others I laugh when called that
I don't...I've been called worse...