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This is a discussion on yanks within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; so, americans, forgive my ignorance , does the word yank relate to every American citizen or just one particular state? also is it an offensive ...

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    so, americans, forgive my ignorance , does the word yank relate to every American citizen or just one particular state? also is it an offensive word to you?
    serious question by the way, i really dont know and ive asked quite a few friends this question (in UK) but no-one knows.
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    yankees are northerners, or somewhat more precisely, eastern northerners.

    its not offensive to me because i'm from little dixie, no one would call me a yankee.

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    I think it's contextual.

    Corey, I would agree with you if we we're speaking American to American.

    However, I would venture to guess, that to a Brit especially, a Yank could be any American.

    Tony, ask a WW II vet if you can still find one and get his opinion.

    Offensive? No more so then calling a Brit a Limey, I guess. No offense.

    Just me.

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    i once caled a canadian an american and he didnt like that, to us that dont hear many americans or canadians they sound pretty much the same.

    so what does 'redneck' mean and is that offensive?
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    redneck, now your talking my area.


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    you didn't get the blue collar comedy tour over there?

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    You don't call someone a redneck to their face unless you know them and are joking with them. Redneck comes from working in the fields, bent over, getting a sunburned neck.

    This is a redneck. Note the mullet, beer, trailer, and the belief that a toilet next to the front door is a good idea.






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    that's misleading, most rednecks don't work.

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    quote:Originally posted by RetroTony

    i once caled a canadian an american and he didnt like that, to us that dont hear many americans or canadians they sound pretty much the same.
    Canadians are a whole different breed. Its fun to tease them about Bob and Doug McKenzie...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsgVspgy184

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USRfZluplJA




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    I think most europeans classify all Americans as yanks. Its not offensive but it might be if you refer to someone from Alabama as a yank. Never been to Alabama so thats just a guess. But I do like that great old Jimmy Cagney song "Yank my Doodle its a Dandy".
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