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The Racial Slur Database - "Yankee" (Is it time to ban the 'Yankees'?)
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Posted on 06/19/2014 12:03:05 PM PDT by 11th_VA

Slang used primarily by the British. Also used in the former Confederate states to refer to people of the Union states. Origins can be traced to the Ottowa Indians calling the English, "Yang-gees," which morphed into "Yankees" by the British who then took that home after the French and Indian war in 1763.


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It is a slur and they need to be banned - at least in Baltimore and Boston ...
1 posted on 06/19/2014 12:03:05 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

Are they going to ban ‘hick’? redneck? hillbilly?


2 posted on 06/19/2014 12:05:30 PM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: 11th_VA

I’m offended by Notre Dame’s mascot.


3 posted on 06/19/2014 12:06:50 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: 11th_VA

Yangs bad, Cohms good.

/s


4 posted on 06/19/2014 12:06:57 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: 11th_VA

What about Oakland Athletics? My gawd, what an egregious affront to the less athletic among us! And about those San Francisco Giants! Thousands of people suffer from gigantism in this country and certainly one or two of them would be offended!

And don’t get me started on those Golden State Warriors or Notre Dame Fighting Irish!


5 posted on 06/19/2014 12:07:01 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: 11th_VA

When I lived down south briefly, they told me that it wasn’t a slur as long as it was correctly spoken and spelled as the word ‘damnyankee’. It was just a descriptive noun.


6 posted on 06/19/2014 12:07:10 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: 11th_VA

The Cincinnati Reds is a slur against Communists.


7 posted on 06/19/2014 12:07:12 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("Don't be afraid. Just believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: envisio

They don’t have teams named after them, but the ‘Y@nk%%$’ do ...


8 posted on 06/19/2014 12:08:01 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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Should force Frito-Lay to change the name of Cracker Jacks... very offensive to me!


9 posted on 06/19/2014 12:08:11 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N

Wait till peta finds out animals are involved ....


10 posted on 06/19/2014 12:09:56 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: C210N

Don’t forget Cracker Barrel.


11 posted on 06/19/2014 12:10:17 PM PDT by Almondjoy
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To: C210N

Micro-Soft — Now that trademark name can certainly be offensive to some, uh, insecure men (not me, of course!)


12 posted on 06/19/2014 12:10:51 PM PDT by glennaro
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To: 11th_VA

How long before someone is offended by the name ‘Patriots’?.............sounds dangerously like Tea Party types...............


13 posted on 06/19/2014 12:11:08 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: C210N

What about Kiwis? Like calling New Zealanders fruit. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) :>}


14 posted on 06/19/2014 12:11:10 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: C210N

“Cracker Jacks” yes that is another one. Isn’t there a way to put in a White House poll to ban the name ‘Yankees’ ??? I’m sure we could get 100,000 people to sign on ...


15 posted on 06/19/2014 12:11:27 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: PGR88

Then you ought to REALLY be offended by Syracuse University’s mascot.

Orangemen are to the Irish what Hamas or Hezbollah are to the Israelis.


16 posted on 06/19/2014 12:11:51 PM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: Almondjoy; C210N

or Graham Crackers................


17 posted on 06/19/2014 12:12:13 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: 11th_VA

I am part Cherokee, part Irish, part British, Scottish, Dutch, French.... I am highly offended by EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE! LOL I grew up in a town where our high school team mastcot was a CHIEFTAIN! We were the Jr Chiefs and the HS Chieftains! And our town was named after a local real live INDIAN CHIEF! And his family is AWESOME


18 posted on 06/19/2014 12:12:43 PM PDT by buffyt (It is not a CHOICE, it is a CHILD OF GOD!)
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To: buffyt

Seattle?


19 posted on 06/19/2014 12:13:17 PM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: 11th_VA

How about ‘White’ Sox or ‘Red’ Sox............it’s very demeaning...................


20 posted on 06/19/2014 12:13:37 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Worst episode ever.


21 posted on 06/19/2014 12:14:01 PM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: Red Badger

Isn’t there a team called THE SENATORS!?!?!?!? That offends ME


22 posted on 06/19/2014 12:14:05 PM PDT by buffyt (It is not a CHOICE, it is a CHILD OF GOD!)
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To: 11th_VA

University of South Carolina. I demand that they change the name of THEIR mascot. Gamecocks.


23 posted on 06/19/2014 12:14:23 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: wolfpat

No, it was in Oklahoma


24 posted on 06/19/2014 12:14:28 PM PDT by buffyt (It is not a CHOICE, it is a CHILD OF GOD!)
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To: Old Yeller

Oooooh that is very offensive, sounds dirty


25 posted on 06/19/2014 12:15:00 PM PDT by buffyt (It is not a CHOICE, it is a CHILD OF GOD!)
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Should force Frito-Lay to change the name of Cracker Jacks... very offensive to me!

I've been traumatized by Graham Crackers.
26 posted on 06/19/2014 12:15:25 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: 11th_VA

In my family we never said “yankee”, it was always “damn yankee”.


27 posted on 06/19/2014 12:15:58 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Old Yeller

Ole Miss Rebels. They’re coming for you next.


28 posted on 06/19/2014 12:16:47 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: wolfpat

No, the one where they stole Spock’s brain was worse...


29 posted on 06/19/2014 12:17:15 PM PDT by Texican72
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How long before someone is offended by the name ‘Patriots’?.............

Already happened a long time ago at Stonybrook University

They changed their name from the Patriots to the Sea Wolves.

30 posted on 06/19/2014 12:17:46 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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"Ole Miss Rebels. They’re coming for you next."

No doubt ...

31 posted on 06/19/2014 12:18:39 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: 11th_VA

More likely a derogatory name for New York Dutch, from Jan-Kees (a typical name) or Janke (a diminutive of the Dutch name Jan).

New York Knicks has to go as well. Knickerbocker is also a derogatory term for New York Dutch.


32 posted on 06/19/2014 12:19:06 PM PDT by Cap Huff
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Excellent catch - let’s ban Knickerbocker too ...


33 posted on 06/19/2014 12:20:07 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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We have a way here in North Carolina of converting many of our northern transplants. The whole shop burst into uncontrollable laughter when our boss from Pittsburgh described his neighbor as a "Damned Yankee".

But Cary, North Carolina will always remain the Containment Area for Relocated Yankees.
34 posted on 06/19/2014 12:20:16 PM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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Hey, my football team is the Buffalo Bills. What are more offensive than bills?


35 posted on 06/19/2014 12:21:22 PM PDT by fhayek
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I once heard “Jan Kees” meant John the cheese eater, as the Dutch were fond of eating cheese ...


36 posted on 06/19/2014 12:21:30 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: Born to Conserve

I was 15 before I knew “Damn” and “Yankee” were two separate words.


37 posted on 06/19/2014 12:21:39 PM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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"Should force Frito-Lay to change the name of Cracker Jacks... very offensive to me!"

You're right! Now that I think of it, they also have WHITE corn tortilla chips, which are intended to be EATEN! I'm so offended and emotional right now I think I'll jump to my death. Oh wait...I'm going to the brewery after work, so never mind.

38 posted on 06/19/2014 12:22:32 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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Containment Area for Relocated Yankees.

Now that's funny !!! :)

39 posted on 06/19/2014 12:22:34 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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Actually the true definition of a Yankee: It’s like a quickie, but you’re by yourself.
Born in Connecticut, but got out as soon as I could.


40 posted on 06/19/2014 12:23:37 PM PDT by Tracker47
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Well I grew up in a small (don’t blink) town in Michigan called Napoleon, named after the French dictator and military dude. Shouldn’t the decendents of all his conquered people be ticked off about that? MY HOME TOWN IS EVIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!


41 posted on 06/19/2014 12:25:30 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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To: 11th_VA

Arkansas Razor Backs - pigs - offensive to mussies .....


42 posted on 06/19/2014 12:26:53 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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"Ole Miss Rebels. They’re coming for you next."

Don't forget the UNLV Runnin' Rebels...it's like they even KNOW they've done something wrong!

43 posted on 06/19/2014 12:27:26 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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To: 11th_VA

In Asheville, North Carolina, they’re having a large influx of what they’re calling Half-Backs. That’s people who moved from the Northeast to Florida, didn’t like it, and moved halfway back.


44 posted on 06/19/2014 12:28:33 PM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: 11th_VA

Reminds me of a funny cartoon I once saw. A guide in Mexico was giving a tour to some Americans, when suddenly they came across some fresh graffiti that said “Yankee go home”. The guide apologized, profusely. The leader of the American group replied “Oh that’s OK, we all are from The South”.


45 posted on 06/19/2014 12:29:42 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: Old Yeller

I think they already did that. They are The Black Bears or something like that.


46 posted on 06/19/2014 12:29:55 PM PDT by MamaB
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“Oh that’s OK, we all are from The South”.

Cha-ding !!! LOL (that was funny too)

47 posted on 06/19/2014 12:31:57 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: 11th_VA

Time to ban Cowboys, too.


48 posted on 06/19/2014 12:32:52 PM PDT by bgill
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To: 11th_VA

49 posted on 06/19/2014 12:33:01 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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“Kaas” is Dutch for cheese. Kees (or sometimes Cees) sounds like “case” and is just a masculine name which is often hyphenated with Jan (John). The origin of “yankee” is somewhat uncertain, so maybe it was Jan Kaas, John the cheese eater.

I once encountered a professional singer (operatic type) who had the last name “Kaasschieter” which means “cheese shooter” . . . Oh boy, I don’t want to go any further there . . .


50 posted on 06/19/2014 12:33:34 PM PDT by Cap Huff
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