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Chinook11 wrote at 2012-08-10 17:11:52
The question itself shows how myopic and provincial the southern US see itself.  The term is used to describe ANYONE who is from the United States.  We are all Yanks, like it or not, so please don't split hairs or start getting offended.  Brits are British, Aussies are Australian, Canucks are Canadian, Kiwis are New Zealanders...etc.  We're Yanks, get used to it.  Nobody cares what we call ourselves from within our borders.

Irish Rebel wrote at 2016-09-17 15:07:19
I was born and raised in Michigan but I do not consider myself a Yankee and never will I. So does that still make me a Yankee?

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Gary Adams


Civil War History. Anything about the South, during before and after the war. Most anything about the North. Assisted editor Southorn Reenactor, consultant with several books and magazines.


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