Redefining misanthropy for a fresh generation. Standard posts begin with a definition from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary followed by a modern adjustment. Miscellany on Wednesday and storytelling on Saturday.
Monday, April 27, 2009
YANKEE, n. In Europe, an American. In the Northern States of our union, a New Englander. In the Southern States the word is unknown. (See DAMYANK.)
Id rather play for the Cincinati Reds than on the Yankies!
Yes, Doug. Strongly suspected of harboring 19th-century vices like industry, thrift, and taciturnity.
Don't yank my chain.
Icy is the yankee, tom is the yanker.
Oh it's known in Southern States. In Calabash NC there's a subdivision known as (damn) Yankee Stadium
Yankee, an exotic American.
YANKEE, n. Green Bay Packers fan, aka cheesehead.
YANKEE n. leg puller
Yankee - Damn Yankee - I don't know what those Yankees did, but in the south they are looked upon with great suspicion.
Yankee - a baseball team formerly ruled by bleeping bucky dent but more recently swept by the bosox. woo hoo!
A team to steal home on.
Boy, you're a big red machine.
Weirsdo, don't you just know they're guilty.
Icy, I wouldn't dream of it.
Haha, TLP. Was there any doubt?
Pia, that's funny. Do you see "We don't care how you did it up North" signs in the local businesses?
Ariel, have you seen our veil dance?
Amoeba, most midwesterners think we're not Yankees. I imagine so do Bostonians and those from Southern Maine.
Quilly, woudn't that be leg pullee?
JD, I think it was beating the Braves in the '99.
Sauerkraut, Dent was one of the Yankees I liked when he played, along with Willie Randolph and Thurman Munson.
Mutha, Darn right. Go White Sox!
Would you let me live if I did, Doug?
Doug - -a pulley is for moving heavy objects. What, exactly, are you implying?
Prolly the only yankee I ever liked.
Ariel, I'd have to check with the guild.
Does the pulley pull or get yanked, Quilldancer?
Sauerkraut, also the world's most popular redneck apart from Elvis and Woody Allen.
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