Why do people call us "Yanks"?
What is a Yankee?
Sure we had the Confederate and the Yankee's in the Civil War, but that is over, I think.
Anybody know the origin and the nature (derogatory/neutral) of this word?
When someone says "those Yanks", I have to think about it for awhile until I realize he is talking about me (or us).
It sounds so very British, and very amusing to my eardrums.