Is "yankee" an acceptable word in conversations?

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Post by El Duderino on Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:24 pm

^^ Thats what I said... when a white guy calls a black guy the N word the black guy will often call him a cracker... I still don´t see where the word yankee fits in... thats for south vs. north not black vs. white IMO... as far as I know it comes from slave owners "cracking" their wips at slaves... and I think yankee derived from the dutch term for a dutchman living abroad...
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Re: Is "yankee" an acceptable word in conversations?

Post by zex on Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:54 pm

fkusumot wrote:You dudes aren't American? Or you're just not from the south? Wiki says:

Cracker (pejorative)
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Cracker, sometimes white cracker, is a pejorative term and common ethnic slur against white people, mainly used in the Southern United States, but in recent decades it has entered common usage throughout North America and in some areas of British society

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Though, I consider myself American. Y'know, born in America Razz
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Post by Kenzomatic on Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:25 pm

I would also like to note that here in America we teach that there are 7 continents. So there is no America continent rather North and South America. So you are North American.

Back to the topic Cracker certainly denote IMO white southerner. I believe the opposite of Yankee would have been in the past Confederate. Hell maybe you could argue that Southerner is the opposite as here in Florida almost everyone (outside the pan handle) do not consider themselves southerners as the mentality down here is more "Yankee" and Alabama and Georgia is considered where you will find a lot of Southerners.

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