The Word of the Day for July 4 is:
Yankee \YANG-kee\ noun
1 a : a native or inhabitant of New England b : a native or
inhabitant of the northern U.S.
*2 : a native or inhabitant of the U.S.
If definition 2 is the more popular one, why is it 2 and not 1? And why is it of the northern US? Shouldn't it be of the Civil War area northern US? No offense to anyone in Washington State, but they're not really "Yankees." Well unless your from Europe then we all are. And it's true. I've heard Brits and Irish use the term, only to oddly turn to me and say "we don't mean you, just them." Uh, I'm a Yankee of a Yank!
Domie the Yank's Yank!