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Yankee (yan’ke’), n.

(circa 1882)

YANKEE TAKEN FROM – THE IMPERIAL DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

 

(A word of uncertain origin. The most common explanation seems also the most plausible, namely, that it is a corrupt pronunciation of English or of Fr. Anglais formerly current among the American Indians.

   In Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms a statement is quoted to the effect that Yengees or Yenkees was a name originally given by the Massachusetts Indians to the English colonists, and that it was afterwards adopted by the Dutch on the Hudson, who applied the term in contempt to all the people of New England.

 Bartlett also quotes a statement of Heck-welder (an authority on Indian matters), who affirmed that the Indians applied the term Yengees specially to the New Englanders as contradistinguished  from the Virginians or Long Knives, and the English proper or Saggenash. As early as 1713 it is said to have been a common cant word at Cambridge, Mass, in the sense of good or excellent, being probably borrowed by the students from the Indians, to whom a ‘ Yankee’ article would be synonymous with an excellent one, from the superiority of the white man in mechanical arts.)

 A cant name for a citizen of New England.

During the American Revolution the name was applied to all the insurgents; and during the civil war it was the common designation of the Federal soldiers by the Confederates.   In Britain the term is sometimes applied generally to all natives of the United States.

 

Yankee – Doodle (yang-ke-do’di), n

A famous air, now regarded as American and national.   In reality the air is an old English one, called Nankey Doodle, and had some derisive reference to Cromwell.    It is said that the brigade under Lord Percy, after the battle of Lexington, marched out of Boston playing this tune in derisive and punning allusion to the name Yankee, and the New Englanders adopted the air in consideration of the fact that they had made the British dance to it.

The really national tune of the whole United States, however, is ‘Hail, Columbia!  -2 A Yankee. ‘Hot Yankee-doodles,’                   Moore. (Ludicrous.)

The really national tune of the whole United States, however, is ‘Hail, Columbia!  -2 A Yankee. ‘Hot Yankee-doodles,’                   Moore. (Ludicrous.)

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Sight

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And it came to pass, late at night so sad
Ones glasses  a solution of  bleach do he
To remove, seemed bacteria nose piece see
Alas so wrong, could I see as before, oh’ nay
Oh! Sweet sight, that blurs and so misty
a constant foggy haze fills thy eyes, don’t cry

It seems a winter fog, day and night not right
Scrub and clean to no avail, I failed
and the poor old plastic frame

 It split
Won’t hold the glass; within you see
To my cost, a new pair awaits
Two weeks so so very long

Without
one’s eyes to read or write

Simple things in life

Squinting, staring, straining
Ninety nine pence store – my god saves the day

They’ll do for two weeks
Yes’ under one hundred new pennies

Or
A Dollar fifty five – that’s cheap
Those new expensive Bi-Focals
Scratch resistant, however so

Not for bleach
Anti-Reflective coating – so cool am I
Not.

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Nefertiti

I saw a Wren
shall I tell Gwen

Their on a branch
not on a ranch

Little Robin sitting,
No Batman near
Oh’ dear,

So close we were
looking not a care

Into the wood
no Teddy bears here

Now to the meadow
buttercup yellow
Yellowstone Park
not in the dark

Butterflies flitter
seemingly nowhere to go
Do you remember Trigger ?
then on the corolla for a little feed

So many weeds
do not want your need

Do you live in a State with alligators?
Oh” my, see corrugators
not pleased
see you later

I am going to the Nile to see Crocodiles
I might just run a mile
poor young “TUT” had a horse run over his butt

Beautiful Nefertiti did not need her Tee tees
having six girls and all with the last, her son
young king “TUT”
Nefertiti is also known as Nafteta, – “the beauty has come”

Now back to the States,
how long must I wait
for ups with my fright?.

 

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