That... is suppose to be an insult??
Originally Posted by Jakko1234
Gees, the South is weird. Say that around where I am is perfectly okay
... unless if they're a Mets fan. *giggles* pun!
Really, I have seen some bad fights because of it. I have been in two becuase of being called a Yankee myself, I had to defend my honor after all...
That's really disappointing.
I didn't realize how segregated still are the South and North since the Civil War. I wonder how you guys taught that war in class... Is it all the bloody North's fault?
what is a yankee? I thought it was a derogatory term against someones nationality, such as jappo, wop, or chanuck.
although like cpr said, being a chanuck is a good thing unless your an oilers fan...
Here's how we Chinese people say it:
Nah, we are taught that it is all the South's fault. However, I have studied the Civil War(or as I like to call it, the War of Northern Agression) for almost 15 years, and I have come to the conclusion from what I have read that it was actually mostly the North's fault.
However, we use Yankee in mostly a "way of life" way, as opposed to a sectional fashion. Yankee can mean anyone that acts like a Yankee, in our opinion, and those born up North aren't necessarily Yankees...
So when you think about it, I got into a fight because of a gross slur against my character and the character of those that raised me...and that is something to defend or fight about...
Last edited by Jakko; 04-02-2006 at 08:04 PM.
Yankee = Northern USA.
just for curiousity's sake.... how was it the North's fault? I love looking from two different view points.
All I know though is the South still has some confederacy flags hanging. Below the American one... right?
So what do you call us people from California?
Me, I like to hang the first national flag above the North Carolina flag, which I hang above the US flag. I am a states rights fan, not one of big government.
About the war, I will list a few reasons, but I could actually fill several pages, it would just take to long:
Fort Sumpter: The event that "started" the Civil War. Unknown to many, the people in Fort Sumpter were starving. The South couldn't let the fort that controlled their most important port stay, so they ordered the removal of troops, and said that they would only allow Union ships in to move the troops out. Lincoln let the troops starve. The troops in Fort Sumpter would have died weeks before the attack, if the people of Charleston had not sent food to the dying troops. Lincoln announced that he was sending ships to remove the troops, and the people of Charleston and the people in the fort rejoiced. The South discovered, through spies, that Lincoln actually had troops in the ships, and was planning to attack Charleston. Left with no alternative, they bombarded the fort, after warning those in the fort, which was one of the reasons why no one died in the attack.
And weeks before the Fort Sumpter attack, Lincoln sent troops into Bethel, Virginia. The troops burned houses and churches, and terrorized the populace. The South sent troops(one of my ancestors was among them) that fought the Union troops off and saved that area. You don't hear things like that in school textbooks, do you?
If you want, I will give further reasons, but those are a few, and keep in mind that throughout the war the South was defending their land, the North was the aggressor...
Edit: Mojo, we call you Californians...
this is such a stupid thread. sigh. these cursing threads occasionally pop up now and again... its just kind of annoying.
though its interesting that Yankee is a derogatory term. I think youve called me that on multiple occasions, Jakko. What is the "way of life" that that implies?
godlessness and promiscuitiy?