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Old 08-01-2007, 09:29 PM   #21
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The term Yankee in the US is regionally used. Generally, anyone from the northeast, particularly New England, is termed a Yankee. During the Civil War, those in the states above the Mason-Dixon Line were termed Yankee, those below were sometimes called Johnny Reb. To some extent, when it comes to Yankee, the distinction still stands today and to term someone outside the Northeast as a Yankee can be seen as somewhat insulting.
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