Yankee (was: The Finger)

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Thu Jan 17 16:05:44 UTC 2002

On Wed, 16 Jan 2002, Laurence Horn wrote:

#Well, yes, as an almost certain folk etymology, although the "Jan"
#part may be right (especially based on its hypocoristic variant
#"Janke").  Still, it's something of a relief to turn from ritual
#torture and cannibalism to pastrami and cheese.

(Urp!) 'Scuse me! -- Tasty thread, this... but not under the
subject line of "the finger"!

-- Mark A. Mandel
   Linguist at Large

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