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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