"swamp yankee"

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Wed Jul 19 22:18:43 UTC 2006

Thanks, David.  I've sent your interesting finds on to the other list.
>The earliest quotes I found to date aside from H. Kurath (OEDs 1941) (and
>I'm not finished looking):
>1955 Sept 9  _Tri-City Herald_ [Pasco, Wash.] (NewspaperArchive.com) 4
>The population here [Berkshire County, Mass.] consists principally of what
>are known as swamp Yankees folks who came into these hills from Hartford
>to fight Indians.  They stayed.
>1959 April 16 _The Berkshire Eagle_ [Pittsfield, Mass.]
>(NewspaperArchive.com) 22  It's amusing to see that the big-brother
>relationship between chambers of commerce and their junior counterparts
>does not preclude an outspoken Jaycee president from blasting "webfooted,
>swamp-Yankee thinking among his seniors ...

W stands for >:<  War ____Waste___Wiretaps____Witchhunts  >:<

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