"yanky" as applied to ships

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 13 00:04:16 UTC 2010

On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 12:34 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> The privateer "Yankee Hero"

What sort of ship was the "Yankee Clipper"?

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"––a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
–Mark Twain

Once that we recognize that we do not err out of laziness, stupidity,
or evil intent, we can uncumber ourselves of the impossible burden of
trying to be permanently right. We can take seriously the proposition
that we could be in error, without necessarily deeming ourselves
idiotic or unworthy.
–Kathryn Schulz

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