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Thread #122144 Message #2679511
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
13-Jul-09 - 06:46 PM
Thread Name: BS: British support for the confederacy?
Subject: RE: BS: British support for the confederacy?
I'd doubt if William Billington would have been using "Yankee" in the sense you do in the States. Over here, as in Latin America, it normally just means "Americans", the same as "Yanks" does. No distinction about whether they are North or South.
I imagine the same would have been true back in Billington's time.