End of ADS-L Digest - 15 Jun 1995 to 16 Jun 1995 ************************************************ There is one message totalling 18 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Yankee ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 18 Jun 1995 17:48:10 -0700 From: Anton Sherwood Subject: Yankee > . . . the Dutch linguist Henri Logeman . . . postulates that the name > may have been an alteration of Ducth _Jan Kees_, dialectal variant of _Jan > Kaas_, literally, John Cheese, a nickname for Dutchmen used by Flemings. Hm. Do Flemings in fact call Hollanders "Jan Kaas"? I've known a few Dutchmen, including Kees Vrins and Kees van Toorn. (The former's full name was Cornelis M. P. Vrins.) So it may not be "Cheese", but a stereotypical name like "Fritz" or "Guido" or "Ivan". *\\* Anton Ubi scriptum?