Let’s talk about the word “yankee”
Europeans love using this as a mocking word refering to all Americans. In reality, though, a yankee would have been someone from a Union state in the Civil War, and in modern terms would really only refer to someone from the Northeast.
So, when I read Europeans mocking “dumb yanks” for not knowing European history or geography, I giggle. Calling a Texan a yankee is like calling a Welsh guy English.
I’m of the opinion that anyone who takes a hard-line position on the Mike Brown shooting(either in favour of the cop or in favour of the kid) is wrong. And because of this, I’m pretty much staying off of Tumblr until this blows over, because some of you are ridiculous.