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Date: 10/24/09 10:02 AM

38 Responses to Why the Yankees are Called the Yankees [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    October 24, 2009 at 9:58 am
    Link: Why the Yankees are Called the Yankees - Ahhh, it all makes sense now...
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    StarDagger Male 40-49
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    October 24, 2009 at 10:13 am
    The Story of Baseball is a story of the Yankees, deal with it, they are the best team in baseball and the best team ever in any sport!

    As far as homoerotic touching, that is why sports were invented, so that men had a valid excuse for touching each other in a homophobic society.
    There is a reason you will find more gay/bisexual men in gyms, sports and the military than the general populace. Gay men are attracted to men and enjoy doing manly things with men.
    The Spartans knew this and created an entire military society based around gay relationships. (Yes junior, all those guys in 300 were gay, the actors and the RL spartans, deal with it)

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    philippic Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2009 at 10:39 am
    i thought it was threw dutch settlement..
    the blokes were named Yan
    the females were named Kee

    (or well at least pronounced that way)

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    Pyrosisflame Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2009 at 10:42 am
    owned by gaydom
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    October 24, 2009 at 10:57 am
    My dad`s a Yankee fan and I`m a Cubs fan, figar that one out.
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    SM25 Male 13-17
    562 posts
    October 24, 2009 at 11:09 am
    Hmm, thats hot!
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    buxco215 Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2009 at 11:11 am
    Ha ha! Matsui`s looking at it like "whatev".
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    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2009 at 11:17 am
    ha ha, fags
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    urbanlegend Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2009 at 11:21 am
    Yes, it was Dutch, but not Yan and Kee...it was named after John Cheese, whose name, when said in Dutch, sounds like "Yan kees"
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2009 at 11:28 am
    what is going on here? i heard of a pat on the ass, but thats ridiculous.
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    murrymalty Female 18-29
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    October 24, 2009 at 11:43 am
    some american guy did tht to me the other day...whats up with u guys?
  12. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    October 24, 2009 at 12:49 pm
    "As far as homoerotic touching, that is why sports were invented, so that men had a valid excuse for touching each other in a homophobic society."

    Sports date back at least as far as the beginning of recorded history and probably long before, so I think that your hypothesis based on recent history is unlikely to be true.

    For a much clearer connection between sports and homosex, try ancient Greece. Where sport between men was almost always done in the nude. `Gymnasium` comes very clearly from a Greek word meaning `to train in the nude`.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    October 24, 2009 at 1:05 pm
    "i thought it was threw dutch settlement..
    the blokes were named Yan
    the females were named Kee

    (or well at least pronounced that way)"

    Probably Dutch, yes, but how likely is it that all the men in the settlement had the same name and all the women had the same name?

    `Jan Kees`, was a derisive way to refer to Dutch people, back in the day. People took some negative stereotypes of Dutch people and attached a fairly silly name to them (it would be `John Cheese` in English) to use as an insult. It would be roughly like making an exagerrated character of a slow-witted white trash redneck bigot, calling it something like Billy-Bob and then calling people from the USA `Billibobs`.

    It seems that Dutch and English colonists took to using it to insult each other and it stuck. `j` in most European languages is pronounced much like `y` in English, hence `yankees`.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    October 24, 2009 at 1:18 pm
    Alternatively...John Bull was a character representing England in some popular political satires. `Janke` could have been a diminuitive Dutch form of `John`, which could have been used by Dutch settlers to insult English settlers. Somewhat like calling USA people `Sammy` as a diminuitive form of {uncle) Sam.
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    Enchilada Female 70 & Over
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    October 24, 2009 at 1:51 pm
    Americans ftl.
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    BABY_BEAR Female 18-29
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    October 24, 2009 at 2:02 pm
    wow, looks like he`s been storing that up all day.
  17. Profile photo of Blitzdrache
    Blitzdrache Male 13-17
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    October 24, 2009 at 2:28 pm
    Exactly what I expected.

    //not sarcastic

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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    October 24, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    just dont want him 2 fall back isnt that y he is holding him
  19. Profile photo of RPbaby
    RPbaby Female 18-29
    31 posts
    October 24, 2009 at 3:15 pm
    wow...
  20. Profile photo of specialque
    specialque Female 13-17
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    October 24, 2009 at 3:40 pm
    uhm its derek jeter, who wouldnt slap his ass.
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    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2009 at 3:43 pm
    sorry murry ,i was just uh.. checking for butt cheek cancer, yeah thats it
  22. Profile photo of Dilluxia
    Dilluxia Female 18-29
    237 posts
    October 24, 2009 at 4:28 pm
    Oriental dude is like..... "get your hands off MY booty biatch!" xD
  23. Profile photo of Geoman
    Geoman Male 40-49
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    October 24, 2009 at 5:49 pm
    Thats slapping his butt
    Now if he were yanking his d*ck
    Then I could see the Yankee connection
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    Morrigann Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2009 at 6:37 pm
    it`s supposed to be a quick slap coach, not grab a handful. But still...it`s jeter. Who wouldnt?
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    October 24, 2009 at 6:52 pm
    [email protected]
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    MrCalves Male 13-17
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    October 24, 2009 at 7:20 pm
    Kate Hudson is so jealous right now
  27. Profile photo of BBQ
    BBQ Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2009 at 8:01 pm
    So.. The yanks are gay, we knew that. Get me somethign new!
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    amped35 Male 13-17
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    October 24, 2009 at 8:59 pm
    Actually, he is pulling on his pants to get a boost up to the stairs, i saw the .gif
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    DVLDRVR666 Male 13-17
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    October 24, 2009 at 11:20 pm
    who didnt see jeter and a-rod were gay?
  30. Profile photo of Yoeri
    Yoeri Male 18-29
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    October 25, 2009 at 8:22 am
    It is drived from two very very common dutch names back in the day. Jan & Kees, when the english would talk about the dutch settelement on Manna Hatta, they would say, all those Jans and Kees` up there, over time it became yankee.
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    igotaferret Male 13-17
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    October 25, 2009 at 12:38 pm
    idk y they have to do that
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    emily1991 Female 18-29
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    October 25, 2009 at 3:38 pm
    Yoeri I think your theory is wrong. Well Kees isn`t even pronounced like "keys" it`s more like "case", so why would it become yankees?
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    Robert_D Male 18-29
    589 posts
    October 25, 2009 at 7:24 pm
    emily1991, probably because the english speakers are notorious for prouncing foreign words the way they think they "should" be pronounced rather than trying to pronounce them the proper way?
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    amped35 Male 13-17
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    October 25, 2009 at 7:30 pm
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    Adamam Male 18-29
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    October 25, 2009 at 8:06 pm
    `Yoeri I think your theory is wrong. Well Kees isn`t even pronounced like "keys" it`s more like "case", so why would it become yankees?`

    O_O. You dont say potatoe as potarto, regardless of the catchy song T-T

    British say pronounce it yankees, so, theres your words smushed into a mucky beverage :(

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    Samsonite219 Male 18-29
    703 posts
    October 25, 2009 at 9:41 pm
    oh yeah jeter...lemme get at that
  37. Profile photo of AchLstStnd
    AchLstStnd Male 30-39
    144 posts
    October 25, 2009 at 10:59 pm
    I was watching the game and I wondered who else saw that. Damn Yankees.
  38. Profile photo of snailslime
    snailslime Female 18-29
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    December 22, 2009 at 1:28 am
    we call that hooked on phonix..and thasts how kids learned to read...hip-hip hop- hip hop anonomous

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