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That Yankee and dat' psychic

Postby Hatori » Mon 02.06.2006 9:05 pm

well, from Furuba/ Fruits Basket, i've always wondered why they called one of Tohru's friend a "Yankee". my friends and i just assumed that people where saying a mean way of saying she is American, but we're not entirely sure! so if anybody can answer, please do so!
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RE: That Yankee and dat' psychic

Postby mandolin » Mon 02.06.2006 9:11 pm

This isn't so much a question about the manga itself as it is about the word "yankee" in general. SO... I will point you to a resource that has lots of info on the word 'yankee'.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yankee
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RE: That Yankee and dat' psychic

Postby Hatori » Mon 02.06.2006 9:24 pm

ahhh! i saw some stuff which helps a bit more! ^_^ thank you! if anybody else has more to so, do so then!:D
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RE: That Yankee and dat' psychic

Postby keatonatron » Mon 02.06.2006 10:19 pm

Yankees are basically the Japanese equivalent of the American stereotype of "White Trash." They wear bathroom slippers outside, always dye their hair blonde, usually have kids at a very young age (without getting married of course), and like to buy really cheap stuff that looks like expensive stuff. They are usually found around ドンキホテ, a store I like to compare to Walmart (just because it's dirt cheap and you can buy ANYTHING there.... knock-off rolex's, car stereo systems, and yukatas with the "playboy" logo on the back! I feel like "White Trash" people usually live out of Wallmart, and yankees definately live out of ドンキホテ).

Hope I didn't offend anyone...

I explained this to one of my Japanese friends, and she said "I used to always shop at ドンキホテ so I must be yellow trash!"

I'm not sure at the origins of the word, but I have a few theories...
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RE: That Yankee and dat' psychic

Postby shikamarufoo » Tue 02.07.2006 10:01 pm

^That explanation is helpful now because I too, wondered why they called Tohru a yankee. I really hope no one was offended by the word "White Trash" though...lol at the "yellow trash"(I'm "yellow" too).:)
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RE: That Yankee and dat' psychic

Postby Hatori » Tue 02.07.2006 11:29 pm

AHH! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! now Shii-chan and i know for sure! THANK YOU SO MUCH AGAIN! B)
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