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    Something that I never knew until today...

    When NYC was first settled it was settled by the Dutch. It was called New Amsterdam. The rest of the colonists could not stand the Dutch, thinking that they were a little strange. Dutch men had basically one of two names - Keys (Cornelius) or Jan (John). The other colonists came up with a slur for the Dutch. They simply joined the two male Dutch names - Jan and Keys. Jankeys. Over time this morphed into Yankees. And there you go. New York Yankees.
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