Yankee Doodle!
2004-08-24 12:57:08 ET

heh, if you ever learn the real meaning behind the weird words of this song, you'll never want to hear a child sing it again.

2004-08-24 13:10:28 ET

lol..i know....there are a lot of songs like that...don't get me started on ring around the rosy..

2004-08-24 13:14:24 ET

Contrary to popular belief cats can swim although they don't like the water.

2004-08-24 13:48:59 ET

What's it mean? :-p

2004-08-24 13:59:01 ET

Something about inbred shitty cheesy johnny riding into town on a crappy 20 cent horse, sticking a feather in his ass and calling it dreadlocks. That's the gist of it at least.

2004-08-24 13:59:35 ET


2004-08-24 14:00:25 ET

I could go into a lot more detail if you want; getting into the etymology of each of the meanings, to make it more clear if you wished?

2004-08-24 14:01:36 ET

I'm curious, yes.

2004-08-24 14:06:55 ET

Yan kee.
Yon being Jon in Dutch, and that was a common name up there. Kee is the british pronounciation of kaise which is cheese. So cheesy johnny.

Doodle. Heh, doo being exactly what you think it is. Basically a hick from the country that smells like shit.

Went to town on a pony, obviously he was from the country, and a pony being incredibly cheap in England.

Stuck a feather in his hat. Hat being his ass in England.

Called it macaroni.. well. There was a hairstyle in England like miniature dreadlocks which each little piece looked almost like macaroni.

So what we have is an incredibly insulting song sung by the British during those revolutionary periods and taunting the Americans.

2004-08-24 14:08:24 ET

My best way I could describe it. Professor could do a much better job I assure you.

2004-08-24 15:18:14 ET


2004-08-24 16:21:34 ET

Yeah it was nuts. I can't describe it that well, my english professor does a good job of it. But you got the gist of it.

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