We've all been there... a side track to the discussion starts, it's just getting interesting, and boom: you're asked to start a new thread. But sometimes, the topic is interesting enough to hold your attention, but you know it won't carry a whole thread by itself.
That's what this thread is for.
This is probably the only thread where there IS no off-topic, because that's the topic! All I ask is that we divide the thread up a bit... so make it *clear* which "topic" you're responding to. I'll start:
Since it was getting *good*, I brought it here! It was mentioned that Yank had negative connotations. While it's true that it's derived from Yankee, for me, the term really started coming into its own with our soldiers abroad in WWII, so I have only good connotations with Yank. Yankee, on the other hand, i almost never positive. Two little letters, but so influential.