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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thoughts on a Thursday

In the song Yankee Doodle, is he calling the horse or the feather "macaroni"?


  1. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-macaroni-in-yankee-doodle-is-not-what-you-think

    Had to look it up!

  2. Yankee Doodle went to town riding on a pony. Stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroni. By punctuation and sentence structure, the feather was called macaroni, but I think you could make a case for the hat being called macaroni, too. Not the pony. Yankee Doodle wasn't bright so he didn't know a feather from macaroni. Personally, I like he didn't know his ass from his elbow. =^,.^=


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