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Special thanks to Stephen K. Donnelly at Tenvolt.com for playing the guitar backing and Melissa Hollick https://www.youtube.com/user/hollick64 for singing the British vocals and putting the music together for us. :-)

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In the video today, we're looking at why Yankee Doodle called the feather in his hat macaroni, and the origin of the song.

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Sources:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/65651/why-did-yankee-doodle-call-feather-macaroni
http://mentalfloss.com/article/53317/whats-origin-word-dude
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cornwallis-surrenders-at-yorktown
http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2013/11/05/dude_etymology_of_the_word_is_traced_to_doodle_as_in_yankee_doodle_dandy.html
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/10/21/dude/
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4970266
http://www.nytimes.com/1989/07/04/opinion/yankee-doodle-dandy.html
http://www.jstor.org/stable/25118383?loggedin=true&seq=5#page_scan_tab_contents
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http://exhibitions.nysm.nysed.gov//albany/bios/s/rishuck.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yankee_Doodle
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macaroni_(fashion)
https://books.google.com/books?id=m1UKpE4YEkEC&pg=PA143&lpg=PA143&dq=There+is+indeed+a+kind+of+animal,+neither+male+nor+female,+a+thing+of+the+neuter+gender,+lately+%5B1770%5D+started+up+among+us.+It+is+called+a+macaroni.+It+talks+without+meaning,+it+smiles+without+pleasantry,+it+eats+without+appetite,+it+rides+without+exercise,+it+wenches+without+passion.&source=bl&ots=L999JQTmua&sig=EC5O-K3lnDelsqxC5yolZHgpd9I&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiQoqjF8IHOAhVL5mMKHR0rDQYQ6AEIJTAB#v=onepage&q=There%20is%20indeed%20a%20kind%20of%20animal%2C%20neither%20male%20nor%20female%2C%20a%20thing%20of%20the%20neuter%20gender%2C%20lately%20%5B1770%5D%20started%20up%20among%20us.%20It%20is%20called%20a%20macaroni.%20It%20talks%20without%20meaning%2C%20it%20smiles%20without%20pleasantry%2C%20it%20eats%20without%20appetite%2C%20it%20rides%20without%20exercise%2C%20it%20wenches%20without%20passion.&f=false
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ephraim_Williams
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_Locket
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1870/whats-the-song-yankee-doodle-all-about
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http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=670623
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-07-04-69173751_x.htm

Image Credit:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/580119995720159447/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ephraim_S._Williams_1802-1890_(sepia_web).jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holland_position.svg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Grand_Tour_William_Thomas_Beckford.jpg


Additional music provided by American English's Sing Out Loud Traditional Songs https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/sing-out-loud-traditional-songs

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