Tolik, as they say, a rose by any other name…… Not to get us off track but in rural New England to be called a Yankee is a very high compliment. To the rest of the world, all Americans are Yanks. In the US, it’s the Northerners. In the North its the New Englanders. In New England, it is the very sharp, frugal, & hard working rural guy/gal, usually an older person with lots of country wisdom.