I Wonder Why Yankee Doodle Called His Feather Macaroni

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    The Answer...

    During the time of the Civil War, the gold filigree around hat bands was referred to as macaroni.
    MstuckF MstuckF
    31-35, T
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2009

    Macaroni...

    Who the heck would stick a feather in his hat and call it macaroni?  Well, obviously Yankee Doodle did, but why???  I mean, I might stick a feather in my cowboy hat, but I wouldn't call it macaroni.  I'd just call it a feather.  Duh.
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    12 Responses Jul 4, 2008

    Personally...

    I've always loved the name "Bob" for my pasta.
    debmichelle debmichelle
    36-40
    1 Response Jul 6, 2008
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