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Back in Pre-Revolutionary America when the song “Yankee Doodle” was first popular, the singer was not referring to the pasta “macaroni” in the line that reads “stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroni”. “Macaroni” was a fancy (dandy)style of Italian dress widely imitated in England at the time. So by just sticking a feather in his cap and calling himself a “Macaroni” (a “dandy”), Yankee Doodle was proudly proclaiming himself to be a country bumpkin, because that was how the English regarded most colonials at that time.

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