Why Did Yankee Doodle Call The Feather In His Hat Macaroni?

Josh Welch

IllustrationIf you are British or American then you have most likely heard the song "Yankee Doodle" at least once in your life. 

For those that need a refresher the lyrics include the line "Yankee Doodle went to town, Riding on a pony, Stuck a feather in his hat, And called it macaroni." 

So you may have been wondering your whole life, why in the world does Yankee Doodle stick a feather in his hat and call it macaroni? 

Well, wonder no more because the Today I Found Out YouTube channel had the same question and did all the hard work to find the answer. 

Watch the video below for the in depth answer to this common question and then leave a comment to let me know what you thought about it!