During the American revolution, when a fair lady prepared you a bowl of macaroni, — be careful — lest ye eat a mouthful of feathers
ARIKA OKRENT: Why Did Yankee Doodle Call a Feather ‘Macaroni’? (Mental Floss) Stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni…Wait. What? What’s going on here? Why would Yankee Doodle do something like that? What’s macaroni got to do with anything?