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Thankee is a form of thank you, or more specifically thank ye, that is spelt to show pronunciation. In this sense it is the equivalent of the Australian g'day, showing local pronunciation of the more formal good day.

Thankee is encountered in both historical and high fantasy novels and is used to indicate rural or lower social class dialects either in England or the fantasy equivalent.

Merriam-Webster lists alternative spelling as thanky and thankye. The Google Books Corpora show usage in both the UK and US corpora as very small, but with a peak in 1860-1890, and a small increase in the 2000s. My absolutely unqualified and unexpert guess here is that the word became slightly more popular in the latter part of the nineteenth century as a certain sort of 'rural' and 'pastoral' realism for novels became popular and some authors attempted to show English language dialects with some phonetic spelling.

The sunrise comes slowly
a warm sky spills its colors upwards and casts its light back down
competing with the light rising from the hungry flames
both softly illuminating a poster nailed to a telephone pole

But we are not taking anything more than we need
in this city of fire, we are all made hunters

American comic strip, created by Ernie Bushmiller and distributed by United Feature Syndicate. Nancy Ritz, a chubby little girl with a red bow in her frizzy black hair, made her debut in 1933 as the niece of the lead character in Bushmiller's "Fritzi Ritz" strip. Her popularity soon pushed Aunt Fritzi into the background of her own comic strip, and it was renamed "Nancy" in 1938. 

Besides Nancy, the main characters of the strip include: 

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