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I've been watching Ken Burns Civil War Documentary and have been doing a lot of internet scouring.  Came across this interesting tidbit: CSA soldiers nicknames.  Georgia....I'll let you guys explain that one

Alabama - Yellow Hammers
Arkansas - Toothpicks
Florida - Gophers
Georgia - Goober Grabbers
Kentucky - Corn Crackers
Louisiana - Tigers
Mississippi - Sand Lappers
Missouri - Border Ruffians
North Carolina - Tar Heels
South Carolina - Rice Birds
Tennessee - Hog Drivers
Texas - Cowboys
Virginia - Tobacco Worms
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The Arkansas toothpick was a civil war knife.

As far as goober grabber goes,I guess Richt screwed up there too...?

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Goobers is another name for peanuts but the world changes words over time.
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The tobacco worm sucked. Spent hundreds of thousand of dollars killing them during my life time. Same worm eats cotton bolls.
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View Postbbqit, on 22 March 2014 - 07:59 PM, said:

Goobers is another name for peanuts but the world changes words over time.

Have you ever eaten the boiled peanuts they sell on the way to the gulf?I've seen the signs but it didn't appeal to me.

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View PostL.A.Hog, on 22 March 2014 - 07:59 PM, said:

The Arkansas toothpick was a civil war knife.
I knew that and best I could figure one got its name from the other?
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View PostL.A.Hog, on 22 March 2014 - 08:04 PM, said:



Have you ever eaten the boiled peanuts they sell on the way to the gulf?I've seen the signs but it didn't appeal to me.


Yes they are addicting. You will fart but it's worth it. Especially if an elevator is in your near future.

Edit nothing provokes a terror look from the ones who didn't fart like an elevator fart and it works in any language.

Edited by bbqit, 22 March 2014 - 08:35 PM.

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Gohper Tortises you faggits.

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I guess in today's lingo a goober grabber would be a peanut picker.

Alabama is the Yellow Hammer because of the state bird and it rhymes well with give'em hell Alabamer.
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View PostJoeGator, on 22 March 2014 - 09:20 PM, said:

Gohper Tortises you faggits.
Gopher Tortoises?  What is that about?

Hell,  any of y'all who are interested in this stuff, feel free to share your states story.  Ours is easy,  corn crackers are what they called folk in the mountains and hollers in Eastern Kentucky.
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We're called "rice birds" because our militia was full of nothing but Asian women.











I may be wrong though.
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View PostPuddingTime, on 23 March 2014 - 04:42 AM, said:

Gopher Tortoises?  What is that about?

Hell,  any of y'all who are interested in this stuff, feel free to share your states story.  Ours is easy,  corn crackers are what they called folk in the mountains and hollers in Eastern Kentucky.

South Carolina became one of the richest colonies mainly because of rice production.

http://www.yale.edu/glc/gullah/02.htm



And I had assumed everyone knew why we were called the Palmetto State until I was at a football game a few years ago and an Auburn fan was making fun of SC about how stupid it was to have a palm tree on the flag when there are hardly any in the state. We're the palmetto state because when building the fort in Charleston to protect against British forces all that was available was palm trees. Probably seemed like a poor choice, but since the wood is rubbery and bendable the cannonballs didn't break through the wood, they just bounced off, and we beat that ass.

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View PostL.A.Hog, on 22 March 2014 - 07:59 PM, said:

The Arkansas toothpick was a civil war knife.


Yeah. Thats kind of changed over time too.

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