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 American Peculiarities:—American States. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
American States.
The Americans are rich in nicknames. Every state has, or has had, its sobriquet. The people of   1
Alabamaare lizards.
Arkansas” tooth picks
California” gold-hunters.
Colorado” rovers.
Connecticut” wooden nutmegs.
Delaware” musk rats.
Florida” fly-up-the-creeks.
Georgia” buzzards.
Illinois” suckers.
Indiana” hoosiers.
Iowa” hawk-eyes.
Kansas” jay-hawkers.
Kentucky” corn-crackers.
Louisiana” creoles.
Maine” foxes.
Maryland” craw-thumpers.
Michigan” wolverines.
Minnesota” gophers.
Mississippi” tadpoles.
Missouri” pukes.
Nebraska” bug-eaters.
Nevada” sage-hens.
New Hampshire” granite-boys.
New Jersey” Blues or clam-catchers.
New York” knickerbockers.
North Carolina” tar-boilers or Tuckoes.
Ohio” buck-eyes.
Oregon” web-feet or hard cases.
Pennsylvania” Pennamites or Leather-heads.
Rhode Island” gun-flints.
South Carolina” weasels.
Tennessee” whelps.
Texas” beef-heads.
Vermont” green-mountain boys.
Virginia” beadies.
Wisconsin” badgers.

 American Peculiarities:—American States. 


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