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The Americans are rich in nicknames. Every state has, or has had, its sobriquet. The people of

Alabama

are 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.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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