HOOSIER – The Most Fascinating Post Ever

May 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

this post is dedicated to claire, who deftly explained two possible origins of the term “hoosier,” in reference to indiana. it has nothing to do with costa rica.

indiana is known as the “crossroads of america” because as claire explained, people try their darndest to drive across the state without stopping. however, on that rare momentous occasion, when a brave soul had to stop for the night, at a cabin, in the woods, in indiana….the weary traveler in search of a bed initiates a solicitation and tries their luck.

“Hello! Good evening! May I bother you for lodging?”

and in a strong indianan(?) accent, a voice responds,

“Hoosier?”

i’ve not the heart to relate the other explanation. something about a bar fight, a lost ear, “hoosier is this?” etc. etc. the end.

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