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Old Nov 14, 2012, 07:18 AM   #1
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I listen to radio program in the mornings on the way to work in the Dallas area (Bo and Jim on 92.5 for Dallas residents). It's a combo of humor and classic rock music. On Wednesdays they have a segment where people call in and ask questions about all sorts of things. Today someone called in and asked why people from Illinois are called Illini. I thought they answered the question pretty well. They included things like Illinois is the French spelling of the confederation of tribes known as the Illiniwek, and that the Illini were an alternate version of the name and a few other items. Also mentioned the Fighting Illini as the University teams' name. Probably got the info from Wikipedia but it was good to hear.

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Old Nov 14, 2012, 07:47 AM   #2
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thanks for the update. Did you call in and ask the question?
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 08:21 AM   #3
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thanks for the update. Did you call in and ask the question?

No but I thought about calling in and asking what a Hoosier is.

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Old Nov 14, 2012, 08:52 AM   #4
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No but I thought about calling in and asking what a Hoosier is.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 10:33 AM   #5
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No but I thought about calling in and asking what a Hoosier is.
From wikipedia...

A hoosier is a backward, under-educated, red & white striped pants wearing basketball player residing in central Indiana. They are descended from a tribe that was led in the 1970s and 80s by Chief Throwsachair then later by Chief Likestocheat. Their current leader has a Jerry Lewis toupee and ill-fitting teeth and likes to join the student rooting section rather than give a handshake. They are likely to become extinct by 2020 due to the spread of Groceism, but some believe they will perish sooner due to an insidious local disease known as Creaning
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 12:31 PM   #6
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 06:24 PM   #7
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A hoosier is a backward, under-educated, red & white striped pants wearing basketball player residing in central Indiana. They are descended from a tribe that was led in the 1970s and 80s by Chief Throwsachair then later by Chief Likestocheat. Their current leader has a Jerry Lewis toupee and ill-fitting teeth and likes to join the student rooting section rather than give a handshake. They are likely to become extinct by 2020 due to the spread of Groceism, but some believe they will perish sooner due to an insidious local disease known as Creaning
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