Thursday, January 29, 2009

I Had to Jump Through Hoops for this Pun

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(Hoosiers is a famous basketball movie about a team from Indiana).

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually, "Hoosier" is a term for an Indiana resident, especially one who has lived their whole lives there. It's an old term with a few different stories regarding its history. This page has a very detailed history of the term, but you only have to read the first few paragraphs to get the idea:

http://www.indiana.edu/~librcsd/internet/extra/hoosier.html

The movie "Hoosiers" is so called because it takes place in Indiana. In fact, Indiana is called "The Hoosier State". The Wikipedia page has a long list of other things in Indiana called Hoosier something-or-other. The pun "Hoosier Daddy" has been around for a while, and is pretty well known here.

Sheena Jade said...

Thank god I'm not the first with the compulsion to point that out. Growing up in Ohio close to the Indiana state line, I could make a joke on the "who" part of the pun, but...

Anonymous said...

I was gonna point that out too. I have the compulsion to do so, going to Indiana University and being known as a Hoosier...ahaha