1884 Map Shows Nicknames of Missouri & Illinois if We Were Pigs
I must confess that I have never ever wondered about this, but thanks to an online share I now know what the nicknames of Missouri and Illinois would be if we were pigs.
Don't blame me for this. This comes courtesy of Missouri's sub-Reddit page. It shows a pork company's map of the United States from 1884 with pig nicknames for each of the states.
I realize that might look a little small on your device, so here's the full map as shared on Reddit.
According to their "wisdom", Illinois's pig would be "sucker" and Missouri's little porker would be "puke". Ahem.
I understand why Iowa's pig would be "Hawkeye", but why is the Ohio pig on the back of a goat? So many questions. The map does show what we already know...don't go anywhere near Arkansas. "Tooth Pick" looks like he/she could be in a SyFy horror movie any day now.
Boing Boing shared a story about this map almost 10 years ago. They report that this pig nickname map comes originally from the Library of Congress which means it's free if you want a new wallpaper background for free.
Since a century and a half has nearly passed since this map was first created, I think it's high time that Missouri petition for a new pig. Surely, you can come up with a pre-bacon animal better than one spewing his cookies on a fence.