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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Roll Tide Guy—Alabama Etymology

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One year ago on Round and Square (8 March 2012)—Divinatory Economics (10)
Two years ago on Round and Square (8 March 2011)—Beginnings: Introduction

[a] I'm Innocent...Roll Tide PD
I'm Innocent...
Roll Tide

But now that I have your attention anyway, I would like to discuss the origins of my home state's name. 
[b] Never mind RF

I'm no etymologist (seen one insect, seen 'em all),* but I hear that it comes from Choctaw, and that it means something like "clearing the thicket." 

Well, I'm just a simple farmboy, so I sort of like that idea. Take a look. 

Roll Tide.
*Um, this is a joke.
[c] Thicket clearing RF
[Originally posted on June 8, 2014]

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