Nicknames: America's 50 States (Second of Four Parts)
Now, the VOA Special English program, WORDS AND THEIR STORIES.
As we told you last week, every American state has a nickname. Here are some more of them.
One story is that the word was used to mean poor farmers or uneducated people. No wonder the state legislature instead calls
The eastern state of
Six state nicknames are taken from native animals.
Next week, we will tell you about more state nicknames, including one that is about people's feet!
This VOA Special English program was written by Ted Landphair. I'm Barbara Klein. You can find more WORDS AND THEIR STORIES at voaspecialenglish.com.