Re: shocks? -nt


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Posted by Patrick on February 05, 2006 at 02:52:08:

In Reply to: shocks? -nt posted by Jaleely on February 04, 2006 at 23:27:30:

Shocks, shorthand for Shockers, my school's sports teams' name. Well, technically it's Wheatshockers, but nobody ever uses the full name except in reference to one of our dorm buildings (Wheatshocker Apartments).

See, back in the old days students at what was then Fairmount College used to work in the wheat fields during the summer, among other things "shocking" it (gathering cut wheat into large bundles), so they were called wheatshockers, and the name got applied to the school. It's analogous to Nebraska's team names, the Cornhuskers...only way cooler. *g* And unique too, no other school uses it! Unlike Wildcats. *snicker*

Patrick




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