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auburn2009
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Where did the name Ole Miss come from?



Just curious?






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auzach91
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re: Where did the name Ole Miss come from?


The University got its nickname "Ole Miss" via a contest in 1897. That same year, the student yearbook was being published for the first time. As a way to find a name for the book, a contest was held to solicit suggestions from the student body. Elma Meek, a student at the time, submitted the winning entry of Ole Miss. Interestingly, the term "Ole Miss" is not derived from Mississippi, but was a term used by slaves for the wife of a plantation owner





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DanMullenIsOurMan
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re: Where did the name Ole Miss come from?


It's what the slaves called the plantation owners wife.





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auburn2009
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re: Where did the name Ole Miss come from?


Gay! I like Ole Mess





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siliconvalleytiger
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Interestingly, the term "Ole Miss" is not derived from Mississippi, but was a term used by slaves for the wife of a plantation owner


Appropriate name for them then.






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neweuquol
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re: Where did the name Ole Miss come from?


Obviously this name should be changed as it is racist and reminds old wives of slaves of racism





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CrimsonTusk
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re: Where did the name Ole Miss come from?


Is that really where it came from? That is hilarious if so....





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jlc05
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re: Where did the name Ole Miss come from?


I prefer Ole Piss





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DanMullenIsOurMan
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re: Where did the name Ole Miss come from?


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Is that really where it came from? That is hilarious if so....



Yeah...

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"Ole Miss" is not derived from Mississippi, but was a term used by slaves for the wife of a plantation owner





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pochejp
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re: Where did the name Ole Miss come from?


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I prefer Ole Piss


I prefer "Old Piss"






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nosaj56
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re: Where did the name Ole Miss come from?


Ole Myth is another good one





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memphisplaya
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re: Where did the name Ole Miss come from?


I prefer runts.





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plainstodetroit
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Only the Rebels can add racism in places were logical people wouldn't.







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pochejp
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re: Where did the name Ole Miss come from?


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Ole Myth is another good one


Yes it is.

I like "Old Mrs" too.






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