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NATidefan
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The Hotty Toddy, who knows it's true origin?

I've seen soooooooo many different write ups on where this started, or that no one really knows, but here's the truth. It was stolen and then transformed from the Highty Tighties.

Not blaming ya for stealing it, it's a good cheer, and tons of fraternities and others use it too in a some form or fashion. Just thought everyone should know if they didn't.

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The Band gained a nickname while marching at the Richmond parade, honoring Field Marshall Ferdinand Foch of France in 1921. The drum major attempted a mace toss as he passed the reviewing stand. The wind blew the mace and it fell to ground, bouncing once. The drum major caught the mace off the bounce and still rendered a proper salute to the reviewing officer. Field Marshall Foch supposedly said 'hoity-toity' (show-off in French) in response to the drum major's display. For many years this was believed to be the origin of the band's name. However, history states that the name came from a cheer that was invented when the band was housed in Division E, the fifth stairwell of Lane Hall. While waiting for meals, each unit would give up a cheer. The bandsmen were tired of not having a name, and made up a cheer that went: "Highty Tighty, Christ Almighty, who the hell are we? Riff ramm, goddamn, we're from Division E." It has since evolved over the years.





pankReb
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re: The Hotty Toddy, who knows it's true origin?
There have been lots of references to the cheer deriving from old WW1 stories.


Cheetah Flex
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re: The Hotty Toddy, who knows it's true origin?
who cares. it sounds gay


NATidefan
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re: The Hotty Toddy, who knows it's true origin?
It's possible that that band stole it as well. I just know that Ole Miss didn't event it.


TigersOfGeauxld
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It's possible that that band stole it as well. I just know that Ole Miss didn't invent it.


I don't think anyone ever thought they did.





NATidefan
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I don't think anyone ever thought they did.



Maybe not the educated ole miss fans, but I know a whole lot that do think they did.


pankReb
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Maybe not the educated ole miss fans, but I know a whole lot that do think they did.



Technically most inventions are just modern adaptations of previous inventions.

So we technically did invent Hotty Toddy.



tiger band trumpet
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re: The Hotty Toddy, who knows it's true origin?
I remember hearing something similar to it in the first episode of "Band of Brothers" when they're running up the mountain during training


Sid in Lakeshore
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I thought it was Shepherd Smith's freshman year boyfriend's name...


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BasClas
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who cares. it sounds gay






it' embarrassing to hear them cheer this their games!!


pankReb
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it' embarrassing to hear them cheer this their games!!



Not as embarrassing as your terrible grammar.


BasClas
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Not as embarrassing as your terrible grammar.






I was typing with one hand while eating my corn dog with the other!



hoity toity!!!


pankReb
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I was typing with one hand while eating my corn dog with the other!



Well played. to your sense of humor.


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WLHUNG
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who knows it's true origin


wikipedia


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jatebe
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Image: http://0.tqn.com/d/cocktails/1/I/H/-/-/-/med_1132510784-61.jpg


How to make a Hot Toddy

Ingredients:

1 oz brandy, whiskey or rum
1 Tbsp honey
1/4 lemon
1 cup hot water
1 tea bag
Preparation:

Coat the bottom of a mug or an Irish coffee glass with honey.
Add the liquor and the juice of the lemon quarter.
On the side, heat water in a tea kettle and add the tea bag to make hot tea.
Pour the steaming tea into the glass and stir.


Cheetah Flex
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How to make a Hot Toddy



shit's good for a sore throat..had me a couple cups last winter when i was deathly ill


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Porky
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So we technically did invent Hotty Toddy.

I know y'all were doing it back when my dad was in school. That's close enough IMO.


Whereisomaha
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re: The Hotty Toddy, who knows it's true origin?
It was an airforce song back in wwI not II.. I'm pretty fricked up so if anyone else could post it that'd be great, if not I'll man up


Porky
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re: The Hotty Toddy, who knows it's true origin?
I'll check out my dad's Ole Miss annuals. He was there when they became the Rebels. It seems like one of them (1938?) perhaps makes reference to it but I'm not certain.

ETA: From rebelgrove.com...
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The exact origin of Hotty Toddy is not known and appears to be a cheer developed from the 1930s.


When I was a kid, I asked my dad about it because I would frequently hear him use the expression when he would be on the phone with one of his college friends. He said something like, "You wouldn't understand. It's just something we've been doing since my college days." He just kinda blew it off. I do know they used it as an expression of endearment toward one another and would frequently add "______go to hell!" During the 1970 Sugar Bowl, at one point he recited that thing and added, "...and Arkansas can go straight to hell!" Then he asked, "what's the matter? It kinda pissed me off.
This post was edited on 8/14 at 7:56 pm


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BASCTiger
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re: The Hotty Toddy, who knows it's true origin?
Both Rammer Jammer and Hotty Toddy are predicated from Gary Glitter's Rock & Roll 2 song.

LOL... now when I here R&R2 I can't help but sub the words of Rammer Jammer!


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