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auburn2009
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Where did the name Ole Miss come from?

Just curious?


auzach91
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Kennesaw, GA
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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


DanMullenIsOurMan
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re: Where did the name Ole Miss come from?
It's what the slaves called the plantation owners wife.


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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Bay Area, CA
Member since Apr 2004
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re: Where did the name Ole Miss come from?
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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.


neweuquol
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Thibodaux
Member since Aug 2007
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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


CrimsonTusk
Alabama Fan
Tuscaloosa, AL
Member since Feb 2009
2794 posts

re: Where did the name Ole Miss come from?
Is that really where it came from? That is hilarious if so....


jlc05
LSU Fan
H-Town, Tejas
Member since Nov 2005
19315 posts

re: Where did the name Ole Miss come from?
I prefer Ole Piss


DanMullenIsOurMan
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Miss. State - 41 Ole Miss - 27
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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





LINK


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pochejp
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Gonzales, Louisiana
Member since Jan 2007
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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"


nosaj56
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Greatna
Member since Aug 2007
21844 posts

re: Where did the name Ole Miss come from?
Ole Myth is another good one


memphisplaya
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re: Where did the name Ole Miss come from?
I prefer runts.


plainstodetroit
Auburn Fan
Detroit, What?????????
Member since Oct 2009
281 posts

re: Where did the name Ole Miss come from?


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



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pochejp
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Gonzales, Louisiana
Member since Jan 2007
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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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