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    Let's get PC and change the name of "Rivalry in Dixie"

    So Lady Antebellum changed there name and I saw and article stating Dixie Chicks should change it's name.

    So, how about our annual game with USM.

    Let's come up with some new ideas:

    I-20, US 49 Battle
    We Had a SB Winning/NFL HOF QB Rivalry
    Black (and Gold) & Blue (and Red) Grudgematch

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    Re: Let's get PC and change the name of "Rivalry in Dixie"

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    Re: Let's get PC and change the name of "Rivalry in Dixie"

    Abe Lincoln liked "Dixie," said it was one of his favorite tunes. In fact the night of Lee's surrender at Appomattox, Lincoln asked the White House Regimental Band to play "Dixie" for him. He said, "This song belongs to us all again." If only he would have known he wasn't being PC....tch, tch.

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    Re: Let's get PC and change the name of "Rivalry in Dixie"

    The moniker "Rivalry in Dixie" never really caught on. There is no trophy, plaque, or anything to play for. Both schools do not put much into it to make it a special game.

    What we have in common is that we are schools in smaller towns and surrounded by pine trees. How about the Pine Cone Classic present by Weyerhaeuser.

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    Re: Let's get PC and change the name of "Rivalry in Dixie"

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    Oh my that is funny. I actually laughed out loud when I read that!

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    Re: Let's get PC and change the name of "Rivalry in Dixie"

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    Re: Let's get PC and change the name of "Rivalry in Dixie"

    Our 8th grade La. history teacher taught us that Dixie derives from the French word for "ten" -- dix.

    A ten franc note was called a dix-note, or dixie, and was still accepted as legit currency in New Orleans and the surrounding area even after the Louisiana Purchase. "Dix-land" or Dixie-land was the region wherein Dixies were traded. As long as New Orleans continued as a major distribution center and market for the entire south, the whole southeastern US was effectively "Dixie", since merchants, wholesalers, brokers etc had to be able to convert to the alternative currency that was still traded in the former French colonial capital.

    I dont know how much of that's true, but it seemed plausible to a class of 13yos. I can also see now how it may be construed as offensive. But I'd prefer to not to expound on that here.

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    Re: Let's get PC and change the name of "Rivalry in Dixie"

    Are you from Dixie? I said from Dixie!
    Where the fields of cotton beckon to me.
    I'm glad to see you, tell me how be you
    and the friends I'm longing to see.
    If you're from Alabama, Tennessee or Caroline
    any place below the Mason Dixon Line,
    then you're from Dixie, hurray for Dixie!
    'Cause I'm from Dixie too!

    I'm betting USM's Extra Point song "Are You From Dixie?" will get the ax, too.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgP1A6YaG2o

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    Re: Let's get PC and change the name of "Rivalry in Dixie"

    Quote Originally Posted by Champ967 View Post
    Our 8th grade La. history teacher taught us that Dixie derives from the French word for "ten" -- dix.

    A ten franc note was called a dix-note, or dixie, and was still accepted as legit currency in New Orleans and the surrounding area even after the Louisiana Purchase. "Dix-land" or Dixie-land was the region wherein Dixies were traded. As long as New Orleans continued as a major distribution center and market for the entire south, the whole southeastern US was effectively "Dixie", since merchants, wholesalers, brokers etc had to be able to convert to the alternative currency that was still traded in the former French colonial capital.

    I dont know how much of that's true, but it seemed plausible to a class of 13yos. I can also see now how it may be construed as offensive. But I'd prefer to not to expound on that here.
    Very interesting. I always thought it had something to do with the Mason Dixon line.

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    Re: Let's get PC and change the name of "Rivalry in Dixie"

    Being PC is so freaking weak.

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    Re: Let's get PC and change the name of "Rivalry in Dixie"

    Quote Originally Posted by TYLERTECHSAS View Post
    Being PC is so freaking weak.
    "True dat!" Yodeaux (Yoda's coon-ass cousin)

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    Re: Let's get PC and change the name of "Rivalry in Dixie"

    Quote Originally Posted by Champ967 View Post
    Our 8th grade La. history teacher taught us that Dixie derives from the French word for "ten" -- dix.

    A ten franc note was called a dix-note, or dixie, and was still accepted as legit currency in New Orleans and the surrounding area even after the Louisiana Purchase. "Dix-land" or Dixie-land was the region wherein Dixies were traded. As long as New Orleans continued as a major distribution center and market for the entire south, the whole southeastern US was effectively "Dixie", since merchants, wholesalers, brokers etc had to be able to convert to the alternative currency that was still traded in the former French colonial capital.

    I dont know how much of that's true, but it seemed plausible to a class of 13yos. I can also see now how it may be construed as offensive. But I'd prefer to not to expound on that here.
    The connection to the Dix bank note is the accepted truth (origin) of the term "Dixie." Again, I always go back and search for articles or commentary before PC came along. There was a time when folks were interested in the truth and not offended by it. Of course, you can also find some mentions of the man named Jeremiah Dixon who was a land surveyor and connected to the Mason-Dixon line. But, if that has merit, why aren't the northern states referred to as "Masie?"

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    Re: Let's get PC and change the name of "Rivalry in Dixie"

    Quote Originally Posted by TYLERTECHSAS View Post
    Being PC is so freaking weak.
    It's really not. If you can say a thing more than one way, and one of those ways serves to diminish someone else's humanity, then say it a different way.

    It's a simple gesture of courtesy, and it takes negligible effort on your part. Like flushing. (You flush, right?)

    For the same effort it takes you to flush, you can say "the Southeastern US". Or "Native American". Or "developmentally disabled". Or "same sex couple".

    The willingness to extend a simple courtesy to others shows your strength of character, not weakness.

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    Re: Let's get PC and change the name of "Rivalry in Dixie"

    [QUOTE=dawg80;1765792] No worries, they're pulling Abe's statue down, too.

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    Re: Let's get PC and change the name of "Rivalry in Dixie"

    Quote Originally Posted by qng001 View Post
    The moniker "Rivalry in Dixie" never really caught on. There is no trophy, plaque, or anything to play for. Both schools do not put much into it to make it a special game.
    That has less to do with the optics of the name than it does with our inability to capitalize on any marketable foothold.

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