All of these United States have nicknames, some affectionate and some at least originally derogatory. The Old Dominion is the oldest, and The Lone Star State perhaps the best-known. See if you can match the state name to each of these nicknames and, while you are at it, see if you can invent better nicknames for some of them, as well as for the inhabitants of some of the states. Be warned that some states appear more than once in the following quiz. Answers can be found in Answers and Solutions at the end of this issue.
Ashley, Leonard R.N.
"Nicknames of the United States,"
Word Ways: Vol. 15
, Article 17.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol15/iss3/17