Where do you expect to find Cornjerkers, Appleknockers,
Syrupmakers, Cheese Makers or Paper Makers in America?
How about Whalers, Shipbuilders, Harpooners, Fishermen
What is a Bonacker? A Caxy? A Saura? A Chitwin?
An Earwig? An Obezag?
Where do the Cogs play, or the Hubs, and where
does the Pam-Pack roam? Where might we find Aardvarks, Armadillos,
Wildebeests, Turtles, or Frogs?
To find the answers to these questions and more
author Emerson Houck has traveled across
the nation investigating this peculiar phenomenon and the history
behind each quirky name.
From Maine to Hawaii, well over a thousand names
of high school teams are identified and the reasons for their
nicknames and mascots disclosed in GO HUSKIES! BEAT FELIX THE
CAT: THE STORY OF AMERICA’S HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC NICKNAMES
AND MASCOTS AND WHAT THEY REVEAL ABOUT WHO WE ARE.
Want to hear more? Take a look at a few excerpts.