Monday, November 7, 2011

Sounds Like Oklahoma All Right

OK, listen up, Oklahoma. I'm sorry about your earthquake. I'm sure it was very surprising for all of you...Sooners? ( Yeah, OK. I still don't know what those are.) And look, the truth is that the rest of the country doesn't think about Oklahoma very often. So, really, if you're going to be in the news across the nation because of the 5.2 earthquake that you just had, you're going to want to at least try to make yourselves sound not like the stereotypes that most of the country envisions (on those rare occasions when they pause to consider Oklahoma as a whole). Therefore, take the statement below as an example of what not to do and carry on.

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Deguello said...

A Sooner is, basically, a cheater. That they named the sports teams at their state university after cheaters tells you all you need to know.

grannyann said...

Sooners is the name given to settlers in the midwest of the United States who entered the Unassigned Lands in what is now the state of Oklahoma before President Grover Cleveland officially proclaimed them open to settlement on March 2, 1889 with the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889. The name derived from the "sooner clause" of the Act, which stated that anyone who entered and occupied the land prior to the opening time would be denied the right to claim land.[1]

Sooners were often deputy marshals, land surveyors, railroad employees, and others who were able to legally enter the territory early.

grannyann said...

P.S. By the way Dequello - your remarks were uncalled for.

Scott Jacobs said...

And yet, GrannyAnn, quite accurate.

Eff OU. :)

Deguello said...

Pointing out the evil and cheating ways of Soooners is always called for, lest other people believe that such skirting of the rules is acceptable.

Mare said...


Long time no see!

Glad that you're still around and giving me the scoop on Sooners!

~ Mary

Johnsmith said...

Great post...thanks for the reminder to blog about the everyday things that people want to read. As a real estate agent, I too struggle with what to blog about. Thanks!

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