June 05, 2007

What's In A Name?

Over at Naked Villainy, something of a policy tussle has broken out over what to do about the news of the movement for Vermont secession. The Maximum Leader has offered to raise his own volunteer regiment to bring the Green Mountain State back to heal, while the Smallholder asks:

Other than the Maximum Leader, who among our readers is going to kill to keep Vermont part of the Northeast Dairy Pact?

Well, I'm still fairly neutral, although I'd like to see the ML decked out in his new Colonel's uniform.

But what grabbed me about these posts is the apparent trouble both of them are having in figuring out just what the hell to call people who live in Vermont. Therefore, I offer for their (and your) consideration,


10. Vermonsters
9. Vermin
8. Greenies
7. Vermoonbats
6. New Hampshire's Hippy Neighbors
5. Verms
4. Vermonicas
3. Quebecois Wannabies
2. Vermoose
1. Vermondieux!

Yips! from Gary:
Secession? Bah, I say let 'em go. The place has become so infested with granola-eating, Birkenstock-wearing, patchouli-smelling hippies anyway. And maybe all those moonbats who threatened to leave the U.S. after Bush was re-elected will make good on their promise and head on over.

I can get my maple syrup tariff-free from other sources.

UPDATED YIPS! from Robbo: This is fun.


10. Vermicturation

9. Vermillipedes

8. VermontBonJovis

7. Vermog

6. Vermoshers

5. Vermoids

4. Vermalcontents

3. Vermondoboffos

2. Vermuppets

1. Vermeegraines

Posted by Robert at June 5, 2007 01:20 PM | TrackBack

Just think -- once we conquer them, it's all the Ben & Jerry's we can eat.

Like a tasty Manifest Destiny, if you ask me.

Posted by: The Colossus at June 5, 2007 01:36 PM

I must step inhere, not all Vermonters are crazed hippy wannabes with delusions of independence. My mom still lives there and thinks all of this is a bunch of crock. The native Vermonters agree with her. She says they pull this stunt all the time.

Posted by: Sarah G. at June 5, 2007 03:46 PM

If it's any consolation, my mom has the same opinion about some of her fellow Mainer transplants. (She's not a native but has worked hard to assimilate.)

Posted by: Robbo the LB at June 5, 2007 04:13 PM

Are they not vermin-ters? But in this case, rats deserting a (relatively) bouyant ship?

Posted by: Son of a Pig and a Monkey at June 5, 2007 08:21 PM

er, make that buoyant; PIMF

Posted by: s at June 5, 2007 08:22 PM

Another addition to Robbo's names for Vermonters. The state where being not Liberal whacko is just not done unless your family has been their 125 years or more. (Must be read in your best drunk-on-cough-elixor-Lucille Ball impression):

Vita-meee-tta-ah-ah ve-giii-whada-jada-deja-naja

Now hit your head on your desk.

Posted by: Mrs. Peperium at June 6, 2007 08:42 AM