Simple Q: Is Hoosier too colloquial of a term...

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jrthor10
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Simple Q: Is Hoosier too colloquial of a term...

Postby jrthor10 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:16 pm

Simple Q: Is Hoosier too colloquial of a term to use in a law school essay? As in, instead of saying a native of Indiana, saying a native "Hoosier"? I am likely outing myself with this comment, but I am curious as to what people think--especially individuals from Indiana.

Oh and FWIW for people not familiar with the term, there is no such thing as an Indianian or bullshit like that. We call ourselves Hoosiers, and I am using the term in reference to my desire to attend a school in the midwest....
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Re: Simple Q: Is Hoosier too colloquial of a term...

Postby kaiser » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:18 pm

Nah thats totally fine

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Re: Simple Q: Is Hoosier too colloquial of a term...

Postby sundance95 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:19 pm

kaiser wrote:Nah thats totally fine

+1

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Re: Simple Q: Is Hoosier too colloquial of a term...

Postby MrKappus » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:20 pm

Corollary question: is "back" too colloquial for a PS? As in, "baby got BACK!" In addition, is it possible it's too retro? I don't want to strike the wrong tone.

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Re: Simple Q: Is Hoosier too colloquial of a term...

Postby blurbz » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:22 pm

I would only use it for schools within Indiana (IUB, Indy, ND).

I lived in Indiana for a few years (and outside but still in the Midwest for many more). Inside Indiana it's a common term (as you know)...outside the state it's kind of a pejorative.

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Re: Simple Q: Is Hoosier too colloquial of a term...

Postby iowalum » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:36 pm

Just moved to Indiana about a year ago but it seems like the acceptable term, as long as you don't overuse it




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