173. U.S. Map of Ethnic Nicknames

Q: I’m looking for a two page map of the U.S. that expressed nicknames for ethnic groups in different regions.

A: Sissy sez: “That would be ‘A Nation of Foreigners’ in the 199th Birthday Book. The map shows such groups as Jarheads, Scoovies, and worse; Drawings by Randy Jones represent ethnic-based expressions like ‘Irish confetti’ (bricks) and ‘Mexican Overdrive’ (benzedrine). The writer, if this is writing, was of course P.J. O’Rourke.”

5 comments on “173. U.S. Map of Ethnic Nicknames

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    Hmm.
    There’s a two-page map of the world in the August 1970 “Paranoia” issue that’s labeled with the awful people, things, and conditions you’ll find in each place. Not many “ethnic nicknames,” per se, though. L.A., Chicago, and New York each get an extensive, boxed-off list of awfulness.

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    That would be “A Nation of Foreigners” in the 199th Birthday Book. The map shows such groups as Jarheads, Scoovies, and worse; Drawings by Randy Jones represent ethnic-based expressions like “Irish confetti” (bricks) and “Mexican Overdrive” (benzedrine). The writer, if this is writing, was of course PJ O’Rourke.

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    Thanks, Sissy!

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    Thanks. I assume this a separate publication from the monthly issues in the 70’s.

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    Yes, so it’s not included on the NL Complete DVD, unfortunately. It was published in 1975, a year before the bicentennial.

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