Monday, February 21, 2011

TMI Tuesday.....


In honor of Presidents Day, I thought it would be fun
to talk about some Presidential Nicknames and how
they came to be...
OLD HICKORY...Andrew Jackson. Some say he was as tough
as an old hickory tree. Others say his 'Branch' hung like an
old hickory!
THE GIPPER...Ronald Reagan. He portrayed legendary Notre
Dame footballer George Gipp in a Pat O'Brian movie.
SLICK WILLIE... Bill Clinton..Some say he was called this because
he could squirm his was out of controversy. Others say it was
because his Willie was always slick
JIMMY...James Earl Carter. Boring Nickname, boring President!
LBJ...Lyndon Baines Johnson. He was also nicknamed Light Bulb
Johnson, because he often went from room to room in the White House
shutting off all the lights left on.
TRICKY DICK...Richard Nixon. He suffered a bicycle riding injury as a
youth, and his 'member' was shaped like the letter 'C'!!
GRANNY...Rutherford B. Hayes. He didn't smoke, drink, or swear.
UNCLE JUMBO...Grover Cleveland. He nearly weighed as much as
Jumbo the Elephant!
THE WALRUS...Chester A. Arthur. His distinctive facial hair and large
girth made him resemble one. Koo Koo Ka Choo!
TIPPECANOE...William Henry Harrison. Every boat he ever got in to,
capsized immediately!!!
YOUNG HICKORY...James Polk...He was a prodege' of Andrew Jackson,
and his 'branch' didn't droop at all!!
BARRY...Barack Obama. He can imitate and sing just like Barry Gibb of
The Bee Gee's!
All this Nickname remembering is making Mr. Knowitall weary,
I bid you Adieu....


Me said...

Sheesh. You learn something new every day. :)

Our leaders couldn't possibly compare. No wonder we don't bother with a "Prime Minister's Day". :)

Bubba said...

James K. Polk: Napoleon of The Stump.

Me said...

Yeah...we just have Family Day. A day where everyone can stay home from work and hang out with their families. At my house we played....



secret agent woman said...

You shouldn't be hating on Carter. He's done more good as an ex-President than most do as President.

Serena said...

You are a font of presidential trivia today. Looks like you've got it all covered.:)

Brian Miller said...

dude you got me cringing at the bike accident...

TALON said...

It says something that your Presidents have nicknames...we don't nickname our Prime Ministers - they all sort of blend together, I think.

moondustwriter said...

... and those are the memorable ones

Ha always great information to put in
our history notepads for ...

izzy said...

Happiness is having an inside track- thanks! I knew some of these, I just love the picture of Bill as Willy !

lime said...

grover cleveland? taft was our fattest president. so fat he got stuck in a tub.

Akelamalu said...

WOW I never knew any of those!

Is Mr Knowitall your only nickname? ;)

Jannie Funster said...

They sure made funny looking pants back when Reagan was a mere sprout.

There's a great jazz pianist here named James Polk.

yay, Presidents day yesterday!!


Maude Lynn said...

This blog is so educational!