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Galusha Pennypacker

Who’s the dapper Union general in a double-breasted coat, you ask? Why, it’s none other than Galusha Pennypacker in his Civil War days. Pennypacker (unlike many hard-to-pronounce names on this blog) is a jubilant joy for the tongue, like pedalpusher or Miss Moneypenny. … Continue reading

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Verlin E. “Lew” Jenkins, “The Sweet Swatter from Sweetwater, Texas”

A week or two ago, Mark sent me a list of some of the best boxing nicknames in history. The list featured such great monikers as Darnell “The Ding-a-ling Man” Wilson and Willie “The Worm” Monroe, but what struck me most about the … Continue reading

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Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield

I came across this amazing name while I was watching movie trailers on the IMDB website the other day. (It’s something I do. Just go with it; it’s part of my charm). We’ll talk about the trailer shortly; my geek … Continue reading

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