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Q: states' residents nicknames ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: states' residents nicknames
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: moliken-ga
List Price: $2.50
Posted: 08 Mar 2005 15:57 PST
Expires: 07 Apr 2005 16:57 PDT
Question ID: 487014
If someone from Ohio is called an Ohioan, from Arkansas an Arkansan,
and from SC a South Carolinian, what are the one word titles for
someone from:
Wyoming [ite or er]
Massachusetts [eteer? ian?]
Please provide proper documentation
Subject: Re: states' residents nicknames
Answered By: journalist-ga on 08 Mar 2005 16:31 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Greetings Moliken,

I have discovered a few reputable Internet sources and a U.S.
government site that answers your query.

Wyoming - Wyomingite 
Massachusetts - Bay Stater
Connecticut - Connecticuter; Nutmegger

Wyoming - Wyomingite 
Massachusetts - Bay Stater
Connecticut - Connecticuter

Wyoming - Wyomingite 
Massachusetts - Massachusettsan, Bay Stater
Connecticut - Connecticuter; Nutmegger

And the United States government lists the following in their style manual:
Wyoming - Wyomingite 
Massachusetts - Massachusettsan
Connecticut - Connecticuter

I would take the latter as the definitive source. :)

Thanks for asking this very interesting question!

Best regards,


tennessean mississippian georgian kentuckian
moliken-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
us gov't is probably the best source, and its answers make the most sense to me.

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