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A question for you old timers



I've seen some people on Ole Miss boards mention that after the name "Ole Miss" started being used in the early 1900s that some LSU fans started calling your school "Ole Lou" for a short time period. Has anyone else ever heard of this? And this is a serious question, if there's any chance some of you could take this the wrong way.






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liquid rabbit
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re: A question for you old timers


I was born a bit after the early 1900s, but I never heard that term used.





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danfraz
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I'm old and never heard that


but who knows for sure






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ProjectP2294
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I have heard of LSU being referred to as "Ole Lou" before. But I don't remember enough about it to expand on that.





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Bayou Bob
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I'm not quite old enough to remember the early 1900's. I've never heard "Ole Lou"; closest I've heard is "Ole War Skule".





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OBReb6
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re: A question for you old timers


Well yeah I'm aware no one has probably ever heard it actually used, I was just wondering if anyone could confirm it.

I actually just found this though







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SpqrTiger
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It was used very infrequently in the early to mid 1900's. It did not catch on, but you can find newspaper articles and game accounts where LSU was informally called "Ole Lou" from time to time.






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Tommy Patel
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I'm only old enough to know LSWho? and about Corn Dogs glad Ole Lou did not catch on.




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melonheadla
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Newspapers tried to cute up thier headlines with "Ole Miss wins at Ole Lou" headlines back in the day. Never was in general usage, as was "Ole War School" which was in common usage until coeds came and the move to ". . .a greater university." in the 1920's when the accoutrements of the Ole War Skule began to dissappear-- Cadet Uniforms, regimental housing, code of military conduct, etc.
(Press can be wry with headlines, which can mislead posterity into confusing wit with custom. In c.1952, when Ole Miss upset #1 Maryland, Washington Post headlined "Little Ole Miss made a Little Ole Mess of Maryland." Fortunately, today they have survived as the Terps rather than "Ole Mess!)






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CSATiger
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never heard it before. been around for awhile





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LSU GrandDad
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i heard holtz called old lou before, but not LSU.





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Never heard it used but I'm only in my 20s.





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PeaRidgeWatash
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Never heard that. Don't believe it. Although, as stupid as it is, it does sound like something an OM fan would come up with, thinking they're clever.





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Ole Geauxt
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re: A question for you old timers


quote:

I was born a bit before the early 1900s, but shortly after the late 1800's


rabbit make up yer mind..

eta: i'm alot younger than liquid wabbit, but i've never heard it used either..



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dbt_Geaux_Tigers_196
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Has anyone else ever heard of this?

I never have.






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jeff70121
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1984Tiger
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re: A question for you old timers


Don't know if LSU has ever been referred to as "Ole Lou", but I can pretty much guarantee that if it did happen, whoever started got the hell beat out of him.





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Cincinnati Bowtie
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LSU was called Ole Lou before Missipeepee started calling itself Ole Miss.






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liquid rabbit
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i'm alot younger than liquid wabbit



Geauxt, Geauxt, Geauxt. The brain is the first thing to go, I see.






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Lou the Jew from LSU
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re: A question for you old timers


I'm old, and I'm Lou, but I never heard of LSU being called that.





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