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A Poll to correctly name Rhode Island

It seems that there is an effort in Rhode Island to change the state’s name. The current official name of the US state of Rhode Island is the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

It is a state jammed in there and it has a ridiculous name

It is a state jammed in there and it has a ridiculous name

I am in favor of changing the states name. Apparently it is being proposed because the plantation reference brings the specter of slavery to mind for some. I think they should do it just because the name is too long.

Just dropping the “and Providence Plantations” part isn’t really worth the trouble though since none of us really knew that was the name of the state in the first place. Lets face it, you can’t remember the last time you told someone you were going to Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

You’re right, there’s really no reason to go to Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

Foghorn Leghorns friend Rhode Island Red is the best thing to come from the state

Foghorn Leghorn's friend Rhode Island Red is the best thing to come from the state.

I believe the name should be completely changed and urge all readers to be heard as to what the new name of Rhode Island should be by voting in the poll below.

As a special bonus, because it is what I think is the next smallest state that isn’t Hawaii (though I am not bothering to confirm that with any facts), I am also allowing readers to vote on what we will change the name of Delaware to.

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4 Comments on “A Poll to correctly name Rhode Island”

  1. frigginloon says:

    Hmm, now you got me thinking Oma….now lets see….Rowed Island, Rode Island, Road Island, Chickville,Cluckville,Best Little Hen House In New England, Old England, No England….

    Hmm, Providence Plantations…a little bit more challenging…but here goes….RIPP (Rhode Island Providence Plantations), What Slaves, Pro Plant, Daylight Come and Me Wanna Go Home!

  2. sekanblogger says:

    Which Island is it?
    I don’t see any islands in the picture.

  3. omawarisan says:

    Well, there’s part of the problem!

    The polling on the Rhode Island issue is too close to call.

    Voter turnout on the Delaware issue is extremely light. Pundits, all of whom have the same name as me, feel that this is an indication that no one give a crap about Delaware.

  4. LOL. I love it. Your sense of humor is hilarious. I love the satirical approach. I really like your blog a lot.


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