Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Fact of the Day: Uncle Sam and Aunt Columbia

While Uncle Sam is the most famous personification of the United States, the female counterpart of Sam is Columbia. Columbia's name is inspired by Christopher Columbus, and she herself was the namesake of the District of Columbia. Better known as Washington D.C., the nation's capital.

13 comments:

  1. Hence the song:


    http://grooveshark.com/s/Columbia+The+Gem+Of+The+Ocean+arr+T+Beveridge/4xyoXg?src=5

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° >

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  2. Suddenly Bioshock Infinite makes more sense.

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  3. Aunt Columbia, yea right. Better than Sam, ha ha ha.

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  4. I'd heard this before. Happy Wednesday!

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  5. I never knew that. I love coming here finding these interesting bits of info. It encourages me to find out more.

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  6. Scary hat she has on. World Power? Yeah, Uncle Sam seems more appropriate.

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  7. Interesting, I never knew that! Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

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  8. i've never seen or heard of aunt columbia. do you think there's probably a sexist reason for this? or am i just ignorant? don't answer the last question. ;)

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