The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89865   Message #1700251
Posted By: Rapparee
22-Mar-06 - 11:17 AM
Thread Name: BS: 'Mudcat' and other Unusual Nicknames
Subject: RE: BS: 'Mudcat' and other Unusual Nicknames
I had an Aunt Helen, called "Deetle" by the family. Her sister, Margaret, was nicknamed "Peanuts." My father was nicknamed, variously, "Dollie" or "Moose."

Don't forget Meadowlark Lemon, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and others.

And various well-known folks: James Butler "Wild Bill" Hicock (originally, I understand, called "Duck Bill"), William Barclay "Bat" Masterson, the Earp Brothers (known to some, collectively, as "The Fighting Pimps"), Martha "Calamity" Jane Canary, and others.