|The "Great" State of Missippippi |
|State Bird:||Confused Oriole|
|Nickname:||The "Backwards Mississippi" state. No, seriously. Suck it, Alabama.|
|State Anthem:||"Why did John C. Calhoun spell our name wrong?"|
|Principal exports:||Perplexed Mississippians|
|Principal industries:||Befuddlement, steel|
|Fun Fact # 1:||John C. Calhoun meant to write "Mississippi". Oops.|
|Fun Fact # 2:||Fun? Fun!?|
Missippippi has a very unfortunate history. It is often referred to in snobby political circles as "the State of Confusion". Reportedly, President George W. Bush has spent extensive time vacationing there.
Because of the embarrassment of John Calhoun's little spelling mishap, Missippippi is generally not recognized as one of America's fifty states and it is not included in any elementary school songs about "Fifty Nifty United States".