When Sir Erik applied for membership in the Knights of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale, he was almost guaranteed a shoe in by having the Founding Fathers being his southern cousins in the Hoosier family. When Sir Davyd of Oxfordshire (England you know!) was consulted his only question was, "What the Hell is a Hoosier?" After a brief legendary history lesson and search on Wikpedia he came to realize that nobody really knows, but hey, it sounds good! It's just simply a nickname for anyone from the State of Indiana in the US, and besides, it sounds great when you shout it out in a Pub or on a battlefield!